Kingsdene Nursery & Garden Center
16435 York Road, Monkton, MD 21111
Voted Best of Baltimore 2022 Nursery & Garden Center

Voted Best of Baltimore 2022 Nursery & Garden Center

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Fall is a Great Time to Plant!

This weekโ€™s wagon offerings, all with a very Fall feel: Cats Pajamas Catmint, Rozanne Geranium, Echinacea Prima Tiger, a purple variety of Barberry, Dark Knight Caryopteris, Sunshine Privet, Goshiki Osmanthus, Witchita Blue Juniper, Purple Dome Aster, Little Gold Star Black-Eyed Susan, Coreopsis Summer Sunshine. The grasses are Pink Muhly, Morning Light, Oktoberfest, Scout, and Little Bunny. Did we mention now is a great time to plant?

Refresh Your Perennial Garden with Our Summer Sale!

Ho Hum, the Summer is drawing to a close and Fall is a great time to refresh your perennial garden. Some of our select perennials are just a little tired and in need of a new home where they will have space and adequate rest and relaxation to root in. All perennials marked with a green X are 40% off. Varieties/colors are limited but here are just a few that are currently on sale: Gaillardia, Echinacea , Veronica, Switchgrass, Campanula, Hosta, Daylilly, Serbian Bellflower, Heuchera, and Sedum. Come on in, you are sure to find something to add to your garden!

Add Our Stunning Perennials to Your Garden This Fall

On our wagon this week is a lovely variety of perennials including White Phlox varieties Early Crystal, Party Girl and Amethyst Pearl. Other plants on the wagon are Sombrero Poco White Echinacea , Nepeta Cats Meow, Veronica Purple Illusion, Coral Bells Mega Caramel, Little Spire Russian Sage, Ruby Joe Eupatorium, Miscanthus Oktoberfest and Morning Light, Wichita Juniper, Sunshine Privet, and Caryopteris Dark Knight. Fall is a great time to spruce up your garden and add some stunning perennials.

Black-Eyed Susans and Perennials Available in the Nursery

The Black-Eyed Susans are absolutely stunning this year! This is โ€˜American Gold Rush’ Black Eyed Susan and makes a fantastic addition to a pollinator garden, wildflower meadow, or mixed border. ‘American Gold Rush’ gives all the rich color of classic Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), with none of the disease issues. This hybrid is specifically bred to be resistant to Septoria leaf spot. ‘American Gold Rush’ is more compact, with foliage that is slightly narrower than the well-known ‘Goldsturm’. This is a low-maintenance perennial with blooms that will last for several weeks. Happiest planted in full sun, and they prefer an evenly moist soil, but not soggy.
Available in perennials. ๐Ÿ™‚

Butterfly Weed is a Must Have in Your Garden!

Butterfly Weed, aka – Asclepius tuberosa, a must have in your pollinator garden. This perennial will bloom all summer with colorful orange flowers. A great food source for the Monarchs. Drought tolerant, full sun, and makes a great cut or dried flower. Stunning in a mass planting! Available now in the nursery.


Hardy Hibiscus Now Available in Perennials

Big, bold, bodacious Hardy Hibiscus! A breath-taking herbaceous perennial boasting 6 to 8 inch flowers that hummingbirds and butterflies love. This Hibiscus has a bloom time that extends well into September. Striking foliage. Full sun for this beauty! Available in perennials.

Beautiful Clethra Available Now in the Nursery

How do I love thee, let me count the ways. Beautiful Clethra, also known as Summersweet. Clethra alnifolia is a shrub that always lives up to its name. This landscape darling will reward you with an abundance of sweetly scented flowers that also does double-duty as a pollinator magnet. Adds interest to the landscape in the Fall when the leaves turn a striking golden yellow. Typically grows 3 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide, with the exception of dwarf varieties. Blooms often last for weeks. Full sun to part shade.
This is a sturdy native shrub that adapts to a variety of conditions so it’s a win-win for your landscape. Available now in the nursery.

Coneflowers Are in Bloom in Our Nursery!

So many beautiful coneflowers (Echinacea) in bloom! New varieties just added. If you want a perennial that just blooms and blooms this is for you. Requires very little maintenance other than keeping them neat and tidy by deadheading. Birds love the seeds, especially the American Goldfinch. Generally deer resistant but you just never know with those rascals. Full sun and very easy to grow. Looks better with each growing season. Out of all the perennials we carry coneflowers are by far our favorite! Come see our vast selection, open 9 to 5 everyday.

Our Stunning Echibeckia Summerina Sunreef Available in Annuals

Are you a fan of Echinacea and Rudbeckia? Now you can have the best of both plants with the stunning Echibeckia Summerinaยฎ Sunreefโ„ข. This colorful plant boasts longer lasting flowers and it blooms from summer through fall with extra large flowers that feature a dazzling two-toned array of oranges and red! Full to partial sun and it attracts pollinators. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆ‹ Available now in annuals. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mosquito Repelling Plants Available in the Nursery

Spending time outside is the best part about summer, but battling the mosquitos… not so much fun. Planting certain herbs can help repel those flying nuisances without the use of harsh chemicals. Here are few that are currently available in the nursery:
๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ก๐™ž๐™ช๐™ข๐™จ (otherwise known as onions, garlic, leeks and chives) keep the buzzing at bay and also repel Japanese beetles. Try Chives, or the potent and delicious Garlic Chives.
๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™จ๐™ž๐™ก will repels mosquitoes, thrips, and flies. Holy and Lemon basils are especially recommended for repelling mosquitoes. Holy basil also makes an excellent tea.
๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™œ๐™ค๐™ก๐™™๐™จ are known as effective repellants to rabbits, flies, and mosquitoes, and are toxic to nematodes (soil pests that feed on roots). They also attract beneficial insects like lacewings, ladybugs, and parasitic wasps. Double duty!
๐™‡๐™–๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ง fragrance is a heady and intoxicating delight, unless you are a mosquito, and then it is a “keep away” sign. Grow this drought-tolerant perennial near outdoor gathering areas to enjoy this beautiful shrub, sans mosquitoes. Lavender also attracts pollinators along with beneficial insects like hover flies.
๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š๐™ข๐™–๐™ง๐™ฎ is a culinary delight, but it is despised by mosquitoes and many garden pests like cabbage moths, bean beetles, and carrot flies.
๐™๐™๐™ฎ๐™ข๐™š repels cabbage loopers, cabbage worms, and cabbage moths, as well as mosquitoes. This woody, perennial herb has many culinary uses and its flowers are a favorite of bees. Thyme oil is a natural, proven miticide used by beekeepers to keep hives healthy and varroa-mite free.
Come see us for your mosquito repelling herbs (and other fun stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ too ) Open 9 to 5 everyday!