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Country Mile Gardens Goes 100% Solar!

Country Mile Gardens, a family-owned and operated garden center located in Harding, NJ, has installed a 35kW solar system to cover 100% of its
energy use.
The solar array, situated on 2,000 square feet of the three-acre property, will produce an estimated 39.4 megawatt hours per year. Over the next 30 years, it will offset the equivalent CO 2 from burning 900 tons of coal.
Brothers Dan and Thomas Gallo recently purchased Country Mile Gardens from their father, Tom Gallo, who started the business in 1977. The installation is the most recent move in their effort to reduce the environmental impact of their business. Other improvements include
selling more organic and native plant materials, recycling more packaging and sourcing from more local growers.
“Dan and I, with backgrounds in environmental science and biology, are both very aware of the benefits of renewable energy and how climate change can impact our local environment, as well as our business,” said Thomas Gallo, Co-Owner of Country Mile Gardens.
Country Mile Gardens invested $124,000 in the installation and expects to see a return on investment within six years. The 80-panel system was designed and installed by Green House Solar in Madison, NJ, with high-efficiency panels manufactured by SunPower. In addition to
harvesting solar power, the array will provide shade to shade-loving plants.
“We see this solar installation as a win-win-win,” said Dan Gallo, Co-Owner of Country Mile Gardens. “It will reduce our carbon footprint, make us more energy independent and also save us money in the long term.”

By |2019-11-21T20:47:42+00:00November 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Below you will find a table with all of the weekly arrivals.  Use Ctrl-F to help find any plants you are looking for.

