ROSES

Roses offer colors, perfumes, forms, and habits to suit every garden situation. The tenacious efforts of breeders have yielded roses with the best attributes of different varieties in new forms. Hybrid Teas, lovely as ever, now combine long bloom periods with the vigor to shrug off pests. Shrub Roses bloom for months, rather than weeks, in addition to their ever-appealing hardiness and longevity. In short, these are not your grandmother’s, or even your mother’s, finicky Roses. Simply choose according to …

Canna Lilies

Cannas add energy and excitement wherever they’re planted. These lush, tropical plants have big glossy leaves and exotic-looking flowers that are loved by hummingbirds. Cannas come on strong in late summer and fall when most annuals and perennials are starting to fade. Their bold foliage and brilliantly colored flower spikes keep gardens looking great right until frost. Cannas can be used to create a living hedge to define an entrance, hide an unwanted view or divide one garden area from …

Hydrangea Heaven

Endless Summer® Hydrangeas offer everything you are looking for in perennial flowering shrubs: beautiful full blooms, multiple hydrangea colors, low-maintenance care and versatility in planting and hydrangea arrangements. Endless Summer® Hydrangeas offer everything you are looking for in perennial flowering shrubs: beautiful full blooms, multiple hydrangea colors, low-maintenance care and versatility in planting and hydrangea arrangements. Endless Summer® Hydrangeas offer everything you are looking for in perennial flowering shrubs: beautiful full blooms, multiple hydrangea colors, low-maintenance care and versatility in …

Lilac Bushes ‘Miss Kim’

A DELIGHTFUL, SMALLER-GROWING LILAC WITH FRAGRANT LAVENDER-BLUE BLOSSOMS. Everybody loves Old-Fashioned Lilacs. That fragrance brings us right back to Grandma’s porch. But Old-Fashioned Lilacs get to be big and bulky in time, and not everyone has the space for them. For smaller properties, Miss Kim Lilac may be the perfect alternative. This deliciously sweet-smelling Lilac can be easily kept to a manageable size. Part of the Watercolor program, it features bunches of cool lavender-blue blossoms that fade to nearly white. …

All about Roses

April 15, 2019 When tax time rolls around , you need to prune your roses. For Hybrid Teas, Florabundas, Grandifloras, and David Austin roses you should prune one half to two thirds of the cane. Rugosas and Climbers should be pruned about one third of the cane. If the rose is 3 or 4 years old, look at the center of the plant and take 2 or 3 canes out. This opens up the rose for better air circulation. You …

Weeping Trees

We have a selection of weeping trees currently available in store for immediate purchase. Of if you prefer, they could also be ordered online through Bower and Branch for delivery to our store for customer pickup in 10 to 14 days.

Cool Weather Vegetables

To maximize our short growing season here in Michigan, it is best to plant cool weather vegetables in the spring (April) and the late summer (mid-August/September). Our biggest challenge in southwest Michigan is our temperature which moves quickly from very cold to very warm. There are many varieties of vegetables that prefer cool weather. Several of them–carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, produce their best flavor when they mature during the sunny days and cool nights. Prepare your soil; testing to …

Growing Asparagus in Michigan

Growing Asparagus in Michigan If you love asparagus and want to grow some yourself, waste no time in getting started. Even with the best of care, an asparagus bed won’t hit its stride for several years. But once that happens, the bed will produce an abundant crop of spears spring after spring for at least the next 15 to 20 years. Fresh from the garden, asparagus is the very essence of spring. The sweet, slender spears can be steamed, sautéed, …

New! Begonia ‘Canary Wing’

Plant Canary Wing Begonias for a stylish and exciting shady container. We are excited to introduce Canary Wing Begonias! Canary Wings offers a unique look on a plant that has become a staple in gardens around the world! Canary Wings has bright foliage that changes from yellow to bright chartreuse throughout the season on a plant that continues to perform all Summer long. A great option for shade/early morning sun baskets. A little bit of morning sun brightens the foliage. …

NEW! FlameThrower™ Salsa Roja Coleus

 Solenostemon scutellarioides You Can’t Beat Coleus for all Summer Color If you love coleus, you will absolutely love the new variety,Flame Thrower ™ Coleus, with it’s bold, deep burgundy-red foliage! The dramatic rich tone of this annual works well in the garden as well as containers as the distinctive leaves will add texture to any design.  Hardy until frost and thrives in the heat! Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn Plant Habit: Upright Characteristics: Shade Tolerant Water: Heavy Fertilize: Once a month …