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Look around at some of your favorite yards, and you’re sure to see a combination of shrubs, all at different heights and widths, with blooms or berries, attracting birds and butterflies over multiple seasons. Many Midwestern shrubs require minimal maintenance, are hardy, and provide visual interest all year long, even when their leaves are gone. Select from this grouping, and add some shrubs to your yard based on your garden goals. (See our "Shrubs" Top 25 Rankings!)
|Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'||1||NR|
|Buxus 'Green Mountain'||3||NR|
|Buxus 'Green Velvet'||4||NR|
|Hydrangea macrophylla 'PIIHM-II' BLOOMSTRUCK||5||NR|
|Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight Prime'||6||NR|
|Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo' INCREDIBALL||7||NR|
|Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'||8||NR|
|Hydrangea paniculata 'Quick Fire'||9||NR|
|Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer' ENDLESS SUMMER||10||NR|
|Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmacfive' SUMMER CRUSH||11||NR|
|Syringa 'SMSJBP7' BLOOMERANG DARK PURPLE||12||NR|
|Lavandula x intermedia 'Phenomenal'||13||NR|
|Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane' LITTLE LIME||14||NR|
|Hydrangea paniculata 'Dvppinky' PINKY-WINKY||15||NR|
|Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'||16||NR|
|Hydrangea paniculata 'Tiny Quick Fire'||17||NR|
|Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'||19||NR|
|Hydrangea paniculata 'Rensun' STRAWBERRY SUNDAE||20||NR|
|Paeonia 'Sarah Bernhardt'||23||NR|
|Hydrangea quercifolia 'PIIHQ-I' JETSTREAM||24||NR|
|Taxus x media 'Hicksii'||25||NR|
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We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!
Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.
Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.
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Membership is free, but — since we rely on delivery and local pick-up — you have to live near one of our hubs (or be willing to drive to a site to pick them up). If you live farther away, and would like to help us bring the club to your neighbors, please email email@example.com.
To secure the best prices for club members and make sure we know the current plants available from each nursery, we take orders only a couple of times a month.
Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll be happy to talk about plants or let you know when it's time to buy them!