Plant Delights February 2016 Newsletter

Greetings from Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanic Garden. We hope you've received your 2016 Plant Delights Nursery catalog. If you're an active customer and haven't seen yours, drop us an email and we'll send a catalog. If you're not an active customer (haven't purchased recently), you may shop online or order a printed copy. If you're a garden writer/blogger, garden celebrity, local garden guru, etc., just let us know and we'll be glad to add you to our complimentary permanent catalog mailing list. Only a few weeks remain before we begin shipping plants again starting the first week of March. This means we're beginning to hire seasonal shippers to help during our busy spring season. So, if you're interested in joining us and are physically fit, please let us hear from you. Visit Us During Open Nursery and Garden Days Our first Open Nursery and Garden days for 2016 are only a short time away. Winter Open Days are actually one of our best attended events, so if Read more [...]

Plant Delights Nursery September 2014 Newsletter

Greetings PDN'ers! PDN Fall Nursery News We hope you've received your copy of the Fall 2014 Plant Delights Nursery catalog. Kudos to our graphic designer Shari Sasser at Sasser Studios for the catalog redesign and new look. Among other things, the fall catalog includes three new aucubas, six new crinum lilies, and twenty new fern offerings. These are a fraction of the many exciting new plants you'll find either in the print version or online. It's always interesting for us to see what sells and what doesn't. Top sellers from the fall catalog so far include, Adiantum venustum, Agapanthus 'White Heaven', Agave 'Huasteca Giant', Agave 'Shadow Dancer', Alstroemeria 'Koice', Aster 'Fanny', Begonia 'Pewterware', Bouvardia 'Scarlet Hummer', Canna 'Pacific Beauty', Dryopteris erythrosora v. prolifica, Echinacea 'Fatal Attraction', Epimedium 'Domino',  Eucalyptus neglecta, Heuchera Read more [...]

2012 Plant Delights Nursery November Newsletter

Greetings from Plant Delights where we hope the march toward colder weather finds everyone’s garden ready for winter.  We’d like to start by sharing a few recent changes  at Plant Delights, including our long-time Shipping and Customer Service Manager, Dianne Austin who decided to leave NC and return to her Texas roots to be near her family. We’d like to publicly thank Dianne for her eight years of dedicated service to Plant Delights customers.  Dianne’s position was filled by her eight-year assistant at PDN, Virginia Meehan, who many of you have already had the pleasure of meeting, both by phone and at open house.  Because of the continuity, we anticipate a seamless transition. We’d also like to welcome our new grower, Julie Leonard, who joined us full-time when Candice Eckard departed to join her family business.  Julie was previously a grower at Raleigh’s Campbell Road Nursery, after graduating from Kansas State’s horticulture program.  Read more [...]

2009 Plant Delights Nursery May Newsletter

Greetings from Juniper Level, NC where the weather has simply been wonderful for gardening this spring. Overall, most of the country has enjoyed a good gardening spring, except for the terrible drought still persisting in southeast Texas. Florida had been suffering the same fate as Texas until the recent multi-day deluge that quickly brought most of the state out of a rainfall deficit. Even most of the Midwest has been calm this spring, leaving the poor caravans of storm chasers from the Vortex2 expedition exasperated...sorry folks...you can stay there permanently if it'll keep the tornados away. Our heart goes out to the staff of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden in California, which suffered extensive damage to both structures and the garden in the recent wind-driven Jesusita Fire. The gardens, which focus on California natives, are outstanding if ever have the chance to visit. We hope they can get reopened soon. You can read more about their damage in this news release. May was Read more [...]

