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24Feb

Nampa Garden Center Franz Witte Shares 5 Affordable And Easy-To Care For Plants To Purchase This Spring

The Totally Boise team ranges from novice plant parents and seasoned plant owners; Franz Witte has been able to help us find everything we need. With spring in bloom, Franz Witte’s in-house horticulture expert – Riley Rehberg – shared five must-have plants that are not only affordable but easy to care for plants you need to purchase this spring! They are the perfect addition to your landscaping to give it that fresh, updated look without breaking the bank.

Five Must-Have Spring 2022 Plants 

1. Magnolia 'Ann' 

This is a multi-trunk stunner with large, showy pink blooms in the spring. Ann Magnolia is a smaller landscape tree which makes it a good option for small yards as it puts off lovely shade in the summer.

2. Lilac 'Sensation'

This award-winning classic shrub will fill the yard with a sweet fragrance. Sensation blooms are unique because they are bicolor (purple florets with white edges), and they adorn the entire shrub in late spring. 

3. 'Whipcord' Western Red Cedar

Talk about form and texture! This little evergreen is a winner in our book because of its mounded habit, unique texture, and small stature—it's bound to spruce up any spot. (Note: Whipcord performs better in our climate when protected from afternoon sun exposure.)

4. 'Fine Line' Buckthorn 

Space saver, low maintenance, privacy screen, ornamental value, and texture…need we say more? This deciduous shrub screams winner in our book.

5. Helleborus x ‘Brandywine’

Hellebores are trademark spring bloomers, and you're not going to want to miss out on this Brandywine mix. Shades of dark red, pink, and apricot can all be found on one perennial with a diversity of single and double blooms. 

Franz Witte Garden Center | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag
Franz Witte Garden Center | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag

Franz Witte 2022 Events & Workshops 

Hosting weekend workshops throughout the year is a fun way to learn new gardening techniques and tools to grow your outdoor landscape or home decor better. Workshops include potting arrangements, seeding, and specific plant species maintenance. 

Franz Witte also holds special events, like Mother's Day, and attends annual garden shows in Boise, like the Spring Garden Festival.

View upcoming workshops here

View 2022 festivals here

Franz Witte Garden Center | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag
Franz Witte Garden Center | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag

Franz Witte's Home Away From Home Feel 

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: you are missing out if you haven't been to Franz Witte's newest Nampa location. Franz Witte has not only created a bigger space for more indoor and outdoor plants, but they have also created an environment in which you can easily spend half the day there. Franz Witte is equipped with workshops, a home boutique, coffee and food on the weekends, and a heated greenhouse; what more could you ask for? Next time you're at Franz Witte, snap a picture of your favorite plant and use #totallyboise to share with us! 

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Franz Witte Garden Center | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag
Franz Witte Garden Center | Totally Boise 2022 Spring Mag

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