The blizzard has stopped, the snow has melted, the sun is out, for the moment, and the closed sign is off the door.
More unpredictable weather is on the way through the first half of next week, so we are holding off on potting up the bareroot trees that recently arrived until Wednesday. Information on those will be posted after they're potted up into bio-bags and pulp pots.
Containerized shrubs that arrived the last week of August were transplanted from black plastic pots into larger sized pulp pots to winter over here and break dormancy according to our spring weather conditions. These biodegradable, pulp pots are large enough to fully surround the rootball, so the combination of pulp pots and amended mix will insulate the roots through winter and again in spring. Fully rooted by the end of March, they can be planted in or out of these pulp pots.
Additional bareroot shrubs, including roses, have arrived and have been potted into pulp pots and bags.
I will continue to provide information about the plants we offer via this website. As an incentive for you familiarize yourself with our plants, I'll take 15% off the price of the perennials and shrubs that make it to your wish-list when you shop on Fabulous Fridays. We also offer 10% daily discounts on full-trays of perennials and encourage gardeners to group together plants for full sun, part-shade, and full shade.
Annuals continue to be an important gardening feature as we spend the moderate days of spring, summer, and fall relaxing outdoors and sharing space with beautiful blooms that attract hummingbirds and beneficials. Watching as they move from bloom to bloom at such proximity is certainly better than anything on TV!
Petunias, Salvia, Snaps, Gazania, Geraniums, combo-pots and many other varieties of annuals in various colors are now available for spring planting.
Taylor's Master Guide to Landscaping by Rita Buchanan. This is a great book. The pictures and text are so well done with practical advice on adding new gardens and hardscapes along with practical "makeovers" for problem solving.
Backyard Design, Making the Most of the Space Around Your House by Jean Spiro Breskend. I leave this book outside through the summer and look at it whenever I have a chance to sit and relax under the gazebo. The pictures give me ideas on how to balance time, energy, space, and design in my own backyard.
I also recommend: Waterwise Landscaping by Jim Knopf National Audibon Society Field Guide To Birds - Western Region The Undaunted Garden by Lauren Springer 40 Professional Designs For Do-It-Yourselfers, Beds and Borders by Ireland-Gannon Associates 40 Professional Designs For Do-It-Yourselfers, The Backyard Landscaper by Ireland-Gannon Associates The Well-Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust Manual of Woody Landscape Plants by Michael A. Dirr
Our Long Term Goals:
• To educate customers so they can be successful, confident gardeners. • To provide healthy plants that are grown in and for this area.