Victoria Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina Victoriae2 in Cincinatti

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 80s for ten days and the garden sprung to life.  The subsequent late April temperature cool down, however, kept plant development about 1-2 weeks behind recent springs.  Because of the sudden warm-up we experienced in early April, many smaller perennials will wilt despite the soil still being moist.  As a gardener, this drives me a bit mad, but you have to realize the plants will adjust their stomatal openings (breathing holes) and be fine once they acclimate to the new temperature regimen, which usually only takes a couple of days. One of the garden tasks that need attention in spring is assessing the amount of shade in your woodland garden.  Spring is a great time to take stock of your Read more [...]