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Plants We Love – Sweet Box

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Plants We Love – Sweet Box

Plants We Love –  Sweet Box

Sweet Box, Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis Sweet Box is a member of the Boxwood family with incredibly fragrant flowers.   A star of the late winter and early spring garden and a wonderful plant to have in the garden. Fragrant Flowers It has feathery, small white flowers which open from late winter to early spring.  Their sweet fragrance has a nice way of traveling throughout the garden.  On sunny days, it is often frequented by pollinators feeding on it’s sweet nectar.  The flowering period can last up a month or more. Sweet Box...

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“Best of Houzz 2016-DC Metro” for landscaping

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in News | Comments Off on “Best of Houzz 2016-DC Metro” for landscaping

“Best of Houzz 2016-DC Metro” for landscaping

  Our photo was nominated “Best of Houzz 2016-DC Metro” for landscaping. Here is the story behind our photo that was nominated.                 This project was one of our favorites; it is nestled along the banks of Lake Anna with beautiful waterside views. Garden beds were arranged in large undulating swaths that incorporated the large existing mature trees on the lot. We added in the large cut slabs of Tennessee Crab Orchard flagstones to create winding staircases that lead to a patio at the...

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2014 Arborfest Plant Sale at Blandy – Oct 11 & 12

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in News | Comments Off on 2014 Arborfest Plant Sale at Blandy – Oct 11 & 12

2014 Arborfest Plant Sale at Blandy – Oct 11 & 12

Join Us for 2014 Arborfest Plant Sale October 11th & 12th We’ll be Selling Plants & Moving Trees Join Us! Watch us move and transplant large, fully grown, 25′ tall trees this weekend. Once again, we will be demonstrating how we successfully transplant large specimen trees. ArborFest October 11 & 12, 9 am to 4:30 pm both days Rain or Shine! Click here for directions. We will also have a variety of plants for sale along with some of our trees that have been dug out of our fields at the farm. Our booth numbers are 27 &...

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The High Line – A Prairie Garden in the Sky

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in News | Comments Off on The High Line – A Prairie Garden in the Sky

The High Line – A Prairie Garden in the Sky

By: Cecilia Palmer The High Line  in New York City is a very special place in many ways.   It is an elevated garden of the highest caliber.  The garden is 30’ in the air and surrounds abandoned rail lines that once brought goods and supplies in and out of the city. These rail lines create the backbone of the High Line Park and were a vital part of New York City’s economy from the middle to latter part of the 19th century. These elevated rail lines provided a safe means of     transporting goods by bringing the trains above the...

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2014 Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival Feature Plants

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in News | Comments Off on 2014 Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival Feature Plants

2014 Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival Feature Plants

We had a great time and a lot of interest at the 24th Annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival. We were very pleased to receive the "Outstanding Technical Craftsmanship" for our garden display. Below are the plants featured in our Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival display.

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Join us at the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival, April 26-27

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Join us at the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival, April 26-27

Join us at the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival, April 26-27

Come out and visit us at the 24th Annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival on April 26 and 27. A great weekend outing with the family.

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Spring Ephemeral Magic

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Spring Ephemeral Magic

Spring Ephemeral Magic

The spring ephemerals bring a special magic to the woodland in early spring. They are woodland dwellers and emerge from the cold winter soils as the days start to get longer.

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Hellebore Festival at Pine Knot Farms

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Hellebore Festival at Pine Knot Farms

Hellebore Festival at Pine Knot Farms

The end of February we went on a road trip to a nursery for a Hellebore Festival. The nursery we went to, Pine Knot Farms, specializes in Hellebore growing, and is located in southern Virginia.

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Home and Garden Exhibit 2014 plant list

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Home and Garden Exhibit 2014 plant list

Home and Garden Exhibit 2014 plant list

Below is a list of plants featured in our 2014 Home and Garden Show Exhibit.  We hope you enjoy it.  In our booth we have Philip, Cecilia, Erica and Josue to answer any questions you might have. Trees Red Sunset Red Maple Autumnalis Flowering Cherry Serviceberry Spartan Juniper Shrubs Witchhazel –  Arnold Promise and  Jelena Dwarf Fothergilla Boxwoods , Dee Runk. Jim Stauffer, Vardar Valley Upright Japanpese Plum Yew Midwinter Fire Red Twig Dogwood Girard’s Azalea Perennials Bergenia Bressingham Ruby Corydalis Canary...

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Plants We Love – Bearsfoot Hellebore

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Plants We Love – Bearsfoot Hellebore

Plants We Love – Bearsfoot Hellebore

Bearsfoot Hellebore, one of the plants we love! Provides year round interest. Adorns itself with lime green flowers in February. Loves a shady spot that is well drained.

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