Well another load of arborvitae and Green Giant Western red cedars arrived on Tuesday and they are already selling so fast to necessitate another order to come in about 3 weeks.
Unfortunately, the plants come from Oregon with hot and dry weather so that shipping will be more expensive as the plants must have a larger root ball.
Things at the nursery remain brisk as we get into June but not so much as in the month of May. While the azaleas, flowering trees and rhododendron are mostly out of bloom, the mountain laurel and the Venus dogwood with it’s huge 8″ blossoms are in full glory that will be followed soon by several rhododendron maximum that will even bloom up until early July and feeding hungry bumble bees with nectar.
Thousands of hostas that can be sold next spring have been potted to be followed by grasses and other perennials for later summer and fall sales with creeping phlox and clematis and even more perennials for spring. Winter storage has been so much easier with the addition of calcium chloride to keep the botrytis or gray mold in check.
Roses are blooming beautifully in the nursery including shrubs, teas, floribundas and climbers in a kaleidoscope of colors.
Soon our new batch of trees and shrubs will come online at the end of the month increasing supply.
Never a shortage of work!