Jen’s Favorites 2009

Nourish Fleurish Renew at Greenscape Gardens

Edible plants can nourish our bodies and our souls. 

Check out these cool plant picks to add to your garden!  These are easy to grow and will prove to be a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies!

Nourish

Favorite Herbs:

Basil ‘Pesto Perpetuo’

Basil ‘Pesto Perpetuo’

This basil deserves a spot in your garden because it has variegated foliage and works great in your favorite Italian dishes!

Mint - any kind

Mint (any kind)

This is a must have for every gardener that likes to enjoy a nice, cold Mojito (or fresh iced tea) after a day of digging! (but be sure to plant it in a pot ‘cause it’ll take over your entire garden!) 

 

Favorite Fruit/Veggies:

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes like ‘Brandywine’ can’t be beat when it comes to flavor, but for beginner gardeners, be sure to try cherry or grape tomatoes.

Zukes and Cukes

Zukes and Cukes

No veggie garden is complete without Zukes and Cukes!

Honeycrisp apple

Honeycrisp apple

My favorite apple of all time is the Honeycrisp apple.  I’ve paid a pretty penny for them at the grocery store, so this year I’m planting some trees!  Just make sure you check a pollination chart for best fruiting results!

 

Fleurish

These are just a few favorites for this year that will fill your world with color!

Twist’n’Shout Endless Summer Hydrangea

Twist’n’Shout Endless Summer Hydrangea

Twist’n’Shout Endless Summer Hydrangea is the newest addition to this repeat blooming collection of hydrangeas.

Drift Roses

Drift Roses

Drift Roses are true groundcover roses only reaching around 18” tall, perfect for small garden spaces and containers.

Mandalay Begonias

Mandalay Begonias

Don’t miss the new Mandalay Begonias, these are a delight to grow in containers, hanging baskets and window boxes!  These aren’t your run-of-the-mill begonias, they’ll spill out over the edge of a pot and provide constant color all summer long.

 

Renew

These plants will serve to help restore and renew the biodiversity in your garden.  Look for plants that can be enjoyed by beneficial insects and birds!

Serviceberry

Serviceberry

Serviceberry is a favorite amongst robins, be sure to snag some before they get to ‘em first!  This Missouri native also has incredibly beautiful fall color!

‘Lo & Behold’ Butterfly Bush

‘Lo & Behold’ Butterfly Bush

Check out this new butterfly bush called ‘Lo & Behold’, this miniature shrub only gets 2-3 feet tall and blooms all summer! (this one’s not known to be invasive in our region…so far)

Grow Native

It just makes sense to try to incorporate native plants into your landscape!  Learn more at www.grownative.org!

Show Me Rain Gardens

Learn more about the impact that plants can have on water quality and storm water management at www.showmeraingardens.com

And one more!

This one deserves to be on my favorites list as a drought-tolerant container plant!  You’re gonna love it too!

Rasta Man Agave

Rasta Man Agave

Rasta Man Agave is the perfect name for this jammin’ new agave!

 

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