Key Terms

BOLD means new or just new to us; Wd-well drained; M-moist; W-woodland; Hr-humus rich; DH-deadhead; P-poor; S-sandy; Ps-part shade; X-excellent; Gc– ground cover; N-neutral; A-acid; Alk-alkaline; ^-winter protection; Lm-leaf Mould; F-fertile; Mt-moisture retentive.

Helpful Hints

Some of these plants need need a burlap protection in the winter. Always use proper Broadleaf food and only early in the season.
Rhoddo/Azalea do not use any miticides- never water over the top of leaves; Fertilize with proper Rhoddo food,NOT Aluminun Sulphate..FERTILZE RHODO’S IN SPRING AFTER FLWERING & IN JULY.

Leaf chewing Beetles-use Diatomaceous Earth or Horticultural Oil; mulch to provide sufficient moisture.

Leaves turn black and stem starts getting black – Botrytis, usually caused by roots not taking up water each time you water it makes the problem worse. Usually caused by real wet winters & then we get a period of real hot weather. Cut back beyond the black. Supply good air circulation & practice good sanitation…deadhead decaying flowers

Holly – female hollies have a ‘bump in the middle of the flower-male hollies have an indent in the middle of the flower. For best results use proper fertilizer for Hollies-One male Holly will fertilize 5-6 females if stems are not black. Give 2 feedings[no more] of All Purpose Miracle Gro This is good advice for all dead-looking trees/shrubs.
Every 3 years the hollies will shed the older leaves. If, for whatever reason hollies completely de-foliate, they will usually return. Using proper fertilizer is important to the nutrient supply for the plant. Usually sold in small size packages Aluminun Sulphate is NOT a fertilizer, it is for acidifying the soil.

Species/Variety Culture Price
Andromedia p Blue Ice A/wd-Nice Blue foliage& clusters of pink flowers in the spring $26.99
Buxus Green Velvet Ps/Wd/F/sun may cause scorch-30"x30"-dark greenfoliage large green leaf $49.99
Euonymus f Canada Gold sun-ps/wd/avg-3' 4'w variegated oval green leaves with gold margin $49.99
Euonymus f Coloratus sun-ps/wd/average- d foliage…Very showy.. A great $19.99
Hedera Helix Baltica Ps/wd-one of the best choices for a fast-growing and carefree screen or GC. Foliage slightly smaller& more compact than English Ivy $29.99
Ilex combo Blue Price/Princess Sun-ps/M-6'x5'w- M&F in one pot to grow as a single plant..DO NOT SEPARATE $49.99
Ilex m Blue Prince Sun-ps/M-15'- an excellent pollenizer for female Hollies..Very hardy $59.99
Ilex m Blue Princess Sun-ps/M-15' showy bright red berries… good companion to Blue Prince or any variety male Holly $59.99
Pieris j Katsura sun-ps/M/V WD/HR/A/prune & fert imm after flwr-3' x 3'- Dramatic wine-red new growth emerges spring; pink bell shaped flowers $29.99
Pieris j Mountain Fire sun-ps/M/V WD/HR/A/prune & fert immediately after flwr-12'x9'w- get's it's name from bright red leaves late season $29.99
Pieris j Valley Rose sun-ps/M/V WD/HR/A/prune immediately after flowering; 3 x 3'- Fragrant; clusters of pink hanging flowers $29.99
Rhodo Anglo Mezitt sun-ps/M/V WD/ prune & fert immed flwrng- 4' x 3'w -stunning dome-shaped trusses of wavy, vibrant pink, lightly scented flowers $99.99
Rhodo Boursault sun-ps/M/V WD/ prune & fert immed flwrng-5 x 5'-large leaf lavender flowers in spring and a compact upright habit, $99.99
Rhodo Nova Zembla noon shde/A/M/wd/prun & fert after flowering-6x5'w- vigorous, brilliant red flowers $36.99
Rhodo PJM Elite noon shde/A/M/wd/prun & fert after flowering-flowers have wavy edges are 1 1/2" across; lilac purple to light violet $69.99
Rhodo Purple Passion sun-ps/M/V WD/ prune & fert immed flwrng-5 x 5-stunning clusters of lightly-scented purple dark red spots $99.99
Vinca m Bowles Variety Shade/wd/m dense low growing mat of glossy dark green leaves, studded with bright-blue flowers in spring