Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Spring Propagating Has Begun!

Its been a very slow day at the nursery today.  The weather brought a cold front with rain in two nights ago which scared away the landscapers.  I do enjoy days like this every once in awhile though because it gives me a chance to re-group, catch up on paperwork, and since it's nearing the end of the season, look forward to Spring growing.  We've been researching new plants for the Spring season and the propagators in the back have been cutting stock plants all day for our Spring crop.

We've increased inventory items like this awesome Cuphea:

The bees have LOVED this plant all Summer!

And this AWESOME 'Mona Lavender' Plectranthus. We couldn't keep these in stock this season!

Beautiful Neon Purple blooms with purple foliage!

Golden Thryalis is a no-brainer for bright summer color!

LOVE this shrub!

Creeping Jenny is a top seller ground cover for us: Lysimachia aurea

I Love this one in between stepping stones!

This is another great groundcover we'll have in the Spring- Pink Buttons - Polygonum capitatum

The little buttons are too cute!

Euryops is a great showstopper constantly blooming since Spring!

Bush Daisy: Euryops

This one just started blooming a couple weeks ago, and will bloom all winter for us: Panama Rose

The scent at night is heavenly!

Salvia greggii loves our heat in the summer.

This is one of my favorite Salvias

Of course we are propagating many more plants, but these are just a few of my favorites.  I've been flipping through seed catalogs and books looking for more Spring ideas.  I'm focusing on warmer days ahead since our first freeze is coming this Friday night.  Have I mentioned I hate cold weather? Because I really do!


  1. Sarah, What a fun way to look forward to spring. Beautiful flowers. -Jean

  2. I am so jealous of your climate - and photography. Beautiful. I hope you'll visit me and try for my Give Away. Its about flowers.

  3. Love all the blooms you have at your nursery and are planning for spring. The panama rose looks beautiful. Would love to smell it!!

  4. I love the Cuphea with it's delicate blooms. We see lots of Euryops grown here in the winter as it offers dependable yellow color.
    I always enjoyed cold, rainy days as it was an opportunity to catch up on my to-do list.

  5. I will have to remember that creeping jenny for my path. I can't say I like the cold weather, either! We might get SNOW on Friday brrrr....

  6. Sarah,
    So many plants I have never even seen before. The S greggii does well here. I've some creeping jenny it did good the first year and just waned the next two years. Filled in the creeping jenny with purple rock irises this fall.

  7. Well i just happened to visit your blog and i am really delighted. Excellent blooms. cigar plant is just awesome. keep posting.

  8. Hi Sarah,
    It has been a pleasure perusing your lovely blog. I apologize it has taken me so long to visit... but not disappointing in the least once I got here. So many of the plants in this post are familiar... what a nice thing. The cigar plant is easily rooted. Started with a few and now I have several. They seem to have perked up a bit since the cooler weather has come through, too. Mona lavender has been all the rage here also. So nice to meet you and a big hug to you for faving my blog over at Blotanical. Enjoy your weekend.I'm going to add a link to your blog from mine.
    Meems @ Hoe and Shovel


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