Cover design by the lovely Sarah Baker WHEN TO VISIT US AT BAKER’S ACRES - ALEXANDRIA… MARCH Saturday, March 21st - Opening Day 9 - 5 Monday through Saturday 10 – 4 Sunday APRIL 9-7 9-6 10 - 2 ? MAY 9 – 8 Monday through Saturday 9 – 6 Sunday 10 - Noon Saturday 16th Ron Wilson Live 8 pm – 10 pm Saturday 23rd ‘Extravaganza’ See page 4 for details 10 – 4 Memorial Day, Monday 25th JUNE 9 – 7 Monday through Friday 9 – 5 Saturday and Sunday 20/20 Sale Saturday 20th JULY 10 – 4 Monday through Sunday Closed July 4th After July 4th: 9 - 4 Monday through Saturday 10 – 4 Sunday Customer Appreciation Days 24th - 26th Closing for summer Sunday 26th Hours may vary during this time - Please call ahead. AUGUST Closed - Open by appointment SEPTEMBER 9 – 5 Fridays and Saturdays 10 – 4 Sunday Closed Mondays - Thursdays Open by appointment Closed Labor Day Close for Season Saturday 26th OCTOBER through MARCH Working our fingers to the bone producing plants for 2016 HEAT ALERT When temperatures are 90º or higher, we reserve the right to close and seek out air-conditioning. Monday through Friday Saturday and Sunday Easter Sunday, 5th Early Night Sale Saturday 18th See website for details Be sure to check our Facebook page for events, information, and special offers. Sign up for our email newsletter on @ www.bakersacresgreenhouse.com Two Internet Plant Forums Dave’s Garden (www.davesgarden.com - $15) and GardenWeb (www.gardenweb. com - free) are two very fine Internet sites with tons of information and scores of forums to connect you with gardeners from all over the world including central Ohio. Highly recommended. IN ONE YEAR AND OUT THE OTHER Yet another year has come and gone. Here are some of the highlights you may or may not have heard about. In February, Jay Leno left the Tonight Show, this time for good. It’s sad to think that he’s out of a job and he may have to live in his car. Then again, he does have 130 of them so he’s good for quite a while. The world lost another great inventor this past year. Herb Lotman, father of the Chicken McNugget, died in May at age 80. Although he was suffering from an extreme case of avian flu at the time, he actually died from choking on a hard-boiled egg. He was buried with a dozen packets of honey mustard sauce. Donations may be made to the National Irony Foundation in his honor. LeBron James returned to Cleveland to a rousing welcome from adoring fans who, just four years earlier, had cursed his name and used his souvenir jerseys to wrap garbage and line bird cages. In September, the good people of Scotland decided to stay on as part of United Kingdom and turned down a chance to become totally independent. They asked Sean Connery to become their Prime Minister but he declined. They also wanted to make haggis their national currency but when they realized that no one else would take it, they decided to stick with the pound and the Queen. Queen Elizabeth commented that while she was rather indifferent to Scotland’s show of loyalty, she was very disappointed that she wouldn’t be seeing a lot more Sean, her hot hunk of Scottish manhood. She wrote that she would very much like to ‘night’ him again. When asked if she didn’t mean ‘knight’ him, she replied that her spelling was “correct the first time, if you catch my drift.” The dreaded and deadly Ebola virus appeared on the scene in October. Thousands of Americans died. Ok, that is a slight exaggeration. Actually, no one died, but they could have. Then miraculously, right after the election, Ebola disappeared. Obviously, if you have something that’s really scary, hold an election and it will be fixed. Finally, in December, Cuba decided to remain a part of the United Kingdom and asked Jay Leno to become their new leader. He answered by taking the Ice Challenge, as did LeBron James, Herb Lotman, Sean Connery, The Queen, the Ebola virus, and almost everyone else in the free world, except in California where they outlawed the practice due to the extreme drought. We’ve got some real winners in the new plant category this year. Perennials include the first really red, really everblooming red daylily, Hemerocallis Red Hot Returns. Another new long bloomer is Phlox Forever Pink, which starts in June and flowers until fall with no mildew. On the annual side, the mildew-free Fanfare Impatiens are gone but the new Bounce Impatiens take their place admirably. We have a couple new coleus, upright Pink Bomb and trailing Color Clouds Hottie, the latter requiring sunglasses to look at. We have also brought back seed geraniums in six packs. Veggiewise, the new white strawberry, White Carolina, looks cool and it’s tasty too. Then there’s the Austrian pumpkin Kakai, grown for its absolutely delicious roasted seeds. Lastly, we will have the first grafted tomato on top and potato on the bottom. I kid you not. It’s called Ketchup ‘n’ Fries. Okay, kids, it’s beginning to warm up so let’s get out there and start gardening! MISSION STATEMENT It is our greatest desire to provide our customers with top quality, well-grown plant material at a fair and honest price. We will strive to provide an unmatched selection of old favorites and underused, hard-to-find items, along with the newest varieties on the market. We will eagerly share our horticultural knowledge gained from years of education and experience. Lastly, we offer all this in a spirit of fun and lightheartedness. SPANISH MISSION STATEMENT Es nuestro mayor deseo el ofrecerle a nuestros clientes una calidad de primera en nuestras plantas a un precio justo y honesto. Nuestra compania hace todo lo possible para proveer a nuestra clientera con una seleccion incomparable de variedades favoritas y no comunes, junto a nuevas variedades en el mercado. Gratamente compartiremos nuestros conocimientos en horticultura obtenidos por una educacion y experiencia con nuestra clientera. Y finalmente ofresemos todo esto en un espiritu de alegria y felicidad. SUSPICION STATEMENT Apparently, we are constantly being monitored for suspicion of illegal activities by the CIA, NSA, FBI, DHS, FCC, MSNBC, IBM, NFL and quite possibly the ASPCA. Someone is probably watching me write this goofy paragraph as well as watching you read it. To know this at least makes me a little more concerned about personal grooming. WE’RE ON A MISSION STATEMENT Like a beagle tracking a rabbit, like Benedict Cumberbatch’s quest to appear in every major film production, like binge watchers settling in for ‘House of Cards’ Season 3, we are on a mission. This mission is to bring you the coolest, most beautiful, most wonderfully grown plants from around the world. You’re welcome. SUBMISSION STATEMENT Our radio ads, our email newsletter, this catalog, and even our greenhouse music are all filled with subliminal messages designed to force you to submit to our will. You will buy plants until your car is full. You will tell all your friends about us. You will think we look like movie stars. Just kidding! We really don’t do that……..or do we? APPARITION STATEMENT Apparition is a fancy word for ghost. That reminds me of the couple who had a ‘Sixth Sense’ open marriage. They were both free to see dead people. INTERMISSION STATEMENT This intermission may be used at any time during the reading of this catalog. Feel free to use the restroom facilities or visit the snack bar for refreshments. When the house lights are dimmed, please return to your seat in a timely manner and resume reading. Thank you, The Management. FRUITION STATEMENT After months of procrastinating, followed by weeks of dread and days of frantic cramming, this catalog has finally come to fruition. RE-MISSION STATEMENT The act of certain people redefining ‘Mission Statement’ over and over, ad nauseum. OMISSION STATEMENT Due to space limitations again, this year’s Omission Statement has been omitted. THE BIRDS AND THE POWERS THAT BEES “Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web he does to himself.” - Chief Seattle Your yard is a blank canvas in which you can paint a picture of biodiversity, a paradise that harbors life instead of denies it. Pollinating insects are on the decline and starving due to habitat loss in the form of lawns and monocrop farming. Please do your part to help feed the Pollinators (which in turn feed us) today! GOOD BUGS/BAD BUGS Here at Baker’s Acres, we like a healthy environment. That’s why we have stopped using neonicitinoids, the bee harming insecticides in common use elsewhere. In fact, we’ve stopped using most non-organic insecticides altogether. How do we keep down the populations of bad bugs - aphids, mites, whiteflies and thrips? Nick is using good bugs - predatory mites, nematodes, tiny tiny wasps, and pirate bugs. Each good bug he releases has a specific pest that they attack. Not bees, not birds, not pets, not humans. You’re welcome. TEE SHIRT TUESDAYS For years, folks have wanted to buy our tee shirts. Well, now you can. And if you wear it on a Tuesday in March, April, and May, you’ll get 10% off your purchase. This cannot be used with other discounts or coupons. As of catalog printing time, we don’t yet have a price, but it will be reasonable and well worth the investment – and it’s good for two years. Why, the prestige alone should make you want to get one. THE BIRTHDAY CLUB “You say it’s your birthday. Happy Birthday to you!” We are happy to announce the birth of the Birthday Club. To join, just show us your ID and you are I-N. You must be a member of the species Homo sapiens and at least 18 years of age. No human offspring or pets allowed. We’ll give you a free 4” potted annual of your choice and a treat from the ice cream freezer, pop cooler or our secret stash of goodies. Then the whole staff will gather ‘round, singing an awful non-traditional birthday song, all the while ringing bells and blowing those hideous aerosol air horns. Just kidding about the singing and the horns and stuff. THANKS, JEAN Jean Morrison started working for Baker’s Acres over thirty years ago. Obviously, we were all children at the time. She did a little of everything but eventually became the perennial person. She is one of the hardest working people we know and she should get a little rest and relaxation. Jean lost her beloved husband, Mike, last year and has decided to take her much deserved retirement. She’ll still come by and we’ll be glad to see her. Thanks, Jean, for everything. WHAT IS THIS? What is this thing you’re reading right now? We’ve struggled for years for the right term for our catalog. It’s not actually a catalog, having no prices and no descriptions. It’s too large for a pamphlet. Would that make it a pamph? Is it a brochure...not sure. We could call it a roster but that could foster a sports allusion. If we called it a list we would miss the gist of what it’s all about. Printed matter sounds strange and horticultural compendium is way too stuffy. A booklet implies that it’s almost a book which in turn implies literature, which this certainly is not. I guess we’ll just have to call this ‘The Papery Thing with the Words and Stuff’. That’s got a nice ring to it. TEAM WORK The way we see it, customers and staff are all on the same team and we both have important jobs. YOUR JOBS • Come here with a smile • Wear proper shoes and appropriate clothing • Ask questions so you can be successful gardeners OUR JOBS • Come here with a smile • Wear proper shoes and appropriate clothing (Baker’s Acres shirts) • Answer questions so you can be successful gardeners Hey, wait a minute. These two lists are almost the same. The big difference is you guys get the best parking spaces. PRICES There are no prices in this catalog. That’s because we don’t know what they are yet. Too many factors are yet to be determined in our price making process, not the least of which is the price of oil. How does that affect flowers? Most of our pots and flats are made of plastic, which is made from oil. Many of our starter plants are shipped from points across the nation requiring jet fuel, diesel and gasoline, although we make every effort to buy locally or regionally. With the price of oil going up and down, it’s just too hard to set a price at printing time (late February/early March). We will make every effort to keep things within reason and you can be assured that our prices will be very fair while our quality will remain high. We certainly are not out to gouge anyone but we do need to make a profit to stay in business. Otherwise we’d have to go out and get real jobs. TABLE OF CONTENTS Hardy Perennials Shrubbery Annuals and Tropicals in Pots Annuals in Flats Vegetables Herbs The Not Quite All Night Extravaganza Feed Me More Crucial Must-Read Information Funniest Joke Page 1 Page 13 Page 17 Page 33 Page 37 Page 41 Page 4 Page 8 Page 44-46 Page 29 ACANTHUS (Bear’s Breech) ❍-◗, M-WD spinosus ACHILLEA (Yarrow) ❍, WD-D This list includes perennials, ferns, Coronation Gold ornamental grasses, ground covers and Moonshine (Lt. Yellow) alpines. All plants are cold hardy in Zone Saucy Seduction (Rose) 5 except where noted. Even the marginal Strawberry Seduction (Red) plants can be grown successfully with Summer Berries (Mix) the careful selection of just the right site. Sunny Seduction (Yellow) For example, we had Begonia evansiana ACONITUM (Monkshood) ◗, M arendsii (Deep Blue) (Zone 6) growing next to our north side Blue Lagoon (Bright Blue) foundation for 10 years. This is known as ‘site specific’ hardiness and relies on good ADENOPHORA (Ladybells) ❍-◗, M-WD liliifolia (Blue) fortune more than anything else. AGASTACHE (Hummingbird Mint) ❍, M-WD The genus name is followed by the barberii Tutti Frutti (Rose) common name, if any, and the variety Blue Fortune name is followed by the flower color or Kudos Ambrosia (Orange/Lt. Pink) leaf color, if applicable. These plants are Kudos Mandarin (Orange/Rose) Navaho Sunset (Bright Orange) grown in at least one of the following Red Fortune (Rosy Red) pots unless otherwise noted: Rosie Posie (Magenta) 1.01 qt / 957 ml (1 true quart) rupestris Orange 4.0 qt / 3.78 l (1 true gallon) AJUGA (Bugle) ◗-● 6 cells @ 9.5 fl oz / 281 ml (306) Black Scallop - More Ajuga in Ground Covers Total pack 1.78 qt / 1.69l Golden Glow ALCEA (Hollyhock) ❍ This key will help describe the different Black Knight categories. Fiesta Time (Double Cerise Pink) Halo Blush KEY Halo Cerise ❍ = Full Sun Direct sun for at least six Powderpuffs (Mix) hours a day. Queenie Purple ◗ = Part Shade Direct sun for less than six Radiant Rose hours a day. ALCHEMILLA (Lady’s Mantle) ❍-◗, M-WD ● = Shade No direct sun. mollis Thriller (Chartreuse) WD = Well drained ALLIUM (Ornamental Onion) ❍-◗, WD M = Moist Millenium (Rosy Purple) VM = Very Moist s. Blue Eddy (Lilac Pink) B = Bog or wet tolerant ALPINES - Rock garden and trough plants D = Drought tolerant grown in 1.05 pt/ 501 ml pots (4” square). All T = Tender Iffy in Zone 5. Usually needs prefer full sun with excellent drainage unless protection or specific site. otherwise noted. P = Prairie plant Achillea ageratifolia W = Woodland plant Anacampseros rufescens E = Evergreen Arenaria verna caespitosa Aurea N = Native to North America Artemisia Tiny Green RE = Rebloomer Campanula bellidifolia Plants designated 199_ PPY have received Campanula Graham Giant Campanula portenschlagiana Aurea the Perennial Plant Association ‘Plant of Campanula p. Resholts the Year Award’ Corypantha sulcata Cotula minor Hostas designated 199_AHS have Cymbalaria muralis globosa received the American Hosta Society Delosperma c. Tiffindale Magenta ‘Hosta of the Year Award’ Delosperma Fire Spinner Delosperma Gold Nugget HARDY PERENNIALS New plants for 2015 in Bold Type. 1 HARDY PERENNIALS ALPINES – cont. Delosperma John Proffit Delosperma Kelaidis Delosperma sphalmanthoides Dianthus Tiny Rubies Draba aizoides Erysimum kotschyarum Geranium sanguineum Nanum Globularia cordifolia Gypsophila aretioides Gypsophila cerastoides Pixie Splash Herniaria Seafoam Hieracium tarda Iberis sempervirens pygmaea Leontopodium alpinum Leptinella Platt’s Black Lewisia c. Heikneri Strain Lewisia columbiana Lewisia l. Little Plum Lewisia Pinkie Limonium latifolia nana Lotus corniculatus Plenus Lotus corniculatus Pleniflorus Lysimachia japonica minutissima ❍-◗ Mentha Corsican Minuartia stellaria Frank Cabot Ophiopogon japonica Nana Origanum microphyllum Orostachys spinosa Halda Petrohagia saxifraga Potentilla neumanniana Nana Pratia angulata Rabiea albipunctata bethuliae Raoulia australis Ruschia pulvinaris Sagina subulata ❍-◗-● Satureja spinosa Saxifraga Whitehill Sedum Cape Blanco Sedum cauticola lidakense Sedum dasyphyllum Himalayan Skies Sedum divergens Sedum grisbachii