Starting an Edible GardenMarch 1, 2019
I had originally written a post on pruning for February, but there are already thousands of resources online for you to read or watch on cutting back your roses. I decided to change course and share with you a post that hopefully tells you a bit about us and why you should come visit Montgomery Pines.
I want you to be a successful gardener!
No matter if you have one pot on an apartment patio or 20 acres to landscape; I hope I can help you enjoy growing plants. I believe there is a plant for everyone, no matter the color of their thumb. It may take a bit of trial and error to figure it out, but that’s what we’re here for!
Maybe you grow weeds really well and have little success with any other plants. That’s okay! Most plants started as weeds somewhere in the world! Just like a dating site, it’s a matter of matching the right “weed” to your garden and skills.
Since we’re on the topic of plants…
"A Weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows."
I wanted to give you a sneak peek at some really awesome plants that you should absolutely look for when you visit the nursery. I won’t list everything we carry, there is an inventory listing under the Resources page on our site. These are just some plants that I am excited about this year and hope that you will be too!
White Wedding Hydrangea is a relatively new Southern Living plant, but I am sold!!! I brought five of these in last year in early summer. THEY DID NOT STOP BLOOMING UNTIL THE THANKSGIVING FREEZE!!! This may be the most fabulous hydrangea I have seen for this area.
I have a post planned for next month that will explain in detail, but I am so excited about edibles this year! Not just tomatoes, but blueberries, patio citrus, and herbs; beautiful and edible plants that can be used in the landscape.
Succulents, succulents, succulents! I freely admit to being a totally lazy gardener. After I leave the nursery, I do not want to go home and spend a lot of time watering plants. I will have many to choose from in the nursery!
Peggy Martin Rose has such a cool story! She is a virtually thorn-less, climbing rose that does not require a green thumb! Peggy Martin was named after a woman in New Orleans whose home and rose gardens were unfortunately devastated after Katrina. When the waters receded and they were able to view the damage, this rose was still alive and coming back like nothing happened! That is one tough plant…
Most of us are familiar with variegated shell ginger; it’s used regularly by home gardeners and landscapers alike to fill shady corners. There are so many other amazing gingers! Yes they freeze back to the ground, but they will always come back and some of them have the most amazing blooms! A few you should try…
Distylium is a new plant for me, but all of my growers are raving about them. They are reported to be 100% evergreen for us, have superior drought and heat tolerance, and have no known pest or disease problems. Sounds like a great fit for just about any garden! There are several new varieties of this plant that are hitting the market this year. I wish I had a few pictures to post, but they’re just too new! I will have a few planted in my “test” beds so I can learn more. Please look for them when you come to the nursery!
In a nutshell... we're plant geeks and hope we can help you love them too!!!