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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
May 19, 2020 6:22 AM CST

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I'm thinking of trying a new daffodil for next year. It's called Green with Envy. I've only found it at 2 places, Brecks and KvB. As usual, Brecks is way overpriced. See https://www.dutchbulbs.com/pro... for a photo.

It was added to the plants database Daffodil (Narcissus 'Green Envy') back in 2012, but htis is the first year I'm seeing it commercially offered.

Highlights...
Uses: Provides winter interest, Erosion control, Groundcover, Cut Flower, Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees, Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant, Gophers/Voles, Rabbit Resistant, Squirrels
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous, Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets, Bulbs
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies, Flies, Bees

Right now, KvB is running a 20% fall pre-sale, so a bag of 15 bulbs is only $50.40 (only), down from the regular prices of $63.00. That's $3.36 each vs $4.20 each. Come to think about it, I think we've all spent more than that for a single bulb.

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Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
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robinbunch5
May 20, 2020 8:33 AM CST
That is very attractive and unusual.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
May 20, 2020 3:48 PM CST
That's unusual!

My PB shrub tree is very sick. I might replace that. Seviceberry sounds great but seeing $$$. Maybe the nursery doesn't list everything that comes in.
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
May 20, 2020 5:23 PM CST

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Sally,

What size service berry are you looking for? I can check with Season's up the road.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
May 20, 2020 7:36 PM CST
Oh, I don't know, the size that isn't 100$ like the only thing I saw online at Patuxent Nursery
Allegheny Serviceberry (Amelanchier laevis)
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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
May 23, 2020 1:42 PM CST

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@SallyG

I checked at Season's Nursery today. They have service berry trees for $150. I was looking at one that was about 8 feet tall with a nice straight trunk and well branches at the top. It was in what looked like a 10 gallon pot.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
May 23, 2020 2:12 PM CST
@RickM
I do appreciate you looking for me. I guess they are a specialty thing. I should start a serviceberry nursery, lol. I think I can locate some development-planted ones and maybe a twig will break off, fall in my pocket, get carried home, and then fall into a prepared pot to try rooting in fall...

Other hangup is not having a great place for it, until/unless we cut out the really sick looking Clerodendrum/PB shrub- which is currently in the thick of nice lush ostrich fern, milkweed, etc and I don't want to trash all that. Fall would be the time.

My daughter may be planning an aquisition of a starter home this fall.. I may do my planting there.
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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
May 23, 2020 3:05 PM CST
sallyg, Frank's Nursery in Elkridge is open but I don't know if they have serviceberry. Phone is (410) 799-4566, shrub guys are Chris and Jake. Kicking myself now for tossing out that shrub but not for removing it.
Name: Judy
Mid Atlantic Coastal Plain USA (Zone 7b)
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MariposaMaid
May 23, 2020 3:22 PM CST
@sallyg
Two of my favorite places for native plants:

Chesapeake Natives has service berry trees available from $10 to $25 depending on size. They only grow and propagate Chesapeake Bay native plants
http://chesapeakenatives.org/p...

Atkins Arboretum in Ridgely MD is doing online native plant sales and has Serviceberry available for pick up. The grounds are open for walking trails but visitor center is closed.
https://www.adkinsarboretum.or...
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds Butterflies
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sallyg
May 23, 2020 5:47 PM CST
Thanks, Lisa, and thanks Judy! what great resources! I have saved the info.
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