Plant Recommendations

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Title / Author Tags Date
Ten high impact tulips to delight your neighbors
Melinda Myers, East Bay Times
Plant Recommendations 10/20/21
50 fall flowers that bloom in October
Linda Lombardi, Lincoln Journal Star
Plant Recommendations 10/19/21
Best indoor trees – to enhance your sense of wellbeing
Rachel Crow, Homes & Gardens
Houseplants, Plant Recommendations 10/16/21
Best winter plants for pots and borders
Melanie Griffiths, Homes & Gardens
Plant Recommendations, Winter Gardening 10/9/21
19 of the Prettiest Plants with Silvery Leaves to Brighten Up Your Garden
Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens
Plant Recommendations 9/28/21
Best plants for bathrooms: 8 indoor plants for humid spaces
Teresa Conway, Gardening etc.
Houseplants, Plant Recommendations 9/28/21
25 of the Best Tulips to Plant in the Fall for Your Prettiest Spring Garden Yet
Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens
Plant Recommendations 9/22/21
18 of the Most Stunning Blue Flowers You'll Love Growing in Your Garden
Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens
Plant Recommendations 9/17/21
15 Best Purple Plants For Your Flower Garden
Desiree O, House Digest
Plant Recommendations 9/14/21
Home Advice 5 garden experts reveal their favorite autumn flowering plants
Megan Slack, Gardening etc.
Plant Recommendations 9/10/21
18 of the Most Colorful Japanese Maple Trees for Your Yard
Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens
Plant Recommendations 9/9/21
15 Pink Plants Your Houseguests Will Be Obsessed With
Hannah Cole, House Digest
Houseplants, Plant Recommendations 9/2/21
15 of the Prettiest Flowering Vines That Will Stop You in Your Tracks
Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens
Plant Recommendations, Vines & Climbers 8/31/21
17 Best Houseplants for Your Bathroom
Marie Iannotti, The Spruce
Houseplants, Plant Recommendations 8/24/21
12 Types of Variegated Hosta That'll Shine in Your Yard
Gemma Johnstone, The Spruce
Plant Recommendations 8/23/21
5 Tips for Choosing the Best Trees to Plant in Your Yard
Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens
Plant Recommendations, Trees 8/23/21
The 5 Best-Smelling Houseplants to Add to Your Collection
Adrienne Jordan, Real Simple
Houseplants, Plant Recommendations 8/20/21
15 Types Of Red Flowers That Will Look Perfect In Your Flower Garden
Jeana Harris, House Digest
Plant Recommendations 8/18/21
19 Berry-Producing Plants That Will Attract Birds to Your Yard
Nicole Bradley, Better Homes & Gardens
Birds, Plant Recommendations 8/18/21
10 popular types of succulents and how to care for them
Daniela Alvarez
Houseplants, Plant Recommendations 8/2/21
The best perennial flowers that bloom all summer
Kim Renta, 21 Oak
Plant Recommendations 8/1/21
Types of roses: 11 beautiful varieties for your garden
Holly Crossley, Fiona Cumberpatch, Gardening etc.
Plant Recommendations 7/30/21
Best Perennials for Every Region of the U.S.
Susan Martin, Family Handyman
Plant Recommendations 7/20/21
Gorgeous Globe-Shaped Flowers for the Midwest (Requires subscription?)
Mark Dwyer, Fine Gardening
Landscape Design, Plant Recommendations 7/20/21
What to Plant with Lavender: 9 Best Companions
Arricca Elin SanSone, PureWow
Plant Recommendations 7/19/21
9 Delicious Herbs You Can Grow in Water Indoors for a Constant Supply of Fresh Flavor
Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens
Herbs, Houseplants, Plant Recommendations 7/2/21
What to Plant with Tomatoes: The 25 Best Companions to Try (and 7 to Avoid)
Arricca Elin SanSone, PureWow
Plant Recommendations, Vegetable Gardening 6/27/21
15 of the Best Flowers for Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden
Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens
Birds, Plant Recommendations 6/14/21
Plants in dry, shady areas of your garden can still flourish — if you choose the right ones
Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune
Plant Recommendations, Shade Gardening 6/6/21
10 Perennials That Bloom the Longest
Family Handyman
Plant Recommendations, Plant Selection 6/4/21
11 Shade-Loving Plants for Containers
Audrey Stallsmith, Bob Vila
Container Gardening, Plant Recommendations, Plant Selection, Shade Gardening 5/18/21
7 Plant Pairs You Should Always Grow Next to Each Other
Kristin Garnero, Real Simple
Plant Recommendations, Vegetable Gardening 5/13/21
10 Vegetables That Thrive in Pots, No Garden Required
Caroline Mullen, Food52
Container Gardening, Plant Recommendations, Vegetable Gardening 4/22/21
12 Colorful Hosta Types for Your Garden
David Beaulieu, The Spruce
Plant Recommendations 3/29/21
21 Beautiful Flowering Plants for Wet, Soggy Spots in Your Garden
Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens
Plant Recommendations, Plant Selection, Rain Gardens 3/9/21
Colorful Plants for Partial Shade (Requires subscription?)
Mary Gore, Fine Gardening
Plant Recommendations, Plant Selection 3/1/21
Ten Popular Poplar Trees
Les Engels, The Spruce
Plant Recommendations 12/30/20
Home Advice 10 fuss-free shrubs for small gardens
Sarah Wilson, Gardening, etc.
Plant Recommendations 9/8/20
Best Fall-Blooming Flowers for Your Garden
Ace Gardener
Plant Recommendations 1/3/18
Upgrade Your Winter Garden with These 9 Colorful Perennials
Steph Coelho, Bob Vila
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Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.

Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.

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