Jenni's Spot

Jenni's Spot

Jenni’s Thoughts!

I will assume if you are a customer of Harmony Nursery you love the great outdoors, gardening and knowing about all the new and tried and true plants….(Mable the pup and Tommy the big black cat!) For this newsletter I will talk about tried and true plants. These are plants that can be under used just because they are unknown. They maybe don’t have a fancy brand name on the container or they are native plants that do so well in our gardens for years in Eastern Nebraska. We have many on this list and carry different ones in a 3-year rotation. This year we are growing Thermopsis lanceolate or common name is Carolina Lupine. Thermopsis is very easy to grow in the sun or shade. It has a beautiful yellow lupine blossom and one of the first perennials to bloom in the spring. It puts on a big beautiful show! Helenium mariachi ‘Salsa’ is a great mid to late summer bloomer. It is just full of color. Common name for Helenium is sneezeweed and there are several great varieties. Festiva Maxima Peony is large, double and pure white. Fragrant blooms have made this variety a popular for many generations. Favorite long-time customers of ours shared the name of this lovely peony! Thank you, Chuck and Ruby! Saponaria lempergii ‘Max Frei’, common name is soapwort is a great front border perennial. I swear every time I walk by this plant in Garden 8 it is in full bloom until late fall! Great perennial to add along pathways to add a punch of pink in your mid to late summer bloom. We are adding a list of Great Plants that are underused on the website.

As always, we can’t wait to see you this 2020 season! I hope you have enjoyed reading our Newsletter and have found some new plants, tools, and supplies to try….join us at Harmony Nursery & Daylily Farm.

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