If you're anything like me, I love looking through garden magazines this time of year. Just think, in a few short weeks, we'll have lush green lawns to play on; spectacularly blooming patio pots to welcome us home; and borders filled with bountiful blooms to encourage the butterflys, birds and showcase our homes perfectly. Okay, maybe I get a *little* carried away with my daydreams of summer landscapes & gardens....
Looking through those magazines, though, you may notice the ads for new & exciting plants! P. Allen Smith puts his name on some of the best performers developed by Proven Winners, and Ball Ornaments markets reliable showstopping bloomers as well. These plants aren't available just through retail shops, we can get our hands on them too!
Here are a few photographs of this year's hottest flowering shrubs. Let us show you how we can incorporate them into your landscaping.
Hydrangeas from the 2013 P. Allen Smith Platinum Collection (photos courtesy of Proven Winners): Invincibelle Spirit hydrangea, Let's Dance Big Easy hydrangea and Little Lime hydrangea. Lower right: Blue Heaven Buddelia. Photo courtesy of Ball Ornamentals.
Anna and her husband Todd own Arcadia Gardens, LLC a Stevensville, MI based landscape design and build company. Her degree in Horticulture with a focus on landscape management from Michigan State University allows Anna to select plants specific to on-site conditions and with maintenance requirements that suit the client's needs. She is comfortable designing across a range of styles- from contemporary to classic- and makes a point include the client's input throughout the design process. She is an active member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and is serving as 2014 President of the APLD-Michigan Chapter. Anna has recently contributed to media such as "The Designer" and Gardendesign.com and is qualified to speak on a variety of topics from landscape design and maintenance to addressing local garden clubs and organizations.
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Stevensville, MI 49127