The Barn Blog: Dig it!

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...

Are Boxwood Shrubs Evergreens?

by Julie Joyce on Wed, May 17, 2017 @ 06:00 PM

Are boxwood shrubs evergreens?

It's one of our commonly asked questions. Boxwood feature small, glossy leaves that appear almost like deciduous foliage. But their "leaves" stay on all year, making them an ideal choice for...

Planning a patio will enhance your ability to enjoy the outdoors and your home value simultaneously.  By adding an "outdoor room" to your home, you can take advantage of nature and enjoy time outside with family and friends....