Winter Structure for Your Garden! Everillo!!

Evergreen (and evergold) perennials are a great addition to your garden. They add texture, color, and form during the winter months when many perennials go dormant. Carex 'Everillo' not only adds texture and form with its thin leaves and weeping habit, but it also brightens woodland or lightly shaded garden with its bright gold color. Everillo also works well in planters paired with seasonal color such as pansies. Carex 'Everillo' holds its color brightest with some morning sun and pairs nicely with blue agaves and other plants with colorful foliage. Here is a picture of Carex 'Everillo' in our sales house ready to ship to you. We have extended our shipping until December 9, and you can also pick up at the Nursery, so you still have a chance to light up your garden or mixed planters for the holidays.     Read more [...]

Carex specialist Pat Fitzgerald visits PDN/JLBG

We were delighted this week to welcome Irish nurseryman/marketer Pat Fitzgerald.  This was the first time we'd met in person, although we've corresponded on-line for years. We had a wonderful time walking through the gardens and sharing our excitement about new plants on the horizon.  Pat is best known for his amazing line of carex that he's developed, with more in the pipeline.  Here are a few you'll see if you visit during our final two Summer Open Nursery and Garden days today (Saturday 8-5), and tomorrow (Sunday 1-5). Pat Fitzgerald           Carex 'Everest' Carex 'Everillo' Carex 'Everlime' Carex 'Eversheen'   Read more [...]

Carex ‘Silk Tassel’

Carex morrowii Silk Tassel emerging2We’ve been growing Carex ‘Silk Tassel’ for nearly three decades and it is one of our woodland ornamental grasses.  The very narrow variegated leaves are an absolutely delightful texture, although it’s hard to photograph well.  Here’s our latest attempt to capture it as the new growth emerges in the garden this week.

 

Carex ‘Everillo’ in flower

Carex oshimensis Everillo in flower

 

We’ve raved about the gold-foliaged, evergreen Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’, but always for the foliage. Today, we want to rave about its amazing floral show.  Here are photos from the garden taken yesterday as it sports its late-winter flowers.  We trim the old foliage back to better enjoy the show

Carex ‘Everillo’

Carex oshimenis Everillo comboHere’s a combination shot from the gardens at Juniper Level today, featuring one of our favorite perennials, the evergreen Carex ‘Everillo’…love the foliage color and the texture.  In light shade or morning sun, the golden color holds all season.  In more shade, the foliage turns more chartreuse green in the summer.

 

White-topped sedge

Dichromena latifolia in flower3One of our favorite native plants is in full flower in the garden…the unusual white-topped sedge.  Dichromena (Rhynchospora) latifolia makes a slowly spreading patch that resembles a carex until the odd white flower spikes occur in mid-summer.  Although it usually is found in seasonally flooded sites, we have found it also makes a great specimen in all but the driest garden sites.

 

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 [...]

2011 Plant Delights Nursery May Newsletter

I have to begin the newsletter with a congratulations to American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery from just a few minutes up the road in Garner...well done! We wish him and all the other top contestants well as they embark on their musical careers...hope some of ‘em have an interest in gardening as well. No doubt you’ve also heard about the tornado outbreaks this year, including the one that hit all around PDN in early April. While PDN escaped without any damage, such was not the case for other area nurserymen. Three area wholesalers took huge hits, Watson’s Nursery in Sanford, Lee and Sons in Four Oaks, and Cyn-Mar in Pine Level. All are rebuilding under very difficult financial circumstances. If you are able to help these nurseries recover, donations of money and other items can be handled through the NC Nursery and Landscape Association at http://www.ncnla.com/ After years of declining attendance at the NC Nursery and Landscape Association’s Summer Show in Charlotte, the decision 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 [...]