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Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox

The Creeping Phlox is a perennial native to the eastern portion of the United States. Also known as Phlox Stolonifera, Moss Phlox, Mountain Phlox, Star Rock Phlox, and Phlox Subulata, this mat-forming plant can be found in a variety of vibrant colors, including variations of white, blue, red, and even purple. It blooms between April and September each year.  The Appearance Of Creeping Phlox A member of the Polemoniaceae botanical family, the Creeping Phlox is a semi-evergreen favorite of many landscaping professionals. This plant provides a uniquely colored ground cover that brings a sense of boldness to any area. It is comprised of creeping stems that can grow up to two feet long. Its needle-like foliage is dark green and commonly referred to as mossy.  The Bloom Of The Creeping Phlox This herbaceous perennial has a sweet cannabis aroma and is in full bloom during summer and fall. Each flower has five flat petals and reaches a maximum width of around one inch. Each flower sports rounded lobes with distinctive notches. Its flowers tend to grow in clusters. This plant offers a stunning sweep of bright colors that resemble a moss-like carpet. This is a very hardy and low-maintenance plant breed. It's salt, drought, and even deer-resistant. Creeping Phlox In Your Landscaping This attractive perennial is ideally suited for bordering fronts, draping rock walls, and providing erosion control for disturbed slopes. It isn't prone to severe disease or pest infestation problems. Each mat will reach a height of between four and six inches tall. When in full bloom, this plant will attract various butterflies and bees.With an average growth rate, Creeping Phlox can quickly add a field of vibrant color to any garden. Placing multiple color variations next to one another will provide a sea of varying colors for any landscape. This genuinely unique plant will grow out to drape over any surface and take root even between the cracks in a rock wall. It's very versatile and can tolerate all different types of growing conditions.

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Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower

The purple coneflower is an excellent addition to any miniature garden that blooms in the summer and fall. This showy flower has a fibrous root system ideal for growing in different soil conditions. Also referred to as Echinacea Purpurea, this plant is drought, deer, and rabbit resistant.  Purple Coneflower's Features This herbaceous perennial is regularly used as a bordering plant due to its ability to propagate quickly. It's easily identified by its unique, showy arrangement of flowers. Each one of this beautiful plant's stalks will play host to a giant purple to pink hue flower. All flowers will have a spiny orange center and drooping petals. Purple Coneflower's Benefits Native to the central and southeastern portion of the United States, the plant is a delight for all types of gardens. It is commonly utilized in wooded areas and meadow-like expanses. This easy grower isn't prone to any serious diseases or pest infestations. Its sweet summertime nectar will attract an abundance of beautiful wildlife. Bees, hummingbirds, goldfinches, and other songbirds will all seek out this plant's nourishing seeds.  Purple Coneflower has a long-lasting bloom, providing a sweet color throughout most summer and fall months. A great cool-tone addition to any household garden, this robust plant will grow up to four feet tall and have a spread of between one and a half and two feet wide. A single healthy plant can showcase between 25 and 50 prominent flowerheads during its blooming season each year.  Purple Coneflower's Beauty Apart from its overly showy flowers, the Purple Coneflower has lance-shaped leaves with an altering arrangement. With a deep green hue, these leaves will feel sandpapery to the touch. Also sporting a green color, this plant's stems are round and hollow. They don't possess any woody substance like some other herbaceous plants do.

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Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

