James H. Schutte
(Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry, Red Chief Barberry)
Purpleleaf Japanese barberry ‘Red Chief’ is a rounded to vase-shaped, multi-stemmed shrub with shiny deep leaves turning red to orange in fall. Plum colored fruit persists into winter though this plant does not reliably flower or fruit, it has been known to self-sow.
Japanese barberry is a tough, sun-loving plant that is tolerant of many soil types and sites. It has been known to self-sow and can become somewhat invasive. Thorny, but still suitable for low hedges and edgings, ‘Red Chief’ can...
James H. Schutte
(Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry, Rose Glow Barberry)
One of the prettier barberries for the landscape, ‘Rose Glow’ has a neat bushy habit and beautifully colored foliage all growing season. This thorny deciduous shrub originates from Japan. In spring, its fine, dense stems become covered with small round leaves that are rose-pink and burgundy flecked with white. Later in the season its foliage matures to a soft purple-pink and in fall turns orange-red and burgundy hues before dropping. Early in the season insignificant yellow flowers appear and later...
James H. Schutte
(Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry, Royal Burgundy Barberry)
Purpleleaf Japanese barberry ‘Royal Burgundy’ is a compact rounded shrub with upright stems. It has glossy burgundy leaves and attractive bright red fruit that persist into winter. Small, green, insignificant summer flowers give way in the fall to attractive bright red fruit which persists into winter. Barberry ‘Royal Burgundy’ is on the United States Department of Agriculture’s list of rust resistant barberries.
Japanese barberry is a tough, sun-loving plant that is tolerant of many soil types...
(Purpleleaf Japanese Barberry, Royal Cloak Barberry)
Purpleleaf Japanese barberry is a dense, upright to arching shrub that originates from eastern Asia. It has glossy, red-purple leaves that emerge red turn shades of red, purple and orange in fall. In spring, small but showy yellow flowers cover 'Royal Cloak'. Bright red berries, which are attractive to birds, appear in late summer to fall and persist long after the leaves are shed in the fall.
This is a tough, fast-growing and sun-loving plant that is tolerant of many soil types and urban sites....
(Mentor Hybrid Barberry)
The Mentor barberry is an exceptionally resilient shrub for hedging and deterring trespassers. It originated in Mentor, Ohio, as a hybridization between wintergreen barberry (Berberis julianae) and Japanese barberry (B. thunbergii). Slender yellowish yet stiff branch shoots grow from this generally rounded but upright shrub that's semi-evergreen. The colder the winter, the progressively more deciduous it becomes.
The new foliage in springtime is chartreuse-green, and then matures...
Best known for bright red color and sweet flavor, beets are true biennials that produce edible greens and sweet, bulbous roots only a couple of months after planting. They are European origin but enjoyed by many cultures worldwide. In the first year, they store lots of fuel in their large, fleshy, edible roots and then bloom in the second season. If subjected to high heat, plants may bolt in the first year. Their unimpressive flowers are borne in spikes along the floral stems. If allowed to mature,...
(Albino Beet, Beet)
You'll never have to worry about magenta juice stains from the Holland heirloom beet, 'Albino', which has pure white roots. Its super sweet roots also lack the earthy taste of most colorful beets. The fast-developing roots are ready for harvest only 50 days after sowing. Even when harvested large, they remain mild, sweet and tender. Its bright glossy green leaves are also edible and can be harvested when young and tender.
Though grown as annuals, beets are actually biennials, which means...
(Baby Ball Beet, Beet)
Small with smooth skin, 'Baby Ball' beets are sweet, red and perfect for pickling or cooking whole. The ideal harvest size is 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 4 cm) in diameter. These beets develop quickly and may be harvested about 55 days after sowing. Their bright glossy greens are also edible and have red leaf stems. Early harvest when temperatures are cool will ensure a sweet, mild flavor while older, roots harvested in hot weather often develop a bitter flavor.
Usually grown as annuals, beets...
James H. Schutte
The colorful beet, ‘Bull’s Blood’, is an old time variety that's still popular today. Its roots are deep red and show concentric pink and red circles on the interior when cut across. This colorful root vegetable emits brilliant magenta-red juice that stains everything. It is a fine selection that produces firm, round, sweet roots quickly and early in the season (60-harvest days). For baby beets, harvest in 35 to 40 days. It also has lovely purple-red leaves that can be eaten.
The candy cane beet, ‘Chioggia’, is an old-time Italian variety that's been popular since it was first introduced in the 1840s. Its roots are red and show concentric white and magenta-red circles on the interior when cut. This fine selection produces firm, round, sweet roots quickly, in around 60 harvest days. For baby beets, harvest in 35 to 40 days. It also has lovely green leaves with magenta leaf stems that can be eaten raw or cooked.
Usually grown as annuals, beets are true biennials,...