for July 23, 2016
July 22, 2016
|Metal Basket Container Planting|
There are many metal objects available to use for container planting, such as tubs, troughs, cans, buckets, cups, bowls, etc. While browsing through an antique mall, I found a metal basket that I thought was quite distinctive. The question I asked myself was, "What do I do with it?" My answer: "Plant succulents, of course!"
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Some new reviews from the Green Pages:
recommended Tropical Plants & More
Receiving Ken's Leopard Lilies today was a great experience! The packaging was fabulous - one plant was even blooming! Not a single leaf had browned, and all jumped into my gardens with no problem.
recommended Bob Scott Nursery
I have purchased plants from Bob Scott Nursery. They're located just a few miles from me. They have a good selection of carefully grown and maintained plants for sale, a few shrubs, and sod too. Not only are they open for in-person shopping but they will also ship their plants to those who don't live nearby.
The prices are a little higher here than I can find for similar plants locally, but here you will find those harder to find varieties and colors that the big box stores don't carry. This makes the slightly higher price worth it. On top of that, the plants are very healthy and well taken care of. They have a very good selection of daylilies and have been hybridizing them for over twenty years.
This is a family owned and operated business. They're friendly and knowledgeable about everything they grow and sell here, and I recommend them to anyone looking to add healthy plants to the garden.
recommended Tropical Plants & More
I am so mad that I can't support more tropical plants here in the piedmont of NC - zone 7a/7b
Today I received a wonderfully packed box with leopard lilies (Blackberry Lily). A very fast ship from time payment submitted.
The delivery company mangled the box, but it was so sturdily taped that it did not matter a bit. Inside the plants were fine. The moss was plenty damp and everything was well protected with bubble wrap, newspapers, and tape, all encased in plastic
Ken even sent an information sheet with instructions for immediate and long-term care.
It is clear that this grower/shipper takes great interest in customer satisfaction as well as pride in his product
I do not think he is a good businessman because I received a GREAT many HEALTHY plants for a very small cost. What a deal!
recommended Victory Seed Company
As a noob to gardening, I ordered several seeds from VSC. They were very helpful that spring in chatting with me about germination and even went so far as to send me out extra seeds (while I protested that they needed do so! LOL!).
recommended Perfect Perennials Daylily Nursery (HardyHems.com)
Perfect Perennials, owned by Stuart and Diane Kendig and located in York County, Pennsylvania, offers their own introductions and other interesting daylilies for sale on this website:
The plants are meticulously maintained, the gardens in which they grow are beautiful, and the owners are knowledgeable, kind and generous.
I am very pleased with the three cultivars I came home with today.
The Kendigs ship daylilies but encourage people to pick up their purchases after the plants are potted and established. They have been hybridizing daylilies for 20 years and have developed a line of high-performing and cold-hardy red-edged daylilies. Stuart is interested in white daylilies and broken color stripes in daylilies.
recommended Valley of the Daylilies
I have several of his flowers and also highly recommend him. I also bought plant markers from him, and my husband loves the daylily embroidered shirt that his wife makes.
Check out these numbers from last week:
- 523 members joined.
- 7,604 posts written.
- 1,282 images posted to the plant database.
- 1,785 plants added to personal inventory lists.