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Honoring Hydrangeas

A favorite for generations, hydrangeas are an important group of hardy and tender shrubs (and several woody climbers).  Native to both Japan and Korea, hydrangeas have been naturalized in compatible climates around the world.  Our Virginia gardens just wouldn't feel complete without them. Hydrangeas are widely acclaimed for their large, showy blossoms that lend...

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Week Brings Attention to Pollinators’ Critical Roles

The following article was published in the Madison Eagle on Thursday, June 18, 2014.  One of our meadows is referenced.  Take a look via the link below. Madison Eagle - Meadow...

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Go To Bat For Your Garden

Many people put up  birdhouses to attract birds to their yards, so why not put up bat houses to attract bats? One of the benefits of the bat's worldwide population is that they consume enormous amounts of insects, greatly minimizing the impact of these pests in gardens and agricultural crops.  It has been said that a fleeting encounter with a bat is one of the most...

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What tree is a living fossil?

Horticulture Trivia What tree is a living fossil?  It has a history dating back over 200 million years. If you guessed the "Ginkgo", you know your trees (and fossils).  The Ginkgo is considered the oldest tree species to survive, and the Ginkgo biloba is the only surviving member of the Ginkgo family. Originating in central China, Ginkgo was first introduced...

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Discover hotpots

We created hotpots, our container garden and rentals division, with a mission to create elegant container gardens customized to your life.  First, we custom pick the plants for your container based on bloom times, color preference, texture and other characteristics.  Next, we help you choose the perfect container from our vast assortment of sizes, colors and...

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A plant for all seasons…

Whether as part of a hedge on a historic estate or as a specimen shrub at the entrance of an architecturally modern home, the flowering quince is one of the more versatile plants in the landscape. Best recognized as a harbinger of spring, Chaenomoles speciosa spends most of the year as a shrubby tangle of branches with non-descriptive foliage while providing a haven...

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