Plant Delights Website Checkout Issues

We apologize for the checkout problems today on our website.  We fired our last e-commerce vendor in December because they couldn’t keep our e-commerce platform functional, and darn if we haven’t managed to find another vendor that’s equally adept at screwing up our e-commerce.  We’re told the checkout is finally fixed, but if you find any further problems, let us know immediately ([email protected]) and please accept our sincere apologies!  Thanks for your patience.

One last gasp of winter

Covering plants at PDN2014

Much to our surprise, winter decided to make one last surprise visit to Juniper Level, so our garden and research staff are scrambling to cover plants who thought it was safe to come out of the ground.  Current local forecasts are calling for 32F, so that means  hostas, calanthe and bletilla orchids, and podophyllums get covered.  If the predicted low drops further, arisaemas and epimediums get covered next. A good quality spundbound polyester cover can give up to 5 degrees of protection to the plants underneath.  Fingers crossed…except for one, which I feel like stretching out and upward, but that probably wouldn’t really help.

A swarm of activity at Plant Delights

Bee swarm1

It’s a regular swarm of activity in the gardens at Juniper Level Botanic Garden today on so many levels.  First, this gaggle of honeybees decided to vacate their dwelling is search of better digs.  Right now, they’re gathered on an alder, waiting on a community organizer to arrive and direct them further.


PDN Garden Photography Workshop with Master Photographer Josh Taylor

May 3, 2014 from 8a–4p at Plant Delights Nursery and JLBG – Education Center 9241 Sauls Road, Raleigh, NC 27603 Registration is required. Click here to Register. Calling all photographers! No matter your level of skill and expertise, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn and improve your garden and landscaping photography skills at the feet of the master. Josh Taylor is coming to the Garden and Nursery to present this Workshop! Find out more about Josh’s very impressive credentials on his website. Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanic Garden are thrilled to host this Photography Workshop opportunity with someone of Josh’s caliber teaching us, using hands-on techniques and instruction, how to capture beautiful garden images. This is a small class to allow for individual attention so there are only 15 seats available. Don’t miss this opportunity! Josh has presented photography workshops at the Smithsonian National Orchid Show, U.S. National Arboretum, U.S. Read more [...]

Jeffersonia dubia

Jeffersonia dubia in flower

Outside of plant collector circles, few gardeners know of twinleaf…especially the rarer Asian cousin of a plant named after Thomas Jefferson, Jeffersonia dubia.  When we wanted to try it years ago, we were told emphatically that it would not grow in the hot, humid south.  Well…another gardening myth busted since here is our several year old clump in flower today in the garden.