Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

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!

 

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.

 

Cercis candensis / Redbud Tree (Native) April 3, 2017

Filed under: Native Plants,Spring Interest,Sun-loving plants,Trees — annapolisplants @ 1:25 am

Native Redbud tree blooms in April 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This native tree grows to be 8-12 feet tall and requires full to part sun.  Smothered in pink flowers in April.  Seen here on the south side of a giant oak tree.

 

Bridal veil (Spiraea) March 21, 2017

bridalwreath This shrub is smothered with plumes of white flowers in the spring.  Grows about 4-5′ high.  Part to full sun.  Makes a fantastic cut flower.

 

Harlequin Glory Bower Tree / Clerodendron

This tree is covered with white, fragrant blossoms in the late summer heat of July and August, and the butterflies adore her.  I often see 3-4 butterflies hovering at the same time over this tree.  After the flowers drop, a beautiful red calyx is left behind, often with a blue berry at the center — two seasons of marvelous interest!

Grows to be 8-10′ tall, 5′ wide, requires half to full sun to bloom.  Full sun.  Read more about it here in Fine Gardening Magazine.