2009 Plant Delights Nursery April Newsletter

Greetings from Juniper Level and we hope you're having a great spring. Other than a couple of cold spells, we've had a near perfect spring with cool temperatures and timely rains. Only recently have we seen a few days in the 90's, which normally dot our spring season. We've been spared the crazy weather seen in other parts of the country including Colorado's frequent late spring snows, North Dakota's floods, and tornados throughout the Southeast. At least the gardeners in northern Georgia and upstate South Carolina are finally getting some rain after being parched for several years. Even Atlanta's Lake Lanier is within 7' of finally refilling. Parts of the Texas Hill Country set a record last year with only 2" of rain, but fortunately, the weather patterns have changed in recent weeks and the rains have finally returned. We've just added some more plants to the on-line catalog including the very rare variegated shredded umbrella plant, Syneilesis 'Kikko'. As always, most of these gems Read more [...]

2006 Plant Delights Nursery December Newsletter

The 2007 Plant Delights Nursery catalog is in the mail! If you just can't wait, the Plant Delights Nursery website has already been updated to the new catalog, so click away at www.plantdelights.com. With 160 new offerings as well as quite a few returning favorites, we hope you will find an array of plants that you can't live without. We'd like to thank each and everyone of you for helping to make 2006 our best year in business. As we launch into our 17th year of mail order, we are well aware that we have already exceeded the typical 15-year life expectancy of a mail order nursery. That being said, we continue full-speed ahead, while watching out for the inevitable road bumps along the way. We'd like to thank those of you who have taken time to write kind notes and especially to those who have taken time to post comments on the Garden Watchdog website. We are honored to be ranked as one of the top 30, out of 5498 garden-related mail order companies in the US. I always look forward Read more [...]

2006 Plant Delights Nursery February Newsletter

Greetings from Plant Delights. If you can tear yourselves away from the thrill of Olympic Curling, we hope you are enjoying your 2006 Plant Delights Nursery Catalog. We also hope you have had time to check out the many wonderful plants and other features on our website. The web catalog has more than 1000 additional plants that are not available in the printed catalog. Overall, it's been a great winter at PDN so far with a low temperature of only 19 degrees F. That's about 14 degrees above our normal, so marginally hardy plants in the garden have fared quite well while plants that need a long winter chill are still quite groggy. The only downside is that we are not able to update our hardiness data with such mild temperatures. We have recently discovered that a small rogue band of dyslexic gremlins snuck into the press room when our catalog was being printed. We have found a few dozen catalogs with pages 32-71 missing (actually they were repeated with earlier pages). If you happen Read more [...]

2001 Plant Delights Nursery May Newsletter

Where has the year gone? It's May already and so many garden chores remain to be done. The gardens here at Juniper Level have been spectacular this spring. The cold spring has worked to compress the season, so that combinations that we have never seen before are emerging this year. This is of course after an April that included temperatures in the 90's and then back to below freezing. You can imagine what it was like for the staff that spent the better part of a day covering hostas, arisaemas, and other tender foliage. Fortunately, major damage was averted. We have completed the first weekend of our spring open house with near perfect weather in the 70's, resulting in thousands of visitors. Let's hope we get as lucky for the second weekend. After the first open house weekend, we are out of several more items, but are potting as fast as possible to get stock built back by mid-June. We still have over 90% of the spring catalog items in stock and some really gigantic hostas remaining. Shipping Read more [...]

2001 Plant Delights Nursery January Newsletter

The 2001 catalogs were mailed on Wednesday January 3. If you don't receive your catalog before too long, let us know and we will try again. Local catalogs will be recieved first (usually 2-4 days). After this, customers along the I-95 corridor will begin to see there catalogs arrive (usually 4-7 days). Large cities in the midwest seem to be next (7-14 days). Other large US cities seem to take 7-21 days, and smaller more remote areas should be all delivered by the end of January. We hope you will enjoy the new format, and we welcome your comments either way. At the end of January, orders received so far are on another record pace. While we still have plenty of most items, a few thing are already suffering from "depleted stock syndrome" Three items are out of stock, due to disease related crop failures, Carex 'Island Brocade', Carex 'Silk Tassel, and Lachnocaulon anceps. We apologize for this problem, but will make these items available again as soon as possible. As with most other Read more [...]