June 14, 2021

Sarah’s Plant Picks of the Week

Every week we’re publishing a NEW Plant Picks of the Week story, showcasing our Plant Specialists’ top plant picks. Get ready to be inspired!

We recently asked Sarah Tjepkema to share her top plant picks. Here’s what she had to say:

Sarah Tjepkema, Sales/Operations Team Member

Paint The Town Fuchsia Pinks

Dianthus ‘Paint The Town Fuchsia’

Breathtaking flowers are fuchsia with lavender centers, above mounds of glaucous blue foliage; great for flower arrangements; deadhead to rebloom; pair up with summer blooming perennials and annuals to time a continued flower display


Daisy May® Shasta Daisy 

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Daisy Duke’

A delightful variety of the ever-popular shasta daisy; numerous beautiful white double blooms with yellow eyes rise above and graciously contrast the deep green glossy foliage; a wonderful choice to mass as a garden focal point


Peve Minaret Baldcypress 

Taxodium distichum ‘Peve Minaret’

A compact narrowly pyramidal dwarf deciduous conifer, native to the Great Lakes and quite hardy; narrow, ferny green leaves turn a golden brown in fall, a wonderful color accent tree for a smaller landscape


Winter Gem Boxwood 

Buxus microphylla ‘Winter Gem’

This compact boxwood is great for smaller areas; foliage bronzes in winter adding seasonal interest; an extremely versatile shrub that’s ideal for small and formal hedges or topiary, takes pruning exceptionally well


Katsura Japanese Maple 

Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’

Striking small tree grown for its ever-changing foliage, starting yellow then to chartreuse and finally brilliant orange in the fall; most attractive when grown in a multi-stemmed form; a great accent tree for the front yard

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