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GREETINGS…from your nursery on the coast of Maine! A new gardening year is upon us. It’s time to order plants now for later delivery…please see our plant categories starting with the word “available” …that are either on the left or bottom of the page. Be it groundcovers, ferns wildflowers, Rhodos, and natives…Eastern has tough, field grown plants with one of the highest success rates…since 1984.
Here are just a few NEW ITEMS you don’t want to miss. There will be many more NEW ADDITIONS announced later...but don’t wait to order these.
BROOM SEDGE Andropogon virginicus Glomeratus
A VERY NEAT ORNAMENTAL ‘GRASS‘
A TRULY EXCITING plant for fall and winter interest with dramatic copper color in autumn. (Technically this is not a grass) Rarely seen in gardens, even rarer for sale, yet an easy plant to grow. Clumps of grassy foliage to about a foot may go unnoticed til fall, when dramatic spikes of flowers rise on stalks to two feet or more. The mature seed pods resemble clusters of old fashioned little brooms atop vertical stems. Highly ornamental…they last from Sep into spring swaying in the breeze becoming fuzzy later in winter. This very adaptable plant is fine in wet or average soils, best in sun. A splendid native for winter interest in meadows, shrub borders and native plantings for sustained color when there isn’t much going on. Much more appealing than so many of the common ornamental grasses. Try some! Happy in zones 5-8.
Half gallon equivalent, each $9.95 3 for $27 6 for $51 12 for $99 They look best in irregular groups…buy a bunch.
TO ORDER, EMAIL YOUR WISH LIST TO firstname.lastname@example.org We will get back to you…include your phone.
AMERICAN HOLLY Ilex opaca
SPECIAL PLANTS FROM NORTHERN PART OF RANGE!
Really one of the nicest natives yet hard to find. These are grown from plants near the northern limit of their range in northern NJ…which will give them extra hardiness…an important note. You are getting genetically tougher plants. They will grow in zones 5-8. This “old fashioned” plant has tons of beauty. Holly will tolerate heavier soils and even somewhat wet spots. NOTHING BEATS THE RED BERRY DISPLAY OF HOLLY IN WINTER. Even without berries, the lustrous, evergreen foliage is colorful all year. Great as a specimen, hedging and screening. Ultimately they form a columnar, pyramidal shape to 20 feet…though that takes many years…and they can be pruned. As they get older branches can be cut for holiday arrangements. These are probably the ONLY HOLLY you can buy that are not greenhouse grown…that’s important…they will live…as they’ve lived outside their whole lives. Fine in most zone 5 thru 8 climates and prefers average to moist soil. Give some shade in far northern areas.
Three year olds 6 inch…$13 each or 3 for $29 6 for $49 Five year olds 8-12 inch $16 or…3 for $45 6 for $79
TO ORDER …just email your wish list to email@example.com. Include your phone number.
SUMMERSWEET Clethra alnifolia ‘Moonbeam’ EXCLUSIVE HEAVY BLOOMING STRAIN
AN INCREDIBLY AROMATIC SHRUB!
Our exclusive form blooms from head to toe! Nothing beats this for summer fragrance. An easy plant in full sun to half shade and it tolerates wet and clay soils. Bright green, finely serrated soft foliage fills a multilayered, upright columnar plant to about 6-8 feet with gently cascading limbs. In August, bright white panicles of flowers light the end of every stem…and release a fragrance best described as cinnamon-vanilla apple pie! NOTHING BEATS ITS HEAVENLY AROMA WAFTING THRU THE GARDEN! Fall color is a cheery bright yellow. Excellent as specimen, in shrub borders and any native plant garden. Established plants grown outside. Limited quantities. Happy in zones zones 5-8.
16-24 inch each $16.95 or 3 for $26 6 for $45. 24-32 inch each $24.95 or 3 for $45 or 6 for $85 inquire for larger quantities.
TO ORDER, email your wish list to firstname.lastname@example.org Include your phone.
Don’t forget SWEETFERN…it’s not a fern though. Comptonia peregrina
This aromatic mounding plant to two or three feet is in the bayberry family and is delightful in shrub borders, meadows or as a specimen. Ornamental dangling catkins in spring. Graceful and carefree. Highly drought tolerant, thrives in sandy, gravelly or average soils. Troublefree in zones 3-7. 8-15 inches each $13.95 3 for $39
WE ARE KNOWN FOR OUR WILDFLOWERS These must be ordered early. See “Available Wildflowers”
THE FOLLOWING WILDFLOWERS ARE AVAILABLE TO ORDER THIS SPRING. PLEASE ORDER NOW, EARLY.
See ‘available wildflowers’ for descriptions
Jack in the Pulpit, Canada Ginger, Blue Cohosh, Black Cohosh (Bugbane), Trout Lily, Turks Cap Lily, Rattlesnake Plantain, Merrybells, Birdsfoot Violet, Bloodroot, Wild Geranium, Mayapple, False Solomon’s Seal, True Solomon’s Seal, Virginia Bluebells, WHITE Trillium
Very limited supply Yellow Ladyslipper $65
NEW: VARIEGATED IRIS: Iris pallida ‘Variegata’
We have had this in the past, it’s back. These are nice rhizomes of this stunning perennial. Give full sun and well drained soil. $12.95 3 for $36
ALL FERNS ARE AVAILABLE EXCEPT GOLDIE
COMING UP. We’ll have blog posts offering NATIVE AND FRAGRANT AZALEAS in the coming weeks. WE OFFERED THESE IN YEARS PAST AND THEY ARE VERY POPULAR.
We may also have Sandmyrtle and Pixie Moss later…two treasures from the Pine Barrens we had years back…stay tuned.
TO ORDER email your wish list to email@example.com Include your phone. Don’t include credit card. We call to confirm order.
See us at the Maine Flower Show, March 22-25 in Portland. We will have a both selling plants.
VISIT IF YOU CAN! OUR PARK LIKE, LAKEFRONT NURSERY IS A MUST SEE!
Eastern has the largest selection of choice Rhododendrons in northern New England. THE BELOW EXAMPLE IS ONE OF A THOUSAND.
Thank you, Mark Stavish
Eastern Plant…offering the finest field grown plants SINCE 1984. Our plants live…THOUSANDS of customers say so!
Nurseries come and go…we are in it for the long haul.
WE ALSO OFFER LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND TREE WORK…INQUIRE
Phone 207 607 1284 you will get me, not some clueless phone answerer.
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