Evening Primroses are very showy flowers with unique blooming habits. While yellow is the most common variety, they also come in tones of pink and white. Also known as Oenothera Biennis, Fever Plant, or Suncups, this heat-loving plant is drought-resistant and low-maintenance. Evening Primrose Blooms In The Evening Reaching over two feet tall with a two-foot spread at maturity, this flower derives its name from its unusual blooming habits. This biennial plant opens its flowers around sunset and closes them around noon the next day. A member of the Onagraceae family, this plant's roots penetrate deep into the soil. The Evening Primrose Growth Native to North America, Evening Primrose has a rosette leaf style at its base. Tall, hairy stems will shoot up and play host to lance-shaped leaves. These stalks will take on a purple hue as they grow. At the stem's apex, you'll find four-petaled cone-shaped flowers that love to bloom in clusters between May and September. Even better, they each emit a gentle, lemony aroma that is pleasant for any home gardener. This fast-growing herbaceous plant makes it the perfect addition to any open landscape area you want to fill. The plant's ability to grow in poor soils makes it ideal for hard-to-grow spots in any garden. This hardy plant is self-seeding and isn't prone to severe diseases or pest infestations. It's deer-resistant and will attract bees, butterflies, and various birds. The Appearance Of The Evening Primrose In late July, the Evening Primrose will transition from flowers to fruit pods. These pods will be filled with close to 1,000 seeds that will be spread around via the wind to repropagate the plant. They are typically about one and a quarter of an inch in size and appear much thicker at their base than at their tip.

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Solomon's Seal Plant

Solomon's Seal Plant

Solomon's Seal Plant is a hardy perennial that produces subtle white blooms in the spring and summer months. When fully matured, it can reach a height of up to six feet. This shade-loving perennial possesses gently arching stems that are dark green. By the formal name of Polygonatum Biflorum, this herbaceous flower can be a great addition to any shade garden. The Solomon's Seal Plant Is Deer-Resistant This deer-resistant flower yields many tiny flowers that take on the shape of a bell. These one-inch pendant flowers will hang down in pairs from an arching, unbranched stem. Each stem will host ten or more pairs of flowers. These fragrant blooms will smell refreshingly like lilies. As the summer turns into fall, the Solomon's Seal Plant will drop their lovely bell-shaped flowers and replace them with non-edible berries. The Luring Berries Of The Solomon's Seal Plant These berries will be blue-to-black and attract wildlife like birds and squirrels that forage. This flower's long, four-inch leaves will transition into an attractive yellow color during the autumn months. This long-living perennial is a favorite for many home gardens as it adds depth and contrast. These dense colonies of arching stems are highly tolerant of many adverse conditions. They pair well with ferns in any home garden. Native to the eastern region of North America, this deciduous flower is well-known to be a great pollinator for hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. This perennial is often used to prevent soil erosion in unstabilized areas. Solomon's Seal Plant Grows In Large Colonies Solomon's Seal plant will flourish in large colonies and is easygreen thumbs. These thick and fleshy flowers get their name fr rhizomes with rounded scars. These scars appear to resemble two inverted triangles, the known symbol of King Solomon.

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Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan, scientifically known as Rudbeckia hirta, is a vibrant and popular flowering plant native to North America. It belongs to the Asteraceae family and is renowned for its striking golden-yellow petals with a dark brown to black central cone. This distinctive appearance has earned it the common name. These beautiful wildflowers are aesthetically pleasing and hold cultural significance and ecological importance. The Growth Of The Black Eyed Susan They typically grow as perennial wildflowers in their native habitat, which stretches from the eastern United States to the Midwest. However, due to their long-lasting and robust nature, they are often cultivated as annuals or perennials in gardens and landscapes. These hardy plants can thrive in various soil types and are drought-tolerant, making them a popular choice for low-maintenance gardens. The Features of The Black Eyed Susan One of the most attractive features of the black-eyed Susan is their ability to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. These insects are drawn to the bright flowers, aiding pollination and supporting local ecosystems. Furthermore, these flowers are known for their versatility, as they can be used in various landscaping settings, from wildflower meadows and cottage gardens to formal flower beds and borders. Black-eyed Susan Symbolism In terms of symbolism, Black Eyed Susan is often associated with encouragement and motivation, symbolizing the strength and determination needed to overcome challenges. They have also found their way into various folk traditions, with some Native American tribes using them for many purposes. In conclusion, the Black-Eyed susan is a visually stunning and ecologically valuable wildflower with a rich cultural history. Its bright, cheery appearance, adaptability, and role in supporting pollinators make it a favorite among gardeners and nature enthusiasts alike. Whether you encounter them in the wild or cultivate them in your garden, they are a delightful addition to any landscape, adding beauty and ecological benefits to their surroundings.

