A big thank you to MaryAnn Fink and St. Louis County Parks for recognizing Rolling Ridge Nursery as a Pollinator Pantry Provider!
Interested in attracting pollinators to your garden?
Have you heard about St. Louis County Park's Pollinator Pantry Garden program?
Join us as we welcome MaryAnn Fink of St. Louis County Park's Butterfly Ambassador/ Habitat Specialist.
Sunday June 12th at 10 am
ANNUAL PERIWINKLE "VINCA" - Low maintenance, profuse bloomer that loves the sun and heat! Fertilze occasionally. "BUTTERFLY RED" PENTAS - Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds! Heat tolerant. MANDEVILLA VINE - Sun and heat loving vine that provides all summer color. Deer resistant. "KNOCK OUT" ROSE - Blooms from spring till frost!
Photo Credit: Jennifer Anderson, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
It's fall and if you've been out walking or jogging or even driving, you may have noticed a small somewhat unkempt arching shrub that is displaying a massive amount of purple berries.
An often asked question this time of year, as many of our customers here at Rolling Ridge are curious about the small shrub with the intense blue flowers they have seen around town.
You probably hadn't noticed, but while the debate over whether or not our climate is changing and our planet is experiencing a general warming trend, the nation's hardiness zone maps were reconfigured several years ago. So, as you read this while looking out over another fresh coating of snow, and feeling single digit temperatures for the umpteenth time this winter, keep a wary mind over what I'm about to tell you!
As we head into the early summer, you will notice a good number of hydrangea blooms appearing in many yards and gardens. Recently, the industry has been inundated with many new options and varieti
In the urban community, we are finding, more and more, that the desire to plant trees in smaller, more confined spaces is becoming more popular. Folks with smaller yards are still seeking to obstruct a view or provide shade to a deck or patio but think they are limited because the space they have available won't handle a large shade tree. We have recently stocked our nursery with several choices of trees that lend themselves to situations such as this. For planting in the strip between the street and sidewalk, we are recommending the versatile Upright European Hornbeam.
Endless Summer Hydrangea...a mophead hydrangea that can bloom on both the current season's growth as well as the previous year's growth.
Ahhh...nothing quite like the smell of lilacs in the spring! Try planting one right outside a window-you won't regret it!
It's that time of the year when we all anticipate the first color of the fresh, new year in the landscape! As the end of one of the mildest winters in recent memory nears, our enthusiasm is no less significant. Witchhazels (Hamamelis spp.) are typically the first hardy shrubs to bloom in this area. We, in particular, like the Arnold Promise variety as its bright yellow blossoms stand out cheerfully in the otherwise bleak planting.
It's that time of year...with so much springtime anticipation that you will start to notice the striking witchhazels in full bloom! The bright lacey yellow flowers help to make this shrub often mistaken for forsythia, but don't be confused, witchhazel flowers appear much earlier in the season. We like 'Arnold Promise' because this cultivar consistently blooms yellow and usually begins its winter show some time in February. Give witchhazel ample room as they can grow 10-12'; tall with a similar spread. Best flower occurs in bright sun but they will still perform in a semi-shady situation. Golden yellow fall foliage color can add a second season of interest.
Looking for a new tree to add to your landscape? Look no further...
The common Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) has long been a favorite of home gardeners for adding beauty to their spring landscape.
Beautiful dark pink blooms cover this small tree/shrub in early spring. Part of the little girl series of Magnolias. They are a cross between m.stellata and m.lilliflora.
These listings are just a sample what we usually have availble. Not all varities are availble at all times.
Please visit us often for best selections!!
The Missouri Botanical Gardens Plants of Merit program recognizes this red twigged dogwood for its bright red stems that arrive with the autumn leaf drop.
This large, coarsely textured shrub will grow to 8-10' tall. It blooms in early summer and the panicles can be up to a foot long! The foliage turns a deep burgundy in the fall. Plant in partial sun. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrangea_quercifolia