Sneezeweed? A blooming workhorse of a plant!

Sneezeweed  (Helenium) is an undeserved name for this great plant.   Years ago the leaves and flowers of the plant were ground up for snuff, thus causing a sneeze.  Sneezeweed blooms from late summer up until frost, nonstop.  A great wildlife plant for bees and butterflies.  In fall when some of our perennials are drying up, the sneezeweed will provide food for those butterflies and bees.  Then in winter birds will pick over the seeds.  Sneezeweed is also a great plant for medium to wet soil (will not tolerate dry soil).  A must for clay soils.  Another plus, Sneezeweed is deer and rabbit resistant.  At present we have three varieties of sneezeweed in stock.  They are Mariachi Bandera Sneezeweed, Mariachi Sombrero Sneezeweed and Mariachi Salsa Sneezeweed.

 

Look at all the buds on this year old Sneezeweed:

Helenium or Sneezeweed
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

Daylilly – the Tough, Adaptable Plant

Daylilies are noted for their toughness to adapt to almost any soil and light condition, but will perform best in full sun.   They tolerate road salt. Their vibrant colors could be magazine photos.  Take a look at the intense color of Indian Love Call (just amazing color).  Daylilies usually bloom in late June and July. With modern hybridization many new ones are rebloomers.  A new one this year is Saffron Skye, a beautiful ruffled gold daylily.  Their maintenance is pretty easy and they handle our winters with ease.  Following are some of the daylilies we have in stock.

Grape Magic Daylily – Hemerocallis
Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

Primal Scream Daylily
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruby Spider Daylily
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

Mini Stella Daylily
Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Love Call Daylily
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Black Eyed Susan Daylily – Hemerocallis
Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saffron Daylily
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

WOW! and just in time for Mother’s Day

We have some amazing plants that just arrived on Monday, May 4.  Many are blooming.  At the end of this article are actual images of these plants, in stock, and at our nursery.  Stop in!  Also, we will be getting more hanging baskets and annuals before the weekend.

 

Pink Double Knock Out Rose
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Pink Supreme Carpet Roses
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Grace n’Grit Roses
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Sea of Hydrangeas
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Summer Crush Hydrangea
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Cezanne Clematis
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Rebecca Clematis
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Row of Clematis
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Golden Sphere Tickseed
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Close up of a Brown Eyed Girl Sunbelievable
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Row of Brown Eyed Girl Sunbelievables
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Lilac Tree
Photo. by Trees Today Nursery

 

Miss Kim Lilac
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Dwarf Korean Lilac shrub
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Spruce Tree
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Arborvitaes
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Bush Clematis
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Ada with a Mandevilla
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Branch of a White Fir
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Showtime Crabapple
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Redbud Tree
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Blossom of a Centennial Blush Magnolia
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Bud of a Horse Chestnut tree
Photo by Trees Today Nursery