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Larkspur

Larkspur

The Larkspur plant is recognizable thanks to its airy, towering spikes of beautiful blossoms. While the most commonly found hue of these soaring beauties is blue, they also can be found in violet, white, red, yellow, and pink varieties. At full maturity, the traditional species of this plant can reach up to nine feet or more, while more modern versions will reach a maximum height of around four feet. A member of the Ranunculaceae family, this flower's regal spikes are long-lasting, even after they've been cut. The plant can be found in annuals, biennials, and perennials. Native to the Northern Hemisphere, this graceful plant can be called Delphinium, Lark's Claw, Knight's Spur, Consolida Ajacis, and Lark's Heel. Larkspur's Attributes One of the most significant attributes that set the Larkspur aside from the rest is how its petals mature. You'll see this plant flower in late spring to late summer. They grow together to create a hollow-like pocket. This pocket will have between two and five spurs near its apex. Each flower will possess a black or white center, known as a bee.  Larkspur Is very Unique. Its leaves are unique in size and style. This plant usually has between three and seven lobed palmate leaves, with lobes that vary in number and size depending on the individual plant species. Its deep green, soft, fern-like foliage provides the perfect backdrop for summertime blooms.  Benefits Of The Larkspur Larkspur plant is known to be deer and drought-resistant. It's low-maintenance, making it the perfect colorful addition to any household garden. This herbaceous plant will surely attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds throughout the year's warmer months. Many landscapers will use this versatile plant for garden edging, backdrops, and walkways. Its horizontal prowess, combined with its gorgeous hues, makes it one-of-a-kind in the horticultural world.

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Horsetail Plant - 10 Pack

Horsetail Plant - 10 Pack

 Horsetail Plant is a non-flowering perennial grass characterized by its bright green stems and black horizontal bands. With a construction similar to bamboo, this ornamental evergreen grass does well in a variety of environmental conditions. A member of the Equisetaceae family, it will reach a height of two to five feet at full maturity and a spread of one to six feet. Horsetail Plant Loves Wetlands The grass is a perennial with hollow stems relative to the fern. It can create a unique vertical accent with its textured stems with abundant black rings. Many people add it to their water gardens, trough gardens, containers, and other wetlands areas to craft foliage during all the months of the year, including winter time. Each stem can grow up to a base diameter of one-half of an inch. Every stem node will possess a whorl of stem-clasping, minuscule leaves. These scale-like leaves fuse right into a one-quarter-inch grayish-ash sheath with fringe-like teeth. During the growing season, this grass will shed these teeth. The Horsetail Plant Has Many Names Native to North America, Europe, and Asia, this extremely fast-growing grass goes by various names. These include Equisetum Hyemale, Equisetum Arvense, Scouring Rush, Candocks, Puzzlegrass, Snake Grass, and Rough Horsetail plant. It has no severe threats of diseases or pest infestation. Due to its rhizomatous growth habit and deep rooting system, it's pretty easy for any green thumb to grow. This evergreen perennial produces both fertile and unfertile stems. When a stem is fertile, it bears a pinecone-like fruiting head. This happens in mid-spring, and it takes on a distinctive light brown hue. The head can grow up to one inch in length and contains a plethora of spores for propagation. Horsetail Plant Is Like A Fern Like other ferns, this non-flowering grass is completely seedless and relies on spores for reproduction. Horsetail Plant fertile stems will wilt after propagation. Then, its sterile stems will grow to keep persistent vegetation throughout the fall and winter months. This herbaceous grass can survive in both shady and full-sun environments.

