Choosing appropriate plant material a landscape project requires careful consideration of climate zone, sun exposure, soil type, soil volume, area of coverage, irrigation needs, fertilization, adjacency to other plants and desired visual effects.
While it might be easiest just to pick plant material from the appropriate hardiness zone, our training and experience has shown that making successful plant material choices are based upon these additional considerations:
- Matching a plant’s growth habit to the type of installation
- Choosing plants based upon seasonal cycles
- Selecting appropriate plant material based upon the client’s commitment to maintenance
- Choosing mixed plantings to ensure the long term success of the project
- Using native plants
Choosing the proper plants is an important design consideration and we offer our advice and guidance for each landscape project to determine appropriate plant choices based upon site conditions.
While the cost of buying from a big box store may be lower, the quality of the plants you’re buying may be worse. Big box stores buy from wholesale growers located all over the U.S. Plants are grown in a somewhat generic greenhouse environment and are not adapted to any specific climate.
We source all of our plant material from local commercial landscape supply companies. We offer a wide selection of nursery products selected carefully from acres of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs in whatever size you need. We work closely with our extensive network of suppliers to provide you with hard-to-find sizes and varieties.
Shade and Ornamental Trees
We offer a large selection of caliper shade and ornamental trees. Our nursery partner stocks large inventories of the most common genus and species available in many sizes. A wide selection of Maples, Oaks, Elms, Crape Myrtles, Cherries, Redbuds and Dogwoods, are readily available throughout most of the year.
We also have access to a large selection of evergreen trees in the most common sizes and varieties. Nurseries are stocked early in the spring and we have access to fresh evergreens throughout the season. Once the summer arrives, summer dug evergreens are availale. Large specimen Boxwoods, large Camellias, Cryptomeria, a large selection of Ilex, large specimen Ligustrum, Magnolias, Thuja Emerald Green and Green Giant, Cedars, Leylands and more. We also work closely with our evergreen suppliers to provide availability of larger sizes and hard to find varieties for you.
We also offer an assortment of unique specimen plant varieties in many different sizes. One-of-a-kind plants that can be featured in your landscape as rare and unusual. Japanese Maples, Cypress, Topiary, Spiral and Espalier plants, Cedars and hardy Palm Trees are readily available for installation in your landscape/
We can delive and install a broad and large assortment of basic evergreen, deciduous and flowering shrubs in landscape sizes. Most of our shrubs are offered in three gallon, seven gallon and 15 gallon sizes. We also have some varieties available in 30 gallon and larger. Abelias, Azaleas, Boxwoods, Camellias, Hydrangea, Ilex, Illicium, Juniper, Ligustrum, Loropetalum, Ornamental Grasses, Nandina, Osmanthus, Knockout and Drift Roses, and much more.
Our nursery partners work with local, regional and national growers to continually stock a large selection of perennials throughout the spring, summer and fall. They focus on the varieties and sizes that appeal to our clients looking to add color, texture and variety to the residential and commercial project. Daylillies, Ferns, Hostas, Iris, Heuchera, Phlox, Dianthus and more are readily available. Our basic perennials are priced right. We also offer a premium line of hard-to-find perennials for the more discerning.
Basic varieties such as Liriope, Ophiopogon, Jasmine, Euonymus and more are readily available in large quantities. We also offer many other ground covers in flats. For example, Vinca, Pachysandra, English Ivy, Mazus, Blue Star Creeper are in stock most of the time at our local nursery suppliers.
We offer Annual Color in Flats in the spring and fall. For spring we have flats of basic color items such as Begonias and Vinca. We also offer premium varieties such as Lantana and Verbena. In the fall we carry a full assortment of Pansies and Violas as well as other fall seasonal items such as ornamental Cabbage and Kale.