Cornus kousa “Champions Gold” Dogwood

This is a pretty hard to find dogwood but we were lucky enough at the nursery to get a few of these this year.  We took these photos last fall and you can really see the beauty of this variety.  Inner leaf pink with the striking white leaf background.  Cornus kousa “Champions Gold” is one of . . . → Read More: Cornus kousa “Champions Gold” Dogwood

Venus Fly Trap: How To Take Care and Feed One of the World’s Coolest Plants

Venus Fly Trap

The Venus Fly Trap is a plant that every kid in the world wants to own.  A plant that is “alive” and eats things that lands in it’s mouth.  What kid doesn’t like to feed his plant meat?  As fun as the Venus Fly Trap is, there are some tricks and tips to keeping it alive . . . → Read More: Venus Fly Trap: How To Take Care and Feed One of the World’s Coolest Plants

Pole Apple Trees: Columnar is the New Trend in Fruits

Growing your own fruits and vegetables has become a hot trend over the last few years but homeowners that planted their fruit trees are learning a hard lesson.  Even dwarf varieties can get to be a pretty big plant.  That problem has been solved.  Introducing what is going to be the hot new plants over the . . . → Read More: Pole Apple Trees: Columnar is the New Trend in Fruits

An Evergreen With Gorgeous Fall Color: PINUS (Pine) contorta ‘Chief Joseph’

If you’re looking for spectacular fall color then you need to check out this new variety of limber pine called ‘Chief Joseph’.   During the spring and summer this Pinus contorta doesn’t appear much different than other limber pines, a light green to green needle cast and soft look.  As the temperatures cool the true beauty of . . . → Read More: An Evergreen With Gorgeous Fall Color: PINUS (Pine) contorta ‘Chief Joseph’

Rare But Beautiful: JUNIPERUS (Juniper) squamata ‘Floriant’

You may be familiar with Juniper squamata ‘Blue Star”.  This variety is a special selection of ‘Blue Star’ that is variegated or blonde within the needles.  This plant seems to be also called ‘Boyko’s Starburst’ and occurred on a plant at Jimmy Boyko’s nursery near Sandy, Oregon. This particular variety was found in Europe to this . . . → Read More: Rare But Beautiful: JUNIPERUS (Juniper) squamata ‘Floriant’