LONGWOOD GARDEN VISIT
The most revered flower, the kiku, the chrysanthemum’s Japanese name, is the symbol of Japan’s monarchy, traditionally referred to as the chrysanthemum throne.
This year’s Ozukuri (thousand bloom) kiku at Longwood was the most successful yet, displaying 1400 blooms in one single plant. If you’re going to Pennsylvania, I encourage you to visit this extraordinary garden.
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CREEK HILL NURSERY
This new vendor has shown a commitment to quality innovative products, exceptional service and client satisfaction with timely availability. Their onsite test garden enables them to evaluate and compare the new varieties. See a sampling of their Hydrangea, Helleborus, and Japanese Anemone!
FERNS FOR SPRING
While some industries look forward to the strong Holiday Season sales, those of us in the plant business have our eyes on Spring! Most gardeners appreciate their delicate downy-textured contribution to shade and Oriental gardens. They compliment more showy plants and spread their fronds to take up space between both flower plantings and ornamental trees. As with most ferns, they are generally deer resistant plants everyone should trial.