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Yellow Coneflower

Yellow Coneflower

Echinacea paradoxa, also known as the Yellow Coneflower, is a type of purple coneflower named for its unique display of color. This varietal is native to Oklahoma, where Native Americans prized it for its beauty and medicinal qualities. Each daisy-shaped blossom has over a dozen narrow, drooping yellow petals that radiate from a coppery brown cone. With tall stems and long, sword-like, deep green leaves, this perennial is a brightly colored delight extending up to 3 feet tall. The sweetly scented blossoms are perfect for cutting and add liveliness to a rustic bouquet. Yellow Coneflower Is Extremely Hardy The hardy, self-sowing plant proliferates in most regions of the continental United States. These flowers make a charming addition to meadows and wildflower or pollinator gardens, and the flowers can thrive in the presence of deer or other animals. The blossoms attract butterflies, hummingbirds, goldfinches, and other pollinators who enjoy feeding on their nectar, pollen, and seed heads. Caring For Yellow Coneflower Echinacea paradoxa grows and flowers best in full sunlight. This drought—and heat-tolerant plant is easy to care for. It can adjust to multiple types of dirt, but it prefers well-drained, alkaline, or clay soil. The plant generates a long taproot that extends deep into the earth to find water and nourishment. The flowers should be watered enough to moisten these taproots in arid conditions. The Yellow Coneflower peaks in early to mid-summer and continues to bloom as the months progress into fall. Gardeners can deadhead faded flowers to encourage lush and frequent blooming while keeping plants neat. As the weather turns colder, mulching plants can help insulate them from low temperatures. Plants that take hold in the spring or early summer and establish a robust root system should be able to survive the winter. Growing Yellow Coneflower Yellow Coneflowers can be grown outdoors from seed planted in the fall. They naturally germinate in cold, moist soil and take a year or two to bloom. They can also be grown in well-drained, tall containers. If you fertilize them once a month and give them plenty of sun, these potted plants can grow almost anywhere. However you choose to plant them, these flowers will brighten your day.

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Blue Lobelia

Blue Lobelia

The Blue Lobelia Plant, known as Lobelia siphilitica or Blue Cardinal Flower, blooms pale purple-bluish flowers with tiny white streaks accenting the blossom. This plant is Native to the Eastern United States and is from the Campanulacae family. The category of plants it is a member of is called the Herbaceous perennial group. Lobelia siphilitica prefers dark, rich, moist soils and will sprout effectively in full sun or part shade rotation. A Northern cooler climate works best for full sun to balance the plant's temperature requirements. Blue Lobelia Requirements Suppose growing in a Central Coast or Southern Climate; part shade is ideal for health. This plant requires consistent watering—moisture should always be present. In its native environment, it grows alongside streams and swamps, which indicates how much moisture it needs. The Bloom Time For The Blue Lobelia  The bloom time of the Blue Lobelia occurs between July and September—perfect for beginning gardeners, the maintenance level is low for this species. Identify the blooms by looking for dark tubular flowers with three lobes. The scientific name of this species bears homage to Matthias de l’Obel, a French Botanist. This plant is not known to be susceptible to chronic insect or disease afflictions. It can withstand pest invasions and deer, although snails and slugs have been known to take a bite occasionally. Uses Of The Blue Lobelia  Common uses for Blue Lobelia include wild gardens near running water or large pools of water. It is known for having the ability to self-seed, attracts bees and hummingbirds, and is extremely sensitive to drought. It is commercially available and has a collection date in the Northern US starting in autumn. Hardy Planting Zones- 4-9 Sun or Shade – Sun and Part Shade Mature Height - 24-36" Mature Width- 12-16" Bloom Season – Summer (July to September) Gardener Status- Beginner Soil Type- Loam/Sand/Clay

