It's hard to imagine winter is finally nearing an end when outside today we see the ground covered in snow with freezing rain forecasted to develop tonight and tomorrow. But to help us remember spring is just around the corner, at least in NC, the greenhouses are bursting with colorful hellebores and other lovely treasures to soothe away any winter blahs and blues. It's less than two weeks until our 2014 Winter Open Nursery and Garden and we're eager to show you our plant goodies!
'Anna's Red' helleborePhoto courtesy Visions, NL
Our selection of hellebores is so outstanding it's hard to really show it justice in words. We have over 500 gallon-size hellebores in flower and over 1000 one quart hellebores in bloom. The quality of hellebore colors we have available are better each year and 2014 is no exception.
Speaking of weather, winter 2013/2014 has been quite an event in many parts of the country, with temperatures finally Read more [...]
Happy New Year from Plant Delights Nursery!
The 2014 Spring Plant Delights Nursery print catalogs have “left the building” and are in the mail to our active customers. In the meantime, you will now find all the 2014 plants on-line including a record 131 new plants at 2014 New Plants.
You’ll also notice our website has experienced an “extreme makeover” that’s been 16 months in the making. To improve your online experience we've added many new features:
An improved product search with characteristic refinement capabilities
A perennial encyclopedia listing every plant we've ever sold, along with a chance for you to vote on which plants you’d like to see offered again.
Completely re-organized site/shopping format to make plants and information easier to find
New plant articles in our articles section
The opportunity to shop for plants either by grid or list view
An enhanced educational photo gallery
An enhanced wish list feature
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Greetings from Juniper Level Botanic Gardens, where a low temperature of 26 degrees has left the garden feeling and smelling like fall. I was just noticing the strong smell of chrysanthemum foliage yesterday, whose oils were released after the recent cold snap, like collards after a frost. So, where did the year go? It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying epimedium flowers and now the early hellebore season has already begun. As we age, it seems like the world spins faster on its axis every year.
I apologize for being silent so long, but I’ve been sequestered away in our underground horticultural bunker, writing the 2014 Plant Delights Nursery spring catalog. Now that the main text is complete and the photos have been selected, I’m playing catch-up on long overdue writing. We’re very excited about our 2014 catalog, which will head to the printer in a few more weeks and will subsequently arrive at your home shortly after the first of the year. We’re wrapping Read more [...]
20% OFF - Shop plants HERE!
We've just completed our fall inventory and as often seems to happen, some of the coolest plants didn't sell in the numbers that we'd hoped so we're left with extra inventory…the nature of offering so many non-mainstream plants. Consequently, and because we need space to propagate and pot new plants for spring, we're offering those 200 plants at 20% off.
The sale plants must be ordered by midnight Sunday November 3, 2013 and scheduled to ship or be picked up no later than Friday November 8, 2013. Quantities are limited on some items, so sale prices are only valid while current stock lasts.
Because our cost of doing business is less on the website, this sale is only available for orders placed on the website.
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We’re fast approaching our final Open Nursery and Garden dates for 2013 and, to put a fitting exclamation point on our 25th anniversary year, we’ve invited one of the country’s most famous beach music bands, The Embers, to perform in the gardens on Sunday, September 8, from 1:30-4:30pm. Our Fall Open Nursery and Gardens will be held from Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8 and from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15. Hours are 8:00am-5:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from 1:00-5:00pm on Sundays. We hope you’ll join us to enjoy and learn about great plants as you shag through the gardens…and take plants as well as design ideas home with you.
We hope you've received the fall catalog by now and found some gems you can't live without...if not, give us a holler at [email protected] and we'll fix that. In the meantime, you can find the new fall catalog plants online here.
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Preview the plants in 2013 Fall Catalog here!
If you noticed the smell of freshly printed catalogs in the air, you’re right. The 2013 Fall Plant Delights Catalog and Plant Owners Manual is finished and on its way to your garden. In the meantime, the digital version is already online. You can read our catalog introduction highlighting the new intros here. In addition to many new plants, we’ve got a new crop of the giant Titan Arum, Amorphophallus titanum available for those brave enough to try one. We hope you enjoy the new print catalog when it arrives, and in the meantime, you can find the new catalog plants listed on-line at the link above.
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This weekend marks the start of our 25th Anniversary Summer Open House at Plant Delights Nursery. The weather and moisture levels have been incredible this year, the gardens look amazing and the plants lush. I never imagined having this many lushes in the garden at one time. Also I don’t ever remember a time in July when the US Drought Monitor map showed no drought conditions east of the Mississippi River…incredible! If you haven’t been to our Open House in a few years, we hope you will join us and experience the joy of the summer garden for two weekends this July – the 12, 13, 14 and July 19, 20, 21. For details, click here.
We still have a few spaces remaining in the second section of our Propagation Class which will be coming up soon on Saturday, August 17, from 10-4pm. This class will be taught by PDN staff member Aaron Selby, who is in charge of producing all of the plants we sell. You can sign up online here.
Many of you who have Read more [...]
We've just completed our summer inventory and as often seems to happen, some of the coolest plants didn’t sell in the numbers that we’d hoped so we’re left with extra inventory…the nature of offering so many non-mainstream plants. Consequently, and because we need space to propagate and pot new plants for spring, we’re offering those 200+ plants at 20% off. The sale plants must be ordered by midnight July 4, 2013 and scheduled to ship or be picked up no later than July 10, 2013. Quantities are limited on some items, so sale prices are only valid while current stock lasts. Because our cost of doing business is less on the website, this sale is only available for orders placed on the website.
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Tony Avent hosted Plant Delights Nursery’s Let’s Talk Plants Garden Walk yesterday at Juniper Level Botanical Gardens. Despite a steamy high of 93 degrees, the turnout was great and the enthusiastic gardeners kept Tony answering questions on a vast and … Continue reading →
Thanks to everyone who took the time to visit during our recent Spring Open House. In contrast to our Winter Open House, the weather was excellent and the threat of rain never materialized. We were delighted to meet visitors who came from as far away as Canada to the north and Oregon to the west. We’ll do it again in July, so we hope your vacation plans include Plant Delights, where we promise a garden and nursery both filled with amazing plants!
Despite having a very busy spring, many great plants remain, including many full pots of hostas.
If you purchased any of our hardy cypripedium ladyslipper orchids this year, you no doubt noticed the amazing, often multi-crowned plants that we were able to supply. There are still a few varieties that have not sold out.
While lots of other cool plants remain, work has already begun on the fall catalog, as descriptions are now being written on an array of very cool, exciting new plants that we’ve selected Read more [...]