Latin Name Common Name Column4 Column5 Column6
Cephalotaxus Harringtonia ‘Duke Gardens’ Duke Gardens Plum Yew 24-30″
Cephalotaxus Harringtonia ‘Duke Gardens’ Duke Gardens Plum Yew 30-36″
Cephalotaxus Harringtonia ‘Fastigiata’ Fastigiate Japanese Plum Yew 30-36″
Liquidambar Styraciflua ‘Happi Daze’ Happi Daze Sweetgum 2-2 1/2″
Picea Koraiensis ‘Morris Blue’ Morris Blue Korean Pine 6-7′
Picea Orientalis ‘Gowdy’ Gowdy Oriental Spruce 6-7′
Astilbe x ‘Peach Blossom’ Peach Blossom Astilbe #1
Brunnera Macrophylla Siberian Bugloss #1
Carex x ‘Evergold’ Evergold Carex #1
Coreopsis ‘Flower of Hope’ Flower of Hope Coreopsis #1
Coreopsis ‘Summer Sunshine’ Summer Sunshine Coreopsis #1
Delosperma x ‘Garnet’ Garnet Ice Plant #1
Dianthus x ‘Firestar’ Firestar Dianthus #1
Echinacea Purpurea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea #1
Athyrium Nipponicum ‘Pictum’ Japanese Painted Fern #1
Festuca x ‘Cool as Ice’ Cool as Ice Blue Fescue #1
Galium Odoratum Sweet Woodruff #1
Geranium x ‘Biokovo’ Biokovo Hardy Geranium #1
Hakonechloe Macra ‘Aureola’ Japanese Forest Grass #1
Heuchera x ‘Forever Red’ Forever Red Coral Bells #1
Heuchera x ‘Green Spice’ Green Spice Coral Bells #1
Hyacinthoides Excelsior Spanish Bluebells #1
Lavandula x ‘Blue Cushion’ Blue Cushion Lavender #1
Lavandula x ‘Phenomenal’ Phenomenal Lavender #1
Leucanthemum x ‘Becky’ Becky Shasta Daisy #1
Leucanthemum x ‘Snowcap’ Snowcap Shasta Daisy #1
Monarda Didyama ‘Jacob Cline’ Jacob Cline Bee Balm #1
Myotosis ‘Victoria Blue’ Victoria Blue Forget Me Not #1
Nepeta Faasenii ‘Early Bird’ Early Bird Catmint #1
Pulmonaria x ‘Raspberry Splash’ Raspberry Splash Lungwort #1
Pulmonaria x ‘Silver Bouquet’ Silver Bouquet Lungwort #1
Amsonia x ‘Storm Cloud’ Storm Cloud Amsonia #1
Digitalis ‘Foxy’ Foxy Foxglove #2
Sempervivum Hen’s And Chicks QT/6″
Actaea Simplex ‘Brunette’ Brunette Snakeroot #2
Allium x ‘Globemaster’ Globemaster Allium #2
Astilbe x ‘Visions in Pink’ Visions in Pink Astilbe #2
Astilbe x ‘Visions in White’ Visions in White Astilbe #2
Astilbe ‘Visions in Red’ Visions in Red Astilbe #2
Astilbe x ‘Fanal’ Fanal Astilbe #2
Berberis Gladwynensis ‘William Penn’ William Penn Barberry #3 12-15″
Cercis Canadensis Eastern Redbud 8-10′
Dicentra Spectabalis ‘King of Hearts’ King of Hearts Bleeding Heart #2
Hakonechloe Macra ‘All Gold’ All Gold Japanese Forest Grass #1
Hosta ‘Patriot’ Patriot Hosta #2
Hosta ‘Blue Angel’ Blue Angel Hosta #2
Iris Ensata ‘Variegata’ Variegated Water Iris #2
Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’ Pardon Me Daylily #2
Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’ Happy Returns Daylily #2
Cercis Canadensis ‘Rising Sun’ Rising Sun Redbud #10
Cornus Kousa ‘Scarlet Fire’ Scarlet Fire Dogwood #10
Erica Carnea ‘C.D. Easton’ C.D. Easton Heather #2
Forsythia Intermedia ‘Lynwood’ Lynwood Gold Border Forsythia #3
Lonicera Pericyclamen ‘Scentsation’ Scentsation Honeysuckle #3
Thuja Plicata ‘Green Giant’ Green Giant Aborvitae #10 5-6′
Coreopsis x ‘Lil Bang Darling Clementine’ Coreopsis Lil Bang Darling Clementine #2
Dianthus x ‘Firewitch’ Firewitch Cheddar Pinks #1
Fragaria ‘Rutgers Scarlet’ Rutgers Scarlet Strawberry QT/6″
Heuchera x ‘Spellbound’ Spellbound Coral Bells #2
Heuchera x ‘Spellbound’ Spellbound Coral Bells #1
Lychnis ‘Rolly’s Favorite’ Rolly’s Favorite Lychnis #1
Rosmarinus ‘Tuscan Blue’ Tuscan Blue Rosemary QT/6″
Veronica ‘Lavender Lightsaber’ Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell #2
Aconitum Ardensii Monk’s Hood #1
Berberis Thunbergii ‘Gentry’ Royal Burgundy Barberry #3
Dicentra Spectabalis Bleeding heart #1
Fothergilla Major ‘Mt. Airy’ Mount Airy Fothergilla #3
Geranium Sanuinium ‘Striatum’ Bloody Cranesbill #1
Hydrangea Paniculata ‘Limelight’ Limelight Hydrangea #3
Hydrangea Paniculata ‘Pinky Winky’ Pinky Winky Hydrangea #3
Hydrangea Paniculata ‘Fire Light’ Firelight Hydrangea #3
Hydrangea Serratifola ‘Tuff Stuff’ Tuff Stuff Hydrangea #3
Itea Virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’ Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire #3
Ligularia Dentata ‘Othello’ Othello Ligularia #1
Monarda x ‘Petite Delight’ Petite Delight Monarda #1
Perovskia Atriplicifolia Russian Sage #2
Spiraea x ‘Magic Carpet’ Magic Carpet Spirea #3
By |2019-04-12T19:34:14+00:00April 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Arrivals Week of March 25th 2019

New Arrivals Last Week in March 2019

We’ve received a ton of material this week including a lot of flowering trees, shade trees, and a ton of shrubs.  Use Control-F to search this document if you are looking for something specific.

