Winter is a time of reflection and when we watch birds combing the woods for hidden larvae and seeds. Our plants are currently under winter protection using our poly-covered cold frames and straw bales to protect their root zones. Once temperatures stay routinely below 40 degrees fahrenheit, most plants remain dormant until spring warmth brings them back to active growth.
We like to enjoy the beauty of winter plants. Winterberry and American hollies will delight you from now through spring with their striking berry displays, as will many of the viburnums. The bark characteristics of musclewood, ninebark, hickory, beech, white oak and birch are textural eye candy and tactile delight. The dry winter habits of grasses, goldenrod, milkweed, Eupatorium, Clematis, Joe Pye, Rudbeckia and sumac are enjoyable to look at, and food for many of the seed eating birds.
So visit your garden and see what is about. Enjoy a local park or other public place and bird watch and see what the plants are doing. You are welcome to stop by our nursery and go for a hike through our fields, forests or wetlands. See how the summer storms have reconfigured our stream. Check out the hawks, herons and bluebirds. You might even get to see an eagle! (There are 2 mature adults resident in our area.)
When spring arrives, we will have a good supply of native Rhododendrons, maples, viburnums, beech, Carpinus, oaks, dogwoods, redbuds, elderberies, hazelnuts, buckeyes arbor vitae, bald cypress, etc.
Our address is 5200 West Heaps Road, Pylesville, MD 21132.
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