Re: todays events....
Stonehouse is a wholesaler only. In fact, at first he said he would only
sell the flats for our nursery - no individual gallons for us. He knows
froom experience that it wastes a lot of time to attend to a customer
picking out one here one there and won't do it. But for some reason he
softened and said, if while we were touring the facilities we saw something,
we could set it aside.
We had the backs of 2 vans for plants. I had also brought along 10
stacking produce shells for flats. If things aren't too tall (the sides are
about 9 inces high) , they can stack and you can get alot more in. I use
these in the spring when buying flats of annuals for the gardens. The back
of my little SUV will hold a dishwasher - just - so its footprint is small.
But I can get a dozen flats and several gallons in when I stack. It's much
the way bread companies use bread trays.
Fernwood has a little plant sale room. Plants were in all sorts of pots,
many were cuttings or seed propagated, like the tree peony starts. They
might be leftovers from their annual plant sale or possibly donated items
to help raise a little money.
And no, the Stonehouse plants are not these overwintering in my yard. Right
now they are all in my driveway. We will schedule a day to get together and
pot them up in quarts and gallons. A lot will eventually go in the ground.
We currently have 7 nursery beds at the display gardens and after the May
and June sales in which we sold almost 500 pots, we have some vacancies.
(the sales sell much more than those 500, that number just has to do with
what we grow)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 6:13 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] todays events....
> So are all of these overwintering in your yard?!?
> Didn't realize Fernwood sold plants. Thought it was more of a display
> type place. Most times those type places only have a once/twice a year
> sale of cuttings.
> Sounds like you guys REALLY filled the van :) I didn't get nearly as
> many plants, of course I didn't buy flats of stuff either. Are they open
> to the public or just groups.
> Hoping the weather hold out, planted a few last night. Hear that it will
> be in the 90's this weekend when I have time off...yuck!
> > So did we! 7 of us (MG Nursery Group) visited Fernwood and Stonehouse
> > today. One woman bought a couple of plants at Fernwood, but they
> > didn't have much. The one I liked was Iliamna rivularis, Mountain
> > Hollyhock,
> > which they told us had been propagated by Russell Stafford. They gave
> > a
> > nice tour and it's beautiful place, but Stonehouse is where we laid
> > the
> > big bucks:
> > 16 Heuchera sanguinea 'Snow Angel', Coral Bells
> > 16 Hydrangea paniculat 'Pink Diamond'
> > 22 Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate', White Snakeroot
> > 32 Forsythia koreana 'Kumson', Korean Golden Bells
> > 32 Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet', Virginia Sweetspire
> > 32 Phlox paniculata 'Franz Schubert'
> > 32 Sambucus racemosa 'Sutherland Gold', European Red Elderberry
> > 32 Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight', Japanese Hydrangea Vine
> > 32 Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory', White Stoke's Aster
> > 32 Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate', Spiderwort
> > 32 Vitex negundo var. heterophylla, Cutleaf Chaste Tree
> > 32 Weigela florida 'Argenteo-marginata Variegata'
> > Those listed above are all 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch pots and will be grown
> > for resale. We were also able to get 16 gallon items for ourselves:
> > Abelia mosanensis, Fragrant Abelia
> > Astilbe chinensis 'Visions', Chinese Astilbe
> > Caryopteris 'First Choice', Bluebeard
> > Caryopteris 'Snow Fairy', Bluebeard
> > Heleborus orientalis, Lenten Rose
> > Leptodermis oblonga, Star Flower
> > Phlox pan. 'Blue Paradise'
> > Salvia lyrata 'Purple Knock-Out', Lyre Leaf Sage
> > Stachys monieri 'Hummelo', Betony
> > There was so much more there we would have liked to have had but many
> > items
> > we saw were already spoken for so we had to keep checking the
> > list and then deep sighs when we saw this or that prized item wasn't
> > sale. We also wanted to pick up a flat of Weigela 'Midnight Wine'
> > we'd
> > ordered last November, but they couldn't release it because they
> > have
> > the tags for it. Something about Proven Winners having bought out
> > Choice and the contract for growing requires selling with the proper
> > Kitty
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