ICN PRO, Mark McWilliams, Recommends Dwarf Betony

Meet the plant Dwarf Betony (Stachys minima) The dwarf betony is a low maintenance, all season, attractive herbaceous perennial that supplies dependable bloom year after year. It has a medium texture that blends well into the garden. Blooms: June Exposure: Full sun Type: Herbaceous Perennial It is a low mounding perennial that is evergreen in[…]

ICN PRO, Elaine Peoples, Recommends Low Scape Mound® Aronia

Meet the plant Low Scape Mound® Aronia (Aronia Melanocarpa) Low Scape Mound® Aronia is a small mounding shrub that offers three seasons of interest and is adaptable to most any soil.. Blooms: May Exposure: Full sun to part shade Type: Deciduous shrub Voted one of the top 10 landscape shrubs in 2021, this plant is[…]

ICN PRO, Patty Brockmeyer, Recommends Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea

Meet the plant Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Renhy’) Right away you think of scoops of ice cream — big scoops of vanilla piled high on an upright, vase-shaped shrub, growing 6-7 feet tall by 4-5 feet wide. Early on, blossoms turn strawberry pink then mature strawberry red. You’ll have a very showy hydrangea! Blooms:[…]

ICN PRO, Laurie McWilliams, Recommends Black Gum

Meet the plant Black Gum (Nyssa Sylvatica) The Black Gum is a beautifully shaped tree with glossy summer foliage and shades of red and orange in the fall. It ranges in height 30-50 feet and spreads 20-30 feet. It performs well in full sun to part shade light conditions. It is a low maintenance tree[…]

ICN PRO, Ella Maxwell, Recommends Firelight Hydrangea

Meet the plant Firelight hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ’SMHPFL’) Long lasting blooms, compact form, and strong color contrast make this an excellent panicle hydrangea. Blooms: August Exposure: Full sun Type: Deciduous shrub It can also be used as a cut flower. Meet the ICN Pro Learn more from Ella Maxwell at Hoerrnursery.com or find a local[…]

You’re to(o) mulch

Happy, healthy plants start with the roots and soil care, amending at the time of planting and mulching thereafter.

Eliminating evergreen errors

Junipers, Yews, Boxwoods, Pines, Hemlocks — you name it in the evergreen family and chances are …

Five reasons to plant more evergreens

Oak, maple, and elm often take the spotlight in summer, but when the deciduous leaves blow away in the fall, conifers take center stage.

When to trim evergreens

Evergreens bring great balance to landscape, providing incredible texture and depths of green.

Tree pruning tips

Pruning is done while trees are in their dormant stage before roots start pushing bud growth in the spring.