Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Golden Winged Warbler Field Day -Sunday, May 3, 2015


Golden Winged Warbler Field Day  -Sunday, May 3, 2015- 
 Shady Grove Gardens is celebrating the return spring migration of Neotropical songbirds with a Field Day for bird lovers and photographers. 

The 76 acre farm on the NC Birding Trail, its located on the slopes of 'The Peak', in the Amphibolite Mountains of Ashe County. Open meadows, early succession forest, numerous streams & mountain bogs provide excellent habitat many types of birds as well as great long range views.

 Birding watching is open to everyone. Admission for a self-guided walk is $5. Trails are moderate. Most anyone will enjoy the combination open meadow, farm roads and rich cove forest. With luck, everyone will be able to see the Golden Winged Warbler, a species of special concern.  Birders can stay as long as they want, however birding and photography is best very early in the morning.  We will open the gate at 6:30AM Call 828-297-4098. Day of: 828-964-1956 for information and directions.

Come see how Brent and Susan maintain their land for wildlife conservation.

Here's a link to Cornell for more information about the Golden Winged Warbler. The photo is from Cornell as well. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Brian and Alison-early July

Coral is a tough color for July. A rare color anytime really.
Allison let us order a few non-local flowers to go with our snapdragons and stock, lilies and peonies.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Art Opening - Raleigh

Join our friend Kathy Reece at the Little Art Gallery in Raleigh this Saturday January 24, 2-5 p.m.

Here's her lovely painting of our Dahlia field in Ashe, Co. NC.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

May Cut Flower Photos and List

 May photos with flower lists.
 We grow a wide array of seasonal spring flowers. 

Early May
CUT FLOWER AVAILABILITY FROM SHADY GROVE GARDENS
Varieties EARLY MAY
Weeks available
Unit Price
Height
Late yellow daffodil 
Wk 1

12-15”
Anemone red, blue white, mixed

3.0012-15"
Various Alliums, purples and whites

1.25-1.50
15-24”
NORTHERN B. VIBURNUM WHITE FLAT TOP BLOOM, DARK GREEN FOLIAGE

1.00 ea.

SHASTA DAISY- WHITE
WK. 1-4

12-15”
LILAC- FRENCH 
Wk. 1,3-4
2.10 ea.
2’
WHITE BLEEDING HEART

1.30 EA
15”
TULIPS - MIXED PASTELS, MIXED BRIGHTS 
WK. 1-2
2.00 EA
10-15”
RANUNCULUS-WHITE and YELLOW,  BRIGHT COLOR MIX
WK 1-2
2.00 EA 
12-15”
VIBURNUM OPULUS - SNOWBALL BRANCHES 
Wk. 1-4
2.50 ea.
18-24”
GT.. PUSSY WILLOW- 
Wk. 1-4
BY HT.
2-4’
ALLIUM PURPLE SENSATION 
WK. 1-3
1.50 EA
12-15”
AMSONIA - BLUE STAR
WK. 1-4
10.00/BUNCH 10
15”
BAPTISIA -BLUE INDIGO, YELLOW and WHITE

1.75 EA
12”
DUTCH IRIS- YELLOW, WHITE, BLUE, PASTEL

1.10 EA
12-15”
 IRIS  BLUE
Wk. 3-4
.1.10 EA
18-24”
FOXGLOVE
WK. 3-4
1.20 EA
24”+
SCILLIA PURPLE/BLUE

.60 EA
10-12”
FOLIAGE: DIABOLO- COPPER/BURGUNDY

10.00/BUNCH 10
18-30”
FOLIAGE: GOLD NUGGET LIME GREEN

.90 EA
18-30”
COLUMBINE PURPLE, LIME, MAUVE, MIXED PINKS
WK. 1-4
9.00/bunch
12-15”
VIOLA FOR EDIBLES - CLAM SHELL

10.00 EA







 



Mid-Late May Cut Flower List from Shady Grove Gardens
Amsonia- blue star, light sky blue
Foxglove- mauve spike
Allium Moly - yellow wk. 3-4
Allium- Purple Sensation red/ purple ball shaped heads
Allium - green and white
Agrostemma wk 3-4
Ammi wk usually June 1
Curly Willow 2-6’, by the stem
Clematis white and Blue wk 1-4 sold by the stem
Siberian Iris- Dark Blues  wk. 2-4
Snowball Viburnum - white/green, sold by the stem, wk. 1-4
Yellow Yarrow
Columbine-    wk. 1-4
Mock Orange- white fragrant bloom very late May most years wk. 4, by the stem
Northern Burgundy Viburnum - white buds, nice foliage
Dianthus Whites, Pinks wk 3-4
Tree peonies yellow with orange center, regular herbaceous Peonies are just beginning most years do not depend on these -wk.3-4 or call in early May
Baptisia - blue, gray/ blue, soft yellow, bright yellow, a few white
Honeysuckle - native red with yellow
Armeria - pink and hot pink limited numbers
Bulgarian Allium- bells of pink and green tall
Multiblossum Allium - white and green
Allium nigra - white limited
Larkspur- blue just starting most years- most dark blue some azure, some white or pink
Viola- edible usually or short stems
Blue Salvia, - this is a dark violet blue
Solomon's Seal sold by the stem
Diablo Physocarpus - burgundy foliage with white bloom & pinkish buds
Gold Nugget- Physocarpus= Nine Bark
Late Lilac - most years
Sweet William -  pinks and white
Spirea - Snowmound white
Solomon's Seal - green
Snapdragon wk 3-4
Weigela - Wine and Roses, dark leaf with bright hot pink blooms
Weigela - red, or pink
Red Rugosa Rose wk 2-> June
Wheat - green
White Bleeding Heart- fairly short stem, sold by the stem
Royalty Lilac - medium purple, by the stem wk. 3-4
Lamb's Ear - silver large or small leaf varieties
Dusty Miller - silver foliage
Veronica - mostly blues, some white and pink
Bachelor Button - blue or white, pink wk 3-4
Pussy Willow 2-6’ dark brown branch with silver pussies
Blue Clematis and White Clematis
Last of the White Fringe tree, sold by the stem wk 3-4
Red twig dogwood
May tulips,
Ranunculus yellow, white, pink 
Dutch Iris wk 1-4
Stock white, soft yellow, bright purple and ruby red wk 2-4




 If you want to order a bucket of mixed greenery it's $60 = 7 bunches
Favorites in the Mid May list:
Late Lilac 
Viburnum Opulus - Snowball 2.50 each
Viburnum Northern Burgundy 
Allium Purple Sensation and White
Solomons Seal 3.00 usually close to 3'ht
Green Wheat 
Fringe Tree - White big woody stem 4.00each
Mock Orange /bunch stem numbers vary with branch size (larger branches this early)
Pussy Willow Twigs .80each ~3'
Curly Willow .80 each