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Where and when should I shop instead of Bluestone?

posted by: pbl_ge on 07.25.2013 at 06:52 pm in Perennials Forum

Hi All!

Bluestone has been my go-to perennials source for a long time, but I really don't like their new practices. There are good nurseries around me, but they're very expensive! I'm looking for suggestions for new places, and particularly new places with sales as good as Bluestone's used to be.

If someone good were to be having a sale this fall, I would be very excited about that, too!

Thanks!

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clipped on: 07.31.2013 at 10:12 pm    last updated on: 07.31.2013 at 10:13 pm

RE: Where and when should I shop instead of Bluestone? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: funnthsun on 07.25.2013 at 09:15 pm in Perennials Forum

I was actually going to suggest Santa Rosa as well. Got some great plants from them this year dirt cheap. Some of them are even as low as $1.99. You totally cannot beat that! My other go to's are Lazy S farms and Avant gardens. Hope that helps!

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clipped on: 07.26.2013 at 03:02 am    last updated on: 07.26.2013 at 03:02 am

RE: Landscape front of house (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: nhbabs on 07.08.2013 at 10:16 am in Landscape Design Forum

It looks to me like you are planning to plant a bit close to the house and that the plants currently there are somewhat close (and the variegated dogwood is too large for its spot.) In order to prevent future maintenance issues, figure out the future width of your plants, divide by 2, and then add 3 feet to that to figure out how far from the house to plant. That will give you room between the shrubs and the house to clean, repaint trim, replace windows, etc. You might need to widen your bed some more in order to do that. Also, be sure that you can comfortably run your lawnmower along the curves in your bed.

I guess I am not sure what your question is. It seems like you have chosen your shrubs and their approximate location. Do you want perennials or groundcover?

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clipped on: 07.10.2013 at 04:38 pm    last updated on: 07.10.2013 at 04:39 pm