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Hanks Picks & Specials

Shade loving plants!

Need to fill some shady space under the trees in your garden? Come check out our popular selection of shade loving plants!


Stella D’Oro daylilies are just starting to crack open and look absolutely beautiful. 

We have a great selection of lilies to choose from.


With relaxing fragrance and eye-catching texture, these beautiful shrubs have lots to add to your garden space


Lavender is commonly planted for the harvest of its oil used in perfumes and fragrances. The scent of lavender is known to have relaxing and calming properties used in aromatherapy. Lavender is also said to help reduce stress, anxiety, and some mild aches and pains.  Bunches of dried lavender are commonly hung in the shower or bath to enhance your self-care experience! The scent of lavender is even known to deter mice, flies and mosquitoes from the home.

Come check out our selection of lavender shrubs today!


Add unique texture and striking color to your space today!

There are thousands of different cultivars (cultivated varieties) of irises, each one unique with their own beauty. These amazing flowers just arrived at our nursery for you to add to your garden today!  We have several different colors and varieties.

The Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) and Siberian Iris (Iris siberica) are popular in the north due to hardiness, and are known for their incredible color and texture. Why is ‘Bearded Iris’ called that you might ask?  Iris flowers have three upright petals called “standards” and three downward ones called “falls”. What gives the bearded iris their name is the fuzzy attachment or row of hairs—the “beard”—near the base of each falls petal.  For more information on bearded iris, see the UVM Extension Website’s great article on Bearded Iris.

We also carry iris plants that are more slender shaped with smaller flowers, adding a different type of impact to your garden space. Irises bloom only for a short time in late May and June, but their leaves create textural interest in the garden year-round.


Bring a stunning classic to life in your garden today!

There are over 30 known species of peonies (Paeonia spp), globally originating from China, Europe and western North America. These beautiful spring and summer blooms are perennials that bounce back for every growing season after planting. Some peonies have been known to last as long as 100 years! Peonies come in a wide variety of colors ranging from white, pink, purple, and red.  There are some orange and yellow tree peony varieties as well. We have new blossoms at the nursery that are ready to bring breathtaking fragrance and color to your outdoor space!

Do you enjoy growing fresh and flavorful herbs without annual replanting?

Come check out our selection of edible herbs!

Perennial herbs. such as sage, oregano, and marjoram don’t require replanting and can last for several years. Once these herbs are planted, you’re guaranteed fresh and flavorful spices for garden to table experiences in the years to come. We have just received a new shipment of herb plants, consider adding these to your garden to enhance all of your latest culinary creations!

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Topiaries, rhododendrons, hostas, azaleas are now on sale!

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