The Magnificent Mingle Garden


This garden is a harmonious blend of colors and textures, with the spring pink magnolia and fuzzy pink muhly grasses complementing the tall white hydrangea and green hollies. As the summer progresses, the butterfly bush will attract pollinators to its sweet smelling nectar and the birds’ bath will offer a needed place to puddle.

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Little Lime
Panicle Hydrangea
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Soft Touch
Japanese Holly
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Pugster Amethyst
Butterfly Bush
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Pink Muhly
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This Kit Includes

  • Buddleia x ‘Pugster Amethyst’ (Pugster® Amethyst Butterfly Bush) This diminutive butterfly magnet recalls the well-known namesake gem in its rich, multi-toned purple hues. The cone-shaped flowers bloom for months, sending butterflies to seek out its nectar. Best for full sun and tolerant of dry conditions, try these in your low-water gardenscapes.
  • Hydrangea paniculata ‘Jane Little Lime’ (Little Lime panicle hydrangea) Like all panicle hydrangeas, Jane Little Lime is easy to grow, producing flowers on old and new shoots. Neat and clean in spring, this medium shrub emerges with green leaves and forms green flowers that fade into cream midsummer, and mature into deep pink or maroon by later summer or fall. This flower looks great paired with dark foliage or anything with a hint of rose.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Magnolia x ‘Jane’ (Jane magnolia) This medium, deciduous, multi-stemmed tree brings out its showy pink flowers in late spring, often after the risk of any frost. Bees and butterflies may flock to the alluring scent of the flowers, but interestingly, beetles are its most common pollinator. Leaves emerge after the flowers and stay green until they shift to a golden yellow in autumn. Plant in moist, organically rich, acidic soils. more info