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Posts by Herb Techmer

20 Years Later – Legacy Plantings of Red Oak.

Just Planted Legacy Red Oak

20 years ago (1997) me, my father Horst and my friend Dietrich lined an entry with Red Oak trees leading to the Culinarian’s Retirement Home in New Paltz, NY.  20 years later you can  still see these beautiful trees growing right off rout 32 north of New Paltz NY.  It takes a lot of care…

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Junior Walker Catmint – Nepeta x faassenii ‘Junior Walker’

Junior Walker™ Catmint - Nepeta x faassenii

Junior Walker Catmint is an excellent low spreading flowering perennial for the Hudson Valley.  Deer resistant silvery gray / green foliage cascades off retaining walls producing flowing lavender flowers in the summer.  This is a better alternative perennial to plant instead of trying to grow English Lavender in the Hudson Valley which can be difficult…

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Desert Eve Deep Rose Yarrow – Achillea millefolium

Desert Eve Deep Rose Yarrow - Achillea millefolium Desert Eve Deep Rose

Dark Pink Clusters of flowers attract butterflies and the seed heads attract birds for winter feeding.  Desert Eve Yarrow is compact and easy to care for.  This deer resistant perennial thrives in full sun and can handle poor soil conditions.  You can use this perennial for fresh cuttings in your flower vase or you can…

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Golden Japanese Forest Grass – Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’

Golden Japanese Forest Grass - Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola’

Golden Japanese Forest Grass is an amazing ornamental that thrives in part shade to shady areas.  Yellow to creamy foliage resembles small clumping bamboo and this hardy perennial grass is deer resistant.  Combine several to create a clumping ground cover or just use this grass as a single specimen and plant it with May Night…

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May Night Sage – Salvia x superba ‘May Night’

May Night Sage - Salvia x superba 'May Night’

May Night Sage has low compact mounding soft foliage and creates beautiful blue indigo flowers in the summer.  This deer resistant perennial is perfect for borders in the landscape and mixes well with other perennials.  You can place Salvia in containers or mix it with low growing flowering shrubs like Gold Mound Spirea.  The yellow…

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