'Rose of Sharon'

'Rose of Sharon'
The often unruly 'Rose of Sharon' can benefit from pruning

September Peacock Orchids

September Peacock Orchids
Need division

Friday, January 30, 2009

Farmer's Market in Winston-Salem, NC

This part of the journey has begun, early Saturday am, unload and set-up for those who venture out into our still chilly temperatures for a look at fresh flowers and locally grown vegetables at the Farmer's Market on the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds.

Duane brought home double-yolked eggs last week and was able to assist a few people with purchasing and planting Leland Cypress. Apparently this is a good time to put them in the ground. Ours are significantly lower price than most and if your tree fails after proper planting and care, we will replace it for you.

You may purchase a Brugmansia now,but you'll need a temp of 46 degrees or better for it until after-frost planting. However, many people in Zone 6 and below keep their brugs in large pots and over-winter in above mentioned temps, or as a houseplant. We are working on some dwarf varieties.

Some lilies are available, some Cancun Asiatics showing movement, paper whites bursting out, sprouting and blooming blueberry and forsythia shrubs.

We are adding Rose of Sharon, Giant Pussywillow and a wonderful, exciting Swamp Lily which was a favorite in anti-bellum Southern gardens. The best description I can give is a six-foot Lycoris Squamigera, if you haven't seen the flowers, (massive, on a single stalk); take a look under Resurrection lily or Naked Lady. All are members of the Amarylis family.

In Horticulture class this week, I've been involved with planting Basil, Calendula (pot marigold) and a variety of bushes and trees.

Visit us at the WS Farmer's Market, or email us. If you need a special plant, let us know: We're Planting!

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