Ta Da!!!! Our rose orders are in to the growers! The list below, is what will be coming in January. We select our list by choosing varieties that have proven to be disease resistant and tolerant of our climate. If the rose is described as having a matte finish on the leaves or best for arid … Read more about Roses for 2014
Some days... There have been times when I feel like I might scream if somebody asks for another Indian Hawthorn, Red Tip or Ligustrum. Let's face it, the old standby's are capital B...BORING! I understand, the builder put them in and one died or the previous owner wanted low maintenance, but … Read more about A 6 pack of cool!
What's in a name? I had always heard it called Ligularia, then for some reason (only known to a select group of plant nerds...no offense intended, nerds are an important part of society...we would still be in the stone age without them) it was changed to Farfugium. You can read more about how … Read more about Giant, Curly or Spotted…Pick one!
May means... It's time to order fruit trees. Yeah, 6 months in advance seems like a long time...but, trust us, the growers need advanced notice. To process thousands of orders, dig 100's of thousands of trees, bundle and ship them out on time is a major feat! We have been buying trees from L.E. … Read more about 2014 Fruit Trees
What's new? That depends on your perspective. If you're a new gardener, everything is. If you've been around the garden a few times, it takes more to make you say "Oh, I want that!" After a few decades in the industry, it's hard for me to get excited about boxwood and yaupons any more. Some of … Read more about How cool are these?
What it takes Trees...uh...don't grow on trees. Growing trees is an art and a science. The trees you see for sale have years of fertilizing, pruning, watering and repotting behind them. Every aspect is carefully monitored. The soil mix needs to be formulated, pots need to be selected, water … Read more about Trees, trees, trees
Woof, woof...is not what we mean The bark of a seedling is little more than a crêpe paper thin covering. The bark of a Cork Oak can be 8 inches thick and Redwoods can have 1 foot thick bark. The thickest bark is on ancient, giant Sequoia trees and is around 3 feet thick. Bark not only … Read more about What’s with that bark?
It's that time again! Every year I struggle with the rose order, this year was no different. Did I order the right ones? Did I order enough? I dread getting the job done, but at the same time get excited over the fact that it means spring is on the way. There are 17 new (or new for … Read more about Roses for 2013