Wildlife Gardens

Creating a wildlife garden allows you take part in your larger surrounding environment.  Often gardens are completely shut out from the natural spaces surrounding it and aren’t welcoming to birds and other wildlife.  Adding a few key shrubs or trees can make all the difference when trying to attract birds to your garden. Map out […]

Vine & Ivy

Vines are grown and cultivated much the same way any other garden plants.  With proper site preparation and maintenance vines will thrive.  The way in which they grow, however, couldn’t be more different.  In order for the plants to climb they need support.  Trellises, arbors, walls, fences and posts all serve as the perfect structures.  […]

Plants Tolerant Of Infertile Soils

Dry, Infertile Soils This is a list of plants which tolerate poor soil conditions better than most.  Just like any other plants, however, they’ll do best when in appropriately nutritive soils. Trees Abies conccolor – White FirBetula spp. – BirchCarpinus betulus – European HornbeamCotinus coggygria – SmoketreeFraxinus pennsylvania – Green AshGleditsia tricanthos intermis – Thornless […]

Plants Which Attract Wildlife

Plants For Wildlife Legend:A – Attracts Hummingbirds, B – Attracts Birds, C – Attracts Butterflies Trees Amelanchier spp. – Seviceberry BCornus florida – Flowering Dogwood B,CCrataegus spp. – Hawthorn A,BMalus spp. – Crabapple BNyssa sylvatica – Tupelo BSalix spp. – Willow B Shrubs Azalea spp. – Azalea ABuddlia davidii – Butterfly Bush B,CCaryopteris x clandonensis […]

Plants For The Shade Garden

Shrubs Clethra Alnifolia – Summer SweetCornus Cerisa – Red Twig DogwoodEnkianthus campanulatas – Redvein EnkianthusEuonymus fortunei – EuonymusHammemlis spp. – WitchhazelHydrangea macrophyllia – Bigleag HydrangeaHydrangea Quercifolia – Oakleaf HydrangeaIlex spp. – HollyItea spp. – Virginia SweetspireKalmia latifolia – Mountain LaurelLeucothoe spp. – LeucothoeMagnolia virginiana – Sweetbay MagnoliaPieris spp. – AndromedaPyricantha spp. – FirethormRhododendron spp. – […]

Plants For Wet Areas

Trees Acer rubrum – Red MapleAmelanchier spp. – ServiceberryBetula nigra – River BirchGleditsia thiacanthos inermis cvs. – Thornless HoneylocustLiquidambar styraciflua – SweetgumMetasequoisa glyptostroboides – Dawn RedwoodNyssa sylvatica – TupeloQuercus palustris – Pin OakSalix spp. – WillowUlmus Americanus – American Elm Shrubs Andromeda polifolia – Bog RosemaryArinoa arbutifolia ‘Brilliantissima’ — ChokeberryAzalea vaseyi – Pinkshell AzaleaAzalea viscoum […]

Plants For The Coast

*suitable for exposed conditions Ground covers, Grasses & Perennials American Beach grass – Ammophila breviligulata*Bearberry – Arctostaphylos uva-ursi*Creeping Juniper – Juniperus horizontalis*Dusty Miller – Artemisia stelleriana*English Ivy – Hedera helixFalse Heather – Hudsonia tomentosa*Heather – Calluna vulgarisJuniper, Shore – Juniperus conferta*Marsh Hibiscus – Hibiscus moscheutosRed Fescue – Festuca rubraRussian Sage – Perovskia atriplicifoliaSeashore Mallow – […]

Plants For Drought Conditions

This is a list of plants which tolerate drought conditions better than most.  Just like any other plants, however, they’ll do best when properly watered. Deciduous Trees Acer griseum – Paperbark mapleCarpinus caroliniana – American hornbeamCornus kousa – Kousa dogwoodCotinus obovatus – American smoketreeCrataegus phaenopyrum – Washington hawthornGinkgo biloba – GinkgoHalesia tetraptera – Carolina silverbellsKoelreuteria […]


Azaleas are quite versatile and can be used a number of ways in the garden.  They’re as effective in the formal foundation planting as they are in the natural shrub border.  Though the most common azaleas are evergreen there are deciduous varieties as well. Deciduous azaleas are known as Mollis or Exbury Azaleas and are […]

Planting Garden Shrubs

Thoughtful planning, careful plant selection and proper site preparation are essential to the success of new plants in the garden.  In spring, searching for new shrubs can be exciting yet overwhelming.  With so much new stock at the nursery, it can be difficult to decide what to buy.  To be sure your investment in new […]