NEW to GARDENING?
If shopping for trees/shrubs is a bit intimidating, you're not alone!
We get it, we are a BIG nursery but don't stress, we're always here to help.
Here are some key terms to get you started as you begin shopping, so you'll better understand the tags on plants or the informative plant/tree signage we have posted all around the nursery.
A beautiful landscape with year-round interest usually has a mix of the 3 main types of plants - annuals, perennials, and evergreens, so keep that in mind, as you shop!
Of course, the wonderful thing about adding/tending to your yard is it's something you can work on over time! Trust us, that's part of the fun :)
TERMS TO KNOW
annuals- GORGEOUS bloomS THROUGHOUT one season
Warm-Season Annuals- bloom in spring & summer
Cool-season annuals- bloom from fall until frost
Evergreen Trees/shrubs- maintain their leaves Year-round
Perennials- die back in winter but return in spring!
tender perennialS- need shelter over winter to survive
Deciduous shrubs/trees- drop leaves, go dormant in fall
shade tree- larger trees like oak, maple, elm...
ornamental tree- HAS noteworthy COLOR/SHAPE/ bark
specimen tree- planted solo /focal point IN YARD
Fruit Trees- usually deciduous, THEY flower before fruit
Fruit/nut trees- Usually planted in pairs to thrive