Actaea Simplex ‘Black Negligee’ Black Negligee Snakeroot #2
Azalea x ‘Delaware Valley White’ Delaware Valley White Azalea #3 15-18″
Azalea x ‘Girard’s Fuschia’ Girard’s Fuschia Azalea #3 15-18″
Azalea x ‘Hino Crimson’ Hino Crimson Azalea #3 15-18″
Azalea x ‘Poukanense Compacta’ Compact Poukananse Azalea #3 15-18″
Azalea x ‘Silver Sword’ Silver Sword Azalea #3 12-15″
Berberis Thunbergii ‘Pygruzam’ Pygmy Ruby Barberry #2 12-15″
Berberis Thunbergii ‘Rosy Glow’ Rosy Glow Barberry #3 15-18″
Berberis Thunbergii ‘Royal Burgundy’ Royal Burgundy Barberry #3 12-15″
Betula Nigra ‘Dura heat’ Dura Heat River Birch #15
Brunnera Macrophylla ‘Variegata’ Variegated Siberian Bugloss #1
Buddleia x ‘Petite Blue Heaven’ Petite Blue Heaven Butterfly Bush #3
Buxus Microphylla ‘Winter Green’ Wintergreen Boxwood 24-30″
buxus x ‘Green Beauty’ Green Beauty Boxwood #2 12-15″
Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’ Green Mountain Boxwood #5 24-30″
Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’ Green Mountain Boxwood 30-36″
Carex elata ‘Aurea’ Bowles Golden Sedge #1
Chamacyparis Pfisifera ‘Golden Charm’ Golden Charm Threadleaf Cypress #5 18-24″
Clethra Alnifolia ‘Sixteen Candles’ Sixteen Candles Summersweet #3 15-18″
Corydalis Flexuosa ‘Porcelain Blue’ Percelain Blue Corydalis #1
Cotinus Coggygria ‘Grace’ Grace Smokebush #3
Cotinus Coggygria ‘Grace’ Grace Smokebush #5
Cotoneaster Salicifolia ‘Repans’ Willowleaf Cotoneaster #3 15-18″
Cytisus Scoparius ‘Burkwood’ Burkwood Scotch Broom #3
Cytisus Scoparius ‘Moonlight’ Moonlight Scotch Broom #3
Deutzia Gracilis ‘Nikko’ Nikko Slender Deutzia #3
Euonymus Alatus ‘Compactus’ Burning Bush #5 24-30″
Hamamelis x ‘Arnold’s Promise’ Arnold’s Promise Witch Hazel #4
Helleborus x ‘Joker’ Joker Lenten Rose #1
Helleborus x ‘Love Bug’ Love Bug Lenten Rose #1
Heuchera x ‘Frosted Violet’ Frosted Violet Heuchera #1
Heucherella x ‘Spicy Lime’ Spicy Lime Foam Flower #1
Hydrangea Anomala ‘Petiolaris’ Climbing Hydrangea #5
Hydrangea Paniculata ‘Strawberry Sundae’ Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea #3
Hydrangea Quercifola ‘Ruby Slippers’ Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea #5
Ilex Crenata ‘Compacta’ Compact Japanese Holly #7 24-30″
Ilex Crenata ‘Steeds’ Steeds Japanese Holly #5 24-30″
Ilex x meservae ‘blue prince’ Blue Prince Holly #4 15-18″
Ilex x Meservae ‘Blue Princess’ Blue Princess Holly #4 15-18″
Iris Ensata ‘Variegata’ Variegated Water Iris #1
Iris Ensata ‘Variegata’ Variegated Water Iris #5
