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Friday, July 16, 2010

Nepal Lily

One of the new plants we are growing this year is the rare and spectacular Nepal Lily, Lilium nepalense.  I recently had to leave the nursery for several days and was reluctant to go because the lilies were budding up and almost in bloom.

The Nepal Lily has large funnel shaped flowers that are lime green with a prominent burgundy center.  The petals (technically tepals) are reflexed and form a charming curl when viewed from the side.  
Each day I was away, I asked Truls for a status report. The answer was always the same: Not open yet. The first flower opened on the day I returned home. How cool was that!

Read more about the Nepal Lily and how to grow it on our website.

Plant Sale in Salem This Weekend

Stop in and see us at the Salem Art Fair and Festival this weekend at Bush Pasture Park.  The Plant Sale is located at the Bush Street Entrance behind the Bush Barn Art Center.  The sale is a benefit for the restoration of the Bush House Conservatory.  Hours are 10 am to 7 pm Friday & Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday.  The weather forecast is great!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Class Reminder - Sunday July 11

The 'Create an Alpine Container Garden' class will be held  this Sunday July 11th at 1 pm at Wild Ginger Farm.  You can read more about it on our website.   Space is limited so be sure to contact us if you would like to attend.  The class area is shaded and cold drinks will be available to help keep you cool. Hope to see you there!