Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Perennials for Shade from Shady Grove Gardens & Nursery

As we are gearing up for a great spring and summer I'm thinking about all my fellow gardeners that have a lot of shade. Shade is good. We all love trees, but it is a bit hard to work with them if you are used to the traditional suburban lawn with sun and lots of color.

The first thing to remember is nature is much more subtle in the shade of the Appalachians. With an eye for texture and delicate beauty you can have a beautiful garden. Wildflowers are often used as they fit in best. They feed the birds and butterflies. You can also slip in a few non-invasive non-natives to round-out the seasonal garden.

Plan to have a shade garden with lots of greens and textures.

Shade loving perennials.
    • Astilbe 
    • Dicentra spectablis 'Alba'- White Bleeding Heart
    • Echinacea  (Coneflower) p. shade
    • Daylily - p. shade
    • Carex sp.
    • Chelone oblique - pink turtlehead -p.shade
    • Clematis  p. shade
    • Campanula 'Waterfall Blue' = Serbian Bellflower
    • Geranium 'Biokovo', 'Wargrave Pink' p. shade
    • Fern
    • Phlox 'Blue Paradise', and 'Laura', 'David'
    • Hellebore 
    • Peony  p. shade/ sun
    • Rudbeckia ' Goldstrum'
    • Thalictrum - Meadowrue
    • Veronica 
    • Hydrangea -- Fall/late summer 
    • Penstemon  part shade
    • Clethra 'Vanilla Ice' 
    • Symphoricarpos 'Amethyst'--Fall 2010
    • Ilex verticillata 'Red Winterberry Holly and males -
    • Viburnum trilobum = American Cranberry Viburnum
    • Woodland Poppy

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Photos from October Weddings and bucket sales

early October only for Zinnias

Here's a few suggestions for your October Wedding. We have lots of great choices throughout the month. Think textures of grasses and grains to go with fall colors and late orange and red berries.

  • October - week 1 Scabiosa Blues and Whites with Pink Cosmos, Statice, White and Pink Dahlia, grasses and Snowberries.
  • October - week 2 Perfect Fall Week: using Oranges and Reds of Globe Amaranth and Dahlia, Yellow Zinnia and fall grasses
  • October - week 3 and 4 Winterberry Holly, greenhouse snapdragons and sunflowers
  •  October week 5 -Orange/Gold Winterberry Holly
  • October - week 5  Red Winterberry Holly

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Daylily Sale

We're once again offering our daylilies in a collection of freshly dug daylilies 20 Reds or Orange/yellow blend $50. All labeled, named varieties. These are clumps of fans not just a fan or 2. All should bloom well for you this year. The orange daylilies are not the common 'ditch lily' these are very nice hot orange for those of you that love orange. You know who you are. Just call to place an order and schedule a pickup time. We're just 10 miles from Boone out Hwy. 421N. 828-297-4098

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Edible Flowers for Your Wedding Cake or Salad

Our flowers are not sprayed with any sort of inorganic pesticide or fungicide. Nothing systemic is ever used. These blooms and petals can be used to garnish your plates, freeze in ice cubes, decorate your cake, salad or napkins. Here's our list: clary sage, milkweed, feverfew, garlic chives, gladiolus, hyssop, hollyhock, peony, mint, calendula, viola, lavender, rosemary, rose, tulip, dianthus, marigold, basil, bachelor's button, chrysanthemum, and lilac.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wedding Flower Arranging Workshops

Announcing a new offering for our brides; wedding flower arranging workshops. These are scheduled for Friday mornings before your wedding, June- September. Buy our locally grown flowers and get 3 hours of design space, advise, tools and refreshments. This is Do-it- yourself fun for your bridesmaids or even Moms. Up to eight people for $200.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

September Flower Combinations -local flowers only

Lovely choices for September Weddings. Here's just a few ideas for color and flower combinations.

September - week 1 Orange Dahlia Blend: with Globe Amaranth, Burgundy and Gold Amaranth, Helenium, grasses, Zinnia, Nasturtium, Black-Eyed-Susan and Gold berries.

September - week 2 Pink and Green using Snowberries, Obedient Plant, Hydrangea, Pink Alostromeria, Dahlia and Silver Mountain Mint.

September - week 3 Fall Colors Orange and Red Globe Amaranth, Calendula, Helenium, Zinnia, Black-Eyed-Susan, ornamental grass.

September - week 4 Gold and Purples: Sunflowers, Zinnia, Dahlia, Statice, Purple Emperor Sedum, Fuchsia Celosia.