January 1, 2023
Dense and pyramidal Canadian hemlock are stately, yet graceful, evergreens in the landscape. As a woodland native, they prefer an environment that offers partial shade and protection from the wind and sun. Intolerant of drought, they prefer constant moisture and an adequate supply of organic matter.
Canadian hemlock have small needles and cones giving them a soft, graceful appearance. Their strong main branches lead to gently drooping branchlets. Canadian hemlocks can be sheared for a more formal look or they can be left alone for a more natural look.
Canadian hemlocks attract wildlife. They provide cover for different songbirds and other animals and are known to be a nesting site for warblers. Some songbirds enjoy the seeds from the tiny cones.
Named “Hosta of the Year” in 2001, June hosta is one of our favorites to add to a shady garden.
Caradonna salvia, a member of the Sage family, is a medium size perennial that grows in clumps, has gray-green foliage, and reaches about 12 inches in height.
If you are looking for a versatile, low maintenance, fuss-free shrub, look no further. Low scape hedger chokeberry offers this and more.
Lenten roses, also known as hellebore hybrids, offer color and beauty to an early spring landscape.