Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Blends for 2013

We have offered several new blends in our 2013 Landscape Bulb Program. Here are a few that I introduced.
Impress Me


The Emporer

Monday, June 3, 2013

Ash Tree Replacement

I know it's not bulbs or perennials, but I thought it might be of interest. A couple months ago the Village of Arlington Heights cut down my neighbors half-dead ash tree and today I see they dropped off a replacement tree to plant in its place. I was curious for some time to see what they would replace them with and  it is... a Common Hackberry. Don't know much about them, but I do see after looking it up, that they produce a small berry, (thus HackBERRY). Hopefully it won't bee too messy. Upon further inspection of the surrounding ashes, because there is one in front of every house on the block, I think we will lose 2 or 3 of the surrounding ones. Even though the one directly across the street was treated it might have been too late. Mine still looks OK, let's keep our fingers crossed (treated it last year).


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Guess Who Bloomed Today!

Iris germanica 'War Cheif'... that's who. It's amazing how dark the buds are before opening to this wonderful  chocolate reddish maroon. As the bloom progresses it will change color hues.
Bud Stage

6 flower buds per stalk

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Crazy Weather?

Wow, what a week of weather we have had in Chicago area, first 5 to 6 inches of rain, then snow. Granted it wasn't much but it was April 20th.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What's Blooming on April 16th, 2013

Just thought I'd post what's blooming to maybe lift a few spirits! Photos are not from this year, but they are blooming. It's raining today so current photos are not going to happen.


Kaufmanniana Tulip Hearts Delight

Kaufmanniana Tulip Hearts Delight

Dutchmaster Daffodil