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Plant Selection Guides

Find a collection of plant selection guides to choose the right perennials, shrubs, trees, grasses, flowering bulbs for your beds and borders, backyard, front yard or patio. Discover the best roses, award-winning shrubs and trees, acclaimed perennials to beautify your landscape. Let us help you achieve the garden of your dreams and enjoy life to the full!



Best Perennials for Moist and Wet Soils in New England

If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and hardy plants that thrive in moist or wet locations, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will happily carry color through the garden. 

Best Perennials for Late Summer and Fall in New England

Many gardens are at their best in spring and summer, but attention should also be given to their fall display as well. There are many spectacular late-flowering perennials that have the potential to revive your garden in the fall and extend color and joy in your landscape.

Best Perennials for Full Sun Gardens in New England

If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and hardy plants that will thrive under the sun of the New England region, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will happily carry color through the garden.

Best Perennials for Full Shade Gardens in New England

If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and hardy plants that will thrive in shade, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will suit nicely.

Best Perennials for Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest Region

Carefully selecting plants suited to the Pacific Northwest climate will be a key step to success. Plants will have to be drought tolerant in order to cope with the summer months with little or no rain. They will also have to survive the regular cold rainfall in winter and should be resistant to fungal diseases (as a result of the high humidity).

Best Perennials for Shady Gardens in the Pacific Northwest

If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance plants that will thrive in partial shade, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will suit nicely.

Best Perennials for Moist and Wet Soils in the Pacific Northwest

If you are looking for beautiful and low-maintenance plants that thrive in moist or wet locations, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will happily carry color through the garden. 

Best Perennials for Late Summer and Fall in the Pacific Northwest

There are many spectacular late-flowering perennials that have the potential to revive your garden in the fall and extend color and joy in your landscape.

Best Perennials for Full Sun Gardens in the Pacific Northwest

If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and hardy plants that will thrive under the sun of the Pacific Northwest region, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will happily carry color through the garden.

Shrubs and Trees with Attractive Winter Bark

Bark becomes an important ornamental element in winter when the shedding of leaves exposes trunks and branches and reveals its glory.

Shrubs and Trees with Colorful and Distinctive Twigs in Winter

Here is a list of shrubs and trees that will help you create beautiful winter scenes and let you enjoy the winter season in a beautiful new way. All these plants are cold-hardy, versatile, fast-growing, and of great appeal in other seasons too

Orienpet Lilies

Adored by gardeners, Orienpet Lilies are outstanding garden plants. They are a real breakthrough in the history of Lily breeding. OT Hybrid Lilies or Orienpet Lilies are the result of crossing Oriental Lilies with Trumpet/Aurelian Lilies. They combine the incredible beauty of the Oriental Lilies with the robustness, heat tolerance and colors of the Trumpet & Aurelian Hybrids. They provide the best of both worlds.

Great Ornamental Grasses for your Winter Garden

While the flowerheads of late-season grasses are stunning in the fall, they continue to sparkle in winter. When frost catches their plumes and spikes and the sun glints through it, you will get great pleasure.

Great Companion Plants for Lilies

Since Lilies appreciate some shade around their roots while keeping their foliage and ravishing blossoms in the air and sunshine, they welcome the company of neighboring plants such as annuals, perennials, bulbs, grasses or shrubs. However, a few rules need to be respected to ensure your Lilies will thrive.

Attractive Shrubs and Trees with Purple Fruits and Berries

Grabbing our attention with the unusual color of their berries, some trees and shrubs create a spectacular show of intense purple fruits in late summer or fall, when few other flowering shrubs offer color. In a terrific display of violet or amethyst, their attractive berries adorn their branches and become the highlight of the winter landscape.

Asiatic Lilies

Highly popular, Asiatic hybrid Lilies are among the earliest to bloom in early-mid summer, and the easiest to grow. They offer a wide array of colors, from the softest pastels to fiery reds and oranges that practically ignite when the sun shines on them. They feature straight stems, high bud counts and generally brightly spotted blossoms and vary in shape from simple open bowls to flowers with exquisitely recurved petals. Asiatic Lilies enjoy a long blooming season (up to 1 month) but most of them are unscented. Planted in spring or fall, they thrive in full sun to part shade locations and do great as potted plants or as cut flowers. They are not fussy about soils, provided they are fertile and well-drained. Good moisture is required and dry soils should be avoided.

Attractive Evergreen Shrubs and Trees with Red Fruits and Berries

Winters may be long and cold, but your garden can allay that dreariness and be transformed into a place of natural beauty with visually arresting textures or colors. Some trees and shrubs display fiery red berries in late summer or fall, which persist into winter. In a glorious display of crimson, scarlet or vermillion, their branches are studded with jewelled clusters of berries. Every garden should contain an ornamental shrub or tree with hanging clusters of berries. Pleasing to the eyes, the fruits on some species are also a great source of food for the birds.

Attractive Deciduous Shrubs and Trees with Red Fruits and Berries

Red berries look cheerful on a winter day, sparkling in the sun or highlighted with a dusting of snow. Some trees and shrubs display beautiful fruits in late summer or fall, which persist into winter and attract hungry birds. In a glorious display of crimson, scarlet or vermillion, their attractive berries adorn their branches in eye-catching bouquets, which gleam like jewels in the soft sunlight. They make a terrific addition to any outdoor and indoor setting.

Great Companion Plants for Asiatic Hybrid Lilies

Highly popular, Asiatic hybrid Lilies are among the earliest to bloom in early-mid summer, and the easiest to grow.

Attractive Shrubs and Trees with Orange Fruits and Berries

When embroidered with their brilliant berries, some shrubs and trees produce a more colorful display in the late season garden, than in spring and summer with their own flowers. Loaded with fruit for weeks, they create a spectacular show that pleases the eye, and the birds too. Aside from the classic red berries or the vibrant purple ones, some bushes and trees display glowing orange fruits, when color is desperately needed in the garden. In a glorious display of golds and oranges, their attractive berries adorn their branches to the delight of gardeners and hungry birds.

Great Companion Plants for Trumpet Hybrid Lilies

Trumpet Lilies make perfect partners with other plants and help create strikingly beautiful combinations in the garden.

Attractive Shrubs and Trees with White Fruits and Berries

As some plants owe their charm to spectacular flowers, handsome leaves or colorful fruits, others are valued for their quiet beauty, peeping out here and there in the fall and winter garden. White-berried plants fall into this last category. While berries are mostly produced in fiery colors ranging from red to orange, yellow, blue and even purple, white is a rare color among berries. There are several white-berried plants available, whose marble-sized fruits show up well against a background of dark evergreens. Adding ornamental interest to the late season garden, most will remain into the winter, providing gardeners, birds and wildlife with holiday cheer.

Great Companion Plants for Orienpet Hybrid Lilies

Adored by gardeners, Orienpet Lilies are outstanding garden plants. Blooming towards the end of the lily season, Orienpet Lilies are perfect additions to the late summer garden.

Great Companion Plants for Oriental Hybrid Lilies

Known as the most flamboyant personalities within the world of lilies, Oriental Lilies make perfect partners with other plants and help create strikingly beautiful combinations in the garden