Friday, July 31, 2009

Vitex: Victoria's #1 Favorite Plant

Deer resistant and late blooming, Vitex is a shrub Victoria uses often. Vitex has proven to be cold hardy. It is very late to leaf out, but delivers a great late show. Come in and see what Victoria has been raving about. Blooming now!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pops of color

Peachy dahlias.

Ligularia 'The Rocket' likes moist soil and part sun.

Echinachea in oh so many colors!

Echinachea 'Green Jewel'.

Delphiniums are available in a range of sizes, from dwarf varieties less than 2 feet tall to those with towering, 6-foot blooms. Flower color includes blue, red, white, and yellow; however, the rich, clear blues are especially prized by many gardeners. The plants bloom in late spring to early summer, and the flowers are suitable for cutting.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

'Quickfire' Hydrangea - A Late Summer Star

I know we've talked about "Quickfires' in previous posts, but they are worth revisiting because they are just that fabulous.

Not only that, but right now in the nursery we have 'Quickfires' trained into tree form, and when they start changing colors they will fly out the door.

Blooming white and then transforming into an antique lace pink, and finally darkening to a deep reddish hue, these hydrangea are very Victorian.

In either shrub or tree form they will reach 10 to 12 feet high and wide.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Full, Booming, and Blooming Annuals

The almost alien Passion Flower vine.

Annual container planting.

Striking oxalis.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Do You Need Some Late Summer Blooms?

If your garden is starting to wind down and peter out, we have plenty of options for you to fill in with late-bloomers.

New varieties of Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon) with much bigger flowers. These blooms are incredible.

Phlox looking full and fresh.

Liatris (Gay feather) is a great hardy perennial shown here in front of a delicate-leafed, flowering Lespedeza. (Honeybees are attracted to Lespedeza's pinkish- purple flowers which bloom in late summer when few other plants valuable to beekeepers are blooming.)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rosendale Street Festival 2009

The Rosendale Street Festival was a great success and great fun. We met many of you for the first time, and people who saw us on the street have been visiting the shop all week for the first time.

Our display with the "human-powered" lawn mower and amazing dappled willow standards.

All of our certified organic pest solutions, fertilizers, and weed killers.

We brought varied plant material for our display everything ranging from Umbrella Pines and hand-crafted outdoor benches to tropical plants, like the Mandelvilla (pictured below).

Thursday, July 2, 2009

4th of July Four Day Sale!!!

July 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th join us for 20% off all plants at
Victoria Gardens in ROSENDALE.

We will help you find the perfect solution to your garden design problem. Our helpful staff at Victoria Gardens will answer all your questions and help you to your car with your purchases.

We have kid and pet safe organic alternatives to chemical insecticides and fungicides. Our Veggie Pharm spray kills Japanese beetles on contact! We also have Japanese beetle traps, which help fight this non-native, invasive species. Lady bugs and praying mantids are another organic solution to garden pests.

Plus we have a wide selection of all natural organic fertilizers for your lawn and garden.

People new to Victoria Gardens have called our nursery "magical," "heavenly," and "sublime." The unique location, lush greenery, and singular, cozy atmosphere make our nursery a joy to explore, and you are sure to spot a few new exotic plants and maybe something your grandmother grew.

We are so much more than you can see from the road!
Visit and be Inspired by our wide selection of hardy trees, shrubs, and perennials.