Lychnis ‘Orange Sherbet’

Lychnis coronata Orange Sherbet5

I can think of few plants we grow that give us a much pleasure as Lychnis coronata ‘Orange Sherbet’  I just snapped this photo in our woodland garden, where it grows under a giant windmill palm near our back deck and flowers most of the summer…simply fantastic!

Summer Sale – 20% Off

With summer inventory complete, we've found some of the coolest plants didn’t sell in the numbers that we’d hoped so we’re left with extra inventory…the nature of offering so many non-mainstream plants. Consequently, and because we need space to propagate and pot new plants for spring, we’re offering those 300+ plants at 20% off. The sale includes some of our newly offered plant varieties as well. The sale plants must be ordered by midnight July 10, 2014 and scheduled to ship or be picked up no later than July 11, 2014. Quantities are limited on some items, so sale prices are only valid while current stock lasts. Read more [...]

Laurentia fluvitalis groundcover

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One of the really tiny and well-behaved groundcovers for summer interest is Laurentia fluvitalis.  Here it is flowering in the garden today at under 1″ tall with lovely sky blue flowers…perfect for a miniature garden.  Good sun, and slightly moist soils are best.

Crinum ‘Schreck’

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One of the real stars of the early summer garden are the crinum liliies.  These amazing and durable amaryllid relatives simply provide color like nothing else in the garden.  Here’s our clump of Crinum ‘Schreck’ in the garden…pretty exceptional!  Although crinums are insanely drought tolerant, they flower much better with a bit of moisture.

Salvia ‘Amistad’

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Our clump of Salvia ‘Amistad‘ in the garden is finally starting to flower.  This was a real test winter for this new introduction, and only 1 of our 4 garden clumps survived the winter, so we’ve changed our preliminary hardiness rating from 7b-10, guessing to Zone 8a.  We’re obviously disappointed, but we’ll continue to grow what we think is one of the finest summer-flowering salvias that we’ve ever grown.  For those of you north of Zone 7b, you’ll find this an amazing tender perennial.

Clematis ‘Sapphire Indigo’

Clematis Sapphire Indigo5

Looking really good in the gardens now is Clematis ‘Sapphire Indigo’.  This unique hybrid between the vining mailbox clematis and the small-flowered bush clematis has been superb in our trials, flowering virtually non-stop all summer.  Instead of making a vine, Clematis ‘Sapphire Indigo’ sprawls to 2′ wide, creating incredible color combinations with neighboring perennials…a designers dream!

Plant Delights Nursery 2013 Summer Sale has begun!

Hi folks: We've just completed our summer inventory and as often seems to happen, some of the coolest plants didn’t sell in the numbers that we’d hoped so we’re left with extra inventory…the nature of offering so many non-mainstream plants. Consequently, and because we need space to propagate and pot new plants for spring, we’re offering those 200+ plants at 20% off. The sale plants must be ordered by midnight July 4, 2013 and scheduled to ship or be picked up no later than July 10, 2013. Quantities are limited on some items, so sale prices are only valid while current stock lasts. Because our cost of doing business is less on the website, this sale is only available for orders placed on the website. -enjoy! Read more [...]