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For Love Of Lavender In Your Warsaw & Syracuse Gardens

Lavender is one of the most liked and often used plants in landscaping projects in Warsaw, IN and Syracuse, IN.  The purple foliage is distinctive and beautiful.  Lavender means “to wash” in Greek and is known for it’s antiseptic and medicinal properties as well as extracts for disinfectants and fresheners.  Lavender is native to our area in northern Indiana and has adapted to the warm and dry Warsaw, IN summers and the cold and snowy Syracuse, IN winters.  They are outstanding performers as a border planting, accent planting, mixed perennial beds and herb gardens.  Lavender likes well drained soils as well.  We have installed several varieties of Lavender for our clients in Warsaw, Winona Lake, Leesburg, Syracuse, Culver, Columbia City and Ft. Wayne.  Mustead Lavender is a great plant for your landscape beds.  Click on it to learn more!  Grosso Lavender is also a great selection for landscape renovations in your Warsaw gardens.  Don’t forget to visit our YouTube Channel to learn more about WLM, Inc.

Ornamental Features of Lavender:  Beautiful spikes of fragrant flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer.  Recommend planting in groupings.  The flowers are excellent for cutting and can be brought into your Warsaw or Syracuse home.  Attractive grayish green foliage.  It’s a dense multi stemmed perennial.  It grows to about 24 inches and spreads about the same.  Lavender likes full sun in our Warsaw area.

Lavender can also be used as in indoor planting pots and containers.  It can be a showcase plant for your Warsaw, IN entrance or to show off a lake shore landscape bed if you live in Syracuse on Lake Wawasee.  Lavender doesn’t require alot of attention and care.  Simply cut down the foliage either in the fall or in the spring to best suit your style.  Lavender, in Warsaw, performs great in our clients landscape beds and gardens.  We do not over use the perennial so you won’t find it in all our clients projects.

Great Article On Plants For Your Warsaw, IN & Syracuse, IN Landscaping

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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.

2017 Perennial Plant of the Year

2017 Perennial Plant of the Year

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.

‘Roxanne’ geranium For Fall Interest

Looking for a long lasting bloomer for your Warsaw & Syracuse landscaping?  This geranium will create loads of interest as it drapes over a natural boulder wall or as an accent against your entrance sidewalk. It also looks tremendous in the landscape as a border planting that accents curves in the landscape beds. Homeowners in Syracuse on Lake Wawasee love using this colorful, long bloomer on hillsides to grab the attention of boaters as they pass by.

Long Blooming Perennial For Your Warsaw, In. Landscape.

Long Blooming Perennial For Your Warsaw, In. Landscape.