Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, July 30, 2010
Sooooo, we knew it was going to be hot on
Hummingbird Day with highs close to 100 and
heat indexes well into the 100’s.
Alley decided we all might be better off and
happier if we had Susan Campbell measure and
tag the hummers indoors this year. Susan was
not unhappy when we told her.
Her helpers were not quite so lucky. They did
manage to find some shade but I don’t think it
made too much of a difference. It was 100
degrees in the shade!
We only managed to “bag” two hummers this year. An adolescent male and an adolescent female.
All and all it was a lovely day!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
We received an email a few weeks ago from a customer that visited our nursery this spring wanting to create a victorian hanging basket suitable for the south. One that would be able to withstand our harsh summer sun.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
One of the hydrangea in that order was a paniculata called 'Pinky Winky'. I tend to be drawn to the paniculatas since they remind of the lovely tree hydrangea that dotted the landscapes of the beachy areas in Connecticut where I spent my childhood and also because they are much tougher than other hydrangea, able to take more sun and less water than the rest. Prune them early in spring since they bloom on new wood. In my sand they perform well without complaint. Because of my aforementioned preferences I quickly scarfed up a lovely little 'Pinky Winky' and planted it under a cedar that I had recently limbed up.
Since they didn't find it in the hydrangea section we checked the flats of unpotted new plants with no luck whatsoever. Then we proceeded to go into the aisles where we will sometimes put unpotted stock until the girls have time to pot them up, to no avail... Finally, I decided to go back and check the hydrangea section.