Friday, April 30, 2010

Salvia Mexicana Limelight

My favorite color is beginning to burst on a Mexican Salvia called 'Limelight'. This plant can have spikes up to 6' tall with the plant's width around 2-3'. Full sun to bright shade, regular water. I love the chartreuse spikes with violet-blue tips.

Just received in stock for this weekend. You can have one in your garden for just $4.99, a real bargain when I did some research on the internet and found it on other sites for almost twice as much.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Watermelon Palm

Just a few months ago as we were removing our green house, as I tell everyone, the termites were tired of holding it up, I found some palms not looking very happy. My first thought was to toss them but when I read up on them I decided to cut them back, feed them and see what may happen.
And wow I am impressed. What I have is Chambeyronia Macrocarpa, common name Watermelon Palm.
Within the last couple of weeks new fronds have begun growing and opening up, they are a beautiful color, one you will want to see in person. As the fronds get older they turn green yet in the beginning are beautifully reddish.
I'm so happy I nursed them back, and it didn't take much, just a trimming some organic food and fresh air. I believe there are only a couple left and if I was you and had any interest in unusual plants this is one you will want to put in your collection.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Vegetable Garden Contest

Victory Gardens are making a come back. Have you planted yours? Did you plant yours in unique containers or use a design that makes you smile every time you go out to work in it? Do you want to win organic fertilizer to keep yours going for a whole year? We have come up with an easy contest to enter.

Send us either via email or drop a photo by the nursery with your name and contact information on it. Include a little story about your edible garden. We will judge on creativity, uniqueness, and diversity of edible plants. Get into the spirit of the Old Victory Garden, make it a fun event for the whole family.

Personal information will not be disclosed so please be sure your name and contact information are on the back of your photo not included in the picture. Pictures will be posted at the nursery and on my blog.

Photos and story due into us by May 30th. Winner will be announced the first week in June. For more information please stop by the nursery.