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THE NEW, THE OLD, AND THE BOLD– Here are 11 great plants for 2011. Enjoy the selection and see if there are any opportunities to liven up your garden with one of these great perennials, shrubs or trees.  This selection should have a little structure, color, fragrance and bloom for everyone. Which ones do you love?

Dianthus 'Raspberry Surprise'

Dianthus ‘Raspberry Surprise’

Perennial-Grows 6-10” in height

Full Sun

Blooms in Summer

“New perennial offering very fragrant, double pink blossoms with a red center.”

Hydrangea arboresense 'Incrediball'

Hydrangea arborescens ‘Incrediball’- 

Flowering Shrub-4-5’ in height

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Blooms in Summer

“Very cold hardy and reliable Hydrangea.  Excellent for cut flowers.”

Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'     

Syringa patula ‘Miss Kim’-

‘Miss Kim’ Lilac

Flowering Shrub-Grows 6-8’ in height

Full Sun

Fragrant Blooms in Spring

“All the beauty and fragrance of a

lilac in a dwarf, compacted form.”

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Globosa Nana’-

Globe Cryptomeria  Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'

Evergreen Shrub-Grows 2-4’ in height

Full Sun to partial shade

Rusty red winter color

“A dwarf cultivar of the Japanese Cryptomeria

tree.  A new alternative to boxwoods.”

Crocosmia 'Bright Eyes'

Crocosmia ‘Bright Eyes’

Perennial Grows 24-30” in height

Full Sun

 Blooms in Mid Summer

“Summer perennial which brightens

a garden and makes for great cut flowers.”

Buxus sempervirens Dee Runk

Buxus sempervirens Dee Runk Dee Runk Boxwood

Evergreen Shrub-Grows 8-12’ in height

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Narrow -Stays 2-3’ Wide

“Great upright boxwood which is perfect

for screening in tight areas.”

Cornus x Stellar Pink

Cornus x Stellar Pink

Stellar Pink Rutgers Dogwood

Small Tree Grows 15-30’ in height

Full Sun-Part Shade

 “Magnificent Dogwood hybrid which blooms

in late spring and can tolerate more

sunlight than most Dogwoods.”

Lagerstroemia x Dynamite 

 Crape Myrtle Dynamite Lagerstroemia x Dynamite

Small Tree Grows 10-15’ in height

Full Sun

Blooms in Summer

“One of the hardiest Crape Myrtle varieties available.

Produces bold red flowers throughout most of the summer.”

Drift Roses

Drift Rose Small Flowering Shrub-Grows 1-2’ in height

Full Sun

Blooms in Summer

“Quickly replacing creeping roses in the landscape.

Flowers like knockout roses, offering continuous bloomsthroughout the summer.”

Viburnum x Cayuga

Viburnum x Cayuga- 

Koreanspice Viburnum

Deciduous Shrub 4-6’ in height

Full Sun

Fragrant Flowers in Spring

“This viburnum variety produces sweet smelling pinkish white flower clusters in the Spring.”

Weigela florida

Weigela florida-Weigela ‘Midnight Wine’

Small Flowering Shrub-Grows 10-12” in height

Full Sun

Blooms in Spring

“A whimsical dwarf form of Weigela,

which is perfect for the front border of planting beds.”