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Feed the Monarchs. Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies' is a perennial, a selection from the native butterfly weed, and is very adaptable. A perfect landing pad for pollinators and a favorite of the Monarch. In bloom now.

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NEW! Nothing makes fresh berries more appealing than “crème fraiche.” Yum! Now you can add some ‘crème fraiche’ to your garden, too. There is an exciting new introduction called Deutzia ‘Crème Fraiche’™. To give you an idea how wonderful this plant is, first let me tell you about a close relative which I believe ‘Crème Fraiche’ came from. Almost two decades ago, I stumbled upon a plant growing in the parking lot at Longwood Gardens. The plant was the Slender Deutzi, Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’. The plant had nice green foliage, and bright pure white flowers. I was unfamiliar with this particular plant, and was very excited to see something new and exciting. Nikko was a selection for its horticultural merit and it originated from Wata...

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NEW! Nothing makes fresh berries more appealing than “crème fraiche.” Yum! Now you can add some ‘crème fraiche’ to your garden, too. There is an exciting new introduction called Deutzia ‘Crème Fraiche’™. To give you an idea how wonderful this plant is, first let me tell you about a close relative which I believe ‘Crème Fraiche’ came from. Almost two decades ago, I stumbled upon a plant growing in the parking lot at Longwood Gardens. The plant was the Slender Deutzi, Deutzia gracilis ‘Nikko’. The plant had nice green foliage, and bright pure white flowers. I was unfamiliar with this particular plant, and was very excited to see something new and...

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New from Germany, this low compact broom Cytisus 'Osiris' has an intense yellow color, and is fragrant. Grows only 2' tall, with a arching habit. #shrub #fullsun #droughttolerant #garden #nj #best #gardencenter

Our perennial of the week is Salvia 'Caradonna' It is $5 off. It has wonderful vivid indigo flowers with deep purple black stems. Best in Full sun. Grows 2-3' tall. A great plant for attracting butterflies. Deer resistant. Deadhead it for repeat blooms.

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I love the color on this Clematis. It was only recently introduced into America. Clematis Rebecca was launched at the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show and named after Raymond Evison's oldest daughter Rebecca. An all-time favorite of gardeners everywhere in the world. A plant that is happy either growing in a garden location or in a container for the deck garden, patio, or outdoor dining area. As a garden plant, it can be grown in association with either wall-trained or free-standing shrubs, or up into other plants growing up and over an archway or pergola.

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Silver Sword Azalea is a gorgeous variegated Azalea. It's leaves have white edges on dark green foliage. The vivid bright pink flowers are stunning. Grows upto 3 ft tall. Does best in filtered sun. #shrub #garden #azalea

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Proven Winners, has consistently been producing some of the best new varieties every year. One of my favorite new introductions for this year is Superbells Holy Moly. Super vibrant constrasty colors of yellow and cherry red flowers make this a stunning eye catcher. Although it has petunia-like flowers this is really a Calibrachoa. The deep throated flowers are extremely attractive to hummingbirds. Deadheading is not necessary. These will grow 6-10” tall. They trail, so they are also good in hanging baskets and containers. They are cold and heat tolerant, so they will flower for many months continuously. I would love to see these inter-planted with a dark purple flower. Mixing this with petunia Stary Night will give you a unique ou...

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Check out this new gadget... Plug it in, it cleans air, provides beauty, increases the value of your home, removes carbon dioxide, and provides home to animals. Reduces run off, reduces air conditioning needs...Well actually its not a gadget, its a tree. Arbor Day is Thursday April 29th. Trees provide so much to our lives. This one is Ruby Fall Redbud. Once it is done blooming, it gets maroon red leaves with a weeping habit.

Anti-Deer food. Deer will stay away from Osmanthus Goshiki. Also known as a false holly has bold evergreen variegated foliage. Great in sun to part shade. Grows upto about 6' tall. A wonderful plant for those plagued by deer, and for those that don't have deer.

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