What's New in Herbs and Veggies for 2019

 
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Blue Curled Vates Kale: a compact curly green kale, grows 12-16 in. tall and has a mild flavor. Pictured to the left.

Red Traviso Radicchio: an Italian heirloom radicchio with long loose heads instead of the usual cabbage shape; greenish red leaves in early summer, turns deep red with white ribs as weather cools.

Red Rosie Romaine: a beautiful romaine with narrow green leaves tipped red.

Fiesta Broccoli: recommended by a customer, a reliable broccoli with 5-7 in. heads and good tolerance to both hot and cold temperatures.

 
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China Express Cabbage: back by popular demand, this slow bolting Napa type cabbage has uniform, barrel shaped heads, 8-9 in. tall and 4-5 lbs. Pictured to the left.

Mountain Spinach: we tried this perennial green last fall and were impressed, grows into a 6-9 foot vine with heart shaped leaves that taste like spinach.

Persian Middle East Cucumbers: we’ve had many requests for these petite, 5-7 in. cucumbers with thin skins and few seeds (popular at the grocery) and are looking forward to trying them out in our gardens.

Green Tiger Squash: a beautiful light green/dark green striped zucchini carried on a compact plant.

 
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Honeynut Squash: a mini butternut squash, 5 in. long and 1-1.5 lbs., can be trellised, perfect for a single serving; would make a cute combo with Honey Bear, our mini acorn squash! Pictured to the left.

Honey Queen Raspberry: cold hardy, everbearing yellow raspberry, very sweet, and one of the few that will do well with some shade.

Apache Thornless Blackberry: returning after a few years’ absence, an erect blackberry, 4-5 ft. tall, with very sweet, glossy fruit.

 
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Sweetheart Blueberry: new last year, but somehow went unnoticed, a cross between southern and northern varieties that has the unusual ability to produce 2 crops of flavorful and juicy berries, one in May and a smaller one in August. Pictured to the left.

Berried Treasure Box Huckleberry: an Appalachian member of the huckleberry family, low growing, evergreen, and spreads by rhizomes, till it reaches 8-12 in. tall by 3-8 ft. wide; bears dark blue berries. Unfortunately, we are all SOLD OUT of this new berry!

Royalty Purple Raspberry: available again, this amazing summer bearing raspberry can be eaten red, or let it ripen to purple and it’s even sweeter.

 
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Cabernet Franc Wine Grape: blue-black grape used to make blended wine, full-bodied red wine, or a dry rose.

Pinot Gris Wine Grape: white grape whose round fruit varies in color - pink, copper/gray and brown/pink, makes a light bodied, floral wine, that may be deep yellow to copper, depending on the grape color.

Wee One Lavender: very compact, 8-10 in. tall x 12-16 in. wide, with lavender blue flowers and bright green foliage – looks like a little mound of blue! Pictured to the left.

 

What's New in Perennials for 2019

 
 
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Penstemon ‘Cha Cha Lavender’
Height: 25”

Dark purple edge with white throat, loved by hummingbirds; lots of spikes of flowers. Pictured to the left.

Sedum ‘Rock & Grow’
Height: 8-10”

Blue/green foliage forms a perfect half dome of salmon pink flowers; always neat & tidy.

 
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Uvularia grandiflora
Height: 24”

Your grandmother grew this little gem- “merry bells”; bright yellow flowers, very easy. Pictured to the left.

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Anemone ‘Fall In Love Sweetly’
Height: 20-26”

We love the name, and we love Japanese anemone. At the end of the season, these dance into the limelight and take center stage; they have double pink flowers over beautiful green foliage. Does not spread as quickly as the older variety.

 
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Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’
5-8’ tall & wide
“sweet shrub”

If you would like an unusual shrub in your garden that will stop people in their tracks, this is it! Large, fragrant flowers appear in late spring and continue through summer. Pictured to the left.

2 Adorable Miniature Hostas for fairy gardens or containers:

Hosta ‘Mighty Mouse’

Only 8” high; spring foliage is blue/green before turning gray/green in summer.

Hosta ‘Munchkin Fire’

7”; Bright yellow all summer.

 
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Penstemon ‘Blackbeard’
Height: 28-34”

Blooms early to midsummer with numerous lilac purple flowers with a white-flowering throat; a hummingbird magnet. It keeps its wonderful dark purple foliage all summer, and it looks good all winter. Pictured to the left.

Asarum Chinese Wild Ginger
Height: 5-8”

An evergreen ground cover for the shade that everyone needs; beautiful heart-shaped leaves; deer and rabbit resistant.

Lewisia ‘Constant Fuchsia’
Height: 10”

A beautiful new variety that is true to her name; great for containers and gardens. Blooms throughout the summer with rich fuchsia blooms.

 
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Knautia ‘Thunder & Lightning’
Height: 18”

Incredible variegated green and cream leaves make it a stand-alone plant as is, but it also has incredible wine-colored flowers, almost all summer. Not fussy! Pictured to the left.

Penstemon ‘Desert Beard Tongue’
Height: 30”

Mounds of deep blue/green foliage are topped with wands of vivid purple/magenta trumpets for most of the summer; foliage looks good in the winter. Attracts hummingbirds and hawk moths.

 
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Clematis ‘Serious Black’
Height 4-6’

An upright bush-type clematis with dark purple leaves and white blossoms; looks great with roses! Pirtured to the left.

Baptisia

Remember when there were only 2 colors- blue and a dingy white? Now we have wonderful yellow, pink/yellow, dark purple with yellow, grape purple- so many fabulous colors! Baptisia makes a great cut flower, with beautiful foliage and interesting seed pods. If you don’t have a baptisia, you are missing one of the best perennials for your garden.