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Storm Resistant Trees

Recently in central Virginia we experienced incredibly high winds and rain followed by downed trees, damaged property and lack of electrical power.  The storm caused widespread wreckage to limbs, branches and even entire trees.   Which brings us to the question:  Is there such a thing as a storm tolerant/resistant tree? When dealing with powerful winds, virtually no...

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Boxwood Blight – A Public Service Announcement

The Perfect Storm for Boxwood Blight   Temperatures are creating the perfect conditions for boxwood blight!  Find out what you can do to protect your landscape. Perfect Conditions for Blight Boxwood blight thrives during periods of high humidity and moisture. We are currently experiencing high humidity after a lot of rain; this has created the...

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Water Restrictions Update

Happy Fall!   We wanted to let everyone know that with the new mandatory water restrictions being implemented by the Albemarle County Service Authority and the City of Charlottesville, we can still water our plants!   For those living in Albemarle County, see statement below:   Plants may only be watered using a watering can or by a...

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Horticultural Trivia

What tree or shrub is virtually extinct?  It has not been seen in the wild since 1790. Answer: Franklinia alatamaha.  Apparently, this tree was discovered on the bank of the Altamaha River in Georgia in 1770 by John Bartram who collected a few for his garden, but this plant has not been seen in the wild since 1790.  According to Michael Dirr, the tree guru mentioned...

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Storm Resistant Trees

In central Virginia five years ago, as well as other areas around the country, (June 29, 2012), we experienced the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest derecho with incredibly high winds and rain followed by downed trees, damaged property, and lack of electrical power - even loss of life.   The destructive storm was amazingly quick and efficient and almost totally shut down many...

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Hotpots Container Gardening

Our hotpots division is comprised of expert container gardeners who put beauty and love into a planted container and deliver it right to your door or event.  Containers can be seasonally planted with annuals or perennials, small shrubs and dwarf trees and then augmented with seasonal annuls. Containers can be large with specimen plants or small with mixed plantings....

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