While I wish it was possible for me to hire a large customer service staff, it simply isn't. What I can do is continue to concentrate my time on production, sales, and strive to provide information about the plants we offer via this website. And as an incentive for you familiarize yourself with our plants, by visiting the Shrubs and Perennials Availability Pages,I'll take 15% off the price of the plants that make it to your wish-list when you shop on Fabulous Fridays that start on March 29th when we open for the season.
To make it easier for you to create your list, I'm initiating a star-rating system (3 stars indicate those that are ready and 4 stars are those looking exceptional) that will be updated every Thursday morning after we open for the season.
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. Our shrubs can be planted in or out of these pulp pots.
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.