Wednesday, April 22, 2015

May Day SF Sale

Every year the San Francisco Botanic Garden has a LARGE annual sale.

Wildwood Nursery is very fortunate to be able to participate in the sale.  All of the attendees are avid plant enthusiasts.  They buzz around the building loading up their carts with new treasures.

Some of those treasures will be Wildwood plants.  We'll be handpicking from our extensive inventory in the next few days the plants that will be traveling to SF. 

It promises to be a great show. Stop by! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Enthusiastic Enkianthus

Great woodland gardens always have twinkling color amidst the greenery.  This rhododendron relative provides understated drama above groundcovers.  Planting it with Dicentra [Bleeding Heart], Solomon's Seal, and Epimedium is a great way to highlight Enkianthus's small stature.

The bell shaped flowers deserve close inspection.  Like mini lamp shades, they radiate energy in shady spots.

Visit Wildwood Nursery to see them among the maples and dogwoods.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Tree Peony Blooms

What's that big maroon flower in the middle of the nursery?

Maroon flower? Can you show... Ohhh, it's a tree peony.

That's an actual conversation from the weekend. 

Since we don't sell peonies anymore it's easy to forget that there are 'big maroon flowers' [they're actually more magenta!] in the middle of Wildwood Nursery.

Peonies reward patient gardeners with massive blooms.  Sleep [year one] creep [year two] leap [year three, flowers!] as the saying goes.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Video

We could write daily blog posts about all the foliage and flowers at Wildwood Nursery in the Spring.

We chose to videotape all the foliage and flowers instead!  During the editing process, the footage did get whittled down.  To under a minute actually.  Think of the video as an appetizer.

There is much more to see.  And there is much more that has yet to happen.  The oriental dogwoods - Cornus kousa - will be blooming shortly.  The Japanese maples are still unfurling their leaves.