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Specialty Plant Sale 2024

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Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12

10:00am – 3:00pm

JUST ADDED! Dahlia Tubers

Supply limited. Healthy tubers with active eyes. $10 each. Tuber size varies by variety, but all grow into full-size blooming plants.

Café au Lait Dahlia

Café au Lait

Kelvin Floodlight Dahlia

Kelvin Floodlight

Purple Flame Dahlia

Purple Flame

Renate Tozio

Blue Bedder Salvia

Blue Bedder Salvia

Salvia farinacea. Vivid blue spikes of color are a wonderful addition to summer bouquets. This sturdy salvia grows to nearly 3’ in good conditions and produces flowers for may weeks when harvested regularly. Deer resistant and tolerates dry conditions once established.

Blue Boy Cornflower

Blue Boy Cornflower

Centaurea cyanus. Striking blue blooms on wiry stems are so welcome in the early summer garden. These are the florist strain of bachelor’s buttons and produce wave after wave of flowers. They prefer cool temperatures and will settle in quickly. Easy and carefree. The petals are edible and can be used to brighten up salads, in party ice cubes or as a festive garnish.

Bunny Tail Grass

Bunny Tail Grass

Lagurus ovatus. Cutest grass ever! In summer, this carefree grass begins popping up soft, cream-colored inflorescences on sturdy stems—every bit the image of a bunny tail. The plants are delightful in the garden and in pots, and excellent additions to bouquets. They dry very well and are useful in wreaths and arrangements.

Calendula Crown Orange

Calendula Crown Orange

Calendula officionalis. Rich orange with tufted center. Calendula, also known as pot marigold, is pretty and easy to grow. Crown Orange is vivid with a crest od short petals at the center of each bloom. The petals are edible and can add sparkle to salads, in spreads, ice cubes or as plate decoration. The flowers are also medicinal and often used in teas and extracts for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and in skin-soothing lotions and balms.

Calendula Neon

Calendula Neon

Calendula officionalis. Bright Orange with Red tips and petal reverse. Calendula, also known as pot marigold, is pretty and easy to grow. Crown Orange is vivid with a crest od short petals at the center of each bloom. The petals are edible and can add sparkle to salads, in spreads, ice cubes or as plate decoration. The flowers are also medicinal and often used in teas and extracts for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and in skin-soothing lotions and balms.

Calendula Touch of Red

Calendula Touch of Red Buff

Calendula officionalis. Two tone creamy buff petals reversed in red. Calendula, also known as pot marigold, is pretty and easy to grow. Crown Orange is vivid with a crest od short petals at the center of each bloom. The petals are edible and can add sparkle to salads, in spreads, ice cubes or as plate decoration. The flowers are also medicinal and often used in teas and extracts for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and in skin-soothing lotions and balms.

Clematis Bee's Jubilee

Clematis Bee's Jubilee

Clematis jackmani. This variety is very early to bloom with large white flowers barred with deep pink. The vine can reach 6′-8′ and is covered in flowers in late May or early June. It is hardy to zone 3 and is. A. group II type that is best pruned to 18” every spring before new growth begins.

Comfrey

Comfrey

We offer the sterile Bocking 14 variety that will form a polite clump. Some other seed-grown comfreys are rampant self-seeders. Our plants have behaved perfectly for decades under our fruit trees. We get multiple harvests every year. Tuck some into a corner of your garden and you will be rewarded with a useful, bee-friendly, workhorse plant for years to come.

Cosmos Double Click Cranberries

Cosmos Cranberries

Cosmos bipinnatus. Gorgeous deep rosy red color and fully double. Cosmos has tissue-thin petals so you won’t often see cosmos in florist bouquets. They are simply too delicate to ship well. So grow them yourself and enjoy their beauty in the garden and the vase. The plants are tall and sturdy, easily reaching 4’ high and bloom for many weeks. An easy plant to grow, they are rarely bothered by pests or disease.

Clematis Bee's Jubilee

Eggplant Antigua

Solanum melongea. An heirloom Italian variety that’s highly regarded for its mild flavor, tender skin and velvety texture – plus it’s absolutely beautiful with creamy white and violet striping.

