Author Archives: Beverly Hamrick

Blueberries at Countryside Gardens

Come on in to Countryside Gardens for some “PINK ICING” or PEACH SORBET”. Stunning new varieties of BLUE BERRIES with gorgeous spring foliage! Breathtaking shades of pink mixed with blue and deeper greens transition in winter to an iridescent turquoise blue hue. Large, sweet berries with robust flavor ripen in midsummer. Impressive in the landscape […]

Buzz Butterfly Bushes

Great things come in small packages at Countryside Gardens. Introducing Buzz Butterfly Bushes, an exciting dwarf Butterfly Bush series. At 1/3 the size of standard varieties, Buzz Buddleia enjoy restrained yet vigorous growth, yet maintain the elegance and large, shapely flowers of the standard types. •Perennial: USDA hardiness zones 4-9 (lows -34.4 °C or -30 […]

Dutchman’s Pipe

New arrival at Countryside Gardens in limited numbers are Dutchman’s pipe vines. They are host plants for swallowtail butterflies and provide habitat for beneficial insects. Expect visiting Hummingbirds also. The plant is also called pipe vine and is usually only 10 to 15 feet long. Growing a Dutchman’s pipe requires a trellis or vertical structure to support […]