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Monday
Jun062016

Night Sky

In all our years in this business, I have never seen a plant disappear from our shelves so fast.

We put them on the bench morning and afternoon for a week, and bingo they were gone.

Sadly we can't get any more untill next year.

--- Now thats what I call a winner!

Wednesday
Mar162016

Buttery Yellow Flowers

Horticulture Fremont's Primrose

Common name: Fremont’s primrose
Botanical name: Oenothera macracarpa
Flowers: bright yellow
Bloom time: through summer
Foliage: narrow, silvery
Height: 10 inches (25.4cm)
Width: 20 inches (50.8cm)
Zones: 3–7

The bright yellow, buttery coloured flowers of this plant alone, make it coveted for the garden. But Fremont's primrose is more than a pretty flower; it is a tough, awarding-winning native plant that shines in the hottest, driest summers.

--- and draws Huming Birds into your yard or garden!

We Love Fremont’s Primrose

There is much to love with this award-winning plant. GreatPlants, a joint program of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association, singled out this yellow-flowering beauty for its good looks and tough nature. This drought-tolerant native with bright yellow flowers and narrow, silvery foliage blooms through summer, oblivious to the heat.

Horticulture Fremont's Primrose

Common name: Fremont’s primrose
Botanical name: Oenothera macracarpa
Flowers: bright yellow
Bloom time: through summer
Foliage: narrow, silvery
Height: 10 inches
Width: 20 inches
USDA Zones: 3–7

- See more at: http://www.hortmag.com/plants/plants-we-love/we-love-fremonts-primrose?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=hc-jsc-nl-160316&utm_content=827821_HSG160316&utm_medium=email#sthash.9cHW20XI.dpuf

We Love Fremont’s Primrose

There is much to love with this award-winning plant. GreatPlants, a joint program of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and the Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association, singled out this yellow-flowering beauty for its good looks and tough nature. This drought-tolerant native with bright yellow flowers and narrow, silvery foliage blooms through summer, oblivious to the heat.

Horticulture Fremont's Primrose

Common name: Fremont’s primrose
Botanical name: Oenothera macracarpa
Flowers: bright yellow
Bloom time: through summer
Foliage: narrow, silvery
Height: 10 inches
Width: 20 inches
USDA Zones: 3–7

- See more at: http://www.hortmag.com/plants/plants-we-love/we-love-fremonts-primrose?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=hc-jsc-nl-160316&utm_content=827821_HSG160316&utm_medium=email#sthash.9cHW20XI.dpuf
Monday
Mar142016

Lollipop Impatiens

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Impatiens walleriana 'Lollipop Fruit Punch Rose'. This Impatiens was one of the flowering plants rateded for growing in USA and CANADIAN zone 3 climates.

I like the Lollipop series, for their unique hardiness, but most of all for their large variety of colours. You can find one to match any colour of house,

-----yard or container!

 

Friday
Mar112016

Agryanthemum Butterfly

We planted a couple cases of my favorite flowering plant today. Buy the time we finished, they covered nearly a quarter of one long greenhouse growing bench. This beast is a favorite of most container growers, including ourselves.

We run out of this beast every year, so we end up ordering more most years. Last year several new clients found them, and cleaned us out again.

----- I'm afraid to think of how many we need next year!

Friday
Feb262016

Junior Corpse Flower

Corpse FlowerThe Sumatra rain forests of Indonesia are home to the world’s largest flower, the iconic “corpse flower” that measures three feet wide, weighs 15 pounds and reeks of rotting flesh.

The red flower above is that plant’s newly discovered tiny cousin. Thankfully, it smells like coconut.

Researchers from two universities in the Philippines reported the existence of Rafflesia consueloae — officially the smallest of the world’s “giant” flowers.

At around 3.8 inches in diameter, it’s about the size of a softball!

Sunday
Feb212016

Floral Lace Dianthus Mix

 

  • Scientific Name: Dianthus chinensis x barbatus
  • Hardiness Degree: -10°F (-23.3°C)
  • Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Autumn
  • Plant Habit: Upright
  • Characteristics: Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant
  • Moisture: Just Moist
  • Fertilize: Every two weeks
  • Spacing: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
  • Height: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
  • Width: 8" (20cm)
  • Exposure: Full Sun

Early flowering with the largest blooms of any D. chinensis x barbatus dianthus available,  up to 1.5 in./ 4 cm across.  It performs well in gardens, including under tough conditions, as an annual or biennial, and also shows bright green leaves.

------- yep, this is definatly one of my favorites!