Posts by T. Lander

Springtime Blooms… for this Suc...

Springtime Blooms… for this Succulent

This little succulent plant welcomes spring each year with an early bouquet of delicate pink flowers. Not just amazing for their unique growing shapes, succulents can also add bright colors to your garden with their one-of-a-kind flowers. This compact succulent is aptly named Crassula ‘Springtime’. With the majority of succulent plants blooming in the summer, […]

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Raspberry Planting & Pruning How...

Raspberry Planting & Pruning How-To

Is there anything as delicious as the rich, tart-sweet taste of fresh raspberries? They’re so good fresh on ice cream, cereal, salads, in pies and jams, and a wide assortment of other mouth watering dishes. The good news for us is that raspberries are easy to grow in our area of Oregon. So, with a […]

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Pruning Rule of Thumb

Pruning Rule of Thumb

Pruning can be confusing. Mostly because of a couple questions: When is the right time to prune? How much do I cut off? While each plant is different, there are some general guidelines to get you started. Reasons for Pruning Rejuvenate. Shrubs that have become leggy or have weak flower production can be helped a […]

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Fall Garden Color

Fall Garden Color

Fall can be one of the most colorful times of year in your garden. Show some fall style in your yard with these plants that display stunning autumn color. Ornamental Kale – showy plants that give you beautiful whites, pinks, purples and reds from fall through winter. They prefer cool weather and full sun to […]

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Jovibarba vs Sempervivum Flowers

Jovibarba vs Sempervivum Flowers

There are several plant varieties that are referred to as “hens and chicks.” Sometimes it is difficult to tell them apart. Sempervivum and Jovibarba plants for example look almost identical, but their flowers are completely distinct. Botanists actually use a plants flowers more than the plant itself to distinguish/classify plants. See the difference in flowers […]

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A Few New Succulent Plants

A Few New Succulent Plants

We’ve been growing a lot of new succulent varieties this year. Here are pics of a few: Echeveria Afterglow – this one quickly became a favorite with its burning bright colors that you just won’t find on other varieties.   Sempervivum Fire Dragon calcareum – lime green leaves with smoldering dark red tips is a […]

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And the Winner is…

And the Winner is…

Amy B! Congratulations! Sorry everyone else. Still, we’d love to send you some of our beautiful plants next time you’re looking for some awesome succulents.

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Succulent Ground Covers

Succulent Ground Covers

Sedums and other succulent plants make colorful and impressive ground covers. People often want to know how long it will take their new plants to fill in an area. As a general rule of thumb, ground covers will spread an inch a month. This means that if you space your plants 6″ apart it will […]

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Hardy Hen & Chick Plant Test

Hardy Hen & Chick Plant Test

See just how tough hens and chicks can be. Customers often want to know how long they can hold their plants before planting them again. We decided to perform a little test. We started with four similar plants and put them in situations that might arise when you can’t get around to planting right away.

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How to Rejuvinate Succulent Container...

How to Rejuvinate Succulent Container Gardens

With time, even the best succulent container gardens start to look overgrown and bedraggled. Taking a few minutes to spruce up the plants can get your container looking fresh and new again. You’ll want to start by removing all of the old growth from the pot. Save anything that you want to re-use.

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