Egglant Thai Green Fingers

Eggplant Thai Green Fingers

Solanum melongena. A supremely tender and mild tiny eggplant, so pretty and perfect for grilling and stir fries. Pick often when about thumb-size and the plants will keep producing for weeks.

Foxglove Apricot Beauty

Foxglove Apricot Beauty

Digitalis purpurea. This beauty gives luscious spikes of creamy pink-apricot blooms on long stems for weeks in early summer and sometimes again in fall. An easy to grow biennial / perennial, foxgloves’ strong stems rarely need staking except in the windiest areas. Fantastic in large arrangements and the garden. 

Foxglove Apricot Beauty

Helenium Autumn Shades

Helenium autumnale. A standout in the late summer garden, helenium is also a wonderful cut flower. Perennial and carefree, this can be a back of the border plant or grown in the cutting garden. Plants will flower in colors ranging from bright gold to russet reds with shades in between as well as bi-colors and picotees. We love this plant!

Cerinthe

Honeywort

Cerinthe major. A rarely seen and unique beauty, Cerinthe is commonly known as Honeywort or Blue Shrimp plant. The pendulous flowers are purple and surrounded by teal-blue bracts- stunning in the garden or the vase. The plant can be rangy with long succulent stems, so support is recommended especially in windy areas.

Lady's Mantle / Alchemilla Mollis

Lady's Mantle

Alchemilla mollis & vulgaris. We have two varieties and both are known for their acid-green flowers and leaves that hold water in sparkly beads. The flowers make great filler in bouquets. It’s a perennial and spreads nicely in full sun or part shade.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Cymbopogon citratus A must-have herb for South Asian cuisine. We also use it as a tea We also use it as a tea and to make a cocktail infusion (that’s delicious with gin, vodka or simply seltzer water!). Easy to grow in the garden or a pot. It will grow quite large in one season and can either be dried, frozen, or overwintered indoors and replanted in spring.

Chedi Marigold

Marigold Chedi

Tagetes erecta. A stately orange marigold with jumbo flowers perfect for cutting or stringing into festival necklaces and garlands.  The vibrant orange petals are loaded with lutein and xanthophyll and has been studied for eye- and heart-related health benefits. Petals may be added to salads or other dishes or distilled into tinctures. The flowers are even used to feed chickens to make their yolks extra golden.

Nigella Red Pod

Nigella Burgundy Pod

Nigella damascena. Elegant flowers are pretty in bouquets, but this variety is mostly grown for its inflated burgundy-red pods that make beautiful additions to dried arrangements.

Kirigami Oregano

Kirigami Oregano

Origanum x hybrida. Beautiful ornamental oregano with hop-like flowers. The bracts are flushed with rosy pink for a striking two-tone look. Beautiful in hanging pots, mixed patio containers or the garden. Showy and nicely aromatic. Dries well for attractive arrangements. Hardy to zone 5.

Poblano Pepper

Pepper Poblano

Capsicum annuum. Years ago, when we first started growing poblanos, we were surprised at how well the plants did in our climate and how prolific they were. We got buckets from each plant! Stuff them for chile rellenos, cut in strips for deep frying like onion rings, or pickle or freeze. Dried poblanos are called anchos and they are essential to flavor many Mexican dishes. With just a few plants, you can make pretty and useful ristras to dry the peppers and use all year. Blackish-green when ripe, they only sometimes (in our cool climate) turn red late in the season. They dry to an almost black color.

Shishito Pepper

Pepper Shishito

Capsicum annuum. This one can fool you. Nine out of ten will be sweet and mild, then suddenly you find a hot one! Sashitos are usually prepared by roasting them whole until the skin starts to blister and blacken. Serve with your dipping sauce of choice and a cold beer on a warm summer evening. Simple, easy, and delicious.

Kirigami Oregano

Giant French Pussywillow

Salix caprea. A very special variety that blooms extra early (a full month before standard florist pussywillow) with very large catkins. The plant will grow into a 10′ shrub if allowed to grow to full size. But, by harvesting the ornamental stems, it can be kept much smaller. Can be coppiced (cut close to the ground) in winter and will send up long straight stems in summer for cutting the following spring. Easy to grow even in wet sites and provides useful screening.

