Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mason Hollow Nursery Open House

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Good Morning,

Mason Hollow Nursery held their weekend open house on June 25th and 26th. I stopped by to have some ice cream, chat and see what is blooming. Here are a few photos.

Spigelia marilandica
This plant is listed as a zone 6 - 9 but was thriving at the nursery (which is located in Mason, NH)
It grows in shaded areas and is attractive to hummingbirds

I noticed this shrub which had variegated leaves that were almost pure white. It brightened up the shaded garden

Redbud, (Cercis canadensis) one of the first bloomers in Spring. The heart shaped leaves turn a golden yellow in Fall 

Closeup of Hen and Chicks

Eryngium in bloom (Sea Holly)
Wonderful plant for Xeriscapes

Hen and Chicks

I didn't realize that there was a Kousa dogwood that had pinkish flowers

I always make a point of seeing what new orchids Chuck Anderson has in the greenhouse


Chuck also has a number of carnivorous plants. This is a Butterwort

Butterwort, notice the captured insects on the sticky leaves

Interesting pitcher plant from Australia. These grow quite large and can eat animals

Orchid in bloom

I left with a "Blue Jangles" Hydrangea for the garden