Spring Open Nursery & Garden is Just Around the Corner

It's hard to believe that spring open nursery and garden days is almost here. Spring is always a busy time of year and our nursery and garden staff have been working tirelessly making sure the gardens are in prime condition and our sales houses are brimming with beautiful plants. Take advantage of shopping our sales houses for many unique and rare perennials, many exclusively available at Plant Delights Nursery. We are offering nearly 20 varieties of Baptisia this year, more than you will find at most garden centers. Many are from our own breeding program at Juniper Level Botanic Garden and include two 2019 introductions you will find no where else. Join Tony, Friday, May 3 at 10am for a stroll through the gardens as he discusses baptisias, part of our Gardening Unplugged garden chat series. Baptisia Bletilla - Hardy Orchids The hardy orchids also look amazing this year, with seven different bletilla and over 30 varieties of ladyslippers and calanthe available, you are sure Read more [...]

Favorites from this week in garden.

 

 

There's so much going on in the garden now, it's hard to know where to start.  The ferns are looking fabulous, and one of our favorites is the native Dryopteris x australis.  Yes, "australis" means from the south.  This 3-4' tall fern grows well in moist or fairly dry soils.  Here's the clump beside our shipping office. 

Epimedium 'Splish Splash' is in its second flowering spurt of the spring.  This re-flowering Plant Delights introduction is really quite special, both in foliage and in flower.

 

Here's a fun color echo combination of Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy' and Verbena 'Lavender Frappe'.  The textural difference in the two plants makes this vignette visually appealing.  

 

Here's our clump of Baptisia 'Pink Truffles' from the breeding work of our friend Hans Hansen at Walters Gardens.  This is the first named pink flowered baptisia....we are very pleased with its performance.Clematis recta 'Lime Close' has been amazing this Read more [...]

Baptisia in the garden

Here's Baptisia 'Cherries Jubilee' in the garden...a unique butterscotch and brown flower...a Hans Hansen hybrid.

Here is another recent baptisia photo from the garden...Baptisia 'Lemon Meringue' looking mighty fine.  Baptisia thrive in either dry or wet soils as long as they have 6+ hours of sun. Read more [...]

Stunning baptisias in the garden

The baptisias are looking fabulous in the garden now.  Here's Baptisia 'Blueberry Sundae', a hybrid from Hans Hansen of Walters Gardens.  Baptisias are as drought tolerant as catus, but can also grow equally well streamside with their roots in standing water.

 

Here is our clump of Hans' Baptisia 'Cherries Jubilee' with a nice bicolor brown flower.This is Hans' Baptisia 'Lemon Meringue' in the garden...pretty amazing.

If you want a more vertical accent, Here is our Baptisia 'Blue Towers' in the garden today. If you have full sun, we hope you'll add these great native plant selections to your garden.

 

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