Sedum hispanica minus Pink Form Sedum Jelly Bean Sedum John Creech Sedum lanceolata N Sedum Voodoo Sempervivella alba Sempervivum Oddity Sempervivum Pressiane Silene acaulis Silene u. Druett’s Variety Stomatium mustellinum Thymus Elfin My detractors accuse me of making up stuff just to avoid criticism. I think that’s just a load of ruminoidious palokey. - Mike Cunningham They should fill airbags with candy and confetti, like a piñata. People could use some cheering up after a car accident. - R. M. Weiner ALPINES – cont. Thymus Bressingham Pink Thymus Magic Carpet Thymus minus Thymus Nutmeg Thymus Pink Chintz Thymus s. Mother of Thyme Thymus Wooly Veronica Georgia Blue Veronica New Century Veronica oltensis Veronica prostrata Dick’s Wine Veronica Waterperry ALYSSUM (Madwort) ❍, WD wulfenianum (Yellow) AMSONIA (Bluestar) ❍-◗, M-WD-N Blue Ice hubrictii (Light Blue) - 2011 PPY ANCHUSA (Bugloss) ❍-◗, WD capensis (Blue) ANEMONE (Windflower) ❍-◗, M-WD h. Honorine Jobert (White) h. Pochahontas (Double Pink) h. Pamina (Double Rose) h. Queen Charlotte (Semi-double Pink) h. Whirlwind (Double White) tomentosa Robustissima (Pink) sylvestris (White) ANGELICA (Masterwort) ◗, M-WD gigas (Purple) Biennial ANTHEMIS (Marguerite Daisy) ❍, M-WD t. Charme (Yellow) ANTIRRHINUM (Hardy Snapdragon) ❍-◗ braun-blanquettii (Yellow/White) hispanicum ssp. Roseum (Pink) AQUILEGIA (Columbine) ❍-◗, M-WD Biedermeier Mix canadensis (Red/Yellow) N-W Leprechaun Gold (Purple-Var. Foliage) Star Crimson Songbird Dove (White) Songbird Goldfinch (Yellow) Winky Blue/White Winky Double Red/White 2 BEGONIA (Hardy Begonia) ◗-●, M-WD-T evansiana (grandis) (Pink) sinensis (Light Pink) ARABIS (Rock Cress) ❍, WD BELAMCANDA (Blackberry Lily) ❍, WD caucasica Variegated (White) chinensis (Orange/Maroon) Little Treasure (Deep Rose) BLETILLA (Hardy Orchid) ◗, M-WD-T ARALIA (Spikenard) ◗-●, M-WD striata (Pink) c. Sun King (White-Gold Foliage) BRUNNERA (Siberian Bugloss) ●, M-WD ARENARIA (Sandwort) ❍-◗, M-WD macrophylla (Blue) montana (White) m. Jack Frost (Blue) - 2012 PPY ARISAEMA (Jack-in-the-Pulpit) ◗-●, M-N-W m. King’s Ransom (Blue) triphyllum (Green/Purple) m. Looking Glass (Blue) ARMERIA (Thrift, Sea Pink) ❍, WD-E CALLIRHOE (Winecups) ❍-◗, WD-P Bee’s Ruby involucrata (Burgundy) Bloodstone (Rosy Red) CAMPANULA (Bellflower) ❍-◗, M-WD Nifty Thrifty (Rose Pink-Var. Foliage) Birch’s Hybrid (Blue ARTEMISIA (Wormwood) ❍-◗, WD Clips Deep Blue Powis Castle glomerata Freya (Blue) Silver King g. Genti Twisterbell (Blue/White) Silver Mound punctata Cherry Bells (Cherry Red) Silverado Takion Blue ARUNCUS (Goatsbeard) ❍-◗, M Takion White dioicus (White) CENTAUREA (Cornflower) ❍, WD ASARUM (Wild Ginger) ●, M-WD-W Amethyst Dream splendens (Brown) Amethyst in Snow (Blue/White) ASCLEPIAS (Butterfly Weed) ❍, WD-P-D-N Black Sprite (Deep Purple) incarnata Cinderella (Rose Pink) CENTRANTHUS (Valerian) ❍-◗, WD i. Ice Ballet (White) ruber (Rose) tuberosa (Orange) CEPHALRIA (Giant Scabious) ❍, M-WD tuberosa Hello Yellow gigantea (Yellow) ASTER ❍, WD CERASTIUM (Snow in Summer) ❍, M-WD Alert (Rosy Red) tomentosum (White) divaricatus (White) ◗-●, N-W CERATOSTIGMA (Leadwort) ❍-◗, M-WD Professor Kippenburg (Blue) plumbaginoides (Blue) Purple Dome CHELONE (Turtlehead) ❍-◗, M-B Raydon’s Favorite (Medium Blue) lyoni Hot Lips (Rose) Wood’s Light Blue CHRYSANTHEMUM (Hardy Mum)❍-◗, M-WD Wood’s Pink Mammoth Yellow Quill ASTILBE (False Spirea) ❍-◗-●, M Matchsticks (Red/Yellow) Amber Moon (Rose - Golden Foliage) r. Clara Curtis (Pink) August Light (Red) r. Mary Stoker Milk and Honey (White) CHRYSOGONUM (Golden Star) ❍-◗, M-WD Peach Blossom (Pink) virginicum Allen Bush (Yellow) Visions (Raspberry Red) CIMICIFUGA (Cohosh) ◗-●, M-WD-W Younique Carmine Chocoholic (White) Younique Silvery Pink Hillside Black Beauty (White) ASTRANTIA (Masterwort) ◗, M-WD racemosa Atropurpurea (White) Star of Billions (White) CONOCLINIUM (Blue Mistflower) BAPTISIA (False Indigo) ❍-◗, WD-P coelestinum Blue ❍-◗, M-WD-N australis (Blue) - 2010 PPY Decadence Cherries Jubilee (Burg/Yel) COREOPSIS (Tickseed) ❍, M-WD Cosmic Evolution (White/Magenta) Solar Flare Prairie Blues (Yellow/Org.) Crème Brulee (Yellow) Twilight Prairie Blues (Purple/Gold) Crème Caramel (Terra Cotta) Cruzin Broad Street (Red/Orange) I’ve always been different from most Galaxy (Double Yellow) people. For instance, I bleed at the sight of Heaven’s Gate (Double Gold) someone passing out. - Jerry L. Embry Jethro Tull (Gold) HARDY PERENNIALS 3 HARDY PERENNIALS COREOPSIS - cont. Moonbeam (Lt. Yellow) Presto (Gold) Red Chiffon Red Satin Route 66 (Yellow/Red) Solana Golden Sphere tripteris (Very Tall Yellow) P-N CORYDALIS ◗-●, M-WD lutea (Yellow) ochroleuca (White) sempervirens (Yellow/Rose) W-N CROCOSMIA (Montbretia) ❍, WD Emily McKenzie (Gold/Red) Lucifer (Red) DELOSPERMA ❍, WD nubigena Basutoland (Yellow) Red Mountain DELPHINIUM ❍, M-WD Belladonna (Lt. Blue) Blue Butterfly Blue Lace (Mid Blue) Cobalt Dreams (Mid Blue) Pink Punch Purple Passion Summer Cloud (Blue/White) DIANTHUS (Pinks) ❍, WD b. Pinocchio (Dwarf Mix) Bath's Pink Everlast Burgundy Blush (Deep Red) Firewitch (Magenta) - 2006 PPY Frosty Fire (Red) g. Bewitched (Pink) g. Spotti (Rose Red/White Spots) Heart Attack (Deep Red) Neon Star (Hot Pink) Sarah (Pink/Ruby) Scent First Coral Reef (Coral/White) Scent First Sugar Plum (Dbl Pink) Shrimp (Salmon Pink) DICENTRA (Bleeding Heart) ◗, M-WD Burning Hearts (Red/White Edge) King of Hearts (Red) Luxuriant (Red) spectabilis (Pink) spectabilis alba (White) spectabilis Gold Heart (Pink) spectabilis Valentine (Red) DIGITALIS (Foxglove) ❍-◗-●, M-W-D ambigua Carillon (Yellow) Candy Mountain (Rose) Biennial Dalmation Purple Biennial Dalmation White Biennial p. Pam’s Choice (White/Purple) Biennial p. Pam’s Choice Split (Wht/Pur) Bienn. 4 THE ‘NOT QUITE ALL NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA’ This year’s Extravaganza, the 66th annual, will be held on Saturday, May 23rd from 8 pm until 10 pm. For those of you who are unaware of this incredible event, it’s a great big party at night in the greenhouse and, since it’s at night and kinda dark, we string loads of lights everywhere and hope the fuses don’t blow, which they sometimes do. The lovely Alexandria Ladies will be serving delicious and nutritious snacks, coffee, and cookies at absolutely no cost to you or your loved ones. Last year, for the first time, we brought in the fantastic Taco Sherpa food truck. They were a big hit and we will definitely have a truck again this year. We have yet to schedule one at printing time, but rest assured it will be a good one. This year’s entertainment will once again feature the musical and vocal stylings of Dave Harris and Jamburger, perhaps the greatest rock and roll band in the history of music...perhaps not, but they are pretty darn good, especially the keyboard player. You’re probably saying to yourself, “That sounds just like every other ‘Not Quite All Night Extravaganza’ with cookies, a food truck, and Jamburger.” But wait, there’s more! All plants are 10% off the regular price. Holy Guacamole! Be sure to mark the date. When you’re happy, you enjoy the music. But, when you’re sad, you understand the lyrics. - Frank Ocean I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes. - Jimi Hendrix To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time. - Leonard Bernstein The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side. - Hunter S. Thompson FERNS – All prefer ◗-●, M-WD Applecourt (Athyrium pictum) Brilliance (Dryopteris erythrosora) Cinnamon (Osmunda cinnamomea) Godzilla (Athyrium hybrid) Ghost (Athyrium hybrid) Japanese Painted (Ath. n. pictum) 2004 PPY Lady In Red (Athyrium angustum) Maidenhair (Adiantum p. Imbricatum) Male (Dryopteris felix-mas) Mighty Tidy (Cheilanthes lanosa) Royal (Osmunda regalis) FILIPENDULA (Meadowsweet) ❍-◗, M rubra venusta (Rose) FRAGARIA (Orn. Strawberry) ❍, M-WD Pink Panda (Pink) FUCHSIA (Hardy Fuchsia) ❍-◗, M Cape Horn (Magenta/Purple) GAILLARDIA (Blanket Flower) ❍, WD-D Arizona Apricot Arizona Red Shades Fanfare Blaze (Orange) Fanfare Citronella (Yellow) Sunset Snappy (Rosy Purple/Gold) GAURA (Wand Flower) ❍-◗, WD, T Gaudi Pink Gaudi Red Rosy Jane GAZANIA (Hardy Gazania) ❍, WD Colorado Gold (Yellow) GENTIANA (Gentian) ❍-◗, WD True Blue GERANIUM (Cranesbill) ❍-◗, M-WD c. Biokovo (Pink) - 2015 PPY Johnson’s Blue macrorrhizum (Rose) maculatum (Pink) N Rozanne (Violet Blue) - 2008 PPY s. New Hampshire Purple s. Striatum (Lancastriense) (Pink) Tiny Monster (Purple) GEUM (Avens) ❍-◗, M-WD Blazing Sunset (Double Red) Cosmopolitan (Pink/Rose/Cream) Koi (Orange) Totally Tangerine (Orange/Red) triflorum Prairie Smoke (Pink) N GRASS – All grasses are grown in 1.21 gal/ 4.6 l pots and prefer ❍, M-WD unless noted otherwise. Many are not available until May. Calamagrostis Karl Foerster Carex Bowles Golden Carex Island Brocade Carex Snow Cap Cortaderia s. Pumila T Festuca Elijah Blue ❍, WD-E Hakenochloa macra All Gold HARDY PERENNIALS DIGITALIS - cont. Polkadot Pippa (Peach) Perennial Polkadot Princess (Rose) Perennial DODECATHEON (Shooting Stars) ◗-● Aphrodite (Rose Pink) DRACOCEPHALUM (Dragonhead) ❍-◗, WD Blue Moon ECHINACEA (Coneflower) ❍-◗, WD-D-P Butterflies Julia (Tangerine) Butterflies Purple Emperor (Magenta) Butterfly Kisses (Double Pink) Cheyenne Spirit (Mix) Firebird (Pink) Green Jewel Hot Papaya (Double Orange) Kim’s Knee High (Pink) Mac & Cheese (Yellow) Magnus (Rose Pink) - 1998 PPY Meteor Yellow Milkshake (White Pompom) Now Cheesier (Golden Yellow) pallida (Pink) paradoxa (Yellow) Pink Poodle (Extra Double Pink) PowWow White PowWow Wild Berry Primadonna Deep Rose Secret Affair (Rose PomPom) Solar Flare (Smoky Rose) Sombrero Salsa Red tennesseensis (Deep Pink) N-W Tomato Soup (Red) EPIMEDIUM (Barrenwort) ◗-●, M-W Frohnleiten (Yellow) ERYNGIUM (Sea Holly) ❍, WD Big Blue ERYTHRONIUM (Trout Lily) ◗-●, M-N-W americanum (Yellow) EUPATORIUM (Joe Pye, Boneset) ❍, M-WD Baby Joe (Lavender) Little Joe (Lavender) m. Gateway (Lavender) Pink Frost (Var. Foliage) rugosum Chocolate (White/Dark Foliage) EUPHORBIA (Spurge) ❍-◗, M-WD Ascot Rainbow (Variegated Foliage) T Bonfire (Yellow – Maroon Foliage) First Blush (Yellow - Var. Foliage) myrsinites (Yellow) If you suffer some sort of trauma and find yourself unable to recognize Mike Rowe, is that called Micronesia? I’m asking for a friend. – Duane Binkley 5 HARDY PERENNIALS GRASS - cont. Hakenochloa macra Aureola 2009 PPY ❍-◗ Hakenochloa macra Naomi Imperata cylindrica rubra Miscanthus s. Autumn Anthem Miscanthus s. Huron Sunrise Miscanthus s. Little Zebra Miscanthus s. Morning Light Miscanthus s. Oktoberfest Muhlenbergia c. Pink Cloud Panicum Blood Brothers ❍-◗, WD Panicum Northwind Panicum Shenandoah Pennisetum a. Hameln Pennisetum a. Burgundy Bunny Pennisetum Redhead GROUND COVERS – Grown in 4-packs with each cell containing 6.59 fl oz / 195 ml, total pack 26.36 fl oz / 780 ml. Some can be invasive – use with caution. Ajuga Burgundy Glow ◗-● Ajuga Chocolate Chip Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley) ❍-◗-● Coronilla varia (Crown Vetch) ❍ Cymbalaria muralis (Kenilworth Ivy) ◗-● Cymbalaria muralis Alba (White) Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff) ◗-● Hedera Thorndale (English Ivy) ◗-● Lamiastrum galeobdolon (Dead Nettle) ◗-● Lamiastrum Silver Spangles Lysimachia nummularia Aurea ❍-◗ Mazus reptans ❍-◗ Pachysandra Green Carpet (Spurge) ◗-● Pachysandra Silver Edge GYPSOPHILA (Baby’s Breath) ❍, WD compacta Plena (White) Summer Sparkles (White) HELENIUM (Sneezeweed) ❍-◗, M-WD Fuego (Orange Red) Sombrero (Gold) HELIANTHEMUM (Rock Rose) ❍-◗, WD Cerise Queen Wisley Pink Wisley Primrose HELIANTHUS (Sunflower) ❍, WD Happy Days (Yellow) salicifolia (Late Yellow) HELIOPSIS (Sunflower) ❍-◗-●, M-WD Ballerina (Yellow) h. scabra Sunburst HELLEBORUS (Lenten Rose) ◗-●, M-WD-E Ballerina Ruffles (Double Rose) Ivory Prince Golden Lotus 2005 PPY Painted Doubles (Double Pink/White) 6 “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride” is also a good rule of thumb for hitting on people at weddings. - Newlin HEMEROCALLIS (Daylilies) ❍-◗ Baby Moon Cafe (Cream/Purple Eye) RE Bela Lugosi (Purple) Buttered Popcorn (Yellow) RE Cherry Candy (Gold/Cherry Eye) Desert Flame (Red Orange) RE Early Snow (White) RE Marquee Moon (Ruffled Cream/Yel.) Patrician Splendor (Pink) RE Red Hot Returns (Red/Yellow Eye) RE Red Pinnacle (Dk Red/Gold) Stella D’Oro (Gold) RE Stolen Treasure (Lt. Pink/Dk. Pink) HESPERIS (Dame’s Rocket) ◗-●, M-WD-N-W matronalis (Lilac, White) HEUCHERA (Coral Bells) ❍-◗, M-WD Bella Notte (Rose - Burgundy) Crista (Lt. Pink - Peach) Circus (Dk. Rose - Chartreuse/Red) Citronelle (White – Chartreuse) Delta Dawn (Orange/Gold Edge) Firefly (Red) Georgia Peach (Lt. Pink - Silvery Peach) Grape Expectations (Cream-Sil. Purple) Green Spice (Silver/Purple - White) Lava Lamp (Cream - Coppery Purple) Little Cutie Coco (White-Black) Little Cutie Frost (Pink-Silver) Little Cutie Sugar Berry (Pink-Violet) Little Cutie Sweet Tart (Pink-Lime) Obsidian (White – Deep Burgundy) Paris (Pink – Green) Snow Angel (Rose - Green Var.) Venus (White – Silver) HEUCHERELLA (Foamy Bells) ❍-◗, WD Brass Lantern (White - Gold/Red) Redstone Falls (White-Copper Red) Solar Eclipse (White – Purple/Lime) Stoplight (White – Yellow/Red Spot) HIBISCUS (Rose Mallow) ❍-◗, M-B Blue River II (White) Kopper King (White/Red Eye – Copper) Lord Baltimore (Red) Midnight Marvel (Deep Rose) Sultry Kiss (Magenta) HOSTA (Plantain Lily) ◗-●, M-WD Afterglow Alligator Alley Appletini - Miniature Baby Booties - Miniature Big Daddy Blue Angel HOSTA - cont. Striptease Teaspoon - Miniature HOSTA - cont. Totally Awe Sum Blue Mouse Ears - Miniature Whee! Bridal Falls IBERIS (Candytuft) ❍-◗, WD-E Brother Stefan Purity (White) Church Mouse - Miniature IMPATIENS (Busy Lizzy) ◗-●, M Diamonds Are Forever pritzelli Sichuan Gold Dragon Tails - Miniature IPOMOPSIS (Scarlet Gilia) ❍-◗, WD-N Empress Wu aggregata (Red) Fireworks IRIS (Bearded and Others) ❍-◗, WD Goodness Gracious g. Coal Seems (Black) Grand Prize g. Color Strokes (White/Dark Red) Grand Tiara g. Feed Back (Blue) Halcyon g. Lenora Pearl (Pink) RE Hudson Bay g. Summer Olympics (Yellow) RE Hush Puppie - Miniature pallida Variegata (Blue) Ice Follies siberica Butter and Sugar (Yellow/White) Itty Gold - Miniature s. Caesar’s Brother (Purple) Joy Ride s. Pink Haze (Lavender) June Spirit KIRENGESHOMA (Waxbells) ◗-●, M Key West palmata (Yellow) Mayflower Moon KNAUTIA ❍-◗, WD Mini Skirt Mars Midget (Ruby Red) Neptune Thunder and Lightning (Burg. - Var.) Old Glory KNIPHOFIA (Red Hot Poker) ❍, WD Rainbow’s End - Miniature Flamenco Mix (Red/Orange/Yellow) Seducer Fire Dance (Red/Yellow) Spartan Arrow - Miniature Orange Vanilla Popsicle (Orange/White) Redhot Popsicle (Red) GOOD WRITING Toffee Nose (Ivory/Orange) LAMIUM (Dead Nettle) ◗-●, M-WD Anytime a person with a journalism degree Beedham's White (White – Gold) Gold Nugget (Pink - Gold) writes a story about a celebrity getting Purple Dragon bangs, Walter Cronkite punches an angel. White Nancy – Jenny Johnson LATHYRUS (Hardy Sweet Pea) ❍, WD Red Pearl There will never be true equal rights until LAVANDULA (Lavender) ❍, WD!!! Mini Blue women can write their name in the snow. Jean Davis (Light Pink) - Jill Gallagher Hidcote (Deep Violet Blue) Munstead (Lavender) Phenomenal (Blue) A wise man knows where the quotation Platinum Blonde (Light Blue - Var. Foliage) marks go. “- Anonymous” Provence (Lavender) LEUCANTHEMUM (Shasta) ❍-◗, M-WD I can never remember how to spell s, Alaska (White) s. Becky (White) 2003 PPY plagiarism, so whenever I need to type it, s. Phyllis Smith (White Double) I just cut and paste it from someone else. s. Real Dream (Yellow) – R. M. Weiner s. Snow Cap (Dwarf White) s. Sunnyside Up (White) Sometimes I use big words I don’t fully s. Whoops-a-Daisy (White) LEWISIA (Cliff Maids) ❍, WD-D-N understand in an effort to make myself Rainbow Mix sound more photosynthesis. HARDY PERENNIALS 7 HARDY PERENNIALS LIATRIS (Gayfeather) ❍-◗, WD-P-N Kobold (Purple) LIGULARIA (Ragwort) ◗-●, M-B Britt Marie Crawford (Yellow - Black) LILIUM (Asiatic, Oriental, & Trumpet Lily) a. Blackout (Dark Red) a. Elodie (Double Pink) ❍-◗, M-WD-N-W a. Matrix (Coral/Yellow) a. Tango Black Spider (White/Burgundy) a. Tiny Bee (Dwarf Yellow) a. Tiny Double You (Double Orange) a. Tiny Glow (Dwarf Purple Red) a. Tiny Nanny (Dwarf White) a. Tiny Orange Sensation (Orange) a. Tiny Shadow (Hot Pink/Maroon) o. Elena (Double Rose) o. Star Fighter (Red) o. Stargazer (Red) o. Sunny Grenada (Bur/Wht Edge) o. Sunny Martinique (Dk Pk/Wht Edge) o. Thala (Double Rose/Red) o. Triumphator (White/Pink) OT Flavia (Yellow/Red) Tiger Citronelle (Yellow Spotted) Tiger Splendens (Orange) LIMONIUM (Sea Lavender) ❍, WD latifolium (White) LINUM (Flax) ❍, WD Saphyr (Blue) LIRIOPE (Lily Turf) ❍-◗, M-WD-E Big Blue Silver Dragon (Variegated) LOBELIA ◗, M-VM c. Queen Victoria (Red) syphilitica (Blue) Vulcan Red LUPINUS (Lupine) ❍-◗, M-WD Tutti Frutti Mix LYCHNIS (Campion) ❍-◗, WD Burning Love (Red) Orange Gnome LYSIMACHIA (Loosestrife) ❍-◗, M a. Beaujolais (Burgundy) LYTHRUM (Purple Loosestrife) Non-Invasive Dropmore Purple ❍-◗, M Morden's Pink MALVA (Mallow) ❍ zebrina (Medium Purple) MERTENSIA (Virginia Bluebells) virginica (Blue) ◗-●, M-WD-N-W MONARDA (Bee Balm) ❍-◗, M-WD Bubblegum Blast (Hot Pink) Cherry Pops (Cherry Red) Coral Reef (Coral Pink) Fireball (Red) 8 ‘FEED ME, SEYMOUR’ In April and May, we get really hungry and none of us have time to bake so we’re willing to trade food for flowers. Oddly enough, we call this the ‘Food For Flowers’ program. We will gladly issue you $10 in Baker Bucks for one of the following: a cake, a pie, 3 dozen cookies, or a coffee cake. Additionally, food that is actually healthful and non-fattening will be accepted if it doesn’t require heat or cold to keep it that way. Finger food would be helpful. All items must be homemade and you must call for a sign-up date. Please limit your offerings to no more than twice per month to be fair to all. Also, if possible, we would love to have the recipe. We can’t tell you how much joy this brings us even though we have to go through withdrawal in July. The journey of a thousand pounds begins with a single burger. - Chris O’Brien I’ll bet that when a cannibal is done eating he asks his friends, “Do I have anyone in my teeth?” - Jill Gallagher One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. - Virginia Woolf I eat cake because it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere. After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. - Oscar Wilde Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart. - Erma Bombeck It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what human life is all about - enjoying things. - Julia Child HARDY PERENNIALS DOGS MONARDA - cont. Grand Marshall (Fuchsia) Grand Mum (Pink) Jacob Kline (Red) Purple Rooster MUKDENIA (Crimson Fans) ◗, M-WD rossii Karasuba (White) MUSA (Hardy Banana – Really) ❍-◗, M-WD-T basjoo (Hardy to at least zero degrees) MYOSOTIS (Forget-Me-Not) ◗-●, M-WD Victoria Blue Victoria Pink NEPETA (Catmint) ❍-◗, M-WD Little Titch (Blue – Gray Foliage) Walker’s Low (Dwarf Blue) - 2007 PPY OENOTHERA (Evening Primrose) ❍-◗, WD Glowing Magenta missouriensis (Yellow) N Siskyou (Pink) OPUNTIA (Prickly Pear) ❍-◗, WD-D-E humifusa (Yellow) humifusa Spineless (Yellow) ORIGANUM (Oregano) ❍-◗, WD Bristol Cross (Magenta/Pink) libanoticum (Pink) OSTEOSPERMUM (Sun Daisy) ❍, WD-D Lavender Mist OXALIS (Wood Sorrel) ❍-◗, WD crassipes Rosea (Rose) PAEONIA (Peony) ❍-◗, M-WD Cincinnati (Deep Pink Double) Coral Charm (Coral Semidouble) Itoh Bartzella (Yellow) Itoh Canary Brilliants (Cream/Apricot) Itoh Cora Louise (White/Red) Miss America (Double White) s. Chojuraku (Lavender Tree Peony) s. High Noon (Yellow Tree Peony) s. Yachiyotsubaki (Pink Tree Peony) PAPAVER (Poppy) ❍-◗, WD Brilliant (Red) Flamenco Dancer (True Red) Orange Scarlet Pink Ruffles Plum Pudding Princess Victoria Louise (Salmon) Royal Wedding (White) Summer Breeze Orange PARDANCANDA (Candylily) ❍-◗, M-WD Dazzler (Mix) PENSTEMON (Beardtongue) ❍, WD Dark Towers (Lt. Pink – Dark Foliage) Delft Blue Riding Hood Hot Pink Riding Hood Husker Red (White-Red Foliage) 1996 PPY We used to have two, but, as always happens, you lose one. Allie, the crazy little black dog who used to love greeting everyone, passed away last spring. She was an ornery, stubborn, selfish and truly delightful dog. Nick brought her home from a friend’s house in 1999, gave her a name, and proclaimed her ‘his dog’. Then he went away to school at OU. From then on, she was our dog and the greenhouse mascot. We miss her a lot, especially her antics. And then there’s the golden retriever/hound dog mix by the name of Daisy. She’s 12ish and still with us. She doesn’t hear or see very well so she barks at moving shapes, but once she realizes you’re not here to do great harm, she’s just fine. She’s got arthritis, bad breath, lumps and bumps and she’s a klutz, but she’s a good dog. Good dog. When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you. – Nora Ephron I’m a mog. Half man, half dog. I’m my own best friend. - John Candy, as Barf, in ‘Spaceballs’ Dogs lead a nice life. You never see a dog with a wristwatch. - George Carlin A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk. - O.A. Battista I will not “let the dogs out.” I will not “let the dogs out.” I will not “let the dogs out.” I will not “let the dogs out.” I will not “let the dogs out.” - Written on the chalkboard by Bart Simpson 9 PHLOX ❍-◗-●, M-WD divaricata (Blue) N Forever Pink PENSTEMON - cont. Minnie Pearl (White) Pike’s Peak (Purple) p. Blue Paradise Prairie Dusk (Purple) p. David (White) 2002 PPY Red Riding Hood p. Flame Coral Red Rocks (Rose) p. Flame Pink Rondo (Pink) p. Glamour Girl (Hot Pink) Ruby Candles (Red) p. Laura (Purple/White Eye) PEROVSKIA (Russian Sage) ❍, WD p. Red Riding Hood (Rose Red) Filigran (Blue) pilosa Slim Jim (Light Lavender) Little Spire (Blue) stolonifera Blue Ridge ◗, M-WD - 1990 PPY Peek-a-Blue s. Home Fires (Pink Ridge) PERSICARIA (Fleeceflower) ❍-◗, M-WD subulata Candy Stripe (White/Pink) a. Golden Arrow s. Coral Eye m. Red Dragon (White) s. Emerald Blue polymorpha (White) s. Millstream Daphne (Pink) v. Painter’s Palette (Pink) s. Red Wings (Rose Red) s. Scarlet Flame FAMILY TIES s. Snowflake (White) PHYGELIUS (Cape Fuchsia) ❍-◗, M-WD If I learned one thing from my grandfather, African Queen (Scarlet) it’s to never look closely at an old man’s alkekengi Chinese Lantern PHYSOSTEGIA (Obedient Plant) ❍-◗, M-WD toenails. – Travis Ruetenik virginica Miss Manners (White) v. Vivid (Pink) My Mom’s back surgery yesterday was a PLATYCODON (Balloon Flower) ❍-◗, M-WD complete success. This morning, all the Astra Pink Fuji Blue cracks in her sidewalk are gone. Sentimental Blue PODOPHYLUM (May Apple) ◗-●, M-WD-W-N I haven’t talked to my sister in more than peltatum (White) 35 years. That woman had the unmitigated POLEMONIUM (Jacob’s Ladder) ◗, M-WD gall to call me stubborn. - Jerry L. Embry caeruleum (Blue) N Stairway to Heaven (Lt Blue-Var. Foliage) POLYGONATUM (Solomon’s Seal) ●, M-W Once when I was a kid, I almost choked humile (White) N to death on a Tootsie Pop. Fortunately, my odoratum Variegatum (White) grandfather had the good sense to tell me POTENTILLA (Cinquefoil) ❍, M-WD to stop lollygagging. - Larry Hollister Miss Wilmott (Pink) PRIMULA (Primrose) ◗-●, M Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, Belarina Cobalt Blue close-knit family in another city. - George Belarina Pink Ice PULMONARIA (Lungwort) ◗-●, M-WD Burns Dark Vader (Blue/Rose) Raspberry Splash (Pink) One thing vampire children need to PULSATILLA (Pasque Flower) ❍-◗, WD be taught early on is, don’t run with a v. Papageno Mix wooden stake. - Jack Handy RATIBIDA (Mexican Hat) ❍, WD-P columnifera Red The advantage of growing up with siblings RHEUM (Rhubarb) ❍-◗, M-WD is that you become very good with Canada Red RODGERSIA (Rodger’s Flower) ◗, M fractions. - Robert Brault Firework (Pink) pinnata Elegans (Pink) Families are about love overcoming HARDY PERENNIALS emotional torture. - Matt Groening 10 HARDY PERENNIALS RUDBECKIA (Black Eyed Susan) ❍-◗ Goldsturm (Yellow) 1999 PPY Herbstsonne (Yellow) Little Goldstar Little Suzy (Dwarf Yellow) RUELLIA (Wild Petunia) ❍, M-WD-W-N humilis (Lavender) RUMEX (Bloody Dock) ❍, M-WD sanguineus ssp. sanguineus (Red Purple) SALVIA (Meadow Sage) ❍, M-WD argentea (Silver foliage) Caradonna (Purple Blue) May Night (Blue) - 1997 PPY pitcheri (azurea) (Late Blue) Snow Hill (White) SANGUINARIA (Bloodroot) ◗-●, M-WD-W-N canadensis (White) SANGUISORBA (Burnet) ❍-◗, M tenuifolia (Wine red) SAPONARIA (Soapwort) ❍, WD ocymoides (Pink) SCUTELLARIA (Skullcap) ❍-◗, M-WD Violet Cloud SEDUM (Stonecrop) ❍-◗, WD album Murale (Light Pink) Angelina (Yellow – Gold Foliage) Autumn Charm (Rose-Var. Foliage) Autumn Joy (Deep Rose) dasyphyllum var. gladuliferum Dragon’s Blood (Rosy Red) Fuldaglut (Pink) Lemon Ball (Yellow-Yellow Foliage) Neon (Magenta) pachyclados (White-Blue Foliage) platycladus (Pale Yellow) sieboldii Mediovariegatum (Pink) spurium Tricolor (Rose) Sunsparkler Blue Pearl(Pink-Blue Fol.) Sunsparkler Cherry Tart (Pink - Ch.Red Fol.) Sunsparkler Dazzleberry (Rasp.-Blue Fol.) Sunsparkler Firecracker(Rasp-Red) Sunsparkler Lime Zinger (Pink-Green Fol.) tet. Coral Reef (Pink-Green Foliage) Thundercloud (White) SEMPERVIVUM (Hens And Chicks) ❍, WD-E Allison atroviolaceum Black Prince Blue Boy Boule de Neige Candy Floss Cobweb Crimson Velvet Edge of Night Georgette CUDDLES A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird’s chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his head and sadly said, “I’m sorry, your duck, Cuddles, has passed away.” The distressed woman wailed, “Are you sure?”“Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead,” replied the vet. “How can you be so sure?” she protested. “I mean you haven’t done any testing on him or anything. He might just be in a coma or something.” The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room. He returned a few minutes later with a black Labrador Retriever. As the duck’s owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked up at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head. The vet patted the dog on the head and took it out of the room. A few minutes later he returned with a cat. The cat jumped on the table and also delicately sniffed the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room. The vet looked at the woman and said, “I’m sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck.” The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman. The duck’s owner, still in shock, took the bill. “$150!” she cried, “$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!” The vet shrugged, “I’m sorry. If you had just taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it’s now $150.” SEMPERVIVUM - cont. Grammens Granada Grey Dawn Lilac Time Limelight 11 HARDY PERENNIALS SEMPERVIVUM - cont. Maria Laach Pacific Green Rose Pacific Hazy Embers Pseudo-draba Raspberry Ice Red Beauty Red Heart Rosie Rotmantel Rubikon Sassy Frass Silver Cup Silver Thaw Strawberry Velvet Stuffed Olive tectorum Unicorn Virgil Webby Flame Zepherin SILENE (Campion) ❍, WD-P-N dioica Clifford Moor (Pink – Variegated) virginica (Fire Pink) (Red) SILPHIUM (Compass Plant) ❍, WD-P-N laciniatum (Yellow) perfoliatum (Yellow) SISYRINCHIUM (Blue Eyed Grass) ❍, M-WD Devon Skies (Light Bue) Lucerne (Blue) SMILACENA (False Solomon’s Seal) ◗-● racemosa (White) M-W-N SOLIDAGO (Goldenrod) ❍-◗, WD-P-N Fireworks (Yellow) Solar Cascade (Yellow) SPIGELIA (Indian Pink) ◗, M, W-N, T marilandica (Red/Green) SPIRANTHES (Lady’s Tresses) ◗, M-N odorata (White) STACHYS (Betony, Lamb’s Ear) ❍, WD l. Helene von Stein (Purple) monieri Hummelo (Lavender Rose) macrantha Superba (Lavender) STOKESIA (Stoke’s Aster) ❍, WD Honeysong Purple Peachie’s Pick (Blue) STYLOPHORUM (Wood Poppy) ●, M-W-N diphyllum (Yellow) TANACETUM (Tansy) ❍-◗, WD v. Isla Gold (Golden Foliage) THALICTRUM (Meadow Rue) ◗, M aquilegiifolium (Lilac) TIARELLA (Mist Flower) ◗-●, M-W Pink Skyrocket Spring Symphony (Pale Pink) GIFT CERTIFICATES Available year ‘round – just call us. Easy to give and always appreciated. • More personal than cash • More tasteful than glow-in-the-dark underwear • More practical than clothes for your cat TRADESCANTIA (Spiderwort) ❍-◗, M-B Concord Grape (Purple) Sweet Kate (Purple/Gold Foliage) TRICYRTIS (Toad Lily) ◗-●, M Golden Festival (Yellow/Bronze Spots) Moonlight (Yellow ) Samurai (Spotted Purple) TRILLIUM ◗-●, M-WD-N-W erectum (Dark Red) grandiflorum (White) luteum (Yellow) TROLLIUS (Globeflower) ❍-◗, M New Moon (Light Yellow) Orange Princess VERBASCUM ❍-◗, WD Summer Sorbet (Magenta) VERNONIA (Ironweed) ❍, M-WD-N lettermannii (Purple) VERONICA (Speedwell) ❍-◗, WD Aztec Gold (Blue – Gold) Bicolor Explosion (Blue/Pink) Blue Bomb Giles van Hees (Pink) Icicle (White) Red Fox (Rose Red) Royal Candles (Violet Blue) VIOLA (Violet) ◗-●, WD Celestial Twilight (Gold/Mauve) dissecta chaerophylloides (White) Halo Lemon Frost Halo Violet labradorica (Purple) ZAUSCHNERIA (California Fuchsia) ❍ garrettii Orange Carpet WD-D Betty White was born in 1922. Sliced bread was invented in 1928. Therefore, sliced bread is the greatest thing since Betty White. Four out of three people have trouble with fractions. I blow my nose before I weigh myself because it’s that bad. - Jody LaFerriere 12 ACER (Maple) ❍-◗, M-WD freemanii Autumn Blaze LT palmatum Bloodgood ST Shrubbery is a funny sounding word. p. Inaba Shidare It rhymes with rubbery and blubbery p. Orangeola ST but little else, making it a poor topic p. Orange Dream ST for poetry and songwriting. Foliage on p. Orido Nishiki ST shrubbery can be rubbery. It can also be p. Peaches and Cream ST p. Shirazz ST papery, leathery, satiny, prickly and scaly. p. Tamukeyama ◗-●, ST Seldom do you see anyone get blubbery p. Viridis ST over shrubbery except when some errant AESCULUS (Buckeye, Horsechestnut) ❍-◗-● driver misses a curve and takes out glabra (Ohio Buckeye) LT their favorite magnolia. The point of all AMELANCHIER (Serviceberry) ST, ❍-◗, M-N this foolishness is our great selection of Autumn Brilliance (White) shrubbery, which comes in all shapes, AMPELOPSIS (Porcelain Berry) V, ❍-◗-●, M sizes, colors and, textures. We’ve scoured brevipedunculata Elegans (Variegated) the nation to bring you beautiful blooming ARONIA (Chokeberry) S, ❍-◗, M-WD arbutifolia Brilliantissima (White) woody plants for all seasons, usual and AZALEA (Rhododendron actually) S, ◗-●, Acid unusual foliage accents, and even those Delaware Valley (White) cute little miniatures for rock gardens and Gibraltar (Orange) garden railways. Girard Hot Shot (Reddish Orange) While we are proud to grow most Girard Fuchsia of our herbaceous material here at Girard Renee Michelle (Pink) Baker’s Acres, we grow very few of the Klondyke (Orange) BERBERIS (Barberry) S, ❍, WD woody plants that we sell. We rely on Bonanza Gold the many excellent nurseries around the Crimson Pygmy country. Please call ahead when seeking Helmond Pillar (Burgundy Fol.) a specific or unusual variety to make sure Orange Rocket (Rust Orange Foliage) of availability. Often we are able to find Rose Glow the plants you are looking for. We offer a BETULA (Birch) ❍-◗, M delivery service for a nominal fee. Please nigra Fox Valley (River Birch) LT ask for details. Also, if you need a large BLACKBERRY (Rubus) ❍-◗, WD Chester (Thornless) amount of landscape plants, we will be BLUEBERRY (Vaccinium) ❍, WD Acid glad to give you a special price quote. Blue Crop Jersey KEY Pink Lemonade ❍ = Full Sun Direct sun for at least 6 hrs/day BUDDLEIA (Butterfly Bush) SS, ❍-◗, WD ◗ = Part Shade Direct sun less than 6 hrs/day Bicolor (Butterscotch/Raspberry) ● = Shade No direct sun. Black Knight (Dark Purple) WD = Well drained Buzz Magenta M = Moist Buzz Sky Blue FT = Fruit Tree Evil Ways (Purple-Gold Foliage) SF = Small Fruit Honeycomb (Gold) S = Shrub Nanho Blue SS = Sub Shrub Dies back - regrows annually Pink Delight ST = Small Tree Royal Red LT = Large Tree BUXUS (Boxwood) S, ❍-◗, WD-E V = Vine Green Gem E = Evergreen Green Mountain N = Native Green Velvet CAMPSIS (Trumpet Vine) V, ❍-◗, WD Pot sizes vary and will be marked accordingly radicans Minnesota Red Indian Summer (Orange) BOLD = New varieties for 2015 SHRUBS,VINES AND TREES 13 SHRUBS,VINES AND TREES CARYOPTERIS (Blue Mist Spirea) SS, ❍, WD Dark Knight (Dark Blue) CEPHALOTAXUS (Plum Yew)S, ❍-●, WD-E h. Fastigiata (Gold to Green) CERCIS (Redbud) ST, ❍-◗-●, WD-N c. Forest Pansy (Pink - Dark Foliage) CHAENOMELES (Quince) S, ❍-◗, WD Double Take Orange Storm Double Take Pink Storm CHAMAECYPARIS (False Cypress) S n. Pendula p. Gold Mop CHIONANTHUS (Fringe Tree) ST, ❍-◗, WD virginicus (White) N CLEMATIS V, ❍-◗, M-WD Carnival (Two-tone Blue) Comtesse de Bouchaud (Pink) Elsa Spaeth (Lavender Blue) Ernest Markham (Red) Gillian Blades (White) Jackmanii (Purple) Multi Blue (Blue Crested) My Angel (Pink/Orange) Niobe (Red) paniculata (Sweet Autumn-White) Pink Champagne (Pink) Polish Spirit (Purple/Blue) Red Cardinal (Red) Sprinkles (Magenta Striped) Tie Dye (Blue/White Streaked) Tracy Lee (Very Light Pink) CLETHRA (Sweet Pepper Bush) S, ❍-◗, M-WD a. Hummingbird (White) a. Ruby Spice (Pink) CORNUS (Dogwood) ◗-●, WD f. Cherokee Brave (Dark Rose) ST-N f. Rubra (Pink) k. Chinensis (White) I have decided to change the name of my bathroom from John to Jim. That way, I can truthfully say that the first thing I do every morning, without fail, is go to the Jim. Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain. - Dave Barry Need to take a siesta? There’s a nap for that. - Wiley Of all the music management moves ever made, the smartest might be persuading *NSYNC to drop “Everything but the Kitch” from their name. - Mark Sabien CORYLUS (Filbert) S, ❍-◗, M-WD a. Red Dragon (Cream - Contorted) COTINUS (Smoke Tree) S-ST, ❍-◗, WD c. Royal Purple (Purple-Purple Foliage) EUONYMOUS (Burning Bush) S, ❍-◗, WD-E a. Rudy Haag (Compact) f. Emerald Gaiety (Variegated) f. Moonshadow (Variegated) FORSYTHIA S, ❍-◗, WD suspensa Sieboldii (Yellow-Weeping) Golden Peep (Yellow) FOTHERGILLA S, ❍-◗, M-WD g. Blue Shadow (White) g. Mount Airy GRAPE (Vitis actually) V, ❍-◗, WD Concord (Purple) Niagara (White) HAMAMELIS (Witch Hazel) S, ❍-◗, M-WD vernalis (Yellow/Red) N HEPTACODIUM (Seven Son Flower) S miconioides (White/Red Bracts) ❍-◗, WD HIBISCUS (Rose of Sharon) S, ❍, WD s. Lucy (Double Red) s. Red Heart (White/Red Eye) HUMULUS (Hops) V, ❍-◗, M l. Aureus (Yellow) HYDRANGEA S, ❍-◗, M-WD anomale petiolaris (White) ◗-● arborescens Annabelle (White) m. Endless Summer (Pink/Blue) RE m. Glowing Embers (Pink) p. Fire and Ice (Cream to Burgundy) p. Little Lime (Green/Pink) p. Pinky Winky (White/Pink) p. Vanilla Strawberry (White to Red) q. Pee Wee (White) q. Snow Queen (White) ILEX (Holly) S, ❍-◗, M-WD-E Acid crenata Sky Pencil m. Blue Prince/Princess Combo JUNIPERUS (Juniper) S, ❍, WD, E conferta Blue Pacific LAGERSTOEMIA (Crape Myrtle) S, ❍, WD Rosy Pink (Zone 5 Hardy) LARIX (Weeping Larch) LT, ❍-◗, M decidua Pendula (Deciduous) LESPEDEZA (Bush Clover) S, ❍, WD t. Gempei ( Rosy Purple) LEUCOTHOE (Fetterbush) S, ◗-●, M-WD f. Rainbow (White-Variegated) 14 SHRUBS,VINES AND TREES LONICERA (Honeysuckle) V, ❍-◗, M-WD p. Serotina (White/Rose) s. Major Wheeler (Coral) LYCIUM (Gogi Berry) S, ❍-◗, M-WD barbarum (Red Fruit) MAGNOLIA ST, ❍-◗, M-WD Butterflies (Yellow) g. Bracken’s Brown Beauty Jane (Pink) virgniana (White) N NYSSA (Black Gum, Tupelo) T, ❍-◗, M-WD-N sylvatica PASSIFLORA (Hardy Passion Vine) V incarnata Ammon’s Blue ❍, M-WD PHILADELPHUS ( Mock Orange) S, ❍-◗, WD Miniature Snowflake (White) PHYSOCARPUS (Ninebark) S, ❍, WD Little Devil (White) PICEA (Spruce) S, LT ❍-◗, WD, E abies nidiformis (Bird’s Nest) p. Baby Blue p. Glauca Globosa (Dwarf) PIERIS (Lily of the Valley Bush) S, ◗-●, WD-E j. Mountain Fire (White) PINUS (Pine) ❍-◗, M-WD-E m. Mughus S POLYGONUM (Silver Lace Vine) V, ❍-◗, WD aubertii (White) PRUNUS (Cherry, Almond) S, ❍-◗, M-WD subhirtella Plena Rosea (Weeping Pink) Snow Fountains PYRACANTHA (Firethorn) S, ❍-●, WD c. Thornless (White-Orange Berries) QUERCUS (Red Oak) T, ❍-◗, M rubra N RASPBERRY (Rubus) S, ❍ Anne (Fall Bearing Gold) Boysenberry (Purple) Crimson Night (Dark Red-Dbl Crop) Double Gold (Golden Pink-Dbl Crop) Heritage (Everbearing Red) Royalty (June Bearing Purple) RHODODENDRON S, ◗-●, E Acid c. Cunningham White c. Lee’s Dark Purple c. Nova Zembla (Red) English Roseum (Pink) Percy Wiseman (Peach/Pink) RHUS (Sumac) S, ❍-◗, WD aromatica (Yellow) N t. Tiger Eyes (Burgundy) RIBES (Currant, Gooseberry) S, ❍-◗, WD Black Velvet (Purple Gooseberry) Hinnonmaki Red (Red Gooseberry) n. Consort (Black Currant) ROCK GARDEN COLLECTION ❍-◗ These plants stay short or can be kept short for rock & fairy gardens, and garden railways. Berberis t. Bagatelle Berberis t. Helmond Pillar Buxus Green Velvet Buxus s. Variegata Buxus Mont Bruno Chamaecyparis o. Butter Ball Chamaecyparis o. Fernspray Gold Chamaecyparis o. Golden Sprite Chamaecyparis o. Just Dandy Chamaecyparis p. Golden Mop Chamaecyparis p. White Pygmy Chamaecyparis t. Top Point Cotoneaster a. Tom Thumb Ilex c. Sky Pencil Juniperus c. Green Carpet Juniperus h. Mother Lode Picea a. Jessy Picea g. Elf Picea g. Jean’s Dilly Picea g. Pixie Dust Pinus m. Mops Pinus m. Slowmound Spirea Gold ‘n’ Rubies Thuja o. Zmatlik Thuja p. Whipcord Tsuga c. Jervis ROSA (Rose) S, ❍-◗, M-WD Autumn Sunset (Peach Climbing) Blaze (Red Climbing) Bonica (Pink) Drift Peach Drift Pink Drift Red Fragrant Plum (Lavender) Home Run Pink Home Run Red Knockout Double (Red) Knockout Double Pink Knockout Rainbow New Dawn (Lt. Pink Climbing) OSO Easy Strawberry Crush (Pink) I WONDER I wonder if clouds look down on us and say, “I think that one looks like an idiot.” I wonder if British people sit around trying to talk in an American accent. I wonder if Chinese tourists get upset when they buy a souvenir from America and find out it was made in China. 15 SHRUBS,VINES AND TREES SALIX (Willow) S or T, ❍-◗, M i. Hakuru Nishiki (Var. Jap. Willow) SAMBUCUS (Elderberry) S, ❍-◗, M-WD canadensis (White) N nigra Black Lace (Pink) SCHIZOPHRAGMA (Hydrangea Vine) V, ◗-● hydrangeoides Roseum (Pink) SPIREA S, ❍, M-WD b. Anthony Waterer (Pink) j. Magic Carpet (Pink) vanhouttei Renaissance (White) SYMPHORICARPOS (Snowberry)S,❍-◗, N Amethyst (Pink) SYRINGA (Lilac) S, ❍-◗, M-WD m. Pallibin (Lilac) p. Miss Kim (Lilac) vulgaris (Old-fashioned Lilac) TAXUS (Yew) S, ❍-●, M-WD-E media Densiformis THUJA (Arborvitae) S,❍-●, WD, E o. Janed Gold o. Mr. Bowling Ball o. Smaragd (No, this is not misspelled) VIBURNUM S, ◗-●, M-WD carlcephalum (Fragrant White) juddii (Fragrant White) p. t. Summer Snowflake (White) WEIGELA S, ❍, WD Pearl (Light Pink) My Monet (Pink - Variegated Foliage) WISTERIA V, ◗-●, WD macrostachya Aunt Dee (Blue) sinensis Prolifica (Lavender) FUN FACTS DEFINITIONS Op•ti•mist (n) – Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a chacha. Ap•par•ent•ly (adv) – A word that makes anything sound sarcastic. Ex. – He’s intelligent, apparently. Am•big•u•it•y (n) – What happens in Vagueness, stays in Vagueness. Stale•mate (n) - A leading cause of divorce. Co•land•er (n) - Someone who arrives with you on the same plane. Ni•trate (n) - A price cheaper than the day rate. Ar•gu•ment (n) - A discussion that occurs when you’re right, and continues until he realizes it. Bide (v) - Past tense of buy. Goad (v) - Past tense of go. Be•nign (adj) - What you be after you be eight. Every 500 feet during his historic 1953 ascent of Mt. Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary would turn to his Sherpa and ask, “Are we there yet?” Cau•ter•ize (v) - Made eye contact with her. Thanks to a 1971 stint at Motown, Ruth Bader Ginsberg is the only person who’s been a member of both the Supreme Court and The Supremes. Par•a•sites (n pl) - What you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower. In addition to X-ray vision, Superman could also guess your weight within five pounds. Thirty-two percent of women who apply makeup while driving have accidentally swallowed a tube of lipstick. Node (v) - Past tense of knew. Rub•ber•neck (v) - What you do to relax your wife. Af•ter•math (n) - Relaxation after your algebra class. Hang•o•ver (n) - The wrath of grapes. In•fan•try (n) - A small, immature tree. 16 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS This list includes potted annuals, tropical patio plants, houseplants, conservatory specimens, combination components, and hanging baskets in various sized containers. Many of these plants are actually perennial in the tropics but few will take any frost. The genus name is followed by the common name, if any, and the variety name is followed by the flower color or leaf color, if applicable. Pot sizes are as follows: 8.86 fl oz / 262 ml 10 fl oz / 295 ml 1.42 pt / 675.9 ml 1.56 qt / 1.47 l 1.75 qt / 1.66 l 3.69 qt / 3.49 l 3.93 qt / 3.71 l 1.67 gal / 6.32 l Attendance at my support group for people who’ve accidentally been turned invisible has been awful. I think. – R. M. Weiner ALSTROEMERIA (Peruvian Lily) Inca Goal (Rose) Inca Noble (Purple) Inca Vito (Red) ALTERNANTHERA (Joseph’s Coat) CP bettzickiana (SalmonPink/Yellow) Brazilian Red Hots Chinese Afro Little Ruby Mai Tai (Green/Yellow/Rose) Party Time (Green/Magenta) Purple Threadleaf Yellow Threadleaf AMARANTHUS (Amaranth) Aurora (Yellow) Love Lies Bleeding AMICIA (Gotta Pea) zygomeris (Yellow) This key will help describe the categories. ANAGALLIS (Pimpernel) Angie Blue KEY Angie Orange BU=Tender Bulbs –Don’t forget to dig ’em up CP=Combination Plant - Plays well with others ANANAS (Pineapple) TF comosus Golden HB=Hanging Basket – Let it all hang out ANGELONIA (Summer Snapdragon) IB=Indoor Blooming - Windowsill wonders Alonia Dark Pink SU=Succulent – Desert denizens Angelface Blue TF=Tropical Foliage – The Jungle Look Angelface Dresden Blue TB=Tropical Blooming – Wallflowers…..not! Carita Purple TV=Tropical Vine – Colorful climbers Carita Raspberry Unmarked = flowering annuals in pots. Serena Purple Serena White Bold Type = New for 2015 ANIGOZANTHOS (Kangaroo Paw) Kanga Orange ABUTILON (Flowering Maple) Kanga Yellow Kirsten’s Pink ANISICANTHUS (Texas Firecracker) savitzii (Apricot – Variegated) wrightii (Reddish Orange) Souvenir de Bonn – (Orange – Variegated) ANISODONTEA (African Mallow) TB striatum (Orange, Yellow) capensis Slightly Strawberry Voodoo (Red) ANTHURIUM (Flamingo Flower) TB ACALYPHA (Copper Leaf) TF Assorted Inferno APTENIA (Iceplant) pendula Chenille cordifolia Crystal (Rose - Variegated) w. Copper Plant cordifolia Rose ALOCASIA (Elephant Ear) TF ARGYRANTHEMUM (Marguerite) amazonica Polly Butterfly (Yellow) Calidora Madiera Cherry Red lutea Madiera Crested Yellow Sarian Madiera Deep Pink Sting Ray Sassy Red ALPINIA (Shell Ginger) TF ARTEMISIA (Wormwood) zerumbet Variegated Parfum De Ethiope (Silver Foliage) 17 BEGONIA - cont. Black Taffeta Black Truffles ASCLEPIAS (Annual Butterfly Weed) Bonfire (Orange) HB curassavica Orange Bossa Nova Red HB physocarpa (White - Large Pods) Bossa Nova Rose HB ASPARAGUS CP Bossa Nova White HB meyeri (Foxtail) Brad Thompson sprengeri HB Butterscotch ASYSTASIA (Ganges Primrose) Caravan g. Variegated Caribbean King g. You’re So Vein Cascade BACOPA (Sutera actually) Castaway Calypso Jumbo White Imp Cathedral Windows BASELLA (Malabar Spinach) Catherine Too alba (Purple Berries) chloroneura BEAUCARNEA (Ponytail Palm) TF Concord (Pink – Dark Foliage) HB recurvata Corallina de Lucerna (Pink) Cowardly Lion BEGONIAS Dade Dale Kramer Dave Morris is responsible for our Dale Sena Deco Checks enormous collection of Begonias. Years Deco Daddy ago, he started collecting begonias, Deco Raspberry Truffle and because he’s incapable of making a Deco Rex decision, he just kept every one he came dipetala across. As a result, we have way too Doctor Block many, but it’s a collection admired by Dotsy many a begonia afficianado. We’ve tried Dragon Wing Pink HB thinning it out a bit, and yet new ones Dragon Wing Red HB keep creeping onto the list. Here are some echinosepala ssp. elongatifolia (White) HB egregia of Dave’s babies, each one of which is his Fedor favorite. Thanks, Dave. Fireworks foliosa var. miniata BEGONIA Most foliage types have small light Frosty (Coral Pink) pink or white flowers. Those known for their fuchsioides (Red) flowers are thusly noted with the color. Some fuchsioides Rose Pink are grown for their exceptionally patterned foliage, some for their incredible blooms. IB-TF gehrtii Georgia Tasker Golden Glow acetosa Golden Lime Alto Scharff Golden Swallowtail AmeriHybrid Picotee Flamenco Guinevere AmeriHybrid Ruffles Yellow Gypsy Maiden Angel Falls Soft Pink HB Hannah Rose Angel Glow Hiro Art Hodes Immense Baby Dress imperialis Bad Kitty Jim Wyrtzen (Pink) Baby Wing White HB Judy Cook Bandit Leprechaun’s Kiss barsalouxiae listada Beauvilia Salmon HB Little Beaver Beauvilia White HB Little Brother Montgomery Benitochiba Little Cleo Bethlehem Star ANNUALS AND TROPICALS 18 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS BEGONIA – cont. Little Darling Little Miss Mummey (White) Looking Glass Lopse II Lotusland luxurians macdougallii var. Purpurea maculata Wightii (White) Madame O’Reilly Marley Marmaduke masoniana (Iron Cross) masoniana Tricolor Maurice Amey Mocca Deep Orange Mocca Scarlet Mocca White HB Mocca Yellow HB Mrs. Ludwig My Special Angel (Pink) Non Stop Deep Salmon HB Non Stop Orange HB Non Stop Pink Non Stop Red HB Non Stop White Non Stop Yellow Non Stop Begonia List (Boy, I’ll say) Nile Queen paleata Palomar Prince Palomar Whirlwind partita Passing Storm Peppermint Sabers (Pink) Peter Piper Peter Sharp Phoe’s Cleo Phoe unknown #1 Phoe unknown #2 phutoensis Pink Minx Plover Red Fred Red Planet Red Road Reddington Shores Rex Assorted Richmondensis (Pink) HB Richmondensis Alba (White) HB When did we stop celebrating the moments of our lives with General Foods International Coffees? – Bill Muse BEGONIAS - cont. Rieger Batik (Orange) Rieger Blitz (Yellow) Rieger Borias (Pink) Rieger Carneval Orange/Yellow) Rieger Cindy Fringed (Lt. Pink) Rieger Dragone Sunset (Peach) Rieger Janny Fringed (Apricot) Rieger Netja Dark (Pink) Rieger Polly (Red/White) Rieger Red Baron Royal Lustre San Miguel Santa Cruz (Red Orange) Selover Silver Queen Snoopy Snow Capped (Rose Red) HB Snow Palace Solenia Dark Pink Solenia Dusty Rose Solenia Light Pink Solenia Light Yellow Solenia Orange Solenia Salmon Coral Solenia Velvet Red soli-mutata Sophie Cecile (Pink) Starry Nights Stonewall Summerwings White Susie’s Curl Tiger Kitten Tom Ment (Salmon) True Imperialis U304 U388 U400 U484 Sport U508 Unstoppable Upright Fire Unstoppable Upright White Vivaldi Waterfall Encanto Orange HB Waterfall Victoria Falls HB Whirlwind BIDENS (Beggar’s Tick) HB Marietta (Yellow) BOUGAINVILLEA (Paper Flower) TB Barbara Karst (Fuchsia) Imperial Delight (Pink) Lady Baring (Gold) Miss Pixie (Dwarf Pink - Var. Foliage) Raspberry Ice (Raspberry - Var. Foliage) Purple Queen BOUVARDIA (Trompetilla) ternifolia (Orange) 19 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS BROMELIADS Assorted TB Aechmea Cryptanthus Guzmania Neoregelia Vriesia BROWALLIA (Bush Violet) americana (Blue) BRUGMANSIA (Angel’s Trumpet) TB Betty Marshall (White) Cherub (Pink) Creamsicle (Lt. Apricot Double) Inca Sun (Yellow) Isabella (Pink) Maya (Soft Orange - Var. Foliage) Native Habitat (Double Peach) BULBINE (Snake Flower) frutescens Hallmark (Orange) CALADIUM BU Aaron (White/Green) Blizzard (White/Green) Candidum (White) Cherry Tart (Hot Pink) Florida Cardinal (Red) Florida Sweetheart (Pink) Frog in a Blender (Green Swirls) Gingerland (White/Red/Green) Miss Muffet (White/Red/Green) Pink Beauty (Pink) Postman Joyner (Red) Tapestry (Green/White/Pink) White Queen (White/Red) CALENDULA (Pot Marigold) Neon (Orange) CALIBRACHOA (Trailing Petunia) HB Aloha Kona Pineapple Aloha Midnight Purple Aloha Tiki Neon (Rose) Aloha Tiki Soft Pink Cabaret Bright Red Callie Apricot Callie Burgundy Callie Deep Yellow Callie Light Blue Callie Peach Callie Star Coral Callie White Million Bells Trailing Yellow Mini Famous Double Blue Mini Famous Double Deep Yellow Mini Famous Double Chiffon Mini Famous Purple Superbells Cherry Star Superbells Coralberry Punch Superbells Frostfire COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD • HISTORY MONTH April is History Month at the Alexandria Museum and this April they are honoring beloved native son, Sylvester Carlton, inventor of the medical alphabet. Prior to 1927, prescription writing was very confusing, with doctors using all sorts of different symbols including Phoenician scripts, Egyptian hieroglyphics, the Greek alphabet, and even letters they just made up. It was very challenging to be a pharmacist and even more challenging to be a patient. In 1925, due to a misread prescription, Sylvester’s sister, Mae, grew a fully functional third eye on the side of her head. Although she went on to have a lucrative career with Barnum and Bailey, Sylvester was quite upset with the medical community and decided to fix the problem. In 1927, he introduced what is now the standard medical alphabet, thus raising life expectancy from 29 to 72 years almost overnight. Not only is he revered in the medical and and pharmaceutical professions, but the National Assisted Living Association has a statue of him in the lobby of their headquarters. Sylvester Carlton, we salute you. 20 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS CALIBRACHOA - cont. Superbells Grape Punch Superbells Lemon Slice Superbells Pomegranate Punch Superbells Yellow Chiffon CALLISIA (Inch Plant) TF-CP-HB repens repens Bianca (Variegated) CALOCEPHALUS (Pipe Cleaner Plant) CP brownii CANNA (Canna Lily) BU-TF-TB Black Knight (Fiery Red–Dark Foliage) Blueberry