Thank you so much to everyone that bought plants during my May Madness Sale…with emphasis on the madness for me…it was quite crazy for a couple of weeks there. Obviously you all love a good sale! The nursery has become a bit empty since then, but I’m filling it up again as quick as I can. The dreary, drizzly weather doesn’t really inspire me to get out there amongst the wet plants and muddy garden so I decided it was high time I updated the website listings and sent out another newsy email…from the comfort of my office desk. With the heater on.
I’ve been making lists recently. Am I the only one who writes lists and then puts them into spreadsheets and then uses them to make more lists…of jobs that need doing? My original list consists of plants that I’m likely to be propagating for sale within the next 6-8 months. It’s a work in progress, always subject to changes and additions of course…and it’s now transforming itself into several other lists…plants to dig, divide and pot-up to fill pre-orders, specific customers’ lists of different plants that all need to be ready at the same time, lists of seeds to sow in order of preference, lists of cuttings to take…and the ultimate potting-up list which is getting longer and longer. It’s seriously exciting stuff really, but I guess you’d have to be a plant addict like me to get excited by a list like that 😉
The first of the winter and spring flowers are starting now…jonquils, snow flakes and the earliest Hellebores in the garden. The first Oxalis are out in their pots, with O. purpurea alba looking spectacular when the sun shines. Lachenalia punctata is still colourful but almost finished, but there are plenty of other types to come, along with so many other little treasures. I’ve been digging and sorting various Crocosmia and other summer-flowering bulbs and corms, so I hope to have a list of these available within the next month…slow progress I know but all good things come to those that wait I guess.
I’ve added quite a few new varieties to the website today, lots of Salvias, some in good quantities, and others…well you will have to be super fast! The website has photos (in most cases) and descriptions of the plants which always come in handy when you’re trying to decide what to put where.
You can find the plants here https://www.seaflowersnursery.co.nz/perennials.html#/ scroll down and click on the A-Z of all plants which will bring up all the current listings.
Here’s what has just been added today:
Agastache cana ‘Bolero’
Limonium caspium ‘Dazzling Blue’
Salvia aurea ‘Kirstenbosch’
Salvia ‘Black Knight’
Salvia confertiflora ‘Meg’ (peach-flowered form ex. ‘Papagaio’)
Salvia ‘Costa Rica Blue’
Salvia sclarea ‘Vatican White’
Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Black Knight’
Happy plant hunting…and gardening if the weather is right 😊
Owner-operator of Seaflowers Nursery and serious plant addict!