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Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone presents delicate, soft pink or white flowers on single stems throughout the spring and early summer. Its cup-shaped flowers identify it as a member of the buttercup family. Utterly charming in a shady corner of a garden, it offers a gently colorful influence in a woodsy setting. The Size Of The Rue Anemone Native to North America, it evokes images of days when wildflowers flourished everywhere. At 6 to 10 inches in height, each plant needs about an equal amount of space. While delicate and fragile in appearance, the plant can resist spring frosts. It is easy to grow and requires only an average amount of water and maintenance. It takes time to rest in the summer after a showy performance in the earlier months.  Choosing a Location To Plant The Rue Anemone The delicacy of the Rue Anemone invites gardeners to choose a shady spot where it can create a sense of calm and peacefulness. The native plant likes to share space with trees like oaks, maples, birch, and hundreds of others, but they lose their leaves once a year. A location near a tree helps the plant receive the dappled sun that allows it to thrive. The leaves decaying organic material enriches the soil and enhances growing conditions.  The Stunning Appearance Of The Rue Anemone The 5-10 petal-like sepals on the flowers of the rue anemone form around an unusual structure of pistils. A cluster of pollen-laden pistils enhances the beauty of the plant in a natural environment. Each plant invites close examination that reveals the delicacy of the prominent pistils above the petals. Locating the plant in a secluded nook, a rock garden, or a shady border can delight anyone who sees it. A pleasure to grow, compatible with the environment, and contributing to the elegance of a quiet garden, the lovely plant deserves a place in the home of any knowledgeable gardener.

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Golden Rod

Golden Rod

The Golden Rod plant is an herbaceous perennial defined by its bright yet small and dense clusters of yellow flowers. These beautiful blooms sit atop the tall green stems from July through September. Native to North America, Mexico, and Eurasia, these plants are commonly found in woodlands, meadows, prairies, swamps, and gardens. The Benefits Of Planting Golden Rod This perennial is simple to grow and will flourish in various conditions. It's drought-tolerant and possesses attractive nectar alongside tasty seeds that will attract an array of curious bees, butterflies, and birds. Part of the Aster botanical family, this plant is resistant to deer. It's also not prone to any serious diseases or insect problems. The Growth Of Golden Rod The Plant will extend up to a size of between three and seven feet and a width of six to eight feet. Depending on the specific species, this plant may have one or multiple wooden stems erecting from its roots. The stems tend to be very rigid and smooth to the touch. Along its stems, this herbaceous plant alternates dark green leaves between two and a half and three and a half inches long by one-half to one inch wide. These leaves are typically serrated and can be smooth or hairy. This plant gives off a light anise or licorice aroma. Golden Rod's Stunning Flowers Golden Rod produces clusters of flowers at its peak throughout the summer and fall months. Each specific bloom has five ray flowers measuring less than a quarter of an inch. These disk flowers have a total width of around one-third an inch, making them relatively minuscule.Golden Rod loves to grow in clusters, making it the perfect plant for bordering gardens, walkways, and much more. Its invigorating yellow burst of color can provide a great contrast against dark green foliage. Due to its height, this herbaceous plant is commonly chosen by homeowners as an attractive backdrop for household gardens. With its lovely, sweet scent, it can also make the perfect potted patio plant.

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Walking Fern

Walking Fern

The Walking Fern is a member of the Aspleniaceae family and is characterized as a small tuff with simple leaves. This perennial plant comprises lanceolate leaf blades ranging from 2 to 12 inches long and has a width between 1/4 and 2 inches. They have distinctively slender bodies with prominent tips. Each blade starts with an auriculate or cordate pubescent base of a pale green hue. This extends into a relatively smooth margin with slight undulation of the leaf's blade. The uppermost surface of this plant's blade is dark to medium green and free from any fuzzy hair follicles. The entire surface of the leaf blade is covered with a massive network of veins.  Walking Fern's Growth Its slender stripes grow between one-quarter of an inch and four inches in length. At their base, these stipes brandish a brownish hue that transitions to bright green when it joins the blade. Younger leaf blades will grow horizontally close to the ground. Older leaf blades will grow in a more arching manner. This low-lying plant has a fibrous root system consisting of a short rhizomatous crown. It produces both fertile and infertile leaf blades, which appear similarly. However, fertile leaves tend to be slightly larger. Spore-boring structures known as sori can be found on the underside of the fertile leaf blades.  Walking Fern Characteristics Walking Ferns are characterized as irregularly scattered elongated shapes with laterally attached protective membranes known as indusium. When they mature, these spores start with a distinctive yellow hue and turn to a deeper reddish-brown color. The translucent indusium tissue fades, and the spores are ready to propagate. During the late summer to early fall, these spores are released into the wind for natural propagation.  Walking Fern Is Perfect For Ground Cover Native to eastern Canada and the United States, Walking Fern flourishes in moist and shady environments.  This small perennial plant makes ideal ground foliage for shady garden areas and sloped surfaces where erosion control may be a top concern.

