Each month Boone, our faithful farm dog, will choose one of his favorite plants from our nursery to feature. The plant feature articles include tips for planting, growing, and continual care.
Hydrangea (common names hydrangea or hortensia) is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, and Indonesia) and the Americas. At Bruce Nurseries we are currently growing 9 different species of Hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are dependable long-blooming shrubs that are hardy, virtually pest and disease free, and they are easy to grow. Learn more about hydrangeas and what varieties are available at Bruce Nurseries.
Boone wanted to get back to featuring some of his top picks around the nursery this year. His July 2020 pick was a no-brainer, fruit trees! Fruit trees can grow well in many environments. Yielding more than just flowers, they produce fresh local fruit all summer.
Boone’s July 2018 Pick of the month is grapes, not only are they delicious but they make beautiful ornamental plants. Grapes are the perfect addition to your landscaping adding a touch of elegance. Don’t worry they are not as tough to grow as you think. Added bonus – it’s a great year for grapes!
Boone’s pick for June 2018 is the beautiful Goldflame Honeysuckle. An extremely versatile plant, the Goldflame Honeysuckle vine can be trimmed into a shrub or even used as rambling ground cover. No matter how you decide to incorporate it into your landscaping, the Goldflame Honeysuckle is very fragrant.
Ornamental grasses are great seasonal plants. They are easy to grow, hardy and resistant to most pests. They come in varieties from low 6” mounds of bright blue fescue to huge billowing grasses, such as Japanese Silver Grass that towers up to 12-15 feet. We are currently growing 12 exciting varieties, but we have many more to come in the Spring of 2018.
As the winter season sets in, the Hollies (Ilex) show their bounty of berries. Boone chose holly as his December pick because you can’t help but notice it’s one of the only plants in bloom this time of year. Currently, at Bruce Nurseries, we are growing over 15 varieties of Ilex, available in all sizes from small to large to meet your landscaping needs.