Nanshan – Plants Establish and Mature


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The GardenArt crew has been hard at work implementing the next phase of the landscape design created exclusively for Nanshan America AAT, Lafayette, Indiana. This project is unique in many ways for GardenArt. First, the scope, size and time table sets it apart from most other projects. Nanshan America like most successful international companies demands from its partners – quality, attention to detail, and integrity – and they not only trust GardenArt with this highly visible project but also requested continued maintenance.


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Like all new landscaping installations, it takes 12 to 18 months to see the plants establish and mature. On a recent visit to the Nanshan property, the native plants, grasses, and flowers look brilliant – just like GardenArt had planned. Check out these impressive photos of the rose garden at one of the entrances, the plants at the entrance and plant sign, and the landscape around the pond.


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Next, GardenArt will be installing the water feature in the Nanshan pond. Photos of the installation will be coming soon. {Sneak Peek in picture below.}


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To view a complete list of the plants, flowers and grasses installed by GardenArt at Nanshan, click HERE.

To see more pictures of the Nanshan landscape by GardenArt, click HERE.

To read more about the GardenArt installation at Nanshan, click HERE.



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Plants, Flowers and Grasses at Nanshan America AAT


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The alphabetical list of the plants, flowers and grasses installed by GardenArt at Nanshan AAT America are as follows:

  • Acorus calamus (Sweet Flag)
  • Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)
  • Aster ericoides (Heath Aster)
  • Baptisia australis (Blue False Indigo)
  • Carex annectans var xanthocarpa (Yellow Fox Sedge)
  • Carex comosa (Bristly Sedge)
  • Carex emoryi (Riverbank Tussock Sedge)
  • Decodon verticillatus (Swamp Loosestrife)
  • Helenium autumnale (Autumn Sneezeweed)
  • Iris virginica shrevei (Blue Flag)
  • Juncus effusus (Soft Rush)
  • Liatris spicata (Dense Blazing Star)
  • Nymphaea odorata (White Water Lily)
  • Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass)
  • Peltandra virginica (Arrow Arum)
  • Penstemon calycosus (Smooth Beardtongue)
  • Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue)
  • Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Arum)
  • Pycnanthemum virginianum (Mountain Mint)
  • Rudbeckia fulgida speciosa (Showy Black-Eyed Susan)
  • Rudbeckia subtomentosa (Sweet Black-Eyed Susan)
  • Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)
  • Scirpus acutus (Hard-Stem Bulrush)
  • Scirpus pungens (Three-Square Bulrush)
  • Solidago riddellii (Riddell’s Goldenrod)
  • Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)

Nanshan America Advanced Aluminum Technologies is one of GardenArt’s most prestigious clients. The plant Lafayette, Indiana is the company’s first US manufacturing site.

GardenArt created an overall landscape design for Nanshan that covers more than 50 acres and will be implemented in phases. The project includes a pond that enhances the landscape of the entire area and greets guests at the entrance of their property. The pond area introduces native plant species as well as a fountain.

GardenArt planted more than 20,000 native plant plugs including a wide variety of native wild flowers and grasses (forbs and graminoids). This summer, GardenArt will add the water fountain to the Nanshan pond. Photos of the fountain installation will be posted soon.


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Plant of the Week — Salvia Nemorosa


GardenArt’s Plant of the Week:


Salvia Nemorosa; Meadow Sage/Perennial Salvia


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Yes, there is a perennial Salvia.

This is a relatively short perennial, generally a reliable long-term performer.  While many cultivars exist, the best known are May NightEast Friesland and Caradonna with their electric purple blooms.

The foliage is perceived by some as course, so take a look at the leaves before you install it.  The foliage is also fragrant. Cultivar heights range from 16 to 18 inches (East Friesland) to the larger of the cultivars at 24 to 30 inches (Caradonna). This is a plant that will repeat bloom once dead-headed (removing the expired flower blooms).  The dead-heading will also enhance the general appearance of the plants.

There are other cultivars offering alternative bloom colors.  Blue Hill has a light to medium bloom color and new cultivars are coming to market on an annual basis.  A word of caution with new cultivars: don’t plant copious quantities of new cultivars.  A single plant or a small grouping is the best method for new plant evaluation.

Salvia Nemorosa is an excellent perennial to kick off the bloom in your perennial border as well as to pick up the color once the spring bulbs are done blooming.



