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Favorite Flowering Shrubs for Greensboro

I have several favorites and Limelight Hydrangea and Wine and Roses Weigela are two of them. In order to make the list of favorites I look at overall form, length of bloom, pest problems,water requirements and general maintenance.

For larger properties, Limelight Hydrangea is a must have in the landscape.

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Limelight Hydrangeas grow to 8 feet around in part sun and prefer some shade from afternoon sun. Chartreuse cone-shaped blooms fill the plant in mid-summer and remain on the shrub until autumn when the color changes to a pinkish rose. If planted in good composted soil, once established, requires minimal water during dry periods. It makes a great specimen plant or hedge. This shrub is mostly pest free,  but if insects are noticed, just spray them with a powerful dose of water.

Wine and Roses Weigela is a smaller shrub growing 4-5 feet around with great impact. It blooms from April to June with deep fuchsia pink flowers that hummingbirds love. When planted in full sun the foliage retains its deep purple coloration and is a pest free plant. The stunning foliage combines well when planted adjacent to light green colored plants like Emerald n Gold Euonymous or Golden Barberry.

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This shrub has a round upright growing habit and works well towards the rear of a perennial bed or in a mixed shrub border.

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cornerstone-garden1 Visit Cornerstone Garden by Diana Digs Dirt 414-B State St from Thursday through Saturday 11-3:30. Diana is a certified landscape designer providing landscape plans, installations and consultations.

 

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Reblooming Perennials at Cornerstone Garden

Reblooming perennials or those blooming for 2-3 months are highly valued in the landscape world and many of my landscape design clients desire them. At Cornerstone Garden we have several shade or sun perennials in these categories.

 Armeria blooms for 3 months. the foliage is more like a tuft of grass with the flower stems reaching 6 inches with a pink pom pom bloom. These can be placed in the front of the garden or in a rock garden like the one above

 Fairytale Pink Daylily is just so delicate and lovely for any garden. We would hate it if this did not repeat.

“Marcus” Salvia, I know just glorious in its deep rich color blooms from June to October. This salvia is one of the shorter, only reaching 12 inches and spreading 18.

Mazus is a groundcover and blooms for months in the part shade garden. This perennial needs regular water too.

 Platinum Plus Daylily is very unique and is a bit paler than the picture, almost ivory in color. This is an easy drought tolerate plant for those with black thumbs.

This United States native wildflower called Green and Gold is for shade gardens and blooms a very long time. The bright yellow blooms brighten the darker landscapes. It only reaches 6 inches tall and spreads slowly.

 Little Grapette Daylily is maroon in color with a green/yellow throat. This repeat bloomer is great for erosion control or directly into the landscape with other warm colored bloomers

Come visit Cornerstone Garden- 414 rear State Street from Tuesday-Friday from 11-4 or Saturday from 12-4. We also sell plants during our farmers market Saturday mornings from 8-12.  

 

 

 

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Cornerstone Garden Farmers Market April 7th

Cornerstone Garden (formerly, My Secret Garden- 414, in the back) has begun a floriferous Farmers Market

The vendors set up in the rear of the garden shop. A quaint alley where there is plenty of space for additional participants. We are striving to keep variety unique and exclusive.

 The second Saturday of each month, Chihuahua Rescue will have doggies for adoption or fostering. Georgia the baby goat will be present each week.

 

Larry Kirwan will perform for the market tomorrow. His music is tranquil and if you have never heard a hammered dulcimer, come on down to Cornerstone Garden. Thanks Larry!

   Sweetgum Grove Farm provided upcycled earrings, purses, bags, pins and buttons.

   Cornerstone Garden offers fabulous pots, bluebird houses and hummingbird feeders. Come take a peak Saturday mornings from 8-12.

 We also have thyme and parsley.

Artemisia is a beauty, having medicinal properties and great in containers.

We also carry clothing for those needing some assistance in determining their body type. Each piece is labeled with the following:

 Lines include Neon Buddha, Comfy USA, Surrealist and more.

Other Farmers Market Vendors include:

  • Le Petit Bakery- Dinner Rolls, Jams, Banana Bread, English Muffins, Scones and Breakfast Bars
  • Alson the Artist
  • Libby’s Perfect Portions-Cake Bites, Cookies, Brownies
  • Organo Gold-  Organic Coffee and Hot Chocolate the doctor would approve of
  • The Secret Tea Room Cafe- Hot Tea and Tea to Go. Grab and cup and a complimentary cookie
  • The Fat Fighter- Health Coach (usually brings a yummy and healthy snack). She, herself has lost over 215 pounds and can help you reach your goal
  • State Street Florist- Gorgeous Fresh Bouquets
  • Cornerstone Garden Clothing Line-Clothing Complementing Your Body Shape
  • Able Earth Clay Creations-Unique Birdhouses, Wind Chimes, Pet Tags and more

Other Vendors Joining us soon are:

  • Riverbirch Vineyards
  • Earth Things
  • Sassy Gems, LLC by Geri
  • Soap and Stone Essentials
  • Green Box Gardens
  • Running Dog Bakery
  • Donna Hodges Jewelry
  • Sweetgum Grove Farm
  • Jewel’s Produce

You never know who will be playing for you

Come on over to 414 (rear) State Street in Greensboro, where Cornerstone Garden supports local businesses.