Sparkler (Pink-Dark Foliage) Cannova Bronze Leaf Scarlet Cannova Red Shades Cannova Rose Cannova Yellow Chocolate Sunrise (Yellow-Dark Fol.) Cleopatra (Red/Yellow) Minerva (Yellow-Grn Striped Foliage) Praetoria (Striped Orange) Tenerife (Yellow/Orange) Thai Rainbow (Red Org-Var. Foliage) CAREX (Ornamental Sedge) CP Amazon Mist (Silver) Red Rooster (Orange) CELOSIA (Cockscomb) Comfort (Rosy Purple) Hot Topic Pink Kelos Orange Kelos Magenta CENTAUREA (Dusty Miller) CP gymnocarpa (Colchester White) CEONOTHUS (Carmel Creeper) Diamond Heights CESTRUM (Night Blooming Jasmine) nocturnum (Light Yellow) CHIRITA (Hindustan Gentian) Moonwalker (Dark Blue) CHLOROPHYTUM (Spider Plant) HB c. Bonnie CISSUS (Grape Ivy) HB-TV-TF discolor (Rex Begonia Vine) Ellen Danica CLEOME (Spider Flower) HB-TF Clio (Magenta) Senorita Blanca (White) CLERODENDRUM (Glory Bower) TF thompsonii (White/Red) ugandense (Blue) CODIAEUM (Croton) TF Dreadlocks Gold Dust King of Siam Magnificent THOSE WACKY COLEUS Coleus are the Hawaiian shirts of the plant world. They are those gaudy little plants with the multicolored leaves that you remember from visiting your grandmother’s house and they seem to come in and out of favor. Currently they are popular, mostly because they can be used just about anywhere and provide an anchor of color and/or texture in beds and containers. They shine as either the stars or the supporting players in garden combos. Several years ago they changed the name to Solenostemon, and just recently to Plectranthus, but in a blatant act of taxonomic defiance, we refuse to call them anything but Coleus. Our collection of named varieties is far beyond the bounds of sanity at about 150, give or take 20 or 30. The sad thing is, people keep bringing us new ones. Even sadder is the fact that we keep coming up with new ones of our own. Recently, a fun new flower brand, Hort Couture, picked several of our varieties to feature in their new line of coleus distributed nationally. Also, Stained Glassworks, another national brand, chose our ‘Stu Jr.’ to add to its line. They have renamed it ‘Raspberry Tart’. And if ya think that’s somethin’, how about this. Baker’s Acres is featured in the book by Ray Rogers, ‘Coleus - Rainbow Foliage for Containers and Gardens’, available at fine bookstores everywhere. We think we’re pretty hotsy-totsy now. The following varieties marked with an asterisk are Baker’s Acres originals. COLEUS Alabama Sunset Apocalypse Beaujolais Nouveau Between The Lines* Big Bob* Big Chief Big Enchilada* Big Red Big Red Judy Bipolar Bigolly Black Cherry Ribbons 21 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS COLEUS - cont. Blackberry Waffle Blusher Brazilian Carnival Bronze Pagoda Brooklyn Horror Brownie Points* Butter Cutter Caesar Cantigny Royale Caracas Carm’s Charm* Cheap Frills* Christmas Candy Chuluotta Colleen Color Clouds Hottie Copper Glow Cranberry Sun Dancing Gypsy* Dappled Apple* Dark Star Defiance Definitely Different Dipt in Wine Doctor Wu* Duckfoot Duke of Swirl* El Supremo* Electric Lime Elfers Emerald and Snow Fantastik Felix Filigree Fingerpaint Fishnet Stockings Freckles Frizzy Yellow Garnet Robe Gay’s Delight Glennis Glory Gnash Rambler* HB Gold Brocade Gold Giant Gold Lace Grape Expectations* Henna Hubba Hubba* We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I do not know. - John Foster Hall COLEUS - cont. India Frills Inky Fingers HB Inky Pink Juicy Lucy* Keystone Kopper Kiwi Fern Kiwi Herman* Large Marge* Lenny* Little Twister Live Wire* Lord Voldemort Madalyn Marcellus* Mariposa Merlin’s Magic Midnight Rambler* Mighty Mighty* Mocha Mint* Morning After* Mr. Wonderful Mrs. Harding Odalisque Oxblood Pele Peter’s Wonder Piñata Pineapple Queen Pink Bomb Pink Chaos Pink Elephant* Plum Frost Rasta Primavera* Razzle Dazzle Red Elephant* Religious Radish Religious Rutabaga Riff Raff* Riverstreet Black Riverstreet Pink Roaring Fire Saturn Scuttlebutt* Sedona Shiny Shoes (aka Black Patent Leather) Shocking Pink Sky Fire Smallwood’s Driveway HB Songbird Sorcerer* Squiggy* St. Charles Stella Pink Stormy Weather Stu Jr* Stunning 22 Begonia ‘Angel Glow’ Hemerocallis ‘Desert Flame’ Coleus ‘Color Clouds Hottie’ Coleus Rasta Primavera Celosia ‘Kelos Orange’ Osteospermum ‘Blue Eyed Beauty’ Cuphea llavea Cordyline ‘Willy’s Gold’ Cissus discolor Crassula commutata Helleborus ‘Painted Doubles’ Graptophyllum pictum ‘Chocolate’ Iochroma ‘Royal Queen’ Hibiscus ‘Lord Baltimore’ Tripogandra ‘Glass Beach’ Asystasia ‘You’re So Vein’ Nick at the Michigan Plant Trials Pam checking out begonia baskets A good customer about to be eaten Food truck at the Extravaganza Changing the greenhouse roof Spring has sprung The Baker Fam at Tovah’s wedding Front porch planting Pepper Mandela Pumpkin ‘Kakai’ Watermelon ‘Orange Crisp’ Tomato ‘Rubber Ducky’ Nick’s succulents almost ready Pepper ‘Fish’ Peperomia graveolens Canna ‘Praetoria’ growing nicely ANNUALS AND TROPICALS COLEUS - cont. Swallowtail Swinging Linda HB Tabasco Tell Tale Heart HB The Line Thumbelina Tiger Lily Tilt-a-Whirl Tiny Toes Tooth or Consequences* Trailer Park Princess* Trailing Queen HB Trailing Rose Under the Sea Gold Anemone Vino Violet Tricolor Wasabi Watermelon Wild Streak Wowsers* Yin and Yang* Zesty Zucchini* CODIAEUM (Croton) TF Dreadlocks Gold Dust Magnificent Mammey Mrs. Robinson Petra Zanzibar COLOCASIA (Elephant Ear, Taro) TF Black Beauty Diamond Head Elena gigantea Thailand Giant Hawaiian Punch Illustris Midori Sour Mojito Pink China COPROSMA (Mirror Bush) CP-TF repens Picturata Pink Splendor Taupata Gold CORDYLINE (Ti Plant) TF Black Knight Candy Cane Dr. Brown (Burgundy/Red) Exotica (Green/Pink/Cream) Florica (Rose/Dark Red) Kiwi (Green/Yellow/Pink) Red Sensation (Burgundy - Thin Leaf) Sundance (Green/Yellow Stripe) Willy’s Gold (Rose/Green/Gold) COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD • BATTLE OF THE BANDS This year’s epic battle, as usual, takes place next Saturday at 7 pm in the school gym. The first place band receives a twoweek gig at The Hubbub Club Pub out on the highway and large, gaudy trophy. Second place receives a plaque and a free nightlight from The Nightlight Zone. Everybody gets complimentary packs of Beemans from Annie Get Your Gum. Here’s the lineup: • Density’s Child – This trio sings quite well but they don’t appear very bright. Their lead singer, Beyonde, shows promise, though. • Alice Scooper – They all met when they worked at a Baskin-Robbins. • The Doers – No, they do not play Light My Fire. Please do not ask again. • Flu Fighters – Medical professionals moonlighting as a rock band. • Gnus N’ Roses – The house band at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. • Ten Inch Nails – These guys are all about one-upmanship. They previously called themselves U3. • The Gold and White Stripes – Some people see them as the Blue and Black Stripes. CROSSANDRA (Firecracker Flower) Orange Marmalade nilotica Red pungens (Yellow) CUPHEA (Mexican Heather, Cigar Plant) Allyson (Lavender) Cuphoric Pink David Verity (Orange) Granada (Orange/Yellow) llavea (Red) White Heather CYNARA (Cardoon) TF cardunculus (Blue) CYPERUS (Papyrus) TF Baby Tut isocladus Cleopatra (Yellow Green) King Tut Little Tut 23 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS DAHLIA BU Babylon Red Hypnotica Bellini (Pink) Hypnotica Coral Hypnotica Dark Night (Burgundy) Hypnotica Lavender Hypnotica Sangria (Orange/Yellow) Hypnotica Tropical Breeze (Pink/Yel) Hypnotica Yellow Kelvin Floodlight (Yellow) Mystic Dreamer (Pink) Mystic Fantasy (Peach) Mystic Wonder (Red) XXL Alamos (Red) XXL Chiapas (Rose Pink) XXL Sunset (Orange) XXL Veracruz (Light Pink) DATURA (Thorn Apple, Jimson Weed) Ballerina Purple Belle Blanche (White) DIANTHERA (Pink Candy Plant) nodosa (Pink) DIANTHUS (Pinks) Bearded Mix DIASCIA (Twinspur) Sundiascia Rose Pink DICHONDRA (Kidney Weed) CP Emerald Falls Silver Falls DICLEPTERA (Hummingbird Bush) suberecta (Orange) DIGIPLEXIS (Annual Foxglove) Illumination Flame (Rose/Apricot) Illumination Raspberry DIONAEA (Venus Flytrap) TB muscipula DOLICHOS (Hyacinth Bean) TV lablab (Rose) DRACAENA (Spikes, Corn Plant) CP Colorama Dragon Jade Jewel Dragon Lemon Surprise indivisa (Spikes) Lemon Lime Limelight marginata Rikki DURANTA (Golden Dewdrop) CP-TB e. Gold Edge (Blue) Sweet Memories (Blue/White) ENSETE (Abyssinian Red Banana) TF maurelii EPIPREMNUM (Pothos) HB, TF Njoy THE BATHROOM People come from miles away just to see our bathroom and for very good reason. It is always spectacularly amusing. Nancy said way back that we should always design a really cool bathroom and then change it every two years. The previous bathroom, the famous and award-winning Man Cave, was finally retired after being held over for an extra year. We are replacing it with ????? You’ll just have to come out and see it. ERODIUM (Storksbill) Pink Charm EUPHORBIA (Spurge) Bling Pink Princess cotinifolia TF Diamond Frost (White) Glitz h. Yokoi’s White martinii (Chartreuse) marginata Summer Icicle (White) Starblast Soft Pink White Manaus EVOLVULUS (Hawaiian Blue Eyes) HB Blue My Mind glomeratus Blue Daze FERNS TF Australian Tree Austral Gem Bird’s Nest Blue Star Boston HB Button Fern Chrissy Crested Poly East Indian Holly Fancy Frills Fritz Luthii Holly Kimberly Queen Leslie Macho Mahogany Pacific Maidenhair Rabbit’s Foot Raspberry Rita’s Gold HB Rosy Maidenhair Silver Lace Staghorn Tiger Stripe 24 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS FICUS (Fig) TF lyrata repens Variegated CP robusta Ruby (Variegated) r. Tineke (Variegated) FREYLINIA (Honey Bell Bush) tropica (Blue) FUCHSIA Angel Earrings Dainty (Pink/Purple) Angel Earrings Snowfire Ballerina Blue (Blue/Red) Dark Eyes (Purple/Red Double) Dollar Princess (Purple/Red) HB Eruption (Hot Pink) Fanciful Pink (Pink) Gartenmeister (Orange-Dark Foliage) Southgate (White/Pink) HB GAURA (Wand Flower) Belleza Dark Pink GAZANIA (Treasure Flower) Sunbathers Nahui (Orange Gold) Sunbathers Sunset Jane Lemon Spot Sunbathers Totonaca (Red/Yellow) GERANIUM (Pelargonium actually) Bright Cascade (Cascade Red) HB Caliente Coral Caliente Fire HB Caliente Lavender Caliente Pink Calliope Dark Red HB Calliope Hot Pink HB Calliope Lavender Rose Calliope Scarlet Fire Classic Mosaic Purple Classic Mosaic Red Classic Pink Blush Classic Salmon Classic White crithmifolium Crystal Palace Gem Distinction (Red) Friesdorf (Red) Graziosa Merlot Red Graziosa Royal Salmon Golden Angel (Pink-Gold Foliage) ionidiflorum (Lilac) Ivy Great Balls of Fire Blue Ivy Great Balls of Fire Burgundy Blaze Ivy Great Balls of Fire Burgundy Ivy Great Balls of Fire Dark Red Ivy Great Balls of Fire Deep Rose Ivy Great Balls of Fire Lavender Ivy Great Balls of Fire Melon Ivy Great Balls of Fire White Mr. Henry Cox In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. - Yogi Berra GERANIUM - cont. Persian Queen (Magenta-Gold Foliage) Platinum (Salmon-Var. Foliage) Rocky Mountain Deep Rose Rocky Mountain Orange Sancho Panza (Purple) Scented Attar of Roses Scented Chocolate Mint Scented Citronella (Lemon) Scented Lady Plymouth Scented Sweet Mimosa sidoides (Dark Purple) Sophie Cascade (Pink) HB Tricolor (Red – Variegated) Vancouver Centennial (Scarlet-Variegated) Wilhelm Langguth (Red-Variegated) GERBERA (Gerber Daisy) Cartwheel Strawberry Twist (Mix) Eyecatcher Dark Eye Purple Jaguar Deep Orange Jaguar Deep Rose Jaguar Fire Dark Center Jaguar Orange Picotee Jaguar Pink Jaguar Red Jaguar Rose Picotee Jaguar White Jaguar Yellow Patio Acadia (White-Dk Eye) Patio Everglades (Pink) Patio Great Smoky Mountains (Orange) Patio Olympic (Carmine) Patio Serengeti (Golden Yellow) GIBASIS (Tahitian Bridal Veil) HB-CP geniculata (White) GLECHOMA (Ground Ivy) CP hedeacea Variegated GOMPHRENA (Globe Amaranth) Pinball Purple GRAPTOPHYLLUM (Caricature Plant) TF-CP pictum Chocolate p. Waimea GYNURA (Purple Velvet Plant) CP aurantiaca (Orange) Pink Ice (Orange) HAMELIA (Firebush) patens (Red Orange) HEDERA (English Ivy) CP Assorted Varieties HELIANTHUS (Sunflower) Solita (Yellow) Sunny Smile (Yellow) 25 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS HELICHRYSUM (Licorice Plant) CP Icicle petiolare (Trailing Dusty Miller) p. Limelight (Golden TDM) p. Minus (Miniature TDM) p. Variegated (Variegated TDM) splendidum HELIOTROPIUM (Heliotrope) Fragrant Delight (Purple) White HEMIGRAPHIS (Waffle Plant) CP-TF Exotica Tricolor HIBISCUS (Tropical Mallow) TB Assorted Tradewinds Hybrids Assorted Tall Standards rosa sinensis Variegata HOMALOCLADIUM (Ribbon Bush) CP- TF platycladium HOYA (Wax Plant) TF Hindu Rope Variegated HB Variegated HB IMPATIENS (Busy Lizzy, Balsam) All varieties are Impatiens Downy Mildew resistant balfourii (Pink/White) Bounce Cherry HB Bounce Lavender HB Bounce Lilac HB Bounce Pink Flame HB Bounce White HB Kew species morsei Secret Love (White/Orange) namchabarwensis Blue Diamond niamniamensis (Red/Yellow) n. Golden Cockatoo (Red/Yellow-Var. Fol.) repens (Yellow) CP sodenii La Vida Rosa (White/Rose) s. Robert The Red (Lavender) IMPATIENS (New Guinea Hybrids) Celebrette Appleblossom Celebrette Grape Crush Harmony Magenta Petticoat Blue Star Sonic Magic Pink Sonic Sweet Purple Strike Bright Orange Sunpatiens Compact Blush Pink Sunpatiens Compact Electric Orange Sunpatiens Compact Pink Sunpatiens Compact Royal Magenta Sunpatiens Compact White Sunpatiens Spreading Carmine Red HB Sunpatiens Spreading Clear White Sunpatiens Spreading Corona HB Sunpatiens Spreading Pink Flash After weeks of research and contemplation, I’ve come to the conclusion that all dolphins are happy. Either that or they have a lot of trouble frowning. - Mike MacDonald IMPATIENS - cont. Sunpatiens Spreading Salmon HB Sunpatiens Spreading Scarlet Red HB Sunpatiens Spreading Shell Pink Sunpatiens Spreading White HB Sunpatiens Vigorous Magenta Sunpatiens Vigorous Orange Super Sonic Flame Super Sonic Hot Pink Super Sonic Orange Ice Super Sonic Red Super Sonic White IOCHROMA (Mini Angel Trumpets) TB Royal Queen IPOMOEA (Sweet Potato, Morning Glory) alba Moonflower TV Ace of Spades (Purple Black) CP Blackie (Purple Black) CP Bright Lights Camouflage CP Illusion Emerald Lace CP Mardi Gras CP Margarita (Chartreuse) CP Midnight Lace CP Morning Glory Crimson Rambler TV Morning Glory Heavenly Blue TV Morning Glory Ismay (Two Tone Blue) TV Morning Glory Star of Yelta (Blue/Red) Pink Frost (Pink/Mint/Cream) CP q. Red Cardinal TV Sidekick Black CP Sidekick Lime CP Sweet Caroline Bewitched CP Sweet Caroline Raven CP IRESINE (Bloodleaf) CP Brilliantissima (Purple/Pink) Red Bloodleaf Sunray JASMINUM (Jasmine) TV Fiona Sunrise JUNCUS (Common Rush) CP Blue Dart Lemon Swirl Twister JUSTICIA (Shrimp Plant) betonica (White/Green) brandegeeana Variegated (Brick Red/Yellow) carnea Hollanda (Pink) Fruit Cocktail (Red/Yellow) KALE (Brassica actually) TF Redbor (Purple Foliage) 26 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS LANTANA (Shrub Verbena) Anne Marie Bandana Cherry Sunrise Bandana Lemon Zest Bandana Orange Bandana Peach Bandana Pink Bandana Red Bandana White Bright Orange Confetti (Purple/Yellow/Pink) Landscape Bandana Pink HB Landscape Bandana Red HB Lucky Sunrise Rose Lucky Yellow Red Butler Samantha (Yellow – Variegated) HB Santana Gold HB Santana Peach/Orange HB Santana Yellow HB LAURENTIA (Isotoma) axillaris Beth’s Blue HB fluviatilis (Light Blue) LAVENDER buchii Fern Leaf LEONOTUS (Lions Ear, Wild Dagga) nepeta (Orange) LEYCESTERIA (Himalayan Honeysuckle) Jealousy (White-Chartreuse) LINDERNIA (Angel Tears) grandiflora (Blue/White) LISIANTHUS (Prairie Gentian) Sapphire Blue Sapphire Blue Chip Sapphire Pink Rim Sapphire White LITHODORA Grace Ward (Blue) LOBELIA Hot Springs Dark Blue Magadi Basket Dark Blue HB Magadi Compact Blue + Eye Magadi Dark Blue Magadi Electric Blue HB Magadi White Techno Heat Light Blue Tidepool Blue LOBULARIA (Don’t Call It Alyssum!) Bicolor Pink Stream Purple Stream White Stream LOPHOSPERMUM (Mexican Twist) Compact Rose Compact White Great Cascade Wine Red HB LOTUS (Parrot’s Beak) CP berthelotii (Red) m. Gold Flash LOUTERIDIUM TF donnell-smithii (Green) LYCIANTHES (Blue Potato Bush) r. Great Chlorox Disaster LYSIMACHIA (Golden Globes) c. Variegated (Yellow) nummularia Goldilocks MANDEVILLA (Pink Allamanda) TV-HB Alice DuPont (Pink) Brides Cascade Fancy Red Sun Parasol Giant Crimson MECARDONIA (Baby Jump Up) Gold Dust MELIANTHUS (Honey Bush) TF major (Silver Blue Foliage) MIMOSA (Sensitive Plant) IF pudica MIRABILIS (Four O’Clocks) Limelight (Magenta – Gold Foliage) MUEHLENBECKIA (Wire Vine) CP complexa MUSA (Banana) TF Mekong Giant Siam Ruby NASSELLA (Ponytail Grass) tenuissima NEMESIA Angelart Raspberry NEPENTHES (Pitcher Plant) TF-HB alata LISTS The following is a list of some of our lists, available just for the asking: Butterfly & Hummingbird Favorites Deer and Rabbit Resistant Fresh Cut and Dried Flowers Native and Wildflowers Offered Alpine and Rock Garden Plants Late Summer/Autumn Bloomers Toxic Plants Plants for Sun, Dry Shade, Moist Shade, and Wet Areas Walnut Tolerant Plants Plus several new ones for 2015 We also have Mabel Neidermeyer’s shopping list that she left here twelve years ago. 27 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS NICOTIANA (Flowering Tobacco) langsdorffii (Green) Only the Lonely (White) NIEREMBERGIA (Cupflower) Augusta Blue Skies Summer Splash Light Blue Summer Splash White OENANTHE (Water Parsley) Flamingo (White - Variegated) OPLISMENUS (Basket Grass) CP hirtellus Variegated ORIGANUM (Ornamental Oregano) Kent Beauty (Pink/Green) ORNAMENTAL PEPPER (Capsicum actually) Black Pearl Calico Chilly Chili Sangria ORTHOSIPHON (Cat’s Whiskers) s. White OSTEOSPERMUM (Cape Daisy) Blue Eyed Beauty (Lt Yellow-Blue Eye) Ostica Blue Eye (White/ Blue) Tradewinds Purple Voltage Yellow Zion Copper Amethyst Zion Denim Blue Zion Orange Zion Red OXALIS (Wood Sorrel, False Shamrock) Zinfandel (Yellow-Burgundy Foliage) OXYPETALUM (Tweedia) caeruleum Heavenborn (Turquoise Blue) PACHYSTACHYS (Shrimp Plant) lutea (Yellow) PALMS TF Majesty - Ravenea rivularis Pygmy Date - Phoenix roebelenii PASSIFLORA (Passion Vine) TV Blue Lady Margaret (Dark Red) PENNISETUM (Purple Fountain Grass) Cherry Sparkler Fireworks (Pink Striped) g. Jade Princess (Golden Millet) Prince Princess s. Rubrum PENSTEMON Phoenix Pink Phoenix Red Phoenix Violet PENTAS (Egyptian Star Flower) Cranberry Punch Kaleidoscope Appleblossom PENTAS - cont. Ruby Glow Starcluster Butterfly Mix Starcluster Red Starcluster Rose Starcluster White Stars and Stripes PEPEROMIA TF a. Watermelon Mini Watermelon c. Emerald Ripple c. Red Ripple c. Silver Ripple clusiaefolia fraseri Nana graveolens Hope incana maculosa obtusifolia Var. prostrata puteolata PERILLA (It’s not a Coleus...or is it?) Magilla PERISTROPHE (Marble Leaf) hyssopifolia (Magenta) PETCHOA (Petunia x Calibrachoa) Supercal Neon Rose HB Supercal Pink Ice Supercal Salmon Glow HB PETUNIA Blanket Rose Blanket Violet Cascadias Indian Summer HB Cascadias Rim Violet HB Crazytunia Black Mamba HB Crazytunia Mandeville Crazytunia Pulse Crazytunia Star Jubilee Crazytunia Stonewashed Crazytunia Twilight Lime HB Double Wave Blue Vein Double Wave Blue Velvet Glamouflage Grape Glow Blue Starburst Glow Forest Fire HB Glow Ocean Blue Hells Bells Imp. Moonlight Eclipse Perfectunia Orange Picasso in Pink HB Pretty Much Picasso HB As I forked over the $20 fee at the BandAid Quick Removal Clinic, I couldn’t help but feel a little ripped off. – Mark Sabien 28 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS PETUNIA - cont. Ray Purple Vein Ray Salmon Sanguna Radiant Blue HB Supertunia Bermuda Beach Supertunia Black Cherry HB Supertunia Orchid Charm Supertunia Raspberry Blast Supertunia Vista Bubblegum (Pink) HB Supertunia Vista Silverberry (White) HB Surfinia Bouquet Denim Surfinia Deep Red HB Surfinia Giant Blue HB Surfinia Heavenly Blue HB Surfinia Lime Surfinia Patio Indigo HB Surfinia Patio Yellow Surfinia Summer Double Pink HB Surfinia Summer Double White Sumo Pink HB Sumo Plum HB PHILODENDRON TF Brazil (Green/Gold Foliage) Black Cardinal (Burgundy Foliage) Golden Xanadu Moonlight (Creamy Yellow) selloum Hope Split Leaf (Monstera deliciosa) PHYGELIUS (Cape Fuchsia) Phegees Passionate Pink Pheeges Scarlet Heat Winchester Fanfare (Coral/Yellow) PILEA TF-CP cadierei glauca grandifolia Coral involucrata Norfolk microphylla Variegated Moon Valley nummularifolia pubescens Silver serpyllifolia unknown Ecuadorean species PIPER TF auritum (Root Beer) PLECTRANTHUS (Swedish Ivy) TF-CP ernstii fosteri marginatus (ciliata) Green on Green Hi Ho Silver madagascariensis Var. (Iboza) Mona Lavender (Blue) Nick’s Pick Ochre Flame Old Gold COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD • ALEXANDRIA MALL NEWS Lance Boyle, Assistant Manager of The Alexandria Mall, out on the highway, is excited to announce the addition of these new stores and hopes everyone will come out and give them some local support. • The Salvidor Deli – Their specialty? Melts! • Magnum G. I. - Quick colonoscopies. In and out in 20 minutes. • Tandemonium – Bicycles built for two. • Dr. Rangelove – Cooktops and stoves galore. • Tankin’ It To The Streets – Tank Tops for every occasion • Quilty As Charged – Your One Stop Quilt Shop • HEALTH TIP - Dry Eyes If you ever run out of eye drops, get a pair of tweezers and yank out two or three nose hairs. PLUMBAGO (Cape Leadwort) c. Imperial Blue PORTULACA (Purslane) HB Fairytales Cinderella (Magenta/Gold) Pazzazz Jumbo Yellow Pazazz Pink Glow Pazazz Red Flare Pazzazz Tangerine PSEUDERANTHEMUM (Snow Bush) TF-CP atropurpureum Rubrum a. Tricolor Dark Shadows reticulatum Stainless Steel RHOEO (Oyster Plant, Moses-in-the-Cradle) discolor Tricolor Stripe RICINUS (Castor Bean) TF Carmencita (Rose Red) RUBUS (Creeping Bramble) CP pentalobus 29 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS RUDBECKIA (Gloriosa Daisy) Denver Daisy (Yellow/Burgundy Eye) Prairie Sun (Light Yellow) Tiger Eye Gold RUELLIA (Mexican Petunia) brittoniana Blue conzattii (Light Yellow) elegans (Red) Rio Red RUSSELIA (Firecracker Plant) equisetiformis Compacta (Red) SALVIA (Sage) buchananii (Magenta) chamaedryoides (Mid Blue) confertiflora (Orange) Dancing Flame (Red – Var. Foliage) darcyi (Coral Red) discolor (Black) g. Hot Lips (Red/White) g. Maraschino (Rose) g. Raspberry Royale g. White guaranitica Argentina Skies (Light Blue) g. Black and Blue (Indigo Blue) Indigo Spires (Violet Blue) microphylla Variegated (Red) Mystic Spires (Blue) patens Blue Angel (Dark Blue) Red Neck Girl (Yellow) sinaloensis (Dark Blue) Wendy’s Wish (Deep Fuchsia) x jamensis Golden Girl (Yellow) SCAEVOLA (Fan Flower) Bondi Blue Diamond (Blue/White) Paper Doll Top Model (Blue) HB Surdiva White SCIRPUS (Fiberoptic Grass) CP cernuum SCUTELLARIA (Skullcap) Dorota Blue Purple Fountain Texas Rose SELAGINELLA (Peacock Moss) uncinata SENECIO (Groundsel) confusus Mexican Flame (Orange) TV macroglossus Variegated (Wax Ivy) CP mikanioides (German Ivy) CP SNAPDRAGON (Antirrhinum actually) Dragon Buttery Dragon Peachy Gummi (White) SPILANTHES (Toothache Plant) oleracea (Gold/Dark Red) SOLANUM (Nightshade) jasminoides Var. (White) CP laciniatum (Lavender) p. Jerusalem Cherry Variegated (White) TF quitoense (Naranjilla) (Lavender) TF SOLEIROLIA (Baby Tears) CP soleirolii (Green) s. Aurea (Gold) STREPTOCARPELLA (Dauphin Violet) HB-IB Concord Blue HB STREPTOCARPUS (Cape Primrose) Ladyslippers Blue/White Center STROBILANTHES (Persian Shield) TF-CP dyerianus (Light Blue) STROMANTHE TF Charlie sanguinea Trio Star SUCCULENTS Nick Baker has taken a real liking to the succulents. These are the different families of plants that are mostly native to the drier regions of the world. They have very fleshy foliage that comes in a variety of colors and interesting shapes, sometimes with thorns, sometimes with gorgeous flowers. As a toddler, Nick fell into a bowl of cactus...kinda like Peter Parker getting bitten by a radioactive spider, but as far as we know, Nick has no superpowers. SUCCULENTS All require high light and should be kept on the dry side. 30 Aeonium Blushing Beauty Aeonium canariense Aeonium Dinner Plate Aeonium Kiwi Aeonium pseudo-tabuliforme Aeonium Salad Bowl Aeonium Sunburst Aeonium Zwartkopf Agave a. mediopicta Alba Agave desmettiana Variegata Agave Kissho Kan Agave l. Quadricolor Agave Shark Skin Agave pr. Lemon Lime Aloe Christmas Carol Aloe Dorian’s Black Aloe Franco Aloe Grassie Lassie Aloe Guvnah Aloe juveena Aloe Pink Blush ANNUALS AND TROPICALS SUCCULENTS - cont. Aloe Silver Ridge Aloe somaliensis Aloe vera (Burn Plant) Cotyledon ladismithiensis var. Cotyledon orbiculare (Elk Horns) Cotyledon tomentosa Crassula alpestris Crassula arborescens Crassula commutata Crassula conjuncta Crassula dubia Crassula falcata Crassula Gollum Crassula Hobbitt Crassula lycopodioides Crassula ovata (Jade Plant) Crassula ovata arborescens Crassula o. Hummels Sunset Crassula o. Undulata Crassula o. Variegata Crassula p. Calico Kitten Crassula perforata Var. Crassula rupestris marnieriana Crassula schmidtiana Crassula Springtime Disocactus ramulosa TF-HB Echeveria affinis Echeveria Afterglow Echeveria agavoides Echeveria Black Prince Echeveria Blue Sky Echeveria chroma Echeveria Doris Taylor Echeveria gibbiflora Echeveria harmsii Echeveria imbricata Echeveria Lola Echeveria minima Echeveria Neon Breakers Echeveria nodulosa Echeveria peacockii Subsessilis Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg Echeveria pulidonis Echeveria pulvinata Echeveria pulvinata Frosty Echeveria Raindrop Echeveria Red Prince Echeveria The Rose Echeveria Topsy Turvy Echeveria Zorro Epiphyllum oxypetalum Euphorbia aeruginosa Euphorbia anoplia Euphorbia ferox NICKNAMES Nicknames of Famous People Only Their Close Friends Know Henry Kissinger – Smoochie Noam Chomsky – No-no or Chomps Mitch McConnell – Yertle Will Ferell –Wilfare Jennifer Lawrence – Larry Charlie Rose – Bud John Kerry – Horse Face or Seabiscuit Ruth Bader Ginsberg – Darth Bader Brian Williams – Sir Lies-a-lot George Clooney – Looney Cloons John Boehner – OJ Barack Obama – Bo Mama Kathy Bates – Obee Kaybee Nancy Baker - Nanook Neil Patrick Harris – Loogie Howser David Letterman – Gappy Hayes Conan O’Brien – O’Bi Wan Conobi Oprah Winfrey – Opsie Daisy Vladimir Putin – Putin on the Ritz Ronald Reagan – R-Ron SUCCULENTS - cont. Euphorbia mammillaris Var. Euphorbia platyclada Euphorbia t. Sticks on Fire (Orange Foliage) Euphorbia trigona rubra Euphorbia assorted species & Hybrids Gasteria bicolor Gasteria unknown Graptopetalum Ghost Graptopetalum pentandrum Graptopetalum superbum Graptoveria amethorum Graptoveria Fred Ives Haworthia cuspidata Kalanchoe beharensis Kalanchoe b. Fang Kalanchoe b. minima Kalanchoe Big Mama Kalanchoe Fantastic Kalanchoe f. Creamed Scallops Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri Kalanchoe hildebrandtii Kalanchoe longiflora Kalanchoe luciae Kalanchoe nyikae Kalanchoe orgyalis Kalanchoe pumila 31 ANNUALS AND TROPICALS SUCCULENTS - cont. Kalanchoe tomentosa Lampranthus deltoides Lepismium cruciforme Lithops assorted species (Living Stones) Manfreda Chocolate Chip Manfreda Spot (False Agave) Opuntia c. Pinta Rita Opuntia Variegated Spineless (Prickly Pear) Orostachys boehmerii Pachyphytum hookeri Pachyphytum oviferum Pedilanthus Lemon Crinkle Pedilanthus t. Zig Zag Lime Peperomia dolabriformis Portulacaria afra (Elephant’s Bush) Portulacaria afra Variegated Rhipsalis capiliformis HB Rhipsalis paradoxa HB Rhipsalis pilocarpa HB Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation (Snake Plant) Sansevieria cylindrica Sansevieria Moonshine Scilla violacea (White) Sedum lineare Variegatum Sedum makinoi Ogon (Golden Foliage) CP Sedum makinoi Variegated Sedum morganianum (Burro’s Tail) HB Sedum nussbaumerianum Sedum rubrotinctum Sedum rubrotinctum Aurora Sedum Tokyo Sun Senecio crassissimus Senecio haworthii Senecio j. Variegata Senecio radicans (String of Pearls) HB Senecio rowleyanus Senecio scarposus Senecio serpens Senecio vitalis Stapelia gigantea SYNGONIUM (Arrow Leaf) TF Allusion Hybrids TALINUM (Jewel of Opar) crassifolium Kingwood Gold (Carmine) THUNBERGIA TV-TB Sunny Arizona Star HB Sunny Lemon Star HB Sunny Orange Wonder HB Sunny Susy New Orange HB Sunny Susy Red Orange HB Sunny Susy Yellow Dark Eye HB Susie Mix (Black-eyed Susan Vine) Susie White TIBOUCHINA (Princess Flower) TB grandifolia (Blue) urvilleana Variegata (Blue) TINANTIA (Widows Tears) pringlei (Light Blue) TORENIA (Wishbone Flower) Solarina Misty Veil (Light Blue) Summer Wave Bouquet Gold HB Summer Wave Bouquet White HB Summer Wave Large Blue HB Summer Wave Large Silver HB TRADESCANTIA (Spiderwort) HB-TF-CP Kevin’s Purple pallida Purple Queen HB pallida Variegated Rainbow sillamontana Trading Gold White Striped zebrina (Purple Wandering Jew) HB TRIPOGANDRA (False Bromeliad) TF Glass Beach TURNERA (Buttercup Flower) ulmifolia El Dorado (Yellow) VERBENA (Vervain) bonariensis Endurascape Blue Endurascape Hot Pink Homestead Purple Lanai Bright Pink Lanai Candy Cane Lanai Twister Pink Lanai Twister Purple Lanai White Superbena Pink Parfait VIGNA (Snail Vine) TV caracalla (Lavender) VINCA (Vinca Vine) CP major Variegated m. Wojo’s Jem XANTHOSOMA (Elephant Ear) TF Lime Zinger ZALUZIANSKYA (Night Phlox) capensis (White) WORDS TO LIVE BY In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. - Maya Angelou 32 ANNUALS IN FLATS This list includes all annuals that are considered ‘bedding’ annuals and annual flowers used for cutting or drying. They are grown in 10” by 20” flats consisting of twelve 3-packs per flat (36 plants per flat). Certain other plants are grown in 306 flats consisting of three larger 6packs per flat. They are marked 306. The following are the volumes. 3 cells @ 4.5 fl oz / 133 ml Total pack 13.5 fl oz / 399 ml 6 cells @ 9.5 fl oz / 281 ml Total pack 1.78 qt / 1.69l Bold = New for 2015 KEY ✄= Cut Flower ✺= Dried Flower ❍= Full Sun ◗= Part Shade ●= Shade WD = Well Drained M = Moist D = Drought tolerant AGERATUM (Mist Flower) ❍, M Blue Hawaii Blue Horizon (Tall) ✄ ALYSSUM (Sweet Alyssum) ❍-◗, WD Clear Crystals Mix Easter Bonnet Deep Pink Easter Bonnet Lavender Easter Bonnet Lemonade Easter Bonnet Peach Easter Bonnet Violet Snow Crystals BALSAM (Impatiens balsamina) ◗, WD Topknot Mix BEGONIA (Begonia semperflorens) ❍-◗-● Bada Bing Rose (Green Leaf) Bada Boom Rose (Bronze Leaf) Big Bronze Leaf Rose 306 Big Green Leaf Pink 306 Big Green Leaf Red 306 Senator Mix (Dark Leaf) Senator Pink Senator Scarlet Senator White Super Olympia Mix (Green Leaf) Super Olympia Pink I’d love to know what started the tiff between nature and vacuums. Whatever it is, though, I’ll bet nature’s carpet is in a pretty bad way. - Blulu BEGONIA - cont. Super Olympia Red Super Olympia White BROWALLIA (Bush Violet) ◗-●, WD Bells Marine (Dark Blue) CALENDULA (Pot Marigold) ❍, WD Bon Bon Orange Bon Bon Yellow CELOSIA (Cockscomb) ❍, WD Amigo Mix (Dwarf Crested) Fashion Look Mix Flamingo Feather Purple ✄, ✺ Fresh Look Orange Fresh Look Red Fresh Look Yellow New Look (Red/Dark Foliage) Smart Look Romantica (Pink) CENTAUREA (Bachelor Button) ❍, WD Florence Mix ✄ CHRYSANTHEMUM (Mini Marguerite) ❍ Snowland (White) CLEOME (Spider Flower) ❍ Queen Mix Sparkler Mix Sparkler Rose COLEUS (Solenostemon) ❍-◗-● Black Dragon Carefree Mix Chocolate Covered Cherry Chocolate Splash Dark Chocolate Lime Delight Mighty Mosaic Versa Watermelon Wizard Mix Wizard Pineapple (Gold) Wizard Velvet Red COSMOS ❍, WD Picotee Sensation Mix ✄ Seashells Mix ✄ Sonata Mix Sonata Pink Sonata White CUPHEA (Cigar Flower) ❍, WD ignea Dynomite (Red) DAHLIA ❍ Diablo Mix Figaro Mix Figaro Red Figaro Violet 33 ANNUALS IN FLATS DAHLIA - cont. Figaro Yellow Harlequin Mix DIANTHUS (Pinks) ❍, WD Lavender Picotee Ideal Select Mix Super Parfait Raspberry (Dark Red/White) Super Parfait Red Peppermint Telstar Coral Telstar Crimson Telstar Mix DUSTY MILLER (Senecio) ❍-◗, WD Silverdust FOUR O'CLOCKS (Mirabilis) ❍-◗, WD Mix GAZANIA (Treasure Flower) ❍, WD-D Big Kiss Orange Flame Big Kiss Red Big Kiss White Flame Big Kiss Yellow Flame New Day Orange Clear New Day Pink Shades New Day Red Shades New Day Strawberry Shortcake Mix New Day Sunny Side Up Mix New Day Yellow GERANIUM (Seed Varieties) ❍, WD Bullseye Cherry Bullseye Salmon Pinto Coral All in 306 Pinto Deep Red Pinto White to Rose GOMPHRENA (Globe Amaranth) ❍, WD Fireworks Gnome Purple (Dwarf) Qis Carmine ✄, ✺ Qis Purple ✄, ✺ Qis Red ✄, ✺ Qis White ✄, ✺ HELICHRYSUM (Strawflower) ❍, WD Tall Mix ✺ HYPOESTES (Polka Dot Plant) ❍-◗, WD Pink Splash Red Splash White Splash IMPATIENS (Busy Lizzy) ◗-●, M-WD Super Elfin Blue Pearl (Lavender) Super Elfin Lipstick Super Elfin Mix Super Elfin Orange Bright Super Elfin Pink The doctor says I’m allergic to artificial flowers. I asked him for a cure and he prescribed me a placebo. - Paul B. IMPATIENS - cont. Super Elfin Punch Super Elfin Red ALL SUSCEPTIBLE TO Super Elfin Rose IMPATIENS DOWNY Super Elfin Ruby MILDEW Super Elfin Violet Super Elfin White IMPATIENS NEW GUINEA ◗-●, M-WD Divine Cherry Red Divine Hot Cha Cha Mix Divine Islander Mix All in 306 Divine Lavender Divine Orange ALL RESISTANT TO Divine Pink IMPATIENS Divine Pink Pearl DOWNY MILDEW Divine Scarlet Bronze Leaf Divine Violet Divine White Blush LOBELIA ❍-◗, WD Riviera Marine Blue Riviera Sky Blue MARIGOLD (Tagetes) ❍, WD Antigua Orange Antigua Primrose Bonanza Deep Orange Bonanza Flame Bonanza Mix (Dwarf) Bonanza Yellow Disco Red Disco Yellow Garden Joy Orange Garden Joy Yellow Janie Harmony Janie Primrose (Light Yellow) Marvel Orange Marvel Yellow Mr. Majestic (Striped) Safari Red Safari Yellow Safari Yellow Fire Taishan Gold Taishan Orange Taishan Yellow Vanilla (White) MELAMPODIUM (Medallion Flower) Lemon Delight ❍, WD-D NASTURTIUM (Tropaeolum) ❍ Alaska Mix (Variegated) Empress of India (Scarlet) Jewel Mix NICOTIANA (Tobacco) ❍-◗ Fragrant Cloud (Tall White) Perfume Deep Purple Perfume Lime Perfume Mix PANSY (Viola) ❍-◗, WD Delta Blotch Mix 34 ANNUALS IN FLATS PANSY - cont. Delta Deep Blue w/Blotch Delta Pure Yellow Delta Tapestry (Shades of Red & Gold) Delta Watercolors Mix Fizzy Lemonberry Frizzle Sizzle Mix Halloween 2 (Black) Imperial Antique Shades Spring Matrix Pink Shades Ultima Morpho (Blue/Yellow) PETUNIA ❍, WD Baby Duck Yellow Carpet Blue Carpet Blue Star Carpet Bright Red Carpet Mix Carpet Pink Carpet Sky Blue Carpet Velvet Carpet White Daddy Sugar (Light Purple) Debonair Dusty Rose Easy Wave Blue 306 Easy Wave Burgundy Star 306 Easy Wave Burgundy Velour 306 Easy Wave Plum Pudding Mix 306 Easy Wave Plum Vein 306 Easy Wave Red 306 Easy Wave Red Velour 306 Easy Wave White 306 Frost Blue Picobella Blue Pink Wave 306 Pretty Flora Purple Pretty Grand Midnight Pretty Grand Summer (Cherry Red) Prism Sunshine (Yellow) Purple Pirouette (Double) Purple Wave Improved 306 Rose Pirouette (Double) Shock Wave Spark Mix 306 Sophistica Blackbherry Sophistica Lime Bicolor (Pink/Lime) Sophistica Lime Green Sophistica Twilight (Pink/Lt Green) Supercascade Blue Supercascade Pink Supercascade Red Supercascade White Tidal Wave Cherry 306 PHLOX (Annual Phlox) ❍-◗, WD 21st Century Mix PORTULACA (Moss Rose) ❍, WD-D Happy Hour Banana COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD Monica Zirkle’s husband, Dirk, has a job collecting golf balls out at the Hack Land Driving Range on Hardscrabble Road. He used to get covered in welts and bruises until he devised a protective cage to keep the golf balls from hitting him. He’s very happy with it, so much so, that he even takes his lunch break out on the range just in front of the 150 sign. The device has proven very versatile at home, seeing as how Dirk is not the neatest guy in the world and Monica has a penchant for throwing things. He even uses it on the annual Weasel Drive that takes place every fall. He and a bunch of guys from the Hardscrabble Hunt Club tramp through the woods rounding up all the weasels. They don’t do anything with them and let them go unharmed; they just do it for the fun of it. Dirk says that the pesky little devils always go for your eyes or your arm pits and his cage comes through like a champ. PORTULACA - cont. Happy Hour Fuchsia Happy Hour Orange Happy Hour Peppermint 35 ANNUALS IN FLATS SALVIA (Scarlet Sage, Mealy Cup Sage) ❍ Lighthouse Rhea (Blue) Snow Nymph Summer Jewel Pink Summer Jewel Red Victoria (Blue) ✺ Vista Red SNAPDRAGON (Antirrhinum) ❍, WD Madame Butterfly Mix (Tall) ✄ Montego Mix Montego Red Montego Yellow Rocket Gold ✄ Rocket Mix (Tall) ✄ Rocket Pink ✄ Speedy Sonnet Rose Speedy Sonnet Yellow Twinny Peach STATICE (Limonium) ❍, WD Fortress Dark Blue ✄, ✺ Fortress Heavenly Blue ✄, ✺ Fortress Yellow ✄, ✺ STOCK (Matthiola) ❍, WD Vintage Mix TITHONIA (Mexican Sunflower) ❍-◗, WD Fiesta del Sol (Orange) TORENIA (Wishbone Flower) ❍-◗ Kauai Deep Blue Kauai Mix Kauai Rose VERBENA (Vervain) ❍, WD canadensis (Rose) Imagination (Purple) Quartz Blue VINCA (Catharanthus, Periwinkle) ❍, WD-D Jams N Jellies American Pie Mix Jams N Jellies Blackberry Jams N Jellies Blueberry Pacifica Apricot Pacifica Cranberry Pacifica White Titan Apricot Titan Dark Red Titan Icy Pink Titan Lavender Blue Halo Titan Lilac Titan Polka Dot Titan Pure White Titan Rose VIOLA ❍-◗, WD Assorted varieties ZINNIA ❍, WD Benary Mix (Tall) ✄ Crystal White ZINNIA - cont. Magellan Mix Magellan Pink Magellan Scarlet Magellan Yellow Oklahoma Mix (Tall) ✄ Pop Art Golden Red Profusion Cherry Profusion Coral Pink Profusion Double Fire Profusion Double Hot Cherry Profusion Orange Profusion White Queen Lime Queen Red Lime Swizzle Cherry and Ivory Swizzle Scarlet and Yellow Uproar Rose Zahara Double Cherry Zahara Double Fire Zahara Double Strawberry Zahara Scarlet Zahara Starlight Rose Zahara Sunburst Zahara Yellow Zowie Yellow Flame I count putting on my jeans as fifteen minutes of cardio. Skinny jeans are only good if you have skinny genes. - Matt Dunn 36 ARUGULA (Rocket) Astro - F Roquette - F ASIAN GREENS Joi Choi (Bok Choy) – F It’s official, growing your own food is Komatsuna (Summerfest) - F in! Ever since Michele Obama put in a Mizuna – F vegetable garden at the White House, seed Purple Mizuna - F sales have been steadily on the rise. Again Purple Pac Choi - F this year we’ll carry seed packets from Tatsoi – F Tokyo Bekana - F Seed Saver’s Exchange, a seed company BEET Bull’s Blood - F based in Decorah, Iowa. They are the BROCCOFLOWER - F largest non-governmental seed bank in BROCCOLI DeCicco - F the country. Many of their seed varieties Green Magic – F come from members of the exchange, Raab - F people who send in their grandpa’s Spigariello Liscia (Leaf Type) - F favorite tomato seed that he saved year BRUSSEL SPROUTS Falstaff (Purple) - F after year. And all of their seeds are Jade Cross E - F CABBAGE Copenhagen Market* - F “Open Pollinated”, a term synonymous Danish Ballhead* - F with “Heirloom”. The seeds produced by Deadon - F these types of plants can be easily saved Early Flat Dutch* - F because they will turn out pretty much Early Jersey Wakefield* - F the same each year, whereas hybrid seeds Late Flat Dutch *- F will not come true. This is because hybrids Napa Rubicon - F have been bred to have certain qualities O S Cross - F by using two different parents and if you Ruby Perfection - F Savoy Ace- F try to save and replant the seed it won’t Savoy King - F turn out the same. Which brings me to Stonehead - F the issue of food security. Growing open CAULIFLOWER Cheddar (Gold) – F pollinated varieties and saving your own Fremont – F seed is a great way to take the whole Graffitti (Purple) - F process of home food production a step CELERIAC Brilliant - F further, and starts to close that loop of CELERY Golden Self-branching* - F having to rely on outside resources such Tango - F COLLARDS Champion - F as big seed companies. People often ask if we carry bean, pea, or corn plants. The CUCUMBER Armenian* - 3C Boothby’s Blonde* - 3C answer is we usually don’t because these Burpless #26 - 3C are very easy to start from seed directly in Crystal Apple* - 3C the ground. Starting your own seeds can Diva - 3C be healthy, rewarding, economical and Homemade Pickles - 3C fun. But don’t forget, for those who aren’t Lemon* – 3C comfortable in doing this, we’re here for Mexican Gherkin - 3C Poona Kheera - 3C you. Spacemaster 80 – 3C KEY Striped Armenian - 3C F=10” x 20” flats, 12 packs of 3, 36 per flat Suyo Long* - 3C Each cell 4.5 fl oz / 133 ml Sweet Success - 3C 4C=4” fiber pots, 12 per flat EGGPLANT Barbarella - 4C Each pot 9.46 fl oz / 280 ml Black Beauty - 4C 3C=3” fiber pots, 12 per flat Classic- F, 4C Each pot 7.2 fl oz / 213 ml Dancer - 4C G=Gallon, 3.69 qt / 3.49 l Fairy Tale - 4C CB=Color Bowl, 1 gal / 3.78 l Ghostbuster (White) – 4C Green Goddess - 4C New plants for 2015 are listed in Bold Type. Ichiban - F, 4C * = Heirloom VEGETABLES 37 VEGETABLES EGGPLANT - cont. Kermit (Thai) - 4C Little Fingers – 4C Millionaire - F, 4C Pingtung Long* - 4C Pumpkin on a Stick - 4C Rosa Bianca* - 4C ENDIVE Tres Fine Maraichere - F ESCAROLE Natacha - F FENNEL Perfection (Bulbing Type) - F GOURDS Dipper - 3C Gremlins Mix (Small) - 3C Lunch Lady Mix (Large) - 3C Snake - 3C Speckled Swan - 3C GREENS Mizspoona GROUND CHERRY Aunt Molly’s* – 4C KALE Green Curled Winterbor - F Lacinato/Dinosaur* - F Rainbow - F Red Russian* - F Redbor - F White Russian - F KOHLRABI Garth’s Purple - F Kossack - F Winner - F LEEK Lexton - F Megaton – F LETTUCE Adriana (Butterhead) - F All Lettuce Mix - CB Black Seeded Simpson - F Braising Mix - CB Buttercrunch (Bibb) - F Cimmaron Red (Romaine) - F Concept (Summer Crisp) - F Cracoviensis - F Deer Tongue (Bibb)* – F Deer Tongue Red (Bibb)* – F Freckles* (Romaine) - F Jericho (Romaine) - F Mascara - F Red Iceberg - F Red Fire - F Red Sails - F Red Salad Bowl - F Rhazes (Red Romaine) - F Saladbowl Green - F Saladbowl Red - F Skyphos (Red Butterhead) - F Summertime (Iceberg) - F Tropicana (Heat tolerant-leaf) - F MELON Ambrosia (Cantaloupe) - 3C Burpee’s Hybrid (Cantaloupe Eden’s Gem (Green Cantaloupe)* - 3C Emerald Gem (Cantaloupe)* - 3C Pros and Cons of making food Pros: Food Cons: Making MELON - cont. Hale’s Best (Cantaloupe)* - 3C Lambkin (Christmas) - 3C Lily (Crenshaw)- 3C Minnesota Midget (Cantaloupe) - 3C Noir des Carmes (Fr. Cantaloupe)* - 3C Prescott Fond Blanc (Cantaloupe)* - 3C Sakata’s Sweet (Asian)* - 3C Sarah’s Choice (Cantaloupe) - 3C Savor (Charantais) - 3C Sugar Cube (Cantaloupe) – 3C MUSTARD Green Wave - F Red Giant - F OKRA Burgundy - F Millionaire - F ONION Sets (Bulbs) Red Vidalia White Yellow PEPPER BELL Bell Boy - F, 4C Chocolate Beauty - 4C Golden Summer - F, 4C Ivory - 4C Jingle Bell (Mini) - 4C King Arthur (Red) - F, 4C Lady Bell - F, 4C Lilac - 4C Merlot - 4C Mohawk (Containers) - 4C Red Knight – F, 4C Super Heavyweight - 4C Valencia (Orange Bell) - 4C White Zinfandel - 4C PEPPER HOT Aji Amarillo* - 4C Aji Cristal* - 4C Anaheim - 4C Ancho/Poblano - F, 4C Beaver Dam* - 4C Big Sun Habanero - 4C Biker Billy - 4C Black Hungarian - 4C Bulgarian Carrot Chile* - 4C Caribbean Red (Very Hot) - 4C Cayenne - F Cherry Bomb - 4C Chiltepin (Very Hot) - 4C Chocolate Ghost - 4C Chocolate Habanero/Black Congo - 4C Cyklon* - 4C Datil (Mild) - 4C Fatalii* - 4C 38 VEGETABLES PEPPER HOT - cont. Fish - 4C Georgia Flame* - 4C Ghost (Bhut Jalokia-One of the Hottest!) – 4C Giant White Habanero - 4C Golden Cayenne - 4C Habanero (Hot) - 4C Holy Molé (Mild) – 4C Hungarian Hot (Hot Banana) - F, 4C Hot Portugal *- 4C Jalapeno (Hot) - F, 4C Lemon Drop* - 4C Mustard Habanero - 4C Nepalese Hot Bell* - 4C Padrone - 4C Pasilla Bajio - 4C Peach Habanero - 4C Purple Cayenne* - 4C Reaper (Hot) - 4C Red Fatalii - 4C Red Manzano (Med Hot) - 4C Red Peter (Hot)* – 4C Rooster Spur* - 4C Scotch Bonnet - 4C Serrano (Hot) – 4C 7 Pot Brain - 4C Super Chili (Hot) - F, 4C PEPPER HOT - cont. Thai Hot - 4C Tobasco - 4C Trinidad Scorpion* (LETHAL) - 4C Urfa Biber - 4C Wenk’s Yellow Hot* - 4C White Habanero - 4C Yellow Ghost - 4C Yellow Mushroom - 4C Yellow Scorpion* - 4C Zimbabwe Bird - 4C PEPPER SWEET Cajun Belle - 4C Carmen - 4C Corno di Toro* - 4C Cubanelle* – 4C Fooled You (Mild Jalapeno) – 4C Giant Marconi - F Golden Treasure - 4C Gypsy - 4C Hungarian Sweet (Sweet Banana) - F, 4C Lipstick - 4C Lunchbox Mix - F Lunchbox Orange - 4C Lunchbox Red - 4C Lunchbox Yellow - 4C Olga’s Kami* - 4C Paprika - 4C Padrone - 4C A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do. - P. J. O’Rourke PEPPER SWEET - cont. Peperoncini – 4C Pimento Elite - 4C Sheepnose Pimento *- 4C Shishito - 4C PUMPKIN Dill’s Atlantic Giant - 3C Fairytale (Musque de Provence)* - 3C Jack-Be-Little - 3C Jarrahdale* - 3C Kakai - 3C Lumina (White) - 3C New England Sugar Pie* - 3C Red Warty Thing* - 3C Rouge vif D’etampes* - 3C Sorcerer – 3C RADDICHIO Bel Fiore - F Fiero - F Indigo - F SCALLIONS Deep Purple - F Nabechan - F SPINACH Bloomsdale Longstanding* - F Emu - F Perpetual - F Tyee - F SQUASH SUMMER Papaya Pear – 3C Sunburst Patty Pan - 3C Superpik (Yellow Straightneck) - 3C Yellow Crookneck* - 3C SQUASH WINTER Black Futsu* - 3C Blue Ballet - 3C Buttercup (Bonbon) - 3C Delicata - 3C Delicata Bush - 3C Early Butternut - 3C Green Striped Cushaw - 3C Jet (Acorn) - 3C Kabocha Orange Sunshine - 3C Long Island Cheese* - 3C Red Kuri - 3C Spaghetti - 3C Sweet Dumpling - 3C Sweet Meat* - 3C Waltham Butternut* - 3C Winter Luxury* - 3C STRAWBERRY (Yeah, we know they’re fruits) All Star - June bearing - 3C square Fort Laramie - Everbearing - 3C square Honeoye - June bearing - 3C square Ozark Beauty - Everbearing - 3C square Seascape - Everbearing - 3C square Sequoia - June bearing - 3C square 39 TOMATO HEIRLOOM - cont. Hungarian Heart* - 4C Jaune Flamme* - 4C STRAWBERRY - cont. Kellogg’s Breakfast* - 4C, G White Carolina - (Pineberry) - 3C sq. Marglobe* - F SWEET POTATOES Georgia Jet - 3C square Mortgage Lifter * - 4C, 6” Grafted Vardaman - 3C square Moskvich* - 4C SWISS CHARD Bright Lights - F Mr. Stripey* - 4C, G Burgundy - F Old German* - 4C Fordhook Giant - F Orange Oxheart * - 4C Oriole - F Orange Strawberry* - 4C TOMATILLO De Milpa* – F Oxheart * - 4C Gigante - F TOMATO CHERRY Bumble Bee Sunrise-4C Paul Robeson* - 4C Pineapple* - 4C, 6” Grafted Chocolate Cherry - 4C Pineapple Pig* - 4C Cupid (Grape) - 4C Pink Berkeley Tie Dye* - 4C Green Grape - 4C Principe Borghese* - 4C Hagan Little Yellow - 4C Rose* - F, 4C Indigo Rose - 4C Rossa Sicilian* - 4C Italian Ice - 4C Silvery Fir Tree* - 4C Matt’s Wild Cherry* - 4C Soldacki* - 4C Red Pear* - 4C Stupice* - 4C Sugar Lump* - 4C Thessalonika* - 4C Sun Cherry - F, 4C Valencia* - 4C Sungold - F, 4C, G White Tomesal* - 4C Sun Sugar - 4C TOMATO HYBRID Abraham Lincoln - 4C Supersweet 100 - F, 4C, G Beefmaster (Beefsteak) - F, 4C Sweet ‘n’ Neat Scarlet - 6” Better Boy - F, 4C, G Sweet ‘n’ Neat Yellow - 6” Better Bush - 4C Sweet Treats - 4C Big Beef - 6” Grafted Tomatoberry - 4C Big Boy - F, G White - 4C Big Zac - F, 4C Yellow Pear* - 4C Biltmore - F, 4C TOMATO HEIRLOOM Ananas Noire* - 4C Bush Champion - 4C Aunt Ruby’s German * - 4C Celebrity - F, 4C Big Rainbow* - 4C Champion - F, 4C, G Black Krim* – 4C Chef’s Choice - 4C Brandywine * - F, G, 6” Grafted Fourth of July - F, 4C, G Caspian Pink* - 4C Fried Green - 4C Cherokee Purple * - 4C, G, 6” Grafted Husky Red - 4C Copia* - 6” Grafted Jetsetter - F Costoluto Genovese * - 4C Lemon Boy - F, 4C, G Dixie Golden Giant* - 4C Park’s Whopper - F German Red Strawberry* - 4C Rutgers - F Giant Belgium* - 4C Tomande – F, 4C Gold Medal* - 4C Valley Girl - 4C, G Goldie* - 4C Yellow Stuffer - 4C Great White* - 4C TOMATO PASTE Amish Paste * - F, 4C Herb’s German Gold* - F, 4C La Roma – F, 4C Herb’s Red* - F, 4C Orange Banana* - 4C Hillbilly* - F, 4C Purple Russian* - 4C Roman Candle* - 4C We kids feared many things in those days San Marzano – F, 4C - werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sicilian Paste* - 4C Sunday School - but they all paled in TOMATO SALADETTE Black Plum* - 4C Green Zebra * - 4C comparison with Brussels sprouts. - Dave Health Kick - 4C Barry VEGETABLES 40 VEGETABLES HERBS TOMATO SALADETTE - cont. Ildi - 4C Japanese Trifele* - 4C Juliet - 4C Moonglow - 4C Red Zebra - 4C Wapsipinicon Peach* - 4C TOMATO/POTATO Ketchup ‘n’ Fries - 10” Grafted WATERMELON Crimson Sweet - 3C Cream of Saskatchewan* - 3C Moon and Stars* - 3C Orange Crisp - 3C Peace - 3C Sorbet Swirl - 3C Sugar Baby - 3C Yellow Doll - 3C ZUCCHINI Alexandria - 3C Cocozelle - 3C Costata Romanesco* - 3C Eight Ball - 3C Elite - 3C Raven - 3C Sungreen (Compact) - 3C This year the herbs will be in the greenhouse beside the vegetable house. Besides these plants, we also offer packaged seed, bulk seed, potted horseradish, Jersey Knight asparagus roots, seed potatoes, onion sets, and the new pink-flowered strawberry hybrids, Frisan and Toscana, in hanging baskets. I used to be into ‘forbidden fruit’, but I’ve moved on to ‘verboten vegetables’. - Josh Stern Pot sizes 14.29 fl oz / 422.7 ml 1.42 pt / 675.9 ml KEY A=Annual herbs B=Biennial herbs P=Perennial herbs T=Tender Needs winter protection C=Culinary APIUM Cutting Celery A-C BASIL Amethyst A-C Cinnamon Genovese Greek Column Green Bouquet Herbalea Ajaka Herbalea Green Ball Herbalea Green Fortune Holy Green Holy Green and Red Italian Lettuce Leaf Licorice Lime Mammoth Mrs. Burns Lemon Poppy Joes Purple Ruffles Red Freddy Red Rubin Siam Queen Spicy Globe Supersweet Chen Sweet BAY LAUREL T-C BORAGE Blue A BURNET P-C CATNIP Common P Lemon Scented CHAMOMILE German A-C CHERVIL A-C CHIVES Common P-C Garlic CILANTRO Coriander Calypso A-C 3-packs COMFREY P CURRY PLANT A DILL Bouquet A-C Fernleaf Mammoth Super Dukat EUCALYPTUS A 41 HERBS FENNEL Bronze T-C Green GARLIC A-C GERMANDER P HOREHOUND Common P-C LAVENDER Ellegance White P Goodwin Creek P-C P Grosso P-C Jean Davis P-C Provence P LEMON BALM Common P-C LEMON GRASS A-C LEMON VERBENA A-C LOVAGE P-C MARJORAM Compactum A-C Sweet MELALEUCA Tee Tree A MINT Apple P-C Chewing Gum Chocolate Ginger Kentucky Colonel Lemon Lime Mojito Orange Peppermint Pineapple Spearmint MOUNTAIN MINT P-C ONION Bunching A OREGANO Cuban (Plectranthus) A Greek P-C Hot and Spicy P-C Italian P-C Mexican A-C Turkestan A-C PAPALO A PARSLEY Curled B-C 3-packs Italian PATCHOULI Pogostemon A PLECTRANTHUS caninus A ROSEMARY Arp P-C Barbeque T-C Cascading T-C Common T-C Golden Rain T-C Gorizia T-C Madeline Hill P-C Spice Island T-C Tuscan Blue T-C RUE P SAGE Common P-C Dwarf P-C Golden A SAGE - cont. Honeydew Melon A Hummingbird A Mexican A Pineapple A Pineapple Golden Delicious A-C Purple A-C Tricolor A-C White A-C SANTOLINA chamaecyparissus T rosmarinifolia T SAVORY Creeping Winter P Summer A-C Winter P SHALLOTS A-C SHISO Green A-C Purple SORREL Red Veined A-C ST. JOHN’S WORT P STEVIA rebaudiana Sugar Leaf A-C SWEET ANNIE A TARRAGON French P-C Texas A-C THYME Caraway P Coconut P English P-C French P-C Golden Lemon P Lavender P Lemon P-C Lime P-C Orange P-C Red Creeping P Silver P Silver Lemon Variegated P Spicy Orange P Winter P VALERIAN Garden Heliotrope P VICKS PLANT Plectranthus purpuratus A PROVERBIALLY SPEAKING An old man loved is a winter with flowers - German Proverb You are beautiful, but learn to work, for you cannot eat your beauty. - Congolese Proverb Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate, ask yourself, “Is it true?” At the second ask, “Is it necessary?” At the third gate ask, “Is it kind?” – Sufi Proverb 42 THE GOOD FOLKS WHO WORK HERE Thirty-three years is a long time. Without these great people to help us all these years, we wouldn’t be here…or at the very least we’d be way way behind. Here are their lovely pictures along with their ideal job if they weren’t working at Baker’s Acres. Nick Baker Sarah Baker Pam Baker Brewmaster Potato Chip Taster Volunteer Jedi Knight Carol Benedict Sharon Ellis Tovah Gross Bartending on a Beach with Toes in Water Shawn Hardy Pro Quad Racer Travel Writer Mark James Dairy Farmer Tina Haegele Geologist Whiskey Distiller Patty Lewis Suzanne McCachren Migrant Worker Male Model Susan Broehl Assistant to Bonnie Dave Morris Head Chef and Restaurant Owner Trish Padley Bonnie Ruder Backup Singer for James Taylor Nancy Baker Pie Shop Owner Lottery Grand Prize Winner Carolyn Swisher Archaeologist Chris Baker Professional Bon Vivant These fine people also help on a part-time basis: David Lees, Tom Messerall, John Schwartz, Bob Rue, Mia Hardy and maybe some other folks who haven’t been hired as of this printing. 