Are you reminded of your grandmother when you see a bridal wreath blooming? They are blooming all around La Crosse presently. If you want to be reminded of years ago or just have a comforting feeling, get one now while they are in stock. This is an old-fashioned shrub that is becoming more and more popular.
Wow, we got some beautiful plants in this week. The PJM rhododendrons are amazing, and so are the purple gem and pink treasure rhododendrons. To top that off, the ivory prince lenten roses we just got in have lots of buds and blooms. Never before has this plant arrived so beautiful as this year. Then there are magnolia shrubs, blue ribbons bush clematis that have buds, coral bells and others. Following are images of some of the plants.
White Star Magnolia
Purple Gem Rhododendron
Bud of Pink Treasure Rhododendron
Ivory Prince Lenten Rose
Some of our many plants
Nothing says spring is here like pussy willows and forsythias. The Northern Gold Forsythia was introduced way back in 1979 in Canada. This shrub grows 6-8 ft high and has a spread of around 5-7 ft. It is very hardy, Zone 3-8. This shrub has outstanding flower color and bud hardiness. If you are looking for a smaller forsythia, we have Gold Tide Forsythia, which only gets about 2-3 ft. tall and 3-4 ft. wide. This shrub is hardy in zone 4-8. Forsythias look amazing if you plant them as a large, sprawling screen. If size is a concern, then you should prune the larger ones back to about 2 feet right after flowering. Plant these shrubs as they will put a smile on your face in spring when they bloom.
Photo Courtesy of Baileys Nursery – Northern Gold Forsythia
Photo Courtesy of Baileys Nursery – Gold Tide