Time for Annuals!

Our new greenhouse is full to bursting with some of the most beautiful and unusual annuals you'll find anywhere around, so stop in and select your favorite color combinations for all-summer beauty. Lots of exciting varieties of old friends like Petunias, Coleus and Zinnias, plus more adventurous choices like Cuphea, Pentas and Anagallis. And we have the largest selection of late summer blooming Salvias in the area... if you haven't tried these rewarding plants, this should be the year!

Plus, the nursery yard is fully stocked with great shrubs, trees, perennials for sun and shade, with more arriving weekly, so check out what's new and what's needed!

Jake is already booking up with consultations and projects so call now to get into the lineup for stonework, plantings and expert garden maintenance. Or stop in the nursery, we're open every day from 9 until 6.

Malus Aforethought

Confession: I never cared much about Crabapples, neither liking nor disliking them to any great degree. They were another spring flowering tree commonly seen on neighborhood front lawns, like Dogwoods and Redbuds. Pretty, but nothing remarkable. Then I inherited one at the house I bought.

It was planted about ten years prior by the two spinster sisters who lived here, and who had an infallible sense of what would look just right at this funky old farmhouse. Taken out of its suburban setting, near our clothesline and on the route we take, twice daily at least, to the henhouse and vegetable garden, it seems perfectly suited and has . . .

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