What Plants are Used?

We love plants and, as noted in our About page, we especially love showy large plants which grow quickly. However, we are not limited to just tropical plants – we incorporate perennials, annuals, succulents and cacti – and vegetables or herbs.

Plants are selected based on the exposure at your site (sun, shade, wind, etc.) and determined based on availability and quality. We do not work from strict recipes because in the plant world, so many factors affect the plants’ health from climatic changing conditions to potential pest problems. Our goal is to use what is best at the time of your installation.

Most of our plants are grown by “local Connecticut growers” and many are unique. They are maintained in a greenhouse environment at our nursery or outdoors until ready to be installed at your location.

We do our best to avoid “problem” plants which tend to get insect problems. We also focus plants which are long-lasting. In many cases, unique or special plants are scouted out for you as part of our services.

After your installation is complete, you may visit this blog site to see specific “Plant Reviews” for the year’s installations. It is a handy online reference tool for you. Here you will find more details about the plants used in your container garden designs from type, care, how to overwinter them, etc.

We have experienced situations where business customers reached out to learn more about “What is that plant?” in the container at the business. We are happy to answer questions for your customers, yourself as the business owner showcasing a container garden at your store, and of course, for homeowners.

Looking forward to share more with you!

Cathy Testa



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