Trees add so much character to a property. Trees can be used to cast cool summer shade, create privacy, add seasonal flowering color, show off stunning fall foliage or offer interesting fruit or bark in winter. Let us help you choose the right tree for the space. Whether it's a towering shade tree or colorful flowering tree you desire, Kennedy's and our partners at Bower & Branch can match you with the perfect tree for you space.
This is our largest category of plants at Kennedy's. We have flowering shrubs as well as evergreen types that can be planted to help accomplish your goals. Carefully placed shrubs can be used to gain privacy, define a property line, or block the sight line into neighbors yard. New shrubs will spruce up the front of your house or add low maintenance color around the back patio or garden beds. Kennedy's is known for our selection of shrubs for every condition. We have shrubs that thrive in sun, shade, dry, wet, and even ones that survive windy seaside locations.
By definition evergreens keep their leaves and needles year round to provide interest in your winter landscape. Having some plants that stay green year around is important to keep are yards looking attractive when many other plants lose their leaves during long South Shore winters. Evergreens come in all different shapes, sizes, growth rates, colors and textures. Explore our nursery from April to December to see for your self.
Roses have a thorny reputation as plants that can be tricky to grow. However, over the years rose breeding has been focused on finding newer rose bushes that are easier to grow and therefore enjoy. Kennedy's stocks a wide range of rose types, from easy care shrubs roses to fragrant long stem cutting roses to roses that climb and others that stay low and cover ground. Come explore our colorful and fragrant rose department.
Perennials by definition have hardy roots. Even though they go dormant and die back to the ground in winter, the roots stay alive and sprout up new shoots, leaves and flowers the following year. Kennedy's has the largest selection of perennials on the South Shore. We stock everything you'd expect, plus plenty of fun, new and unusual varieties.
Annuals provide the longest lasting and most colorful flowers in the landscape. Annuals often flower from when they are planted in the spring till the first real cold night in late Autumn. Yes they must be planted each year, but the length of bloom helps fill all the color gaps in the garden. Planting annuals in the ground is very easy. They also are the most popular plants used in containers for the steps or back deck. Explore our greenhouses to see an amazing selection of colorful flowering and foliage annuals.
Tropicals are plants that grow outside year around in a warmer climate. In New England we use tropical plants to add color, texture and tropical beauty to our yards, decks and patios during the warmer months. They often remind us of our favorite vacation destinations. Our warm greenhouses provide the perfect environment for tropical plants no matter the season. Explore the greenhouses, especially in spring when they are filled with many types of exotic tropical and flowering plants.
Cactus & Succulents
Cacti and Succulent plants require little water, are generally easy to grow and seem to be gaining in popularity every year. They look great on tables or in mixed containers. Most types can be grown outside in the summer and in a sunny window in winter. Stop in to see our collection of Cacti & Succulents.
Growing edible plants if often the most rewarding thing you can do in the garden. Growing your own fresh food is a great way to get kids involved in gardening and provide you, your family and friends with delicious healthy food that you can proudly say you grew your self. Each spring Kennedy's offers huge selection of herbs, vegetables, fruit trees and fruit bushes. Many of which we keep in stock in the summer and some such as herbs even in the winter.
Grasses make a statement in gardens and native habitats across New England. They seem to fit our landscape and add dramatic beauty, texture and movement to the garden. Most grasses are considered very easy to grow and come in many shapes, colors and sizes. Most prefer sunny locations, but several of the smaller varieties thrive with some shade. Because of our seaside community and the popularity of Ornamental grasses in our area, Kennedy's stocks a complete selection from spring though the fall.
Houseplants provide many benefits, including their beauty. They can raise humidity levels and reduce dust, pollution and carbon dioxide levels. Kennedy's has beautiful houseplants for many light levels. Some houseplants have great foliage and others offer cheery flowers. Stop in anytime of year to see our selection of houseplants. Houseplants add life your home and make great gifts for others.
Fairy & Miniature Gardens
Small gardens using young plants or dwarf plants can be very fun for all ages. Combine different combinations of plants in a miniature garden structure such as plant trays, broken pots, or even a little spot in the garden for kids to experiment. Kennedy's maintains a collection on miniature plants and succulents year round as well as various accessories such as mini tables, chairs, arbors, garden ornaments and more that add nice touches to your miniature garden.
These plants grow without soil. This is another easy to grow plant that comes in different sizes, shapes and colors. They can be grown in the house with very little maintenance. The fun with air plants is thinking of new and creative ways to display them. Arranging them hanging glass jars is popular but really the possibilities are endless. Check out Kennedy's on Pinterest to find some fun ideas.
Growing plants in miniature greenhouses and glass structures was very popular in the 70's and the trend has made its way back. Bring in your terrarium to pick out plants in our greenhouse or have one of our creative people help you design one using a combination you like that is customized to your conditions. Kennedy's also has all the supplies and soil for getting your terrarium up and running.