If you missed our seminar, “Getting Started in the Garden” here is a list of plants Vincent A. Simeone recommends in his latest book New York and New Jersey Getting Started Gardeners Guide.

Annuals

Angelonia angustifolia Angelface® , Serena®

Begonia x benariensis Whopper® series, Big™ series

Calibrachoa x Superbells®, Petunia Supertina® series, ‘Phantom’

Cleome Senorita Rosalita®

Tagetes tenuifolia

Perennials

Amsonia hubrichtii

Asclepias tuberosa

Aster spp.

Coreopsis verticillata ,’Crème Brûlée’ , ‘Zagreb’, Big Bang™ series

Echinacea Pow Wow® Wild Berry

Geranium x ‘Rosanne’

Helleborus x hybrida, H. orientalis, H. niger, H. x ‘Pink Frost’, many cultivars and variations Heuchera ‘Caramel’, etc.

Leucanthemum x ‘Becky’

Monarda didyma

Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldstrum’ ‘Pot of Gold’

Solidago ‘Fireworks’

Tiarella cordifolia

Bulbs

Dahlia Dark Angel®, Melody ®

Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, ‘Bright Eyes’

Grasses

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, ‘All Gold’

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Schizachyrium scoparium

Panicum virgatum ‘Dallas Blues’,

Flowering Trees and Shrubs

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Rose Creek’, A. mosanensis

Aesculus parviflora, A. pavia

Amelanchier arborea, A. canadensis, A. x grandiflora, ‘Robin Hill’, ‘Princess Diana’,

Ceanothus x pallidus ‘Marie Simon’

Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’, ‘Merlot’, The Rising Sun™, ‘Ruby Falls’

Clethra alnifolia ‘Compacta’, ‘Hummingbird’, ‘Ruby Spice’, ‘Sixteen Candles’

Callicarpa dichotoma, ‘Early Amethyst’, ‘Issai’

C. japonica ‘Leucocarpa’

Cornus florida ‘Appalachian Spring’, ‘Cherokee Brave’

Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer ®, Bloomstruck™, ‘Dooley’

H. paniculata ‘Limelight’, Babylace® , Little Lime™, Vanilla Strawberry ™

H. arborescens ‘Annabelle’, Incrediball™

Lespedeza bicolor ‘Avalanche’, ‘Gibraltar’, ‘Spring Grove’

Magnolia Little Girl Series, ‘Ann’, ‘Betty’, ‘Jane’, ‘Judy’, Pinkie’, ‘Randy’, ‘Ricki’, ‘Susan’

Prunus x ‘Okame’, ‘Hally Jolivette’

Rosa x Knock Out ®, Flower Carpet®, Drift®

Stewartia pseudocamellia

Syringa Fairytale ® series, Bloomerang®, S. microphylla

Viburnum carlesii, Viburnum dilatatum ‘Erie’, Cardinal Candy ™,

Deciduous Shade Trees

Acer griseum, A. x ‘Cinnamon Flakes’

Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’, ‘Frans Fontaine’

Cercidiphyllum japonicum, ‘Magnificum’, ‘Pendulum, ‘Red Fox’

Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’, Spring Grove®

Quercus alba, Q. rubra, Q. palustris, Q. velutina, Crimson Spire™, Regal Prince®

Ulmus americana ‘Princeton’, ‘Valley Forge’

Vines and Groundcovers

Bignonia capreolata

Campsis x ‘Morning Calm’

Gelsemium sempervirens

Lonicera x heckrotii, L. sempervirens

Thunbergia alata

Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’

Conifers

Abies concolor ‘Candicans’

Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Duke Gardens’, ‘Fastigiata’,

Chamaecyparis thyoides ‘Blue Sport’, ‘Shiva’, ‘Red Star’

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Yoshino’, ‘Black Dragon’

Picea orientalis, ‘Gowdy’, ‘Skylands’

Thuja plicata ‘Atrovirens’, ‘Virescens’

Broadleaved Evergreens

Hardy Camellias- ‘April Rose’, April Snow’, ‘Polar Bear’, ‘Winter Rose’, ‘Winter Star’ , ‘Winter Joy, ‘Winter Cupid’

Leucothoe fontanesiana, L. axillaris ‘Scarletta’

Skimmia japonica

Viburnum x pragense. x burkwoodii