Tag: coral bells

Walnuts on the tree Ripe walnuts popping out of their shell.

Juglone-Tolerant Plants for Gardening Near Black Walnut Trees

While black walnut (Juglans nigra) trees are beloved for their rich history, they have accrued a problematic reputation among gardeners for a few reasons. Most notably, they produce a toxic chemical called juglone. Gardening near (or even under) walnut trees is still possible, so don’t resent your trees just yet. We’ve compiled a list of plants showing juglone tolerance in the landscape to help assuage any worries.

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Miranda on a tour of the greenhouse

Greenhouse Tour: May 2022

Join Miranda (our horticulture expert) on a spring tour of our greenhouses located in Grand Haven, Michigan. There’s so much to see, but in this video, we’ll highlight some of our favorites: irises, geums, lavender, and coral bells.

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foamy bell and blue star creeper in part shade

Blue Star Creeper & ‘Red Rover’ Foamy Bells

You may be wondering why we’re suggesting you grow a shade plant with a sun plant, but trust us! Blue star creeper is known to adding a splash of color in the sun with a blanket of light blue flowers, while Fun and Games® ‘Red Rover’ foamy bells pops in the shade with coppery red foliage.

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a variety of shade plants thriving in a home garden

Hosta & Coral Bells

When anyone asks what plants I recommend for shade, I almost always answer with hostas and coral bells (Heuchera). Both perennials are staples for shade gardens.

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