43 COOL PLACES TO VISIT Central Ohio has many great greenhouses and garden centers. It is a close-knit and friendly community and you’d be hard pressed to find nicer people. We don’t have space to list all the garden centers; you can find them in the phone book. We are listing some of the specialty/hobby greenhouses and public gardens that are worth visiting if you’re in the area: • Glasshouse Works - Fantastic selection of tropicals, succulents, and hardy plants. Huge display of books, pottery, statuary and garden art. Impressive web site. Catalog. Church St., P.O. Box 97, Stewart, OH 45778 800-837-2142 www.glasshouseworks.com • Companion Plants - Outstanding herbs and other botanicals. Great displays. Plants and seeds. Catalog. 7247 North Coolville Ridge Rd., Athens, OH 45701 740-592-4643 www.companionplants.com • Quailcrest Farms - Large variety of herbs, old roses and perennials. Lots of display gardens. Catalog. 2810 Armstrong Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 330-345-6722 www.quailcrest.com • Wade and Gatton Nursery - THE place for Hostas. Also daylilies, perennials and woodies. Unsurpassed display gardens. Catalog. 1288 Gatton Rocks Rd., Bellville, OH 44813-9106 419-883-3191 www.wadeandgattonnurseries.com • Lynd’s Fruit Farm - Quality fruit farm with a great corn maze in the fall. 9090 Morse Rd., Pataskala, OH 43062 740-964-4744 www.lyndfruitfarm.com • Amity Farm Hostas - Our neighbors. Wonderful selection of Hostas. Some other shade perennials. Check the site or call. 3050 Johnstown-Alexandria Rd, Alexandria, OH 43001 740-924-0400 www.amityfarm.com • Inniswood Gardens - Beautiful wooded Metro Park with streams, wildflowers, formal beds and herb gardens. 940 S. Hempstead Rd., Westerville, OH 43081 614-895-6216 www.inniswood.org • Franklin Park Conservatory – Outstanding Victorian glasshouse with beautiful modern upgrades. A showplace. 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203 800-214-7275 www.fpconservatory.org • Dawes Arboretum - A first class arboretum just off I-70. Great Japanese Garden. 7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, OH 43056 www.dawesarb.org 800.44.DAWES • Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens - Spread out over the Ohio State Campus. Interesting flower trials, perennial beds, labyrinth. http://chadwickarboretum.osu.edu/ PLANT SOCIETIES Feel the need for the companionship of other plant nerds like yourself? Here are some: • Central Ohio Hosta Society – Mona Darwin [email protected] • Columbus Garden Railway Society - Richard Abler [email protected] 614-885-0351 www.thecgrs.org • Metropolitan Columbus Daylily Society – Sylvia Mellinger [email protected] www.columbusdaylilies.us • Ohio Valley Chapter North American Rock Garden Society - http://ovnargs.org/ Chuck Ellsworth, 5728 Running Fox Lane, Mason, OH 45040 [email protected] • Columbus Bonsai Society - Hold monthly meetings at Franklin Park Conservatory www.columbusbonsai.org • Ohio Prairie Association - www.ohioprairie.org • Central Ohio Daffodil Society - Phyllis Hess 614-882-5720 [email protected] • Central Ohio Cactus & Succulent Society - http://columbus-cactus-club.webs.com/index.html • Central Ohio Orchid Society - www.coosinfo.info • Central Ohio Unit of the Herb Society of America - www.herbsociety.org/units/central-ohiounit.html • Ohio Herb Education Center – 110 Mill Street, Gahanna, OH 43230 614-342-4380 www.gahanna.gov/departments/parks/herbcenter.aspx • Perennial Plant Association - www.perennialplant.org 44 RADIO ADS We advertise on 610 WTVN’s “In the Garden with Ron Wilson”, a two-hour callin gardening program that airs Saturdays at 10 am. Ron is very entertaining and dispenses a great amount of sound horticultural advice. Our ads can also be heard at various other times on WODC 93.3 (FM) and WCOL (AM). We also do TV spots on WCMH NBC4 and WBNS Channel 10. Be sure to look for them. The radio spots are ‘oddly different’, much like the pair that appears in them: Chris Baker as himself and buddy Chris Calvin as ‘Cal, The Voice of Baker’s Acres’. The theme song was written and produced by Mr. Baker and performed by his musical cronies, aka The Baker’s Acres Orchestra and Chorus. For the sake of their professional careers they have asked not to be identified. If you were unfortunate enough to hear the theme song previously, it is probably still playing over and over in your head until, desperate for relief, you’ve resorted to self-medication. WEB SITE, NEWSLETTER & FACEBOOK Many of you web-surfer-type folks have asked if we have a website. As they say in technological Internet jargon…yes, we do. The site has received a brand new facelift and went live in March of 2014. Many thanks to the good folks at Ipso Web Design in Akron for all their hard work in the redesign. The new site is much easier to navigate and has a lot more information. In fact, if you want to download this catalog in PDF form, there is a button to click. We will also announce any special events, share special information and offer a live inventory of plants. We are still updating all the plant pictures and descriptions, a monumental task. Please bear with us. Be sure to add the word ‘greenhouse’ to the website name - www.bakersacresgreenhouse.com. Since we have discontinued mailing catalogs and sale postcards due to the high cost of postage, we have started an Email Newsletter, to be sent seven or eight times a year to keep you abreast of the latest happenings here at the Acres. To sign up, go to the contact page and follow the directions. We promise not to share your email addresses with anyone. Oh, and for those of you who are facially bookish, Baker’s Acres Greenhouse is on Facebook. Just look us up in the search box. Be sure to get the Ohio Baker’s Acres (there are two others in New York and Indiana, no relation). Become a fan and get the latest and greatest Acres Info. THE 10% CARD We like to reward our frequent flower buyers. If you’re here a lot, we have a program for you. Here’s the deal: you can purchase a 10% off, non-transferable card from us for $50. This may be used all of 2015 for any purchase. Simply present it to the cashier when checking out. It should be a simple way to save some money if you spend a lot of it here at the Acres. SUMMER BREAK This year, in an effort to make sense out of the S-L-O-W summer garden center business in July and August, we will close the garden center from the end of July until the end of August. We will reopen on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September for fall mum and perennial sales. People have other summer things to do in August - vacations, school starting, fairs and festivals, loafing. Very few folks want to buy plants and who can blame them. Check the website or sign up for the Email newsletter to get the latest on our summer hours. If you absolutely need something, give us a call. We’re here watering, pruning, cleaning, and propagating. 45 BUS TOURS We seem to have become a destination for garden clubs, horticulture classes, Master Gardener groups and other various gardening gangs. If your group would like a tour, just call us to set up a time (please, no weekends in May). There are several good restaurants in nearby Granville if you’re looking to add lunch to the trip. We can handle anything from a van full to a busload or two so bring ‘em on. OUR GUARANTEE In a perfect world everything that you buy here would be …well…perfect, but we all know imperfection is part of our normal lives. Around here we strive for perfection, but if that less than perfect thing happens, here are our guarantees and conditions. • All plants and all hardgoods are guaranteed and may be returned in resaleable condition, for store credit, exchange, or cash refund, for up to five days. Resaleable condition is defined as growing in the original healthy state, in the original container, and with the original tags or packaging. • Perennials are guaranteed from time of purchase until October 15th, with receipt, for store credit only. Winter wetness is usually the culprit in perennial failure and is beyond our control. • Outdoor trees and shrubs are guaranteed for one year from time of purchase, with receipt, for store credit only. This tree and shrub guarantee may be waived at the time of purchase by the customer in exchange for 10% off the purchase price. • Any plant that leaves our greenhouse with a disease, insect problem or an incorrect tag may be returned with no questions asked. Unconditionally. • This guarantee does not cover death or damage caused by Mother Nature such as flooding, winds, frost, drought, rabbit and deer browsing, locusts, stampedes, or giant armadillos. We reserve the right to void any guarantee due to CUSTOMER NEGLECT or ABUSE. How can we logically be held responsible for something over which we have no control? Replacement plants are not guaranteed. All sale items are final for anything 50 percent off or more and are not guaranteed. CUSTOM POTTING Dig this! We offer a custom potting service. Here’s the scoop. • Bring your own pots and we’ll design your containers for you. • Give us about 1 week lead time. • Know your light requirements • $50 per hour plus the price of the plants. Cost includes soil and labor. Need help designing? Call Nick or Pam for a design appointment. SMALL WORLD Fairy Gardens, Terrariums and Garden Railways are very popular right now and we offer many smaller plants and accessories for these fun ways to garden. ORGANICS You want organic? We’ve got organic. We now offer organic lawn, flower and vegetable fertilizers exclusively. We will try to offer beneficial ladybugs and praying mantis eggs, but these are sometimes hard to obtain. Check with us. Again this year, all our vegetables and herbs will be fed with organic fertilizer. They are never sprayed with chemicals. We can’t say that they are Certified Organic - that certification is very costly and hard to obtain - but we do make every effort to grow them in a responsible and organic way. 46 THANKS 2015 is our 33rd year in business. Many wonderful people have helped us over the years, some in large ways, some in small, but all deeply appreciated. Here’s a list of folks we’d like to thank. Please forgive us any omissions. Barb and Richard Abler Gary Gossett Steve Pletcher Wouter Addink Jayson Grunewald Chuck Powell Bev Allen Carol and Dennis Haas Steve Powell Adelaide Amos Erna Hassebrock Rita Randolph Allan Armitage Bob and Nancy Heber Sandy Raupp Bob and Nancy Armstrong Dan Heims Mike Rausch Pam and Jim Ashworth Bert Hendley Mark Raymond Bob and Marge Baker Dale Hendricks Al Rector Donna and Jeff Baker Herb the Tomato Guy Kevin Reiner Alice Baroody Julia and Eric Hofley John and Penny Replogle Susan Barton Mike and Diane Howard Bob and Lucy Riffle Chris Bernacchi Fred Hower Teresa Riley Darrell Betts Craig Jaynes Anne Roberts David Biggar Chris Jensen Earl Robinson Monica Bilbao Dave and Anne Johnson Ray Rogers Roger and Diane Billman Rose Jones Ralph and Martha Rohrbaugh Duane ‘Mocko’ Binkley Max Kackstetter Chuck Ross Ann Bird Michael Kartuz Ken Sadd Christine Block Howard Katz Judy and Scott Schell Bluebird Nursery Lu and Jerry Killilea, Sr. Rick Schoellhorn Tim Bright Karen & Jerry Killilea, Jr. Jack Schmidt Jim Broderick Brian Killilea Jack and Katie Skaggs Rindy Brooks Deb Knapke Elton Smith Bob Brown Debbie Knitz Irene Snyder Ed Buckingham Janet Kohr Nancy Lee Spilove Jeff Burkholder Elaine Kolb Ellen Stein Chris and Sue Calvin Bob and Dink Larson Bert Stevens Carmella Carlton Dave Lees Bob and Suzy Stewart Walter and Ellen Castle Virginia Lees Mary Stowe Steve Castorani Brock Lehman Lucy Tavener Ann Champney & Jim Miller Woody Lily Amanda and Andy Taylor Myron Cherry Dick Lindquist Peggy and Dave Tefft Doug Cole Mitch Lynd Brad Thompson Darlene Cooper Chuck Lyons Uncle Bill Toennis Anne and Mark Cox Justin Marotta Rick Tower Dick Derks Kim Marshall Candy and Lloyd Traven Diana Derringer Jane Martin Jason Twaddell Janet Dickstein Bob and Pam McCarthy Brad and Russ Ulery Jerry and Eileen Dill Ursula McMorrow Claire Walsh Robbie DuPont Dennis McNulty Walter’s Gardens Tracy DiSabato-Aust Tom McNutt Jeff Watt Dude and Jeannie Engel Holly Messerall Carl and Mary Jane Weals Walter Engel Sr. Tom and Anne Messerall Connie Williams Jim Eyerdom Jim Monroe Brian Wilson Dave and John Fleming Jim and Sherrie Moore Harry Wilson Joe and Nina Fleming Mike Morrison Ned and Mitzie Wilson Kenny Fleming Julie and Bill Noble Ron Wilson Larry Fleming Sonnie and Mike Nye Joanne Woodyard Ken Frieling and Tom Winn Tim O’Dell Jenny Wright and Stan Millie Gavitt Janet Oberleisen McCumber Bernard Gebhart Caroline Ouding Jim Yonkers Jim and LaVonda Gibson Steve Owens Roseanne Zerafa Glen and Kate Giffen Betsy Parker Tom and Rita Zigo Tom Glass Claudio Pasian Marsha Gleaves Angie Patterson 47 NOTES These ‘Notes’ pages are common sights in catalogs because of the way catalogs are constructed - in units of four pages. If you don’t have enough material to fill exactly four pages, people label the empty pages as ‘Notes’ pages. We’ve never been clear on what kind of notes they mean. Are we supposed to take notes on a lecture or slide presentation (who can see, the lights are so low)? Are we supposed to rip the pages out and send them as thank you notes or put notes on the refrigerator (Wendell, we’re out of beer again. And get some milk and bread while you’re out). Here’s your ‘Notes’ page, what’s left of it. You figure it out. Office Use Only – Do Not Write Below This Line 48 HOW TO FIND US... For your driving pleasure, the Rt. 161 four lane upgrade is complete from Columbus to Newark. After 33 years of being in the ‘middle of nowhere’ we are finally in the ‘middle of somewhere’. Baker’s Acres Greenhouse is just 27 miles northeast of downtown Columbus, 12 miles west of Newark and 1,356.2 miles north of Key West. HOW TO REACH US... BAKER’S ACRES GREENHOUSE 3388 Castle Road Alexandria, Ohio 43001 1-800-934-6525 740-924-6525 FAX 740-924-0500 E-Mail [email protected] www.bakersacresgreenhouse.com Baker’s Acres Greenhouse is on Facebook If all these methods fail, you’ll just have to send somebody.
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