2008 Plant Delights Nursery March Newsletter

Spring is well on its way here at Plant Delights as many of the spring ephemerals are in full flower. We're hoping some of the early plants will slow down a bit to avoid a devastating April freeze like we endured in 2007. All in all, it's been a good winter, although we could have done without the early March freeze (24 degrees F) that took out the flowers on the early magnolias, including M. denudata, M. 'Galaxy', and Michellia maudiae. We've completed another great winter open house, but still have some superb selected flowering hellebores we're adding to the web. These are available in limited quantities, so don't delay. We also added a total of 56 new or returning plants you may wish to peruse. The first waves of epimediums are just opening including E. stellatum, E. acuminatum, E. epsteinii, E. sempervirens, E. davidii, E. franchetii, and the early flowering E. grandiflorum 'Yubae'. The rest of the species and hybrids will be following over the next month. Every year we become Read more [...]

2001 Plant Delights Nursery February Newsletter

As I look out the window through the cold, ice filled screen, I quickly turn to pages 24 and 25 of our printed catalog. There I find Cannas. Lots of vibrant, alive and colorful flowers that scream at me by saying "SPRING IS COMING - REALLY!" Spring was here, if only briefly, and we enjoyed the heck out of it. Kind of like when you're at a restaurant and they bring out a tray full of tasty food - to the guy in the next booth. We think that this ice-encrusted day is an anomaly, and spring will wrap its warm arms around us again tomorrow. We've already started shipping to southern locations on February 12, and the pace is certainly picking up. We've had many people place orders so far, and ordering early definitely improves your chances of getting everything you want. Right now, there are several plants that look especially good, including Tiarella 'Jeepers Creepers', Sisyrinchium sp. 'Puerto Yellow', Pulmonaria 'Dark Vader', Euphorbia robbiae and Trillium underwoodii. One last Read more [...]