Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

2018 Plantmania is OPEN! April 8, 2018

Filed under: Announcements — annapolisplants @ 4:57 am

Hello Plantmania Friends, I’m still here, I’m potting, and winter is finally on the run!

If you’re itching to get out there and garden, please email me at audreyplantmania@gmail.com to setup an appointment to visit the garden and take some plants home.   I look forward to seeing you!

So far this spring I have available these plants:

Comfrey    Sun Drops    Strawberries    Sedum ‘Autumnn Joy’    Arum    Butterbur    Lenten Rose    Hypericum ‘Brigadoon’     St. Johns Wort    Periwinkle    Monarda ‘Claire Grace’     Monarda ‘Raspberry Wine’     Nandina    Tartarian Aster   Naturalizing Daylily   Yellow Twig Dogwood   Rose of Sharon   Forsythia   Winter Honeysuckle   Native Redbud       Moneyplant   Native Spiderwort   Sedum Angelina    Celandine   Harlequin Glory Bower Tree   Painters Palette   Ostrich Fern   Obedient Plant   Periwinkle    Salvia ‘Maraschino’   Fernleaf Tansy   Yellow Flag Iris   Yellow Archangel variegated groundcover

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PLANTMANIA 2017 is OPEN! March 21, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — annapolisplants @ 3:17 am

collage-2017-03-21Hello Friends,

What a strange March we are having!  Despite the cold nights, my garden is waking up and there are lots of plants looking for new homes.  Please come visit, take a stroll through the garden, and take some plants home with you!
I will be open Saturday March 25 from noon-5pm.
I am always available by appointment — please contact me at audreyplantmania@gmail.com anytime if you need my street address, have questions, or would like to come visit another day.
 Thank you everyone, hope to see you soon!
So far this spring I have potted up these plants:
 

Plantmania 2016 is ON! March 7, 2016

Filed under: Announcements,Ground covers,Shade-loving Plants,Winter Interest — annapolisplants @ 5:54 pm

 

This week is supposed to be warm and sunny and I’ll be out in my yard, seeing what’s up out of the ground.  Nandina berries still shine red, crocuses are blooming, daffodils are halfway up, and I’ve already potted up lots of periwinkle, vinca, and winter jasmine (pictured).  I’ll be looking forward to seeing you all here as the weather warms!

 

NO 2015 Plantmania August 25, 2014

Filed under: Announcements — annapolisplants @ 4:57 am

Hi friends, I will be away for Spring of 2015, so there’ll be no plantmania, at least not at my house.  See you in Spring of 2016!!!

 

Plantmania 2014: Better Late than Never! April 9, 2014

Filed under: Announcements — annapolisplants @ 3:35 am
Purple hellebores bloom in early spring, sometimes in February!

Purple hellebores bloom in early spring, sometimes in February!

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Comfrey

Comfrey

Bushy Celandine

Bushy Celandine

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Vinca major with variegated leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The garden has thawed, the pollen is blowing, and the plants are up!

So far I’ve potted up these plants:

Periwinkle **     Butterbur **   Hellebores **   Winter Jasmine **     Comfrey      Vinca major     St Johns Wort    Daylilies    Celandine
Moneyplant    Sun Drops    Strawberries    Mint
** These plants are all blooming now, come see!!!
 

Plantmania 2013 is here! March 16, 2013

Filed under: Announcements — annapolisplants @ 4:46 am
Lenten Rose / Helleborus

Lenten Rose / Helleborus

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Crocus

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Prunus Mume ‘Peggy’ / Flowering apricot

Spring has sprung!  Finally!
My garden is awake and I am happily potting.  I have many plants potted up already: periwinkle, vinca, st johns wort, aster, goldenrod, sedum, daylilies, tansy, comfrey, foxgloves, moneyplant, mint, oregano, garlic chives, strawberries, and more!  I’ve started seeds for tomatoes, basil, moonflower, and many others.  Coleuses and sweet potato vines are also available.

Please browse the website for the plants I have to share, and feel free to get in touch at annapolisplants@hotmail.com if you have any questions or comments to share with me.  Thank you, and see you soon!

 

The Plantmania begins anew, 2012 March 1, 2012

Filed under: Announcements — annapolisplants @ 10:08 am

What a mild winter we had!  If anyone other than me is itching to get going in the garden, it’s the perfect time to pick out some new plants and get started.  The longer plants have to get settled before the heat hits, the better!  Contact me and I’ll be happy to make an appointment to show you what I already have potted up: comfrey, rudbeckia, periwinkle, variegated periwinkle, pink mums, orange mums, yellow flag iris, moneyplant, bushy celandine, sedum angelina, variegated euonymus, winter jasmine, creeping jenny, variegated ivy, rose of sharon, baby nandina, 1 baby hydrangea, white crepe myrtles large and small.  Kale starts are also ready.

