Category Archives: Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month: Yew

Yews are a diverse group of evergreens with fringelike foliage that can are highly tolerant to most growing conditions. Height and growth habit vary between varieties, meaning there is a yew for almost every need. Taller, upright varieties like Fastigiata work well for framing entryways or planted closely together to form privacy screens. Varieties like […]

Plant of the Month: Spruces

These evergreen conifers are known for their upright pyramidal growth. Some varieties are even grown by Christmas tree farms specifically for their shape. Heights vary between varieties, with most averaging between 30-60 feet tall at maturity. Dwarf varieties do exist, allowing those of us with smaller yards to enjoy these trees too. Care Full sun, […]

Plant of the Week: Red Twig & Yellow Twig Dogwood

These upright shrubs are some of the few deciduous plants that shine even brighter after they lose their leaves in fall and that is thanks to their vibrantly colored branches. As the names suggest, Red Twig and Yellow Twig Dogwoods have strikingly colorful branches that they show off fall and winter, adding bright interest during […]

Plant of the Week: Coral Bells

Heuchera, more commonly known as Coral Bells, is a fabulous shade perennial that’s practically an evergreen in Hampton Roads. While primarily grown for its colorful foliage, which comes in various shades of green, red, orange and purple, it blooms graceful bell-shaped flowers on tall stems beginning in late spring. Hummingbirds frequently visit those flowers all […]