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.
We have had hydrangea fever for some time now! What is not to love about these vigorous growing, heavy blooming garden plants?
Chicagoland green boxwood was introduced in 1994. Chicagoland grows as a hardy, dense growing hybrid of boxwood. A broadleaf evergreen with foliage typical of most deciduous plants, boxwood retains its leaves year-round, which are dark green, small and curved.
A female cultivar of the red maple, the October glory maple is a medium sized deciduous tree with glossy green leaves containing three main triangular lobes.