There's so much that changes in the MG landscape throughout the year...we thought a plant trial and garden blog was the best way to start sharing "what's new" and "what's happening with all those new varieties" with you! Visit often for updates on how trial plants are performing in the gardens and to see photos throughout the season as we grow and change!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

New Shade Trial Beds

Exciting developments today as Kevin and the landscape crew lay out beds and begin planting for the future shade trial beds. These gardens are near the Yard Shoppe behind the shade structure in the yard - in the garden we call "Retail North". Three shade trees will be planted and once their canopies provide enough shade there will be comparisons of ferns and astilbe. Right now we begin with, hosta comparisons in the areas with most shade and the geranium comparisons are being planted nearby. Retail North garden will also be home to a comparison of Boxwood - all except Wintergreen will be planted with the intention of allowing them to grow to their natural habits without pruning. A Spiraea comparison will also be installed. See the beginning of the project here.

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