Friday, May 17, 2013

Morning at the Container Farm

A couple of weeks ago, we had snow in May.  Now, it is sunny, windy and warm.  The plants are really pushing the new growth that we were hoping to see earlier this month and the nursery is filling with flowers.  Fireworks Clematis, shown to the left, is one of many in flower.  We also grow Dr. Rupple, HF Young and jackmanii.







 
The ornamental and native grasses are appreciating the warm, sunny days.  Here's a photo of Elijah Blue Fescue.
 

 
Soon, this area with our crops of daylilies will be full of flowers. 


 
The Blue Eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium Lucerne, is looking beautiful.  This perennial is wonderful in mixed containers, along pathways and also in rock gardens.


New at Loma Vista are #2 Hostas.  We are very pleased with the results.  Gold Standard, Halcyon, Royal Standard, Sum and Substance, Francee are all finished and ready to ship. 
 



 Also, new at Loma Vista are Norway Spruce in #15 containers. They are 4-5' tall and very nice. They will be ready to ship in two weeks, the first of June.
 


Here's a photo of Amethyst Falls Wisteria.  The crop is just incredible!  The plants are staked, 5'+ tall. 


We have quite a few ornamental trees in containers.  Pictured to the right is Blushing Bridge Hibiscus in a #7 container.  Other hibiscus trees include Lavender Chiffon and Lucy. 
 
 



Several varieties of Hydrangeas are also available in tree form.  This is Quick Fire in a #7 container.  Other Hydrangea trees include Grandiflora, Kyushu, Limelight, Pinky Winky and Tardiva.
  




 
Roses in a tree form are new at Loma Vista and they are full of flowers. Rio Samba is pictured to the left.  The colorful flowers have orange, coral and yellow petals. 
 
Rio Samba
 
Iceberg
Pink Promise
Rainbow Sorbet
Sunny Delite
  
Bewitched

 
Susan Mertz, Director of Marketing, Loma Vista Nursery

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