Russian Sage

May 29th, 2019|Perennial Highlilght, This Week At Bauer's|

Russian Sage is much loved for its stunning color and long bloom time in the summer garden.  Plants form a bushy upright clump of grayish leaves that are lacy and fragrant.  Spikes of rich violet-blue flowers appear in high summer, continuing into late fall.  An extremely versatile garden plant, Russian Sage loves hot, sunny sites [...]

Prairie Drop Seed Grass

May 22nd, 2019|Perennial Highlilght, This Week At Bauer's|

Prairie Drop Seed was one of the major components of the Midwestern prairie, and it’s now a popular landscape plant—with good reason.  It is perhaps the most ornamental of the native prairie grasses and grows in a clumping shape with deep green narrow leaves that arch downward. In July, Prairie Drop Seed sends up numerous [...]

Monarda ‘Bee Balm’

May 15th, 2019|Perennial Highlilght, This Week At Bauer's|

These plants explode with very large frilly flowers just as summer begins.  Bee Balm comes in a variety of colors including, this stunning blue {Blue Stocking} and Bubblegum Blast; red Monarda will be restocked next week with Pardon Me Cerise and Cherry Pops.  Pollinators love these colorful, large blooms!  Monarda is very attractive to bees, [...]

Itoh Peony ‘Scarlet Heaven’

May 7th, 2019|Perennial Highlilght, This Week At Bauer's|

A sure showstopper, 'Scarlet Heaven' is captivatingly beautiful and amazingly hardy.  This is a rare red Itoh Peony featuring enormous flower size, color, and form!  Sought after by collectors, it's easy to grow and resistant to disease and cold temperatures.  Blooming in late spring, 'Scarlet Heaven' produces striking huge single blooms with deep scarlet petals [...]

Bleeding Heart, Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’

May 1st, 2019|Perennial Highlilght, This Week At Bauer's|

This is the white old-fashioned Bleeding Heart.  Hummingbirds flock to its blooms!  You'll wish you had a much bigger bed of plants when you see the spring display this little perennial delivers.  The blooms emerge before the leaves do, which really helps them stand out.  Reminiscent of white blooms in their puffed-out appearance and tropically [...]

Creeping Phlox, Candy Stripe

April 24th, 2019|Perennial Highlilght, This Week At Bauer's|

Creeping phlox has probably caught your eye all around town. It is that carpet of flowers that seem to spill across spots on lawns or over rock walls. It is usually planted in large masses, making a big splash that literally turns heads. Creeping phlox comes in pastel shades of pink and lavender and well as [...]

Bellflower, Campanula ‘Pearl Deep Blue’

April 17th, 2019|Perennial Highlilght, This Week At Bauer's|

Bellflower, Campanula carpatica 'Pearl Deep Blue', displays deep blue, bowl-shaped flowers all season. This profusion of cup-shaped, upward-facing, 2” wide, vivid blue-violet flowers with lighter centers, floats above the mound of dark-green delicate foliage from late spring to late summer, if deadheaded regularly. It forms a compact clump 6-8” tall, 12-24” wide, making it a [...]

Clematis, Princess Diana

April 10th, 2019|Perennial Highlilght, This Week At Bauer's|

A delightfully different Clematis, this charming rebloomer will, like it's namesake, quickly become the star of any setting!  The dainty, upright blooms are shaped like tulips, with a soft pink-to-white base and a rich darker pink stripe distinguishing every blossom,.  Very, very abundantly borne on neat little vines, they blanket the garden first in mid [...]

Betony, Stachys officinalis ‘Hummelo’

April 3rd, 2019|Perennial Highlilght, This Week At Bauer's|

A stunning choice for the Perennial Plant Association's Plant f the Year 2019!  The PPA states, "As trouble-free and dependable as it is eye-catching", and we completely agree.  A wealth of rose-lavender spikes throughout summer are particularly fabulous in massed plantings. Hummel means bumblebee in German - appropriate for this pollinator magnet - as well [...]

Tendering Plants Indoors

October 22nd, 2018|The Bauer's Blog|

Most of us have a bit of a bittersweet relationship with winter - it’s hard to say no to a delicious gingerbread cookie or a hug-in-a-cup mug of hot apple cider. But, when we start to feel a chill in the air, we all know that our gardens are getting ready to pack up shop [...]