It’s that time of year when we start to put plants away for the winter. Our plan is to have all container material covered up the week after Thanksgiving (11/26). We also cover or wrap select B&B pieces, like Taxus, Thuja and Buxus. We will have outside staff through December and are happy to prepare B&B items until the ground is frozen or covered in snow. Office hours will change to “limited” the second week of December (12/10).
If you have any questions please contact us:
As the planting season gets underway please keep in mind that Maine now has an official Invasive Species list. Included here is a link to the state’s website which is full of information and photos.
Check out this poster ↓ – super helpful guide!
Invasive Plant Poster
It’s so warm and sunny we decided to see what’s ready to uncover. We are looking at the main section today.
Starting next week (2/19/18) we will have office coverage from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday and our managers report back. We’re fixing up the potting machine and getting our equipment prepped for the new season. Spring is coming…
Happy New Year!
This week, Jake and Allie get ready to head to MANTS (Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show) in Baltimore. The office is working on updating price lists and adding our spring orders into our inventory and availability. We will continue to maintain limited office hours.
We will be exhibiting at the New England trade shows as well:
NHLA/NHPGA Winter Meeting (Jan. 17, 2018)
MELNA Winter Meeting (Jan. 24, 2018)
VNLA Winter Meeting (Feb. 15, 2018)
We hope to see you there!
Our crews have been working hard cleaning up the yard. Cutting back, spacing, potting, field planting…there’s always plenty to do. It’s looking pretty good around here…hydrangeas in full bloom, plenty of color in perennials and the blueberries are almost ripe!
The snow has definitely slowed things down here. We continue to pot and receive loads of new plant material, but we really can’t wait to get our containers uncovered. Next week we welcome the happy distraction of the The Maine Flower Show. We will be providing plants for one of the display gardens and selling native plants out of our booth. Check out the progress on our flower show garden material:
Amelanchier Canadensis in flower
Armeria flowering, assorted sempervirens in the front
Itea in the back, Kalmia angustifolia in front
First B&B load of the season! We have three more trucks scheduled for next week. We’ll also be seeing our first loads of bareroot perennials and trees next week.
Snow! What snow?!?!
We welcomed some of our staff back this week, guess what they’re doing?? Yes, moving snow is one of the projects on the list. We’re also getting the potting house ready, office & price list updates, and prepping for our first load of B&B trees. We will be keeping consistent office hours (8am-4pm), Monday through Friday.
Shrub B&B, looking towards the pond
Perennials and grasses, back of House 5
Side of House 2, container evergreens looking towards the pond