 

 At our farmers market, there are plenty of seating areas to enjoy the surroundings. Many customers ask if this is my home and they do not want to leave the serenity.

Here is a link to our first market, http://greensborogardens.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/cornerstone-garden-farmers-market-on-state-street/

We are looking for additional vendors. Please contact Diana@justacloudaway.com

 

 

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Cornerstone Garden’s Winter Blooming Camellias

Winter and Fall Camellias for $27 have just arrived at Cornerstone Garden 414-B State Street in Greensboro. We are open Tuesday-Saturday 11-4 and would love to show you all the beautiful evergreen camellias. Below is a variety called, Yuletide and started blooming early November and will continue into Christmas (if conditions are ideal). This shrub or small tree can be planted in a foundation bed, natural area or very large pot. “Live” or “Green” holiday plants keep on “Giving”.

Yuletide Camellia is a must have for the holidays and could be placed at your front entrance for visitors to admire before planting in the ground. They also make great gifts!

 

Below is a variety of Camellia called “Jean May” and is spectacular with its shell pink color and ruffled petals for a semi-double bloom, resembling a rose. Jean May needs some shade and is the perfect selection for espalier.

The Camellia shrub below is another specimen called “Autumn Spirit”. The flowers are in the peony form and the fuchsia pink coloration makes it an ideal fall bloomer accented with white garden mums or asters planted at its base.

Stephanie Golden Camellia (featured below) is a hot pink, semi-double upright-growing shrub with blooms from October through November and possibly December.

Survivor is the perfect plant for moonlight or memory gardens because of the single white flowers appearing in autumn.

 

Survivor is a tall camellia with the potential of reaching 25 feet.

Camellias benefit from good soil and some shade. All varieties of Camellia shrubs should be pruned on tax day or April 15th and fertilization 2-3 times per year beginning in spring after the first flowering session.

Happy Planting

Diana Digs Dirt

 

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Specialty Daylily Perennials at Cornerstone Garden

Strawberry Candy is a daylily available at Cornerstone Garden 414-B State Street. 3 distinct colors and the edges are ruffled. A very beautiful color for those who like warmer color palettes.

Daylilies are quite spectacular when planted in masses.

Little Grapette Daylily is a nice burgundy color. Combine this daylily with a plant of the same center color (yellow) and you have an amazing color combination. The other plant is Coreopsis (we also carry these).

Mini Pearl Daylily is shorter and could be used in the front of your border. It’s soft creamy apricot color is perfect when combined with purple colored flowers.

Moon Fleet Clematis and Powis Castle Artemesia work well with Mini Pearl Daylilies

Cornerstone Garden carries a red daylily called, Old time Rock and Roll

 Gorgeous red for those who enjoy the hot and spicy colors within their landscapes.

If you just love daylilies, plant several varieties and you will have blooms from May until September. Daylily perennials are easy plants and drought tolerate after the first year.

Happy Planting

414-B State Street 392.4031

 

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Purple Spike Flowers at Cornerstone Garden-2011

Catnip or the Botanical Name, Nepeta, “Walkers Low” gives you 3 months of beautiful light purple spiked blooms.

Catnip or Nepeta ” Walkers Low” has 3 months of blooms, drought tolerate, salt tolerate (meaning a great beach property plant), deer and rabbit tolerate and also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. We have 1 gallon plants for only $6.

The foliage is extremely aromatic and works well in herb gardens, rock gardens or butterfly gardens towards the front of the border. Every cottage style gardens would benefit from such a great perennial.

Happy Planting!

Cornerstone Garden by DianaDigsDirt  414-B State Street Greensboro, NC

 

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Cornerstone Garden Iris Plants-2011

Picotee Wonder

August Emperor

Come to Cornerstone Garden, 414-b State Street to pick up these unique varieties before they begin to bloom

We also have Butter and Sugar Iris

Pink Haze Iris

White Swirl Iris

Not only are the flowers spectacular, the foliage adds vertical interest with their grass-like foliage to the full sun/part shade garden.

Happy Planting!

DianaDigsDirt at Cornerstone Garden

 

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