** I am currently without a lens for my camera, so posts have been few and far between. Hopeful that the situation will be remedied soon. Luckily boss lady Sasha was generous enough to lend me hers! Kind thanks lady! **
The excitement continues to build as I head into the busiest week of deliveries thus far! There is always a sense of apprehension when you’re starting something new, but I have been surrounded with nothing but support and an enthusiasm that is nothing short of contagious! I’ve been given the directive of building and increasing the presence of perennials, trees and shrubs at a nursery that has a loyal customer base who know that when it comes to annual bedding plants and baskets, Cedar Spring is it!
There is only one way to herald in a new season of gardening when it comes to perennials, and that is with Helleborus! Luckily this year there are a slew of new introductions to choose from including H. ‘Spring Party’, H’ ‘Green Corsican’, H. ‘Pirouette’, H. ‘Anna’s Red’ [named for plantswoman Anna Povard] and one that I am most excited about H. ‘Penny’s Pink,’ which is said to have pink variegation to its juvenile foliage! A spring garden isn’t complete without a parade of Helleborus!
Everybody and their neighbours went gaga for Primula ‘Blue Zebra’ again this year. One has to admit that it is eye catching, but when it comes to Primula, in my heart of hearts, nothing comes close to the endearing double English beauties…
Pictured above are P. ‘Corporal Baxter’, P. ‘Dawn Ansell’ and obscured because of its diminutive size is ‘P. ‘Miss Indigo’ which in my estimation will easily give the young upstart ‘Blue Zebra’ a run for its money!
Another genus that I want to introduce more customers to…… I love, love, love Epimedium [and so will Loree too when she opens her wonderous generous heart to their beguiling beauty!] and know that once my clients see them in bloom that they too will lose their hearts!
Alas, tomorrow the trucks will arrive at the crack of stupid so I had better get on with my evening….. hope to be back soon!