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at the Variegated Foliage Nursery, we display everything we sell plus hundreds
of other plants in over 15,000 square feet of display gardens, and adding more
all the time! Come
visit our New
Display Gardens - featuring hundreds of Mini Hostas, Dwarf Conifers, and many
stunning varieties of plants! Visitors are
welcome any time by appointment (please call to arrange) or during our regular nursery hours, Sun. -
from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m., Thurs. - Sat.. from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST
May 1 to November 15. A
picnic grove and tables are available - bring lunch or just relax.
We welcome groups, will provide
a guided tour of the nursery, and can also show a video of select plant offerings. Some Garden Clubs schedule meetings in our picnic grove where
members can dine, shop, and have a garden tour. Please call Stan at
(860) 974-3951 to arrange your group's visit! Enjoy
a "virtual tour" of our Newer Display Gardens below!
Please phone us to
arrange your group's visit.
Area with Concert Bandstand
Policy— 10% Off Cash & Check On-Site Purchases! Several
gardening clubs have asked us to give 10% off to their organizations.
Since it is difficult to give discounts to some customers and not to others,
we decided to offer 10% off the listed regular prices to all
our on-site customers! (This does not include sale items.)
have 1, 1 ˝, and 2 hour video programs at the nursery or at your location
available for groups, clubs, gardening shows, etc.
Programs are of variegated foliage, including some older standards, the
newest varieties just coming to America, gardening with variegated foliage and
with mini hostas, dwarf conifers and maples.
Stan for details at (860) 974-3951.
am a gardening nut, but far from expert.
One thing that saves me is that, because of the extreme rocky
conditions, I do most of my gardening in aboveground beds and use my own mix.
My soil mix is composed of about 30% good loam, 20% coarse masons sand,
and 50% of organics. The organics
include peat moss, cow manure, leaf compost, mushroom compost, composted pine
bark, and any other finds. All of
this ends up on the acid side. Whenever
I plant, I mix dehydrated cow manure and alfalfa pellets from a feed store
into the planting hole soil (being mindful to disperse and mix the manure or
pellets into the soil very well). I
use about 1 to 2 handfuls of each for a 2 qt. sized plant.
I seldom modify this and most everything grows well and is very drought
resistant when established. At
the time of planting, I water in with liquid seaweed or ˝ strength
water-soluble fertilizer. Alfalfa
pellets, in addition to fertilizing the soil, contain a chemical that
stimulates plant growth. There
are thousands of you out there that are more knowledgeable than I, but this is
for the newer gardeners looking for different ideas.
TELEPHONE ORDERS Fax
and phone orders can be placed at (860) 974-3951, Monday-Friday, from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
EST. Please have order ready including plant names, codes, quantities, and
charge card number and expiration date.
We are discontinuing
our e-mail address. Correspondence, other than our newsletter to
people who furnish their e-mail address, can be done by mail, fax or phone
(which will effectively be quicker than by e-mail). Please include your phone
number with all contacts. We do not sell, trade or give out any customer contact
Certificates - For
those who have friends or relatives who are serious gardeners, a gift
certificate can be a welcome and thoughtful surprise for any occasion.
They are available in any amount from $35.00. Good for Christmas, birthdays, weddings, housewarmings, and
many other occasions. The avid
gardener NEVER has enough plants. Just
send the amount wanted with the names
and addresses and we will mail them to you or the recipient of
the gift certificate.
FOR NEW VARIEGATED FOLIAGE PLANTS! I
am always looking for new variegated plants, both as a collector and to
introduce into my catalog or nursery stock.
If you have a new sport or cultivar or know someone who has and would be
willing to sell or trade a pup or variegated seedlings, PLEASE contact
me. I am interested in any quantity
from one for my garden to enough to propagate or sell. You may consider propagating items yourself and then trading
or selling to me. I will make
equitable arrangements and introduce your find to the whole country.
If your plant has merit, a royalty agreement can be arranged.
Anyone who does this will be listed in our catalog as a source, will be
in our Preferred Customer Club with advance notice of any new varieties
available here, and will have my eternal gratitude.
All variegated plants have the ability to revert or change back to
green. Some of them can’t stand
‘show biz.’ If you see a green
branch on a plant, simply cut it out.
This happens rarely. You
will only spend a fraction of the time snipping the green branches that you
might spend dead heading, staking, or otherwise attending to your “plain Jane”
green babies and your garden comes alive all season with these variegated
Your Suggestions, Please
welcome any comments, helpful hints, and constructive criticism that will aid in
the improvement of the nursery and the selection, the catalog, and the web site,
to make the Variegated Foliage Nursery a valuable plant source for you.