It's winter, and here in Nova Scotia we're in the grasp of a frigid spell, when only a few short days ago we had temperatures that were springlike. How do we gardeners cope with winter if we don't flee to warmer climes?
If you run a nursery, you spend time planning your new catalogue, ordering new plants, and preparing for the arrival of spring. We are in the process of developing our 2013 Baldwin's Nursery catalogue, and thought we'd return to the blogging world with a few of our tempting plants for this coming season.
With the popularity of the blue poppies we had last season, we will have quite a few more of them this year.
Our nursery is known for its diverse selection of rhododendrons and azaleas, including some of our own hybrid seedling crosses. We are bringing in some new cultivars this year, however, including the striped azalea 'Ribbon Candy',
Goji berry has exploded in popularity in recent years, being touted as a fruit loaded with health benefits. Also sometimes referred to as Wolfberry, this native of the Himalayas has significant amounts of vitamin C and Beta-carotene, and the fruits are somewhat tart in taste. We're keen to see what local gardeners think of this plant.
We carry a number of wonderful woodland plants, ideal for planting in shady conditions. This is one of the liverworts, Hepatica--we will be carrying two species this year...
That should be enough to warm your spirits for a day or so. To keep up more regularly with what we're doing, please like our Facebook page, where we do (usually) daily posts. We should have our new catalogue available as a pdf download in a few weeks time.