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Plant of the Week: Madison Jasmine

Vines add an impactful finishing touch to any landscape, by providing color, texture and vertical interest. Vines are ideal for hiding eyesores, providing privacy, softening the monotony of plain fencing and transforming a plain arbor or pergola into a focal point of your garden. They are also the perfect choice in tight spaces since they grow vertically. Most require low maintenance and often draw the attention of colorful butterflies and delightful little hummingbirds.

Reach new gardening heights with one of our favorite flowering vines - Madison Jasmine. You'll love this easy-to-grow, evergreen climber that produces beautiful clusters of starry flowers you can smell from feet away! It's summer buttercream blooms are what makes this plant vine stand out in a crowd. Madison offers year-round beauty, especially during summer when it's rich green foliage flowers putting on a brilliant summer show in the garden. It's also a very cold hardy jasmine with glossy, dark green leaves that change to a rich bronze-red in winter. Madison is the ideal addition to any trellis or arbor, or planted along a fence and prefers full to partial sun and rich soil well-drainage soil.

Stella d'Oro Daylilies, Perennials, McDonald Garden Center, Plants

Plant of the Week: Stella d'Oro Daylilies

One of the easiest-to-grow plants is the daylily. Daylilies (Hemerocallis) are blooming perennials available in an amazing variety of colors and sizes. The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek language and means "beauty for a day" -- hence we get daylily since each flower only lasts for 1 day. Daylilies are often referred to as the perfect perennial for lots reasons. Not only do they come in a variety of colors and sizes, but they also survive in a wide range of climates, often with very little care. Ideal in all types of landscapes, daylilies are adaptable to all kinds of soil and light conditions. They are drought resistant and virtually disease and insect free. Daylilies are known to bloom from late spring through summer. This perennial is ideal in flower borders, for massing, as a groundcover or in containers. As for daylily maintenance, simply deadhead foliage in spring before the plant begins to green up.

Be sure to get your daily dose of color with one of our favorite daylily varieties... Stella d'Oro. This repeat bloomer boasts fragrant, ruffled, buttercup-yellow flowers with an apricot throat. It's blooms measure about 2-½ inches across. Stella d'Oro loves the heat and thrives in clay and acid soils. This perennial is Ideal in small space gardens, in containers on patios or planted together in large numbers for a carefree and colorful ground cover. Blooms May through July. Plant in full-sun and well drained soil. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Endless Summer Hydrangeas, Original, McDonald Garden Center

Plant of the Week: Endless Summer Hydrangeas

The Original

There are some plants that should be in every garden and hydrangeas are at the top of our list ~ an absolute must-have! Nothing says summer like these beautiful blooming shrubs. These shade-lovers infuse color in the garden at a time when many spring-blooming plants are no longer flowering. Hydrangeas make a great addition as a stand-alone “feature” plant, or grown in rows to create a privacy hedge. Their blooms also make some of the best cut flower arrangements. Snip a few blooms for an instant summer vase arrangement! In colors ranging from white to pink to blue, these softball-sized flowers brighten up any landscape.

We especially love the Endless Summer Original -- a customer favorite! It's a mop-head variety with the unique ability to bloom consistently on both old and new wood. The result is a plant that provides beautiful flowers all summer long. The flowers grow up to 8" in diameter, with PINK blooms in alkaline soils or BLUE blooms in acidic soil. It is still the hallmark of the shrub collection and with good reason. It was the first hydrangea discovered that blooms on the previous year’s woody stems and the new season’s growth. With The Original, you get an endless summer of possibilities and incredible color from spring through fall. And, who doesn’t want an Endless Summer?

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