Fall is the best time to get ready for spring! Perfect weather to: Cutback perennials, add/repair soaker hoses, topdress with mulch/organic compost, and plan for adding shrubs and perennials in existing and newly prepared gardens.
Fabulous Fridays start March 29th; 15% off plants purchased from your wishlist. Use our Shrubs and Perennials Availability Pages to figure out the numbers needed so gardens are full and provide 4 season interest.
Containerized shrubs were brought in the last week of August and transplanted from black plastic pots into larger sized pulp pots. They will 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.
We also bring in shrubs as bareroot plants in mid-March and will also pot them up into pulp pots.
Our Shrubs Availability Page includes a complete description of the shrubs we plan to offer for 2019.
The perennials we offer include "tried and true" varieties that we have grown for decades and new varieties; included in this slide show.
Every season provides us with an opportunity to improve the growing environment while continuing with our commitment to environmental sustainability here in the greenhouse and as the plants transition into local gardens.
Our Perennials Availability Page includes a complete description of the plants we plan to offer for 2019.
Despite the heat and smoke this summer, the container gardens on the deck were beautiful.
Every season provides us with an opportunity to grow new varieties, trial them, and determine if we will offer them again next season.
Those that can handle a late frost through spring, early frost in September, and keep the deer at bay are planted early and towards the edges.
Personal favorites include: Petunias, Calibrachoa, Snaps, Alyssum, Salvias, Verbena, and Lantana.
Taylor's Master Guide to Landscaping by Rita Buchanan. This is a great book. The pictures and text are so well done with easy and 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.