To fulfill your landscaping needs, we stock a huge variety of plants at our nursery. Each type of planting has different characteristics and aesthetic functions. The various heights, colors, textures, and growing patterns lend themselves to the creation of a full and well put-together Hudson Valley, NY, yard. Give your landscape the depth and variety it deserves by including a range of planting types from our selection of the following:
Essential sources of color for your summertime landscape, annuals require re-planting yearly. They typically grow to a small-medium height and produce a range of bright colors. When the blooms begin to wither, removing them encourages more blooms to follow. With proper watering, the right amount of sunlight, and moderate attention, annuals will provide your landscape with bountiful color for the duration of the summer season.
Evergreen or deciduous, trees provide definition and structure to your landscape. Evergreen trees offer constant greenery, making them an excellent option for privacy-enhancing tree lines. Deciduous trees, on the other hand, will shed leaves during the late fall, but before they do, the colors can be breathtaking. In addition, these trees offer shade during the summer, lowering cooling costs and enhancing the outdoor experience with a refuge from heat. Gums, oaks, and hickories are all native to the area and provide excellent sources of shade.
Creating topiaries within your landscape requires the artistry and skill of professionals, but it results in a prime feature point for your outdoor space. A topiary is, at its most basic, a sculpture created from perennial plantings, shrubs, or trees. With these plants shaped to meet specific aesthetic guidelines, you can better reflect a chosen architectural style or define an eye-catching space within your landscape design.
While annuals serve as bright spots of color within your landscape, perennials provide structure. Typically growing to medium height, these plantings return year after year. Most typically die back to the ground during the colder months to re-emerge during the spring. Offering incredible greens with commanding blooms, these plantings are an integral part of any landscape. Native to our area, Black-Eyed Susan, Gayfeather, Milkweed, and Bee Balm offer color and texture, and require minimal maintenance.
Ornamental grasses work well within planting beds as a backdrop of sorts. They provide a different height and texture that will add depth to your design while requiring little maintenance as long as the growing needs of the selection suits the area where it’s planted. When a breeze moves through ornamental grasses, they produce movement and can liven up static areas of a yard.
Shrubs may vary in height. You can choose from a dwarf shrub to one that meets the roofline of your home. You may also choose either evergreen or deciduous shrubs, depending on your other choices and the purpose of your planting. This type of planting works well as a foundation piece for any planting bed as well as an exterior border or for space delineation within your landscape. Planting shrubs in groups is an excellent way to make the most of the choice, and if you’d like to focus on native plantings, blueberry, mountain azalea, and rhododendron are options that will thrive in our area.