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LEMON LIME NANDINA

Shrubs with color in both autumn and winter are worth their weight in gold - or should that be green? Nandina, also called heavenly bamboo, is an easy-to-care-for ornamental shrub that has a spreading form with bamboo-like stalks and delicate, ferny foliage in shades of green and red. This NEW 'lemon-lime' variety is the first Nanina with a bright chartreuse foliage. This compact shrub will brighten any corner with its limey-chartreuse color in spring that turns a grassy green once the summer heat sets in. In winter, lemon lime fades to a yellow-green.

Nandina can be used in virtually any part of the landscape. The plant grows 3 to 4 feet tall and wide and has a dense, full look. Plant in full or part sun for superb foliage color. Nandina will grow in a shady part of the garden, although, leaf color will not be as vibrant. This plant has just about everything a homeowner could ask for and is sure to be the highlight of any landscape or garden!

Azaleas that bloom in the fall?

RE-BLOOMING AZALEAS

Who doesn't adore azaleas in the spring? What if we told you that now you can enjoy an explosion of blooming azaleas other times of the year as well? Try our re-blooming varieties that flower in the spring, summer and yes, even fall!

Our re-blooming favorites:

Encore – offers three seasons of blooms and year-round greenery. Blooms from late summer to early winter, as well as in the spring. This evergreen enjoys more sun than traditional azaleas, but offers the same easy care. Encores offer a wide selection of plant sizes and bloom colors from reds, to whites, to pinks and even corals. Perfect as base plants, in container gardens, borders, as a foundation planting or in woodland gardens. Prefers well-drained soil and partial sun.

ReBLOOM - featuring large, double and even triple-petal flowers that appear in spring, then rebloom in summer, and continue blooming up until a hard frost. This compact, disease resistant evergreen boast improved cold hardiness and maintains its evergreen foliage year-round. ReBLOOM comes in a variety of unique colors including pinks, reds, purples, whites and corals. Plant in borders, woodland gardens or in containers. Tolerates some sun, but thrive in partial shade. Prefers moist, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic.

Bloom-a-thon - touted as being 'twice as nice as other azaleas'. This azalea produces flowers in April, that rebloom again in July, continuing through fall until a hard frost. Not even hot summer temperatures can stop this beauty from producing tons of late summer and fall blooms. The evergreen foliage is disease resistant and flowers come in a variety of shades including red, white, lavender and pink. Blooms lasts for 4 to 6 weeks in spring, and 12 to16 weeks in summer and fall. Ideal in borders, foundation plantings or in woodland gardens. Prefers well-drained soil and partial sun.

The Silver Lining in the Garden

RUSSIAN OLIVE

Russian Olive is often grown as an ornamental shrub with unique silvery-green foliage that is sure to be a focal point in any landscape. This fast-growing Large deciduous shrub or small tree easily adapts to pruning if you prefer a particular shape or size. Let it grow into a large shrub or prune it into a small tree. Highly fragrant, yellow bell-shaped flowers appear in May and June as it prepares for the fruit that gives it its distinctive name. Blooms turn to olive-like fruits that are light green to yellow and are hard and fleshy. Can be used alone, as a hedge or as a background shrub. Both “Gift Edge” and “Olive Martini” grow to 10' tall but can be maintained at a lower height. Russian Olive is extremely hardy and tolerant of many conditions but prefers a sunny location and drier soil, giving you a low maintenance, carefree plant.

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