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Archive for March, 2008

It’s time to go to Texas.

Here it comes.  The Wildflower Wave hits Texas in April, and if you’ve never seen their unique wildflower bloom, plan a trip. The big show of bluebonnets, paintbrush, wild phlox and others is mostly in the “Hill Country” around Fredericksburg, and there are all kinds of maps, hotlines and other helps for flower chasers.  You [...]

March 25, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Wildflowers

Free Iris with every order.

Well, Martha’s favorite hollyhocks were so popular, now it’s an iris.  Our choice of spring-planted irises this year is really wide, including the magnificent Siberian shown at left called “Roanoke’s Choice.” From the Siberians, Japanese, and Louisiana irises we have this year, we’ll choose one free root for every perennial order from now on.  Your [...]

March 25, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Perennials

Martha’s favorites are free.

These are the famous old hollyhocks called “Chater’s Mix”.  As you can see, they’re fully double, and the plants often top out at over 6 ft.  We’re giving three of them (one of each color) free with all our perennial orders, so I was clicking around the web the other day to see exactly what [...]

March 24, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials

The Wildflower Wave hits California.

The hills are alive with wildflowers. From the Anza-Borrego State Park down by the Mexican border (photo at left taken there March 12), all the way up the state, California’s magnificent spring has begun.  While the east shivers in snow and cold, just look what’s happening!  Reports from Joshua Tree (west of LA), and Lake Elsinore say it [...]

March 14, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Posted in: Wildflowers

Free Drawings for $300 Shopping Sprees.

We’ve just announced that we’re having two $300 Drawings this year, both to be drawn May 15th.  You’re automatically entered for one if you’re on our email Member List, so if you’re not, go here and sign up now.  The second drawing will be for anyone who orders (any order) now through May 15th.  Winners will choose [...]

March 3, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer