Sunday, March 28, 2021

Hellebore Blooms

In spite of growing Hellebore for years. I'm no expert. I do know as lovely as the February and March color is. Using early bloom in arrangement require hydration and care. 
After that, April, May green stages, they are good to go, in most any situation.

We generally, start listing these as available in late March.



We went Lisianthus crazy now that we have 3 High Tunnels. Trust me they are not easy to grow. But I start several of the colors you see here from seed in January. They will bloom August - October . Quite a time and space commitment for blooms just in August and early September. Get-um while you can.




lisianthus Falda

mini lisianthus


lisianthus Echo blue

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Dahlias tubers for sale, Spring 2021

We ship early March and will continue through early April - all weather dependent.  See our storefront for online sales. https://www.shady-grove-

See our Photo Gallery of all our dahlias before the store opens.

Our store in now open. For growing tip updates and a free pdf Guide to choosing dahlia colors sign up on the store page for our newsletter.

Dahlias now available in good quantities:

  • Cartouche'
  • Chilton's Pride- 
  • Cornell Bronze
  • Ivanetti
  • Maarn
  • Cornell red
  • Diva
  • Iced Tea
  • Midnight Moon
  • Burgundy (Naomi)
  • Orieti Adele
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Silver Year
  • Sweet Natalie
  • White Aster
  • Senior's Hope
  • Feline Yvonne
  • Cafe aulait
Chilton's Pride 
  • Dahlia shipping season is March - April. 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Flashback to 2010, October Weddings and bucket sales

early October only for Zinnias
Mixed color Dahlias

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