Just 2 feet tall and 1 1/2 feet wide at full maturity, this exciting cultivar bears masses of pea-shaped berries in early and midsummer. Unlike many Blueberries, the white blooms that precede the fruit are quite ornamental -- and, at 1/2-inch across, comparatively huge on the tiny plant! The berries are sky-blue and delectable, and the light green foliage remains fresh over a very long season. The perfect container plant for the sunny patio, it is also a distinctive choice for the front of the border or even as bonsai! Supremely heat-tolerant, Tophat is a cross of a Highbush (Vaccinium corymbosum) and a Lowbush (V. angustifolium). This is the Blueberry to plant where others have melted out in the heat -- yet it is hardy all the way through zone 3. Delightful in big pots on the patio, Top Hat is a miniature garden joy! Plant in full sun to light shade in acidic, well-drained soil. Tophat is self-fertile, but bigger crops arise if more than one is planted in the same area. Cannot ship to CA, OR, WA, MI.… read more
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Tasty blue fruits and colorful red fall foliage make blueberries outstanding additions to the landscape. Use them in mixed shrub borders and perennial beds for structure and interest as well as fruit production. Blueberries demand the right climate and soil but take little care if you provide a site suitable to their somewhat exacting conditions. Growing blueberries requires a fair amount of cool weather in the winter and won't grow well in mild winter climates. They grow best in full sun, and well-drained, sandy, acid soil. Plant at least two varieties of blueberries for cross-pollination. The most commonly grown blueberry is highbush. Lowbush blueberries grow just 1 foot tall and spread by underground stems to form a dense mat.
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Sparkling periwinkle-blue blooms dance atop borage's fuzzy stems and leaves. A beauty in the garden, annual borage faithfully comes back from seed each year, quickly filling in a space. Harvest edible flowers to beautify salads, summer drinks, or desserts. Toss blooms onto fanned tomato and mozzarella slices for a festive Fourth of July feast. Freeze flowers in ice cubes to decorate drinks with cool color. Borage will flower indoors in containers if given heat and plenty of light. In the garden, pull seedlings judiciously in spring.
I planted red raspberry canes about three years ago. They just keep growing out of the ground and bending down and replanting them selves. They have never had any berries though! I did use some straw mulch to keep moisture in their roots. Could that be the problem? They are not in soggy soil. Any advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
Edible flowers are as pretty as can be in the garden, and they add both flavor and color to any dish served up in the kitchen.
With bright green, fern-textured stems, cilantro holds its own in beds or pots, forming a clump of sturdy, flavorful stems. Every part of cilantro promises a taste treat: spicy leaves, pungent seeds (known as coriander), and tangy roots. Most gardeners grow cilantro for the foliage, which boasts a citrusy bite that enlivens Mexican and Thai cooking. You might see this herb called Chinese parsley. Once flowers form, leaf flavor disappears. Pinch plants frequently to keep flowers at bay. Cilantro tends to bloom as summer heat settles in; growing plants in partial shade and adding mulch can stave off flower shoots -- but not indefinitely. To ensure a season-long supply of leaves, sow seeds every 2-4 weeks. If plants set seed, dry seeds for use as coriander, and save a few for sowing. Allow flowers to drop seeds in the garden and you may be rewarded with a second crop.
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How fun is it to grow peanuts? They're a great project to do with kids to show how this fascinating plant grows underground. The peanut plant is a warm-weather legume that blooms with yellow flowers. After the flowers fade, short stems called pegs form; in about 10 days, the pegs push their way underground, where shells and nuts form. Plants grow best in well-drained but evenly moist soil.
Savor true Italian flavor with garden-fresh oregano. This sprawling herb pumps up the taste in tomato sauces, pizza, and Mediterranean cuisine. An easy-growing perennial, oregano thrives in planting beds or containers. Plant it in a pot with rosemary, sage, and thyme for a flavorful quartet you can place near the kitchen door, handy for snipping and sprinkling into dishes. In the ground, plants will flower and set seed, which shortens the harvest season. Pinch flowers from stems to keep plants in top snipping form.
