Do You Need A New Plant?
Click on the image to enlarge. Drawing by Joseph Tychonievich at Arrowhead Alpines.
I have been down with the flu for a few weeks so the blog and everything else has suffered. I have been saving the illustration above for just such an occasion. I received it as a postcard in February 2013 from Arrowhead Alpines, a wonderful retail and mail order nursery in Fowlerville, Michigan, specializing in rare and unusual plants. They have a huge selection of uncommon perennials, woodland wildflowers, ferns, rare alpines, dwarf conifers, and out-of-the-ordinary trees and shrubs. They are also very nice people. If you can’t find what you are looking for at your local nursery, Arrowhead is the place to go. Click here for their website/catalogue.
The print is kind of small, so click on the image to enlarge it. I especially like the part about ripping out the lawn and the recommendation of miniature hostas :-). No matter how many times I follow the arrows through the options, it makes me laugh. How could the answer to “Do you need a new plant?” be anything but yes!
Nursery News: The 2015 Snowdrop Catalogue, featuring snowdrops and other winter interest plants like cyclamen and hellebores, is on the sidebar, and we are taking orders. To access the catalogue, please click here. We are also accepting registrations for Charles Cresson’s The Winter Garden in Bloom seminar. For the full details, click here. Our nursery, Carolyn’s Shade Gardens, is currently closed. If you would like to receive emails notifying you of catalogues, events, and sales, please sign up for our customer email list by sending your full name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are only interested in snowdrops, please let us know and we will put you on the snowdrop list.
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Carolyn’s Shade Gardens is a local retail nursery in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, U.S., zone 7a. The only plants that we mail order are snowdrops and miniature hostas and only within the US.
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