September 1, 2021
Ornamental grasses add structure and texture to a landscape without feeling heavy. Northwind Switchgrass is a choice variety for it’s clean upright habit and dense foliage. The medium green foliage reaches 4-6’ tall and can act as a backdrop, accent, or screening plant. Around the middle of summer the flower panicles appear and dance above the foliage creating an attractive pink-tinged shimmer. We recommend leaving the grasses up for the winter months to add winter interest to the garden. The seed heads also provide a food source for the local bird population. Northwind Switchgrass is tolerant of a variety of soil conditions and is drought and salt tolerant making it a good option in urban settings.
Naturalized plantings, foundations and borders, urban sites
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.