February 10, 2011

An "Easy Care" Flowering Ornamental Tree

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...
I could walk through my garden forever. 

~Alfred Lord Tennyson

Royal Raindrops® Crabapple Malus

When I saw this upright small ornamental tree at the nursery, I could not resist its vibrant pink-red flowers surrounded by deep dark purple foliage!  The rich red fruits, orange-red fall color, and interesting bark provides all-season appeal.  Outstanding disease resistance makes this "easy care" crabapple a jewel in the landscape!  Plant with confidence.  May all your gardens grow!

Height:   20'
Spread:  15'
Zone:     4

 Photos by:  J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

February 08, 2011

A Landscape Favorite: Dwarf Fothergilla

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.


Fothergilla gardenii

We love adding this wonderfully textured native dwarf shrub to new and existing landscapes.  Delicate white, honey-scented, bottle-brush blossoms add fabulous spring interest to the garden.  The unforgettable green textured leaves change in autumn to outstanding shades of yellow, orange, and red!  Use in groupings, masses, or foundation plantings.  Plant in full or partial sun.  May all your gardens grow!

Height:   3-4'
Spread:  3-4'
Zone:     5-8