March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Gazania hybrids Gazanias are native to South Africa, making them climate appropriate, blooming over a long period of time. They come in two types- clumping or trailing. The flowers open on sunny days but stay closed at night and on cloudy days. They

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February 2016 Newsletter

News for 2016 Most of the bare root fruit trees are here with more coming next week (like shade trees, mulberries, grapes and berries). Roses are due to ship the first week of February and we have 6 different 2016 introductions coming. The lists are up on

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December 2015 Newsletter

December 2015 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Zygocactus Zygos are native to Brazil and grow on trees like orchids in their native habitat. Plant them in a mix of peat moss and sand. They actually like regular water but let dry out between waterings. Fertilize every week to ten days

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November 2015 Newsletter

November 2015 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Berberis thunbergii Japanese Barberry These deciduous, deer resistant shrubs come in a variety of leaf color and size. They are very tolerant of soil and climate types. They do have one drawback-tiny thorns. Most people prefer to plant the gold or red leafed

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September 2015 Newsletter

September 2015 Newsletter

September 2015 Newsletter I am recently returned from my trip to British Columbia to my niece’s wedding. I passed on the opportunity to go to Butchart Gardens because I felt the price of admission was too high. It would have been nice to check out some nurseries

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July 2015 Newsletter

July 2015 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Gaillardia I figured since this a Plant of the Year selection it would be appropriate to feature as plant of the month. Gaillardias are in the Asteraceae family (daisy like flower structure). This family is typically sun loving and deer resistant. Gaillardias are

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June 2015 Newsletter

June 2015 Newsletter

Plant of the Month Lobelia laxiflora I love this perennial from Arizona and Mexico. It grows in full sun to part shade with little water. Blooms over a long period with tubular red and yellow flowers on 2 – 3 foot stems. It can spread up to

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May 2015 Newsletter

May 2015 Newsletter

Plants of the Month Stachys hybrid ‘Lilac Falls’ Betony I am very intrigued and a little excited about this plant. One of our local suppliers is growing this in 4 inch pots. It is touted to be deer resistant (yes), butterfly attracting (yes) and long blooming (yes).

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April Newsletter 2015

April Newsletter 2015

Plant of the Month Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’ This great ground covering evergreen hardy perennial is the Perennial Plant Association’s ‘Perennial of the Year’, therefore I thought it would be appropriate to have it as our plant of the month. This geranium is not from the genus

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