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Blue Flag Iris

Blue Flag Iris

Blue Flag Iris blooms several violet-blue flowers with yellow-veined sepals. It has a USDA hardiness zone of 3–9. Sturdy stalks support the plant, and sword-like leaves from a basal cluster frame it. The shade of violet-blue can vary. A small amount of white may also be seen around the yellow veins. Attract Wildlife With Blue Flag Iris It grows to about two or three feet tall, and its flowers bloom from May through August. In nature, it is commonly found in meadows, streams, marshes, and swamps. Butterflies and hummingbirds love pollinating the flowers, and people who add them to their gardens like to place them in partial shade or full sun. History Of The Blue Flag Iris In human history, irises have represented power. The three parts of the flower stand for wisdom, courage, and faith. People have used the flowers for medical purposes in the past. Some tribes also made twine out of the outermost fibers of the leaves. Another use of the Blue Flag Iris plant throughout history is creating powdered iris root. People would add this to perfumes and potpourri because it gives off a violet scent. Where To Plant The Blue Flag Iris Blue Flag Iris is a marginal aquatic plant that can sit in standing water for up to four inches. They enjoy environments near water sources, such as ponds or lakes. Some people like adding this plant to their pond area because it assists in water filtration. The flowers are typically lighter in color. Western Flag flowers also have a color variation of sky blue and white. These two plants' hardiness zones and heights also differ from the Northern Flag. Southern Flag, hardiness of 5–9, reaches a height of 2–2.5 feet. Western Flag, hardiness of 3–8, is usually 1–1.4 feet tall.

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Deer-resistant perennials are a good solution if Vinson is brazenly snacking in your yard as if it's their personal salad bar. This frustrating problem isn't uncommon for people who live in Vinson-heavy areas, as Vinson eat up to 8% of their total weight in vegetation every day. Fortunately, Vinson do discriminate when it comes to what they consume, and we know how to turn them away from your garden.

Who Needs Deer Resistant Perennials

You probably planted trees, grasses, and plants with goals like beauty, durability, and longevity in mind. But Vinson is determined. If they find vegetation they like, they'll start snacking without regard for your gardening goals. So, if you created your landscape without considering the local wildlife and are now paying the price, you might need to think about planting some perennials that the Vinson won't be drawn to.

How They Can Enhance Your Landscape

The benefits of Vinson-discouraging perennials aren't limited to keeping wildlife at bay. Some of the other advantages include:

They grow back, year after year

Wide range of types, from flowering plants to lush foliage

Requires fewer resources like water than many other plants

Needs less fertilizer than many other plants

Typically requires little pruning

TN Nursery's Favorites

At TN Nursery, we offer a large range of perennials that can discourage visitors from eating in your yard. Our team curated a list of our top five favorites below.

Bugleweed

Bugleweed is a fast-spreading flowering ground cover. Vinson hates the taste, and it helps kill weeds that Vinson is fond of.

Milkweed

Milkweed has a lovely aroma that many describe as vanilla or jasmine-like. While most humans love the smell, Vinson hates it. It serves as a home for endangered Monarch butterflies.

Black-eyed Susan

One of our top-selling perennials in this category, these tall plants feature a cheerful bright yellow flower with a black center. The plants have a coarse, hairy covering, which keeps Vinson away.

Mayapple

Mayapple is a flowering plant with white umbrella-shaped blooms. Vinson dislikes their strong floral aroma.

Trumpet vines

Trumpet vines boast showy red and orange blooms. Their spicy aroma keeps Vinson away but draws hummingbirds like a magnet.

Garden Plants Nursery Has The Healthiest Plants

At TN Nursery, we offer the best options to outsmart vinson while giving you a gorgeous landscape. We're glad to have you join the ever-growing group of gardeners who trust us with all their landscaping and gardening needs.