Poblano Pepper

Rosemary

Salvia rosmarinus. Fragrant evergreen small shrub that known for its sweetly resinous flavor. This Mediterranean native loves full sun and well-drained soil and is happily grown in a pot.  Rosemary is marginally hardy in zone 6 and can sometimes overwinter with ample protection. The leaves can also be dried for winter use.

Scabiosa Fata Morgana

Scabiosa Fata Morgana

Scabiosa atropurpurea. Somewhere between apricot, peach and blush – that’s the color of Fata Morgana. According to legend, Morgana was a fairy enchantress and half-sister to King Arthur. There is also an optical illusion known as Fata Morgana that makes it appear that ships on the horizon are floating above the water. What does this have to do with a dainty, lovely, perennial flower? Nothing we can figure but it’s interesting.

Starflower Scabiosa Stellata

Starflower

Scabiosa stellata. The flowers are pretty – but resist picking them! The pods that follow are the real show, with papery bracts etched in tiny dark lines, and shaped in a crisp, greenish ball. Super cute in arrangements fresh or dried.

Statice QIS Apricot

Statice Apricot

Limonium sinuatum. A beautiful cut flower filler for bouquets that lasts a long time in the vase. It’s a fantastic dried flower too that holds its color and dries easily. Warm apricot, peach and pink tones. Grows 24” – 30” tall.

Statice Pale Blue

Statice Pale Blue

Limonium sinuatum. A beautiful cut flower filler for bouquets that lasts a long time in the vase. It’s a fantastic dried flower too that holds its color and dries easily. Great pastel lavender-blue that’s hard to find. Grows 24” – 30” tall. have to do with a dainty, lovely, perennial flower? Nothing we can figure but it’s interesting.

Statice Forever Happy

Statice Forever Happy

Limonium sinuatum. A beautiful cut flower filler for bouquets that lasts a long time in the vase. It’s a fantastic dried flower too that holds its color and dries easily. Lovely shades of pink, lilac and yellow in each corymb. Grows 24” – 30” tall.

Strawberry Cabot

Strawberry Cabot

Fragaria ananassa. If you love BIG berries with amazing strawberry flavor this is the one for you!  We tried more than a dozen varieties before we fell for Cabot. We wanted a berry that would give that sun-kissed flavor and real sweetness. We hoped it could also be that WOW size that’s just right for dipping in chocolate or yoghurt. And here it is!  Also super hardy, disease resistant, and perfect for pots.

Strawflower

Strawflower King Size

Helichrysum bracteatum. These beauties are perfect for drying – but great in fresh bouquets too! They start blooming in mid-summer and keep producing into the fall if you keep picking them. For fresh flowers, harvest anytime. For dried flowers, pick before they are fully open because they will continue to open nicely as they dry. Great plant for hot, dry sites.

Tomatillo Rio Grande

Tomatillo Rio Grande

Physalis philadelphica. Extra-large fruits are abundant from late summer until frost. Perfect for salsa and white chile. Best fruit set with two or more plants (purple or green) for fertilization.

Amish Paste Tomato

Tomato Amish Paste

Solanum lycopersicum. A great choice for making sauce, these tomatoes are oxheart shaped, blocky and have fewer seeds than slicing tomatoes. They are very tasty fresh too and a great choice for those who like a drier tomato. Indeterminate and prolific.

Brown Sugar Tomato

Tomato Brown Sugar

Solanum lycopersicum. Superb Russian variety with excellent, rich flavor and sweetness. The 7oz. fruits are marbled with chocolate brown color. This is a vigorous, indeterminate variety that will continue to produce until frost even in cool summers. Requires sturdy staking. Prune to no more than 1-3 suckers for best fruit production.

Tomato Purple Bumblebee

Tomato Purple Bumblebee

Solanum lycopersicum. These stripy fat cherries are so pretty and tasty they may not make it back to the kitchen. Great snacking tomato they are perfect for salads or roasting too. Never roasted cherry tomatoes? Try with olive oil, a big splash of balsamic vinegar and fresh ground pepper in a pan on the grill for a summer side dish. Yum!

