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Beautyberry

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Beautyberry

Beautyberry is a deciduous shrub noted for its brightly colored, tightly clustered berries that remain on the bush into winter. Other common names are American beautyberry and American mulberry. About This Plant Fast-growing deciduous shrubs, beautyberries grow 4 to 8 feet tall and wide. Plant them in a natural woodland setting under tall shade trees or as an informal hedge along the perimeter of a property. Beautyberries have small, lavender-pink, lilac-like flowers in spring, followed by vivid purple or white berries in fall. The berries attract birds, as well as provide winter color. Although the berries are edible, they aren’t the most desired food of birds and often hang on the bush into late winter. The foliage turns an attractive yellow in fall. Special Features-Four season interest

Beautiful Hydrangeas

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We have over 40 varieties of Hydrangeas featuring the latest re-blooming hydrangeas from Endless Summer, Forever and Ever, Double Delights and Next Generation. We have hydrangeas for sun or shade, large and dwarf, climbing hydrangeas and lots of native varieties.

Great Loss to Our Family

It is with a heavy heart that we write this post of a great loss to us all. Last night Norman Glick, founder of what is now Ken’s Gardens, passed away. Norman is father to Jim Glick, Kathy Trout, and Dennis Glick, and also husband to Mabel. He is brother-in-law to Ken Lapp and Verna Wirth, all of Ken’s Gardens. Being a family-owned-and-operated business, we hope you can understand that this affects us all GREATLY! We will provide more information as we grasp what has taken place. Thanks for your support and prayers.

KNOCK OUT ROSES

TONS of flowers

 

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BrazelBerries

This blueberry is full of …charm, color year-round and is a perfect landscape or patio container plant. Consider planting Peach Sorbet™ as a small hedge or plant en masse for dramatic color all year. In decorative patio containers, Peach Sorbet™ is beautiful all by itself or mixed in as an accent with other ornamental plants. Water, a little spring fertilizer and an annual winter pruning is all she needs to perform – providing beauty and plentiful fruit.brazelberries container
Peach Sorbet™ is a blueberry plant with gorgeous ornamental plant qualities that will soon become a favorite.

A four-season showstopper, this compact blueberry is stunning with leaves ranging from peach to pink to orange to emerald green. Spring’s white, bell-shaped flowers will give way to an abundant summer crop BrazelBerries 1of healthy, sweet blueberries mid-summer. In most climates, Peach Sorbet™ keeps her leaves through the winter when the foliage transitions to a rich eggplant purple.

Shade Loving Alternatives

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Downy mildew has affected impatiens in the landscape all over the United States. Here are suggested alternatives for the shade and part-shade garden.

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Pruning Flowering Shrubs

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Trimming back your flowering shrubs is a great way to keep them healthy and ensure full blooms for years to come.

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Planting Asparagus

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Nothing tastes better than grilled asparagus. And cooking asparagus that you grew in your own garden is a great feeling. To help ensure you start off on the right foot, we have listed a few planting tips.

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