Ron Wilson Plant of the Week


This week’s featured plant is one that I fell in love with the first time I saw it in action.  It’s one of those perennials that just loves doing its thing; Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint.  Tough, durable, drought tolerant, low growing (mounding) perennial with soft, fragrant gray green foliage covered in sprays of large distinct bluish purple flowers, that with deadheading come and go thru October.  Compact, prolific and beautiful!  Give this one well drained soils and good light and it’ll perform for you like no other. Low groundcover, rock gardens, edging, deer resistant, and to top it all of, a true magnet for the pollinators!   Look for several other selections in this group including Cat’s Meow, Dropmore, Junior Walker, Little Tich…and probably more to come!


Joe Strecker Plant of the Week


Gary Sullivan Rose (Easy Does It Rose)

A distinctively delightful, and as its name implies, super easy to grow! Bring swirling shades of mango-orange, peach-pink and honey-apricot blooms to your garden.