August 3, 2017
A low maintenance ornamental grass, Northwind Switch Grass prefers moist, well-drained soil, but will tolerate most soil conditions including dry ones. This grass performs at its best in full sun, however (not ideal), but it will grow in part shade conditions. Minimal care is required for growing this plant in your garden; only needing to be cut back to the ground in late winter or early spring.
Northwind Switch Grass offers stunning architectural foliage that can make a bold statement in the landscape. In late summer, an airy cloud of seed heads appear above the vertical foliage and soften the plant. The foliage and seed heads change from an attractive blue-green summer color to a yellow fall color and add significant winter interest to the landscape.
Our supervisor and project manager Ernie Huey loves incorporating grasses into the landscape. A versatile plant, they work great massed in groups in naturalized gardens, as a backdrop for other perennials and as an alternative screening plant to the typically used shrubbery.
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.