Stupice Tomato

Tomato Stupice

Solanum lycopersicum. We wait all winter to enjoy a home-grown tomato and this one is the first to the table. A garden classic, Stupice is well known for earliness with medium-size fruit, bright red color, and – most important! – rich flavor. These workhorse plants keep pumping out fruit all season. 

Tulsi / Holy Basil

Tulsi Basil

Ocimum sanctum (tenuifolium). This variety of basil is widely revered in Ayurvedic medicine and is sometimes called Holy Basil, Hot Basil or the Queen of Herbs. The flavor is more peppery than its cousin sweet basil and has notes of clove and cinnamon. Some describe it as tasting like Juicy Fruit gum! It makes a delicious tea for relieving stress. Easy to dry for year-round use.

White Sage

White Sage

Salvia apiana. This large, beautiful, aromatic sage is used for smudging in traditional Native American ceremonies. It has been over-harvested in the wild across without consideration for its cultural significance. By growing a plant for yourself, you can enjoy its beauty and fragrance without endangering its native population.

Wonderberry

Wonderberry

Solanum melanocerasum. Also called Garden Huckleberry or Wonderberry is a prolific producer and will reward you with clusters of large, dark purple, anthocyanin-rich fruit in late summer. Berries should be harvested fully ripe and soft, then cooked and sweetened to be enjoyed. Makes delicious pie, jam and a gorgeous violet syrup (try it in lemonade!).

Tulsi / Holy Basil

Yarrow

Achillea millefolium. A lovely filler flower that comes in all colors except blue, from pale pastels to vibrant jewel colors. We offer the classic “Colorado Mix” colors that are vibrant and showy. The flat umbels should be picked for bouquets after showing pollen or they will wilt.

Cresto Zinnia

Zinnia Cresto

Zinnia elegans. A really different form of zinnia, with high-tufted centers. This is the “improved” strain that produces more of the crested types, but will still throw some singles. The blooms are about 2″ across and make a great accent in a bouquet. Zinnias are native to Mexico and love the hot days of summer. They bloom best without much fertilizer, but give them enough space to avoid mildew in our humid climate.

Zinnia Benary Giants

Zinnia Benary Giants

Zinnia elegans. These are indeed giants! At their peak, they can reach 4′-5′ tall with a dozen open blooms on each plant. The blooms can reach 4″ – 5″ across with fully doubled petals. Zinnias are native to Mexico and love the hot days of summer. They bloom best without added nitrogen fertilizer.

Zinnia Queen Lime Red

Zinnia Queen Lime Red

Zinnia elegans. The “Queen” series of zinnias is known for its striking bi-color blooms. Queen Lime Red was the first and still one of our favorites. The blooms are little smaller than the Benary’s Giant Dahlia series, but at 3” they still pack a visual punch. Zinnias are native to Mexico and love the hot days of summer.

Zinnia Senora

Zinnia Senora

Zinnia elegans. Another zinnia in a color so lovely that it has its own variety name. It’s a coral pink semi-cactus bloom about 4″ across and it makes a real statement in the garden and in the vase. Zinnias are native to Mexico and love the hot days of summer. They bloom best without much fertilizer, but give them enough space to avoid mildew in our humid climate.

Zinnia Tudor

Zinnia Tudor

Zinnia elegans. This zinnia is such an outstanding color, it’s a variety all its own. Each warm purple flower is about 3″ across. Zinnias are native to Mexico and love the hot days of summer. They bloom best without much fertilizer, but give them enough space to avoid mildew in our humid climate.

Catskill Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts Catskill

Brassica oleracea. An heirloom from 1941, bred for excellent performance here in NY state. Catskill is a stout, semi-dwarf variety that grows 20″ – 24″ tall but produces like its taller cousins without the need for staking. The flavor is legendary, which is why the variety is still preferred by chefs. The sprouts are firm and large to extra-large size. Cut off the tops in late summer to put all the plant’s energy into sprout production. Best flavor after a few frosts.