Orange you interested in the Best Plants?
We have Chuck Hinkle from the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore here this Saturday at 10 a.m. to tell you about dozens of terrific plants. Sure, Chuck is Horticulturist at one of the leading arboreta on the East Coast so he knows alot about plants, but we're bringing him here this weekend because he's also on the selection committee for PHS Gold Medal plants. All the plants that make this list are tested over several hears for gardenworthiness in Zones 5-7. That's not just Pennsylvania, its New Jersey, too. Another reason Chuck is coming is that we will have dozens of Gold Medal plants at the sale in May. What a perfect way to learn more about those plants and why they are likely to thrive in your own garden? (Likely, because you do need to plant them well and keep them well watered for at least the first couple of years.)
At last weekend's PreSale Talk, I mentioned quite a few winners: Aesculus parviflora 'Rogers', Cornus kousa 'Greensleeves', Hamamelis 'Jelena' (see it in bloom on the left -- too bad we don't have odorama for the fragrance!), Parrotia subsequalis, Styrax 'Emerald Pagoda', Heuchera 'Autuman Bride'. I could go on for some time, it's a long list for just GM plants that will be at the sale. Our whole plant list, which you can browse online or download from this page, contains over 500 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, tropicals, herbs, and veggies.
You can register for Chuck's talk here, it's at 10 a.m. on April 21st. Hope to see you there!
Ilona, for the Plant Sale