What are shrubs?

At Victoria Gardens we carry trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. And that’s how we think and talk about the plants in our nursery. But every once in a while we are reminded that as a home gardener, that’s NOT how you talk. When someone asks, “What’s a shrub?” And we respond, “It’s a bush.” And […] Read More

Our favorite Columbines – spring blooms

Lacy and graceful, Columbine are a lovely spring bloom. Deer resistant, sun and shade tolerant, and–with a little help from you–columbines will naturalize. (More on that later.) Here are a few of our favorites. #1. Aquilegia vulgaris plena ‘Black Barrow’ The deep purple (almost black) color of the bell shaped flowers are an elegant addition […] Read More