Iris Siberica ‘Bennerup Blue’ Bennerup Blue Siberian Iris #5
Iris Siberica ‘Caesar’s Brother’ Caesar’s Brother Siberian Iris #5
Iris Siberica ‘Ruffled Velvet’ Ruffled Velvet Siberian Iris #5
Juniperus Chinensis ‘Daub’s Frosted’ Daub’s Frosted Chinese Juniper #5
Juniperus Procumbens ‘Nana’ Japanese Garden Juniper #3 15-18″
Juniperus Squamata ‘Blue Star’ Blue Star Juniper #3
Leucothoe Axillaris ‘Squirt’ Squirt Leucothoe #3 15-18″
Magnolia x Liliflora ‘Betty’ Betty Magnolia #7 18-24″
Nandina Domestica ‘Tuscan Flame’ Tuscan Flame Heavenly Bamboo #3
Paeonia x itoh ‘Joanna Marlene’ Joanna Marlene Itoh Peony #5
Picea Glauca ‘Conica’ Dwarf Alberta Spruce #2 24-30″
Picea Glauca ‘Conica’ Dwarf Alberta Spruce #5 30-36″
Polystichum Munitum Western Sword Fern #1
Polystichum x dycei Dyce’s Holly Fern #2
Prunus Subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ Autumnalis Cherry 2-2 1/2″
Prunus Subhirtella ‘Pendula Plena Rosa’ Weeping Cherry #15
Pulmonaria x ‘Raspberry Splash’ Raspberry Splash Lungwort #1
Pulmonaria x ‘Trevi Fountain’ Trevi Fountain Lungwort #1
Rhododendron x ‘Landmark’ Landmark Rhododendron #5 24-30″
Rhododendron x ‘PJM’ PJM Rhododendron #7 30-36″
Rhododendron x ‘PJM Elite’ PJM Elite Rhododendron #2 18-24″
Rhododendron x ‘Roseum Elegans’ Roseum Elegans Rhododendron #5 24-30″
Rosa x ‘Double Knockout’ Double Knockout Rose #4
Rosa x ‘Double Knockout’ Double Knockout Rose #7
Rosa x ‘Sunny Knockout’ Sunny Knockout Rose #4
Rosmarinus Officinalis ‘Roman Beauty’ Roman Beauty Rosemary #1
Salix x ‘Niobe’ Golden Weeping Willow 2 1/2-3″
Spiraea Japonica ‘Little Princess’ Little Princess Spirea #3
Syringa Patula ‘Miss Kim’ Miss Kim Lilac #4
Syringa x ‘SMSJBP7’ Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac #3 24-30″
Thuja Occidentalis ‘Art Boe’ North Pole Arborvitae #3 24-30″
Thuja x ‘Monrig’ Tiny Tower Arborvitae #5 30-36″
Thuja x ‘Monrig’ Tiny Tower Arborvitae #10 5-6′
Vaccinum Corymbosum ‘Bluecrop’ Bluecrop Blueberry #3
Vaccinum Corymbosum ‘Jersey’ Jersey Blueberry #3
Vaccinum x ‘orus-61-1’ Perpetua Blueberry #2
Viburnum Plicatum Tometosum ‘Popcorn’ Popcorn Viburnum #7 30-36″
Viburnum Rhytidophylloides ‘Allegheny’ Allegheny Viburnum #7 30-36″
Weigela Florida ‘Kolsunn’ Magical Fantasy Weigela #2 12-15″
Wisteria Fruticosa ‘Amethyst Falls’ Amethyst Falls American Wisteria #5
Wisteria Fruticosa ‘Amethyst Falls’ Amethyst Falls American Wisteria #4
By |2019-03-29T16:42:07+00:00March 29th, 2019|Weekly Arrivals|0 Comments

