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, April 14, 2009

Special Garden Center Edition!

Hello everybody!
Today, I'm going to change it up a bit. We have some outstanding plants in pots that are ready to get into the homeowners hands. Typically I stick to the plants in the landscape, but Midwest Groundcovers, LLC is in the business of selling plants too. Therefore, I really want to show you how great these plants are, just in time for the big rush of this weekend! The temperatures will rise, and so will the heart rates of unsuspecting customers walking into the garden center to see these! Have a look!

Baptisia australis
These girls are budded up and ready to bloom. Get a head start on selling the 2010 PPA Perennial Plant of the Year!

Zizia aptera
As you can see, these plants are already showy, waiting for someone to pick them up. The Zizia aurea is blooming as well!

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'
If variegation is what you seek, then climb the stairway! These plants look fabulous and they are just begging to be put on the retail shelf.

Polygonatum biflorum
Another nice foliage plant, this one is quite the impressive woodland native. These are just about to begin flowering. But who would leave that pretty foliage behind? Mix this with ferns on the display bench and your customers will know how to use it! The Lady Ferns look particularly nice right now.

Dodecatheon meadia
What a fabulous little native plant this is. These are budded and blooming. There is serious sales potential putting these out on a bench! The curious flowers are just too difficult to pass up.

Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'
Don't miss out on this opportunity to light up your native display with 'Little Lanterns'. This plant remains petite every year. In my garden, the seedlings have been small as well! Another of our native curiosity flowers. They look too good!

Caulophyllum thalictroides
These beauties are beginning to bloom. But it's not only about the flowers on these fine plants. They have very nice foliage resembling the foliage of Thalictrum. And in summer, the fruit is to die for. The common name Blue Cohosh is because of it's pure blue fruit.

American Beauties Houses
As you can see, the American Beauties are looking great. They just need a home. In this picture, Cimicifuga racemosa is flanked by Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' and Allium cernuum. The Lady Ferns in the back are just gorgeous as well.

Delosperma nubigenum
American Beauties are not the only thing ready for the garden center. The Jeepers Creepers are ready to go as well! This Delosperma was very attractive. And it goes with the trend of succulents. This is a must have.

Origanum 'Aurea'
These are looking stellar as well. This would help to brighten up the garden center on a wet rainy day. Hopefully that day will not come until Sunday night or Monday morning.

As you can see, the product is looking great! Now we need to have some real nice weather so that the garden centers out there get busy! So, order today. These plants are hot and won't last forever! I hope you enjoyed, and I hope that you can have a great next couple of days when the weather is supposed to act like Spring! Until next time, have a great day!

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