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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Astilbe 'Vision in Red' with Hosta 'Patriot' and Carex 'Ice Dance'

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Sweet Smell of Spring

We've been waiting all April for signs of spring to really show. The weather has been cold and rainy. The jobsites too wet to do any planting. It seems that may have come to an end. Of course the weather forecast for this weekend doesn't look too good, so we'll see. But spring is definately here. You can tell by all the daffodils blooming. Magnolias in full flower scenting the air in which we walk. Buds on the crabs are itching to open as well as the fragrant Viburnums. All in all there can't be much more of an exciting time of the year for those into plants. So let the fun begin. Hopefully this will be a prosperous time for everyone in our industry. Without further ado, this is what's going on in the landscape and in the pots.

In the landscape:

Today, April 25, 2008 Midwest Trading is holding a Build-a-Pond day at our St Charles facility. A great group of people came out to learn about the installation of these water features. Unfortunately, the pond won't last long, as it is going to be removed in the next couple days.

Also in the landscape we are seeing Magnolia blooming, Daffodils exploding, and Hyacinth spreading it's delightful fragrance. In the next week or two our entrance will be showing off 500 Allium Purple Sensation! That should be pretty cool! Pictures will be posted once this occurs.

One last phenominal woodland wildflower has been in bloom this week. Sanguinaria canadensis. These wildflowers are blooming at our St Charles location.

In Michigan, Trillium grandiflorum and Trout Lilies.

Finally, I would like to mention Ricky Castillo. I'd like to send his family our wishes. Ricky always had a smile on his face, and made those of us that were around him much happier. We will miss you Ricky. Good bye.

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