2017 Could be the year that you finally decide to add some color to you landscaping. If you live in Warsaw, Syracuse, Leesburg, Winona Lake, Culver, or Ft. Wayne, IN check out this article that shows some great posibilities for your landscape. The article “2017 Green Thumb Awards” is a great article if you are looking to add some perennial plants to your landscaping.
The 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year has been announced! Asclepias tuberosa – Butterfly Weed has been named the North America Perennial Plant of the Year. Can we use this perennial in our Warsaw, IN and Syracuse, IN landscape beds? The answer is YES! It’s a Zone 5 plant and would look great in your gardens.
This new perennial will grow best in full sun and is drought tolerant in case you don’t have a sprinkler system in your landscape beds. It is also deer resistant.
Besides attracting Monarch Butterflies, it is also an important host plant for the caterpillars and queen butterflies. As it flowers, green fruits develop that then rupture into seeds with long and silvery-white hairs like the common milkweed.
This is a virtually hassle-free perennial that is long lived and offers three months of tangerine orange blooms. The perennial flowers also contain nectar and pollen which are attractive to hummingbirds, bees and other beneficial insects.
It will grow to about 2-3 feet tall and blooms from mid-summer through early fall. If you would like to add this beautiful perennial that your Warsaw & Syracuse neighbors don’t have yet, give us a call at 574-268-2566 or visit our Contact Us page on our website.
What does a landscape company in Warsaw, In do in the winter months? We clean up everything! Here is a short video from a couple weeks ago about our Annual Office Clean Up Day at WLM, Inc.
Winter is not a time for everyone who performs landscape installations, brick paver patios, sprinkler system or lawn fertilization to just retire for a couple months. We stay very busy getting ready to meet the needs of our clients from all over the county. We also spend alot of time in education learning as much as possible about the newest plants for your landscape. What are the latest outdoor living trends? Brick Pavers? Natural Stone?
We hope you enjoy this video and see you in the spring!