Boxwood Blight – Identification, how to prevent, and other plant options

Boxwood Blight

Boxwood blight is a fungal disease caused by Calonectria pseudonaviculata ,  and C. henricotiae

Boxwood blight infects all aboveground portions of the shrub but not its roots. Symptoms begin as dark leaf spots that form brown blotches. A key symptom that differentiates boxwood blight from other boxwood diseases is that narrow black streaks (cankers) develop on green stems. White spores exist on undersides of infected leaves and on stem cankers, spores add to spreading the disease. This disease defoliates the shrub usually from the ground up. Severe defoliation and stem dieback can kill young plants and causes older plants to look unsightly losing ornamental value. This blight cannot be cured once it has started.

It’s possible plants carrying the fungal pathogen won’t show symptoms of the disease if the infection is very recent. The fungus that causes boxwood blight can overwinter on infected plants and in infected leaf litter. Spores of fungus can spread from rainfall or irrigation. It can spread within one plant or to nearby plants. It can also spread larger distances by infected nursery stock or contaminated landscape tools.

If boxwood blight doesn’t kill the boxwood it will still weaken the plant so much so that another pathogen could easily kill the boxwood instead. It is the best practice to destroy all infected boxwoods by a controlled fire burn or burying all infected plants away from contact of any new boxwoods as this disease spreads so rapidly.

Prevention and Other Shrub Options

The only way to prevent further spreading once disease is established is by practicing extremely thorough sanitation practices. You must disinfect pruners and tools frequently and between different plant usage. Never trim or prune boxwoods when they are wet or after heavy rainfall. Wash boots/shoes in between house visits, landscape installs, garden center visits. Mulch should theoretically reduce disease development by reducing pathogen dispersal via rain splash – a primary cause of boxwood blight’s spread.

Preventatively spray a fungicide. Infuse and Fungonil by Bonide can help prevent the disease with repeated applications.

The best resistant boxwood  cultivars are: Green Beauty, Green Gem, and Green Mountain

The best option is to choose a different plant entirely and do not plant boxwoods. Other evergreen foundation plant options include Japanese Holly, Inkberry Holly, Plum Yew, Japanese Skimmia, Andromeda, Otto Luyken Cherry Laurel, Skip Laurel, and others depending on the application.  We are also testing other new varieties which hold promise for certain plantings.

By |2019-04-05T15:52:10+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Arrivals March 2019

New Arrivals March 2019

Below you will find a list of all of the trees and shrubs we’ve received so far this March.  To easily search this list hit Ctrl F to type in what you are looking for.

