Athyrium ‘Ghost’ fern

I just took this photo of the Ghost fern on our patio…can’t imagine a garden without this lovely deer-resistant perennial.  Light shade or even a few hours of sun if the soil is kept moist.

Athyrium ‘Ocean’s Fury’ (Hybrid Crested Silver Fern)

Here’s another hybrid fern that I would hate to garden without, Athyrium ‘Ocean’s Fury’.  This gem from NC’s Thurman Maness is a cross of our native lady fern with the Japanese painted fern.  The silvery leaves and petticoat tips are … Continue reading

Woodland Garden plants looking great

  Spring is an amazing time in the woodland garden.  We begin the final two days of our spring open nursery and garden with a few photos of some of our seasonal favorites.  We hope you can join us this … Continue reading

Plant Delights September 2015 Newsletter

Greetings PDNers! It’s hard to believe, but September is here and it’s time for our final Open Nursery and Garden for 2015. We hope you’ll join us to see all the gems that look great this time of year and … Continue reading

Painted ferns for the garden

Here are a couple of fern images from the garden yesterday.  First is our giant painted fern, Athyrium ‘Godzilla’, which can reach 6′ wide x 3′ tall.  To avoid chlorophyll shed in the garden, it’s best planted a far distance … Continue reading

New Ferns for 2015

For 2015, Plant Delights is pleased to introduce several new ferns from our trial program.  Athyrium niponicum ‘Thrill Seeker’ is one of two dwarf compact crested Japanese painted fern selections from a five year joint effort between us and our … Continue reading

Victoria Lady Fern

I recently snapped this image of the amazing Athyrium ‘Victoriae’ while touring gardens in Cincinnati, where it grows even better than it does here in steamy NC.  The three dimensional fronds are amazing…like no other plant we’ve grown…seriously cool!

2013 Plant Delights Nursery April Newsletter

            Dear PDN’ers It’s been quite a spring so far…very cool for much longer than usual…at least until early April.  Plant emergence was far behind recent springs when, out of nowhere, temperatures rose in the … Continue reading

2011 Plant Delights Nursery March Newsletter

Howdy folks and welcome to spring! Alright, I know that’s rubbing it in to those of you in the northern climatic zones, but here at Juniper Level, spring is in full swing. Even for those of you still suffering through … Continue reading