This upright perennial herb, also called garden heliotrope, is topped with white to pinkish-white fragrant flowers in midsummer. The blooms were once used in perfume production. Cats also find the plant attractive and may rub against the foliage as they do with catnip. Valerian attracts butterflies to the garden. Remove spent flowers to prevent the plant from self-sowing.
Reaching only 1-1/2' tall, with a lovely compact mounded shape, this small beauty is ideal for container gardening in smaller spac...es. In the spring, it's covered in sweet white blossoms and the attractive foliage turns red in the fall. Hundreds of... read more
Reaching only 1-1/2' tall, with a lovely compact mounded shape, this small beauty is ideal for container gardening in smaller spac...es. In the spring, it's covered in sweet white blossoms and the attractive foliage turns red in the fall. Hundreds of full-size, firm blueberries appear in late August. Dwarf Tophat ships established in its own 1 gallon container. Vaccinium corymbosum x v. angustifolium 'Tophat' read more
'Elliot' will fill your berry basket late into the season, extending your Blueberry harvest well into fall. The medium-sized fruit...s of this Blueberry can be harvested over a 3–5 week period, and is one of the leading late-season varieties for the fresh Blueberry market.Highbush Blueberries are ideal native shrubs to include in the landscape. Plants are hardy and long-lived, asking only for a sunny spot with highly organic, acid soil (pH of 5.5 is ideal, so dig in some peat moss when planting, if you're in doubt) and mulch to retain moisture.For more information on the growing and care of Blueberries, click Growing Guide.Hardiness Zone:4,5,6,7,7S,7W,8,8W Height:4-6' Ships as:ONE GALLON POT read more
Aptly named, 'Earliblue' is an early-season bearer of medium-large, delicious fruit. The firm, light blue berries are quite full f...lavored, and make delectable pies and jams.Highbush Blueberries are ideal native shrubs to include in the landscape. Plants are hardy and long-lived, asking only for a sunny spot with highly organic, acid soil (pH of 5.5 is ideal, so dig in some peat moss when planting, if you're in doubt) and mulch to retain moisture.For more information on growing Blueberries, click Growing Guide.Hardiness Zone:4,5,6,7,7S,7W,8,8W Height:4-6' Ships as:ONE GALLON POT read more
'Blueray' is a midseason producer of medium-size, firm, bright blue fruits. Its berries are particularly delectable right off the ...bush, having a nice balance of sweet and tart. Highbush Blueberries are ideal native shrubs to include in the landscape. Plants are hardy and long-lived, asking only for a sunny spot with highly organic, acid soil (pH of 5.5 is ideal, so dig in some peat moss when planting, if you're in doubt) and mulch to retain moisture. For more information on growing Blueberries, click Growing Guide.Hardiness Zone:4,5,6,7,7S,7W,8,8W Height:4-6' Ships as:ONE GALLON POT read more
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Highbush Blueberries are beautiful plants, with graceful upright structure and gray-green foliage that turns shades of burgundy or... orange in fall. Pearly white flowers appear in spring, leading to a lush crop of the sweet fruit. We’ve selected varieties for areas of the country where temperatures drop below 45°F for at least 5 weeks. Plants are hardy and long-lived, asking only for a sunny spot with highly organic, acid soil (pH of 4.5 is ideal, so dig in some peat moss when planting, if you’re in doubt) and mulch to retain moisture. Blueberries require cross-pollination to produce heavily, so we offer 3 varieties. 'Earliblue' will start the season with its large, light blue fruit. 'Blueray' is a midseason variety whose large, powdery blue berries consistently rate high in taste tests. ‘Elliott’ provides a late crop of very sweet, medium-size, light blue berries. Plants will fruit their second year and really hit their stride in another year or two. The trio includes 1 of each variety. For information on the growing and care of Blueberries, click Growing Guide.Hardiness Zone:4,5,6,7,7S,7W,8,8W Blooms In:May Spacing:4-5' Height:5-7' Ships as:ONE GALLON POT read more
Bluecrop is a sure bet for a consistent, reliable crop. This bush grows to 4-6' tall, and can produce up to 20 lbs. of high qualit...y, delectable fruit. The berries are big; about 65 per cup compared to the 120 or so needed with other varieties.... read more
