Bark and Blossom


The gorgeous cinnamon-colored, exfoliating bark of the crape myrtle is a stunning feature of this small garden paradise. A colorful long-blooming mix of hydrangeas, pink muhly grasses, and sages is punctuated by seasonal planters that add structure and interest.

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Crape Myrtle
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Endless Summer
Bigleaf Hydrangea
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Soft Touch
Japanese Holly
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Pink Muhly
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Big Blue
Liriope Plant
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This Kit Includes

  • Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Balimer Endless Summer’ (Endless Summer® Hydrangea (Bigleaf Hydrangea)) This medium height, rounded deciduous shrub is great for part shade gardens. Pink or blue blooms arrive late summer onto old or new wood. The color is dependent on pH of soils (blue for acidic, pink for alkaline).
  • Lagerstroemia x ‘Natchez’ (Natchez crape myrtle) The multi-stemmed crape myrtle boasts lovely, cinnamon, exfoliating bark and long-blooming, paper-like flowers. A common street tree, this plant has good drought tolerance.
  • Ilex crenata ‘Soft Touch’ (Soft Touch Japanese Holly) A great boxwood substitute, this acid loving, evergreen shrub grows in neat little mounds. Black fruits are attractive to birds but require a male and female plant to produce. This plant is also host to specialist, cellophane bee, (Colletes banksi). more info more info
  • Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’ (Big Blue Liliturf) This grass-like groundcover requires low maintenance and maintains a clean, green appeal. Blooming in spring with lavender tufts, the flowers will fade into dark little berries by mid-summer. Consider this as a low-mow, lawn alternative for areas not exposed to foot traffic.
  • Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink muhly grass) Native to the western and central United States, this fuzzy, pink grass is tolerant of droughty conditions, salt, and poor soils but also at home in the garden collection. Very low-maintenance, its inflorescence will provide months of color, even into winter. Additionally, this grass is known to provide cover for small birds and to attract beneficial ladybird beetles (Coccinella spp.) to the garden. more info