Acer Palmatum ‘Sister Ghost’ Sister Ghost Japanese Maple #3
Buxus Sempervirens ‘Newport Blue’ Newport Blue Boxwood 36-42″
Buxus x ‘Green Velvet’ Green Velvet Boxwood 18-24″
Ilex x Meservae ‘Blue Princess’ Blue Princess Holly #7
Ilex x Meservae ‘Blue Princess’ Blue Princess Holly 3-4′
Ilex x Meservae ‘Blue Princess’ Blue Princess Holly 4-5′
Juniperus ‘Wichita Blue’ Wichita Blue Juniper 6-7′
Picea Abies ‘Paul’s Select’ Paul’s Select Blue Spruce 24-30″
Pieris Japonica ‘Dorothy Wycoff’ Dorothy Wycoff Pieris #7 24-30″
Pieris Japonica ‘Mountain Fire’ Mountain Fire Pieris #7 24-30″
Prunus Laurocerasus ‘Skipkaensis’ Skip Laurel 4-5′
Rhododendron ‘Album Elegans’ Album Elegans Rhododendron 36-42″
Rhododendron Catawbiense ‘Boursault’ Boursault Rhododendron 30-36″
Rhododendron x ‘English Roseum’ English Roseum Rhododendron #15 30-36″
Rhododendron x ‘Golden Gate’ Golden Gate Rhododendron 30-36″
Rhododendron x ‘Springtime’ Springtime Rhododendron #10 30-36″
Thuja Occidentalis ‘Smaragd’ Emerald Green Arborvitae 5-6′
Azalea x ‘Blaauw’s Pink’ Blaauw’s Pink Azalea #5 18-24″
Azalea x ‘Johanna’ Johanna Azalea #5 18-24″
Azalea x ‘Pleasant White’ Pleasant White Azalea #5 18-24″
Buxus Microphylla ‘Winter Gem’ Winter Gem Boxwood #3 12-15″
Buxus x ‘Green Velvet’ Green Velvet Boxwood #3 12-15″
Chamaecyparis Pfisifera ‘King’s Gold’ Gold Thread Cypress #3 18-24″
Cornus Kousa x Florida ‘Celestial’ Celestial Dogwood #15
Ilex Crenata ‘Green Lustre’ Green Lustre Japanese Holly #5 18-24″
Ilex Crenata ‘Helleri’ Helleri Japanese Holly #5 18-24″
Ilex Crenata ‘Steeds’ Steeds Japanese Holly #7 30-36″
Ilex x ‘Nellie Stevens’ Nellie Stevens Holly #15 4-5′
Kalmia Latifolia ‘Carousel’ Carousel Mountain Laurel #5 15-18″
Malus x ‘4 Way Combo’ 4 Way Combo Apple Tree #15
Malus x ‘Fuji’ Fuji Apple #15
Malus x ‘Gala’ Gala Apple #15
Malus x ‘Jonathan’ Jonathan Apple #15
Pieris Japonica ‘Dorothy Wycoff’ Dorothy Wycoff Pieris #5 15-18″
Prunus Subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ Autumnalis Cherry #15
Prunus x ‘Black Tartarian’ Black Tartarian Cherry #15
Prunus x ‘Montmorency’ Montmorency Cherry #15
Prunus x ‘Suncrest’ Suncrest Peach #15
Rhododencron x ‘Chionoides’ Chionoides Rhododendron #5 18-24″
Rhododendron x ‘English Roseum’ English Roseum Rhododendron #5 18-24″
Rhododendron x ‘Nova Zembla’ Nova Zembla Rhododendron #5 18-24″
Vaccinum Corymbosum ‘Duke’ Duke Blueberry #5 24-30″
Cercis Canadensis ‘Appalachia Red’ Appalachia Red Redbud 1 1/2-2″
Cercis Canadensis ‘Little Woody’ Little Woody Redbud 3-4′
Cercis Canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ Ruby Falls Redbud 1 1/2-2″
Cercis Canadensis ‘Vanilla Twist’ Vanilla Twist Redbud 2-2 1/2″
Cotoneaster Salicifolia ‘Repans’ Willowleaf Cotoneaster #3 15-18″
Erika ‘Mediteranean Pink’ Mediteranean Pink heather #3
Prunus Serrulata ‘Kwanzan’ Kwanzan Cherry 2-2 1/2″
Prunus Serrulata ‘Royal Burgundy’ Royal Burgundy Cherry 1 1/2-2″
Prunus Serrulata ‘Snowgoose’ Snowgoose Cherry 1 1/2-2″
Prunus Serrulata ‘Snowgoose’ Snowgoose Cherry 2 1/2-3″
Prunus Subhirtella ‘Autumnalis’ Autumnalis Cherry 2-2 1/2″
Prunus Subhirtella ‘Pendula Plena Rosa’ Weeping Cherry #15
Prunus x ‘Okame’ Okame Cherry 1 1/2-2″
Prunus x ‘Snowfozam’ Snowfountain Weeping Cherry 2-2 1/2″
Prunus x Yedoensis ‘Yoshino’ Yoshino Flowering Cherry 1 1/2-2″
Acer Palmatum Dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’ Crimson Queen Japanese Maple #10 3-4′
Acer Palmatum Dissectum ‘Red Filigree’ Red Filigree Japanese Maple #10 3-4′
Fargesia Rufa Green Panda Bamboo #5
Forsythia x ‘Lynwood gold’ Lynwood Gold Forsythia 5-6′
Hydrangea Arborescens ‘Invincibelle Ruby’ Invincibelle Ruby Hydrangea #3 15-18″
Thuja Plicata ‘Green Giant’ Green Giant Arborvitae 5-6′
Viburnum Dilatatum ‘Cardinal Candy’ Cardinal Candy Viburnum #3 18-24″
Amelanchier Canadensis ‘Autumn Brilliance’ Autumn Brilliance Amelanchier 6-7′
Betula Nigra ‘Dura heat’ Dura Heat River Birch 10-12′
Cornus Florida ‘Cherokee Princess’ Cherokee Princess Dogwood 2-2 1/2″
Cornus Florida ‘Cherokee Princess’ Cherokee Princess Dogwood 2 1/2-3″
Cornus Kousa Kousa Dogwood 6-7′
Cornus Kousa x Florida ‘Celestial’ Celestial Dogwood 2-2 1/2″
Magnolia Virginiana Sweetbay Magnolia 8-10′
Helleborus x ‘Brandywine’ Brandywine Hellebore #1
Cephalotaxus Harringtonia ‘Duke Gardens’ Duke Gardens Plum Yew #5 18-24″
Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Drupacea’ Drupacea Plum Yew #5 18-24″
By |2019-03-22T15:07:35+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Weekly Arrivals|0 Comments