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Must See Shade Perennial Ideas

by Heather Moister on Sat, Jun 17, 2017 @ 08:59 AM

Gardening in shady spots can mean more than just hostas! Our video highlights some of our favorite perennials for shade.
Looking for additional ideas? Try The Barn Nursery plantfinder tool to research perennials for...

Looking for a small evergreen for your landscape?


Evergreen trees provide beauty and function in the landscape. They provide year round color and interest while providing privacy for the homeowner.  However, most...

June is perennial gardening month and as such, we have designed a free perennial garden design, just for you.

We get asked all the time about which perennials to use that attract butterflies. By planting native perennials,...

The Best Plants to Attract Hummingbirds

by Julie Joyce on Thu, Jun 08, 2017 @ 02:01 PM

10 Steps to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Landscape

First, plant shrubs, annuals and perennials that hummingbirds enjoy! Here is a list of our favorites:

Foxglove Arborvitae Lupine Petunia
Veronica Fuschia Honeysuckle ...

Illinois Perennials for Pollinators

by Julie Joyce on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 09:36 AM

The Best Illinois Perennials for Pollinators


There has been much discussion in the news lately about pollinators, what's happening with the bees and what may or not be the cause of their decline. In early 2017, bees...