Rhododendrons are one of the most popular spring-blooming plants available. These plants are very hardy in our area and once established will grow profusely with very little maintenance required. Rhododendrons do best in moist, rich, well-drained soil that gets full sun to full shade. Planting Rhododendrons Dig a hole twice the width and one half… Read More

Hydrangea Paniculata Varieties

Hydrangea: Summer-Long Color and More No other group of shrubs we know has undergone such a transformation in recent years as Hydrangeas. For generations, Hydrangeas had languished as dependable, if unexciting, shrubs whose large, pale flower heads provided useful filler for the midsummer garden. Then in 2003, a Midwestern plant breeder introduced Endless Summer, a… Read More

Encore Azaleas

People who adore spring-blooming azaleas can now enjoy an explosion of colors season after season with the Encore Azalea. Each of the many Encore varieties begins their performance with the spring flowering season. Once this “first act” of blooming concludes, new shoots begin to grow and set new buds. The Encore Azalea’s “second act” opens… Read More

Farmer’s 5 Step Rose Care Plan

Plant new roses using a high-quality soil such as Meadows Farms Planting Mix or any other good soil that is high in organic matter. Plant with a good starter fertilizer like Espoma Organic’s Bio-tone Plus to encourage strong root formation. Water thoroughly. In early March, fertilize existing roses with your favorite rose fertilizer. We recommend… Read More

Traditional & Climbing Roses

Roses are a beloved part of our gardens, with an abundance of styles and colors to choose from! Climbing Roses: Add grace & nostalgia to any garden. Use them on walls & fences, pillars & posts, trellises or entrance ways. An added bonus is that they require very little pruning. Almost all are repeat bloomers…. Read More

Knockout Roses

Everyone loves roses, and one of the most popular varieties on the market is the long-lasting Knockout Rose. Knockout Roses have earned their popularity by having a consistent bloom throughout the summer, by being easy to grow, and by not requiring the special care of other hybrid rose types. Knockouts are cold tolerant up to… Read More

Drift Groundcover Roses

Drift Groundcover Roses Drift roses are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniatures. From the groundcover roses they kept toughness, disease resistance and winter hardiness. From the miniatures, they inherited a well-managed size and repeat-blooming nature. The low, spreading habit of Drift is perfect for small gardens and combination planters. They brighten borders, fill… Read More


“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” With over 100 species of roses throughout the world, there is a variety for everyone! Whether climbing or crawling, fragrant or simply beautiful, vibrant red or pure white, these attractive plants have been a garden staple for generations! Learn more about rose varieties: Drift Groundcover… Read More

Japanese Pieris

Pieris japonica, also known as Japanese Pieris, Japanese Andromeda, or Lily-of-the-Valley Plant, is a hardy and versatile evergreen shrub that provides excellent color and interest throughout the season. During the spring season, bell-shaped, lily-of-the-valley-like blooms provide cascading color to signal the beginning of the new season. But this isn’t the only show that Japanese Pieris… Read More