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Nanshan America AAT


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One of GardenArt’s most prestigious clients is Nanshan America Advanced Aluminum Technologies in Lafayette, Indiana. This plant is the company’s first US manufacturing site.


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Nanshan America AAT, being new to the community, wanted to have an immediate positive impact in the region and establish itself as a genuine community partner to all. GardenArt worked with Nanshan’s Development Team, Link Management and several other trades to accomplish that goal in the overall appearance of their entire property.

This project is unique in many ways for GardenArt. First, the scope, size and time table sets it apart from most other GardenArt projects. GardenArt created an overall landscape design for Nanshan that covers more than 50 acres and will be implemented in phases. The project includes several large and mature trees — some 20 years old and measuring 20 to 30 feet tall (8 inch caliper). Second, the GardenArt design for Nanshan also includes a pond that enhances the landscape of the entire area and greets guests at the entrance of their property. Finally, the pond area introduces native plant species as well as a fountain.


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Last summer for the plant opening, GardenArt designed and installed all of the trees, plants, and gardens at the new facility in Lafayette. GardenArt planted more than 20,000 native plant plugs including a wide variety of native wild flowers and grasses (forbs and graminoids).

This summer, GardenArt will add the water fountain to the Nanshan pond. Photos of the fountain installation will be posted soon.


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To see more photos of the GardenArt installation at Nanshan, click HERE.

To read more about the GardenArt installation at Nanshan, click HERE.

To see a list of the plants, flowers and grasses planted by GardenArt at Nanshan, click HERE.



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Plant of the Week — It’s a Mystery!


GardenArt’s Plant of the Week:


Mystery Plant


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OK. Plant geeks, let’s have some fun!

We have this beauty blooming in our garden. The plant was spectacular this Spring. The plant is currently 3 feet by 3 feet, and I have good idea what the Genus is….but am not willing to divulge the Species or Cultivar until some brave souls step forward to ID this small flowering shrub.

Fire away with potential answers.


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Fire away with potential answers.

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Fire away with potential answers.



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Introducing the GardenArt Team — Andy Strange


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2013-06-10 Staff Photos AndyStrangeAndy is originally from Lafayette, Indiana and graduated from McCutcheon High School and Ivy Tech Community College (Lafayette). He has been with GardenArt for six years and is a Project Supervisor. Andy earned a Certificate in Landscape Management and certification as a Pesticide Applicator.

He and his wife of five years, Jackie, have a six-month old baby boy, Lucas, and a cat; and in March 2013 Andy and Jackie bought their first home in West Lafayette. In addition to his work with GardenArt, Andy coaches semi-professional football after a few years as a semi-pro football player. He is a Notre Dame Irish fan and enjoys his family and friends — aspiring to be the best father, husband and friend that he can be.

Andy takes great pride in his work with GardenArt. He enjoys working closely with clients to create the outdoor living spaces of their dreams. Andy feels most proud when a project is completed and the client is overjoyed with their new outdoor environment. Although he is passionate about and committed to his work with GardenArt, Andy still dreams of someday coaching the Indianapolis Colts or the University of Notre Dame football team.



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Plant of the Week — Siberian Iris


GardenArt’s Plant of the Week:


Iris Siberica Cultivars – Siberian Iris


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The Siberian Iris is an excellent, low maintenance perennial for gardens in our area. Providing bloom on in May and June, the Siberian Iris also exhibits a medium green, upright foliage which remains attractive throughout the growing season.

The cultivar Caesar’s Brother (pictured in this post) has deep violet and blue flowers providing two to four weeks of bloom. Other cultivars such as Butter and Sugar introduce yellow and white into the Spring perennial garden.

The Siberian Iris can be left ‘up’ in the garden throughout the winter, providing visual interest with medium size seed pots and rich, bronze foliage.


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The adaptability of the Siberian Iris is one of its assets. The Siberian Iris tolerates moderately wet soils; can be planted under Black Walnut due to the fact it tolerates juglone, a toxin produced by Black Walnut; and also exhibits good deer resistance.

With a height of 30 to 36 inches, Siberian Irises can be the backdrop if a shorter perennial border is in order or a mid-border plant in perennial plantings with a taller backdrop.


Siberian Irises will benefit from division every five to seven years for increased bloom vigor. If left ‘up’ in the winter garden, be sure to cut the plant back in late Winter to early Spring.



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