— Terri Guillemets
This weekend we’ll be deep into greenhouse work potting up some great Asian and native Arisaemas, an array of Hepaticas, and several new varieties of Primula. Hard to believe we are only a month away from opening for the season! In addition to many rarities from around the globe, our selection of native and woodland plants is large and varied. The first of the early ephemerals are soon to appear. The snow is melting!! We’ll be offering our Spring Ephemerals and Early Risers class again this year on Sunday, April 29th from 10:00-12:00. For more information and to sign up, please look here.
It is always exciting to start uncovering last year’s propagation work to see what’s come through the long winter slumber. We are already getting mail from customers with questions and thoughts about their own gardening endeavors. Folks are signing up for classes and making plans to visit. The thrill of a new growing season is in the air! No stopping it now!
For us, it’s time to hit the ground running (and avoid sinking too deep into the mud!). Time to head into the cozy earth-smelling greenhouse with a cup of hot tea and some classical music to fill pots and sow seeds for the upcoming season. Ooh, La La! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone next month, can’t wait to talk plants and share ideas. Any specific plants on your ‘have to have it’ list? Any new garden beds being developed?
Hip, hip, hooray! Even in my shady yard, the snow is shrinking, and I can actually see my back garden. Have a wonderful time potting plants.
Thank you, Laurie. Yes, the snow is receding and the squishy ground is visible. Whoo hoo!
The mud is something else this year, at least in our yard.
If I lived closer, I’d be bringing my coffee and asking if I could help – please. 🙂
Would love that!!!!!
Hi there! do you have which hazel? the spring blooming one?..if so please save me one..
Hello Linda. We do have witch hazel though it’s best to check back after the snow cover is gone. Do you mean vernalis, the native?We then know for sure the stock we have. Thank you for reading!
yes- the native – to feed my early flying honey bees please and thank you
O.k. Linda, check in with is around May 1st, we should know by then what the numbers are with regard to specific plants.
I spent the day in the greenhouse too taking cuttings! I’ll be potting up Arisaema soon….love those and I’m always looking for more hardy ones. As well as more Primula and Asian Podophyllum. I’m looking forward to visiting the nursery in September!!
Full speed ahead!
Such an exciting (and exhausting!) time of year for you! For all of us, really–SPRING!
The ground is visible, yippee!