Bluecrop is a sure bet for a consistent, reliable crop. This bush grows to 4-6' tall, and can produce up to 20 lbs. of high qualit...y, delectable fruit. The berries are big; about 65 per cup compared to the 120 or so needed with other varieties. Excellent disease resistance. Ripens in mid July. Bluecrop ships in a 1 gallon pot-already growing and ready for the garden. Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop' read more
Small, dark berries with intense flavor mid-summer. Compact, mounded form with glossy rich green foliage turning to deep burgundy ...in fall. Light exposure: sun, part shade. Hardiness zones 4-8 habit: mounded. Hardy trees & shrubbery. Red fall color, edible fruit, spring flowering. Naturalizing. read more
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Toro Blueberry bushes are known for being heavy producers. Even after an extremely cold winter, Toros will produce tons of sweet b...erries in mid-July. The Toro boasts delicate white to hot pink flowers in the spring and fiery red foliage in the fall.... read more
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This old, reliable variety has medium-sized berries that ripen in late season and are superb for baking. Easy-to-grow, vigorous pl...ants make wonderful upright hedges, growing to 6-8 feet high. Foliage turns flaming orange in the fall. read more
Northsky is the most cold-hardy of all blueberries and can survive extreme winter conditions. The compact bushes that carry a snow... load without damage to the branches. Lower growing plant habit is particularly well suited for container growing, borders or group plantings. The bush grows 2-3 feet wide and begins spring completely covered in snow-white blooms. Fruits are small is size but with fresh wild flavor. Northern highbush blueberries require 800 to 1000 chill hours to set fruit. read more
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Polaris is early fruiting variety developed in Minnesota. Plants are cold-hardy, early ripening and great companion to Northblue o...r Northsky. The berries are aromatic and very sweet. Fall foliage is red and blooming in white during the spring. For best pollination and fruit set, plant Polaris alongside other cold hardy varieties. Northern highbush and Half-High blueberries require 800 to 1000 chill hours to set fruit. read more
We guarantee you won t find this exceptionally delicious blueberry at your supermarket or farm stand. Plump, powder-blue, medium t...o large berries boast a remarkable flavor uniquely accented with raspberry overtones; perfect for fresh-eating, baking, and jams. Hardy 5-6 plants produce generous yields of berries that ripen in mid-season over several weeks; puts on a pretty show of distinctive creamy flowers. Canes orange-red autumn hues make for ornamental displays. Good disease resistance. Requires full sun; prefers loose, acidic soil. read more
This native American variety ripens in July and yields heavily for weeks. Plant with at least two other blueberry varieties to ens...ure adequate cross-pollination. The 5-6' tall bushes become a blaze of crimson in the fall, so they are ideal arranged as an informal hedge. You'll have fresh blueberries for pies and preserves for many, many years. read more
This native American variety ripens in July, and the harvest of large, firm fruits with delicious sweet flavor goes on for weeks. ...Plant with at least two other blueberry varieties to ensure adequate cross-pollination. The 5-6' tall bushes become a blaze of crimson in the fall, so they are ideal arranged as an informal hedge. These vigorous plants will produce fresh blueberries for pies and preserves for many, many years. read more
Early to fruit, the medium-to-large, sky blue berries are spicy sweet. The upright, spreading 4-6 feet tall plants have bright blu...e-green foliage that contrasts with pinky-white flowers in spring and make lovely ornamental shrubs with the foliage turning burgundy in fall. Plant with other varieties for better yield. Misty has a low chill requirement of 300 hours and does well as far north as Seattle, WA. "Chill requirement" refers to the accumulated hours of temperatures a plant experiences between freezing and 45 F that is required to break dormancy. read more
The most widely planted early ripening northern variety. Heavy, consistent yield with an attractive, firm, light blue, high qualit...y berry. Duke blooms late but ripens early which protects the blossoms from spring frosts. Branches may droop to the ground when laden with fruit, and requires the use a simple trellis as support. Fall foliage is orange-yellow blooming in white during the spring. Northern highbush blueberries require 800 to 1000 chill hours to set fruit. read more