Make Room for Shrooms!
Grow delicious mushrooms in your own home garden
with Theresa Halula, Sat. February 8 at 11 am!

Mushroom Workshop!

Join us for a fun and TOTALLY FREE Mushroom Workshop with horticulturist, permaculture designer and mushroom maven Theresa Halula on Saturday, February 8 at 11 am!

Come discover the fascinating world of fungi – and the important role mushrooms play in our environment! At this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to grow easily recognizable mushrooms in the home garden using methods that are fool-proof even for the novice. Best of all, you don't have to worry about their edibility!

As a wonderful bonus, Theresa will provide the materials you'll need to grow mushrooms on cardboard that can be transplanted into your own garden in a wood-chip bed or onto wood logs. So come on down and bring your questions! She's got answers plus an easy-to-follow handout explaining how to keep your mushrooms going strong once you take them home!

There's Still Time to Plant Outrageous
Jumbo Delphs for Spring Bloom!

Pixie Sample Pots
Pixie, Prince of Sample Pots, and 'Dusky Maidens'

Here at the nursery, we're madly planting up mighty and magnificent Delphiniums in our gardens and half barrel containers for April and May bloom – and you can, too!

We're long-time devotees of these hardy and hunky heartthrobs for their celestial and enlivening color, their bodacious cut flowers and their endurance in the garden. Some modern hybrids (which shall remain nameless) are short lived and weak in mild climates – not these!

Bred for superior vigor and performance by the Dowdeswell family of New Zealand, these reliably perennial and multi-spiking jumbo Delphs only get bigger and better every year, sending up more and more simultaneous spikes, easily reaching 4-6' tall and 4' across. Plus, they're mildew resistant, even here in the fog belt. Deer don't care for them either. Woot!

Hardy to USDA zone 3 and fairly heat tolerant (just be sure to give them afternoon shade where temps get over 90°F +), almost everyone can get a little bit of garden love with these gentle giants.

Here's the trick to towering success: grow Delphiniums in rich soil with plenty of compost. When flower spikes look spent, cut them back to 4” and you’ll get another round of bloom. Don't forget to bait for snails when young! Then, voila! Your hard work will pay off with outrageous blooms and dramatic garden verticality come Spring!

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'Cobalt Dreams' Delphinium elatum 'Cobalt Dreams'

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'Cobalt Dreams'

A new and IMPROVED version of our favorite true-blue Delph 'Royal Aspirations' – 'Cobalt Dreams' give us massive, reliably royal blue flower spikes to 6' tall on a burly 4' wide plant that you don't have to worry about staking. Swoon! Sumptuous cut flowers you’d pay big bucks for at the florist’s.

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'Purple Passion' Delphinium elatum 'Purple Passion'
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'Purple Passion'

One of the newer varieties of jumbos, you'll love this electric purple Delph and all the color-coordinated possibilities! Pair with pinks and blues – or get funky and grow with oranges and yellows! Multi-spiking, so you'll get loads of those blooms that look incredible in bouquets. Cut back to 6" when spent for repeat blooms.
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‘Black Eyed Angels’ Delphinium elatum
'Sunny Skies'
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‘Dusky Maidens’

Unsurpassable in the big and tall dept. (see top photo with Pixie!) scrumptious, EXTRA LARGE, mulberry colored blooms with dark, fuzzy “bees” form 4’+ spikes on strong stems. Winner!
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‘Black Eyed Angels’

Brilliant double white double blossoms contrast beautifully with bold black “bees” on this new Dowdeswell variety. To 4-5' tall, it really shines as a vertical accent in a sunny garden bed.
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'Blue Lace'

Unusual sky blue flowers with lively lavender centers make this instant classic one of our favorite Springtime color combos! Blooms repeatedly Summer to Fall (with deadheading). Win!
See all of our wondrous Delphiniums HERE!

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