In bloom in this garden already: winter jasmine, winter honeysuckle, winter daphne, yellow and red edgeworthia, camellias, witch hazel, lenten roses, lungwort, geum, daffodils, crocuses, blue scilla, hardy cyclamen, yellow and white primroses, pansies, hyacinths, trillium, and I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few, right?  😉
Hope to see you all soon!

 

April showers bring May flowers! April 13, 2011

Filed under: Announcements — annapolisplants @ 3:19 am

DSC_0510Anyone else out there ready for some sunshine?  This cold rainy weather has been tough for someone like me who loves being outside gardening.  Still, I’ve found time to pot lots of plants and I am ready for visitors.  The cherry tree is in full bloom, the magnolias are in full bloom, the viburnums are beginning, and the garden is beautiful.  Come visit!

I also have several varieties of heirloom tomatoes ready to go, grown in a cup of my own homemade compost.  These babies have never touched the chemical fertilizers in commercial potting soil, oh no!  Plant now and make your neighbors green with envy when you harvest tomatoes in early June!  I also have kale, lettuce, and basil starts, many varieties of coleus, sweet potato vine, and moonflower vine, pictured below.

 

 

Spring is here! March 21, 2011

I’m an Annapolis Gardener with lots of plants to share. Are you a beginner? Yard choked with weeds? Don’t worry. In addition to selling plants, I love talking about gardening, and I’d be happy to share my expertise and get you started. We all were beginners once, and almost all of the plants here require little care, so don’t worry!

Come visit my garden and take home an armload of plants.  Most plants here are $2 or $3 for a small pot, $4 or $5 for large pots, $6 for shrubs.  (Cash only please.)

I plan to keep adding plants as things come up this spring.  I’ve also started seeds for various annuals and perennials that I will sell here.  Keep checking back for the latest.

Gardening has enriched my life so much, and I hope it brings joy to yours as well!

 

Yellow Twig Dogwood / Cornus ‘Arctic Fire’ April 8, 2018

Filed under: Flowers white,Shrubs,Spring Interest,Winter Interest — annapolisplants @ 5:08 am

Awesome color for the winter garden.  Grows 4-6 feet tall but is easily pruned to the ground each spring.  Color is most vivid on new growth.  Lime green foliage and white flowers in spring.  Full to part sun, grows in average soil and also loves moisture.

 

Naturalizing Daylily / Hemerocallis fulva

Filed under: Flowers orange,Summer Interest — annapolisplants @ 5:04 am

This tough perennial thrives in part to full sun and any soil.  Totally drought-resistant once established.  Spreads in nicely to fill a hillside or tough spots in the garden.  2-3′ tall with bold orange blooms floating above grass-like foliage.  Fantastic cut flower in arrangements.  

 

Sweet William / Dianthus barbatus July 19, 2017

This Dianthus is one of my new garden favorites.  A prolific bloomer with an extremely long bloom time (late April – June) make it a star in the spring border.  Since it grows only 12″ tall, it is a fantastic edger along the front of your beds.   Comes in many shades of pinks and whites, and is a pollinator magnet!  Prefers full sun, but grows well in any soil and is very drought-tolerant.

It is also a great cut flower which is long-lasting in a vase.

 

Ostrich Fern / Matteuccia struthiopteris June 21, 2017

Filed under: Foliage interest,Ground covers,Native Plants,Spring Interest,Summer Interest — annapolisplants @ 6:09 pm

This NATIVE fern grows 3-5′ high and readily spreads where happy.

Can form a dense groundcover if the ground is moist.

Can take full sun if moisture is abundant, otherwise part to full shade.

Beautiful fronds uncurl in spring.  Statuesque presence in the shade border all summer.

 

New York Ironweed / Vernonia noveboracensis April 22, 2017

Filed under: Deer-resistant,Flowers purple,Native Plants,Sun-loving plants — annapolisplants @ 2:32 am

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New York Ironweed grows about 4-6′ tall, great for the back of the border.  Bright purple in late summer.  Sturdy, totally drought-resistant once established.  Hairy leaves repel deer.

 

Late Bonaset / Eupatorium serotinum

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This plant grows for me in sun or shade, in any soil.  Grows to be 3′ tall, covered with white flowers that the butterflies adore.  Native plant.