These plants can be enjoyed in the garden all year round, are deer resistant and are very easy to grow. With the number of allium varieties available, one could have an allium blooming from spring until frost. We will celebrate the allium this year as a part of the Plantone club!
Adding lovely texture to the garden in the summer, ferns have an encore performance in winter as they showcase their dark brown fronds against the snowy landscape.
Northern Sea Oats
With it’s distinct seed head, Northern Sea Oats offers an airy and natural feel to the landscape. Rustling in the wind and catching the sunshine, you will want to make room for this ornamental grass. With its ability to tolerate part shade, it also makes a great plant for a woodland border.
This front yard in Ankeny was in need of an update! Our clients came to us looking for something simple and clean, with interest throughout the seasons. We selected a variety of plants that would add something interesting to every month in the garden.
‘Little Quick Fire’ Hydrangea. This plant will reach 3-4′ high and wide and will bloom white and pink during the months of August and September. We recommend keeping blooms on all winter as they provide wonderful winter winter interest.
‘Millenium’ Allium. A perennial allium that will bloom purple blooms in late summer. Lovely grassy foliage, and deer resistant. Great for cut flowers and pollinators!
‘Purrsian Blue’ Catmint. Beautiful lavender blooms throughout the summer. This plant makes a great border plant and is very easy to grow!
‘Judd’ Viburnum. A larger shrub reaching 6-8′ tall that makes a lovely accent plant on the corner of this house. Sweet and spicy blooms in the spring time!
‘Green Velvet’ Boxwood. An evergreen shrub that will reach about 3′ high and wide at maturity. Needs little to no pruning and is also deer resistant.
‘Carousel’ Little Bluestem. A well-behaved ornamental grass that will reach about 2′ tall with blue foliage in the summer and russet orange foliage in the fall.
‘Autumn Joy’ Sedum. Beautiful pink blooms that carry through the fall season and bring in the bees!