SHADY DEALS NURSERY
Emu Ranch, Nail Salon, Video Poker, and Auto Body Repair.
Earl and Marie Blatherskite, proprietors
Check out our new book list
After a few weeks of arguing we decided to mark our new stuff
Well, we hadn't put out a new list in a while since
Earl's been recovering from a chronic case of acid reflux along with
a lingering toe fungus. The emus got out of their pen and ate the
woody plants up so high we've had to wait for 'em to grow out.
Meanwhile, Marie's been teaching nail painting in the back room of
Uncle Fred's gas station to help make ends meet until we could get
'nother plant list ready. It's still been a decent year, 'specially
since that tour group looking for Mildred's House of Wax and Flamingo
repair got lost near the nursery. Many of 'em had never seen an
outhouse. What are they teaching folks these days? Anyway, Earl's
put a list together of thangs we hope to have ready for next season.
As always, thanks for your business.
Welcome to our new
website. We've gotten the cobwebs worked out (hee hee). If you
downloaded our 940K catalog from our old page we apologize for
the Lucifer 7 Headcrasher virus some of you got as a bonus.
Simply reformat your harddrive, reinstall all your software
(twice if necessary), and everything should be fine.
We appreciate all the
orders and have cranked up the old prop frame and will ship stuff
out the second they root. We're a bit new at grafting so a couple
of product items might need to cure a bit before you plant them
out. And thanks to our good friends at the Dept. of Agriculture,
US Customs, the year-long quarantine, and a truckload of fumigant
we are now mostly free of the nematodes and the rare Phyto-ebola
virus this year. Marie also does psychic readings and cuticle
reductions during the day so please be patient with us.
- NEW! Acer palmatum 'Beni Hinn' (Miracle Maple) $500
- This smooth-top maple appears to have a mysterious ability to heal sick plants around it. Although reportedly a hoax, it still has a huge following.
Artemisia vulgaris 'Hillary' (Hillary's Mugwort) $52.95
- This selection has been re-invented so many times, we've lost count.
Reportedly, this selection does not run, but frankly, we don't trust
that to be the case. We've found it to pop up when you least suspect it...
Arundo donax 'Harry Reed' (Harry Reed Grass) $16.95
- This much improved selection over its predecessor still leans quite
far to the left with the slightest breeze, but doesn't make quite as much
noise when doing so.
Calycanthus 'Serena Williams' (Giant Sweet Betsy) $49.95
- Very strong and well endowed selection, but will sag without proper
support... An uncommon color for this genus.
Canna 'Nicole' - (Playboy Canna) $225.00
- This selection is so over-the-top, it's obscene. Some years, this
shapely selection becomes really large, then becomes small again the next
year. This has proven to be an excellent selection for breeding although
we are still trying to determine the other parent of our offspring.
Colocasia esculenta 'Pelosii' (Nancy's Revenge Elephant's Ear) $5,000
- A real first of its kind! While we find this attractive, we've
also found it to be quite aggressive and very detrimental to nearby
bushes, so watch it closely. A superb choice for the West Coast.
Cotinus obovatus 'Nancy Grace' (Nancy Grace Smoke Tree) $89.95
- It's impossible to be impartial about this unique large-headed
selection... either you love it or hate it. We propagated lots of these
because of initial interest, but the more that people are around it,
the less they like it. Now we can't give the damn things away.
Dalea earnhardtii 'Intimidator' (Black Dalea) $8.00
- This Alabama endemic is one of the fastest and most aggressive
groundcovers that we've grown. It even seems to perform well around old
broken asphalt. Although most daleas have green leaves and yellow flowers,
this selection has shiny black leaves and red flowers... always a crowd
Echinacea 'Sundown's Syndrome' (Sundown's Syndrome Coneflower) $19.95 (sale price $2.95)
- This new coneflower has the unique trait of opening after the sun goes
down and closing before morning. We got all excited and ordered these before
we realized that it's pretty worthless. We've planted a row out back where
the dogs can enjoy 'em while they howl all night.
Epimedium x howardsternii 'Sirius' (Satellite Wings) $32.00
- Subject of debate over worthiness, but most people now subscribe to
the theory that this is simply a very juvenile selection. Trials over a
large section of the country indicate it's not a popular as once hoped.
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Dick's Adventure' (Hunting Gum) $129.95
- Very closely related to robust E. 'Haliburton', this selection can be
a bit more brittle, so we recommend the use of a stint to support weak
arterial branches. If you hear something pop, don't worry, it's probably
just a limb heading your way
Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe Lieberman' - (Dwarf Joe-pye Weed) $22.95
- This small but tough selection with a large head is just what we've
been looking for. The head starts off brown, but ages to a nice shade of
grey. We still have this listed as E. dubium, but having watched it
recently, we think it may be an independent species.
Euphoria caracas 'Chavez' (Venezuelan Scurge) - $14.95
- This euphoria generates lots of excitement wherever it appears, but
the euphoria tends to fade quickly when E. 'Chavez' doesn't live up to the
marketing hype. We understand they can be ground up for cheap fuel if
they don't sell.
Geranium 'Roseanne' (Roseanne Cranesbill) $12.95
- This popular new large-growing selection makes a loud and brash
statement in the garden. We kept thinking it would fade away in our
climate, but it indeed does have good staying power... We only wish it
were a sterile selection.
Gunnera manicata 'Jerry Garcia' (Gratefully Dead Gunnera) $35.99
- We thought we would get by without trying another gunnera, but heard
this selection was tougher and more tolerant of adverse conditions.
Although it's been wildly popular, we quickly filed this away in our
album of been there, killed that.
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Slumber' (Everdead Mophead) $7.95
- This new annual mophead hydrangea flowers like crazy for 4 weeks,
then dies. We find this breeding advancement great for return sales.
Juglans koreana 'Kim Jong Il' (Nuclear Nut) $79.95
- This is one of the strangest nuts that we have ever seen. The
olive-green nuts hit the ground with explosive force and afterwards have
a strong allelopathic effect starving anything nearby.
Magnolia dianica 'Patrick' (Indy Magnolia) $150.00
- This fast-growing magnolia is quite attractive while juvenile. We've
tried tracking down older specimens to see how it will age, but have not
had any success.
Persicaria 'Corporal Lance' (Armstrong Knotweed) $25.95
- This thin but very durable selection performs best when planted on
steep hills... Seems to be strangely favored by crows, but we ran them off.
Philodendron 'Paul and Heather' (Split-leave Philodendron) $75.00
- We were sorry to see this selection be pulled from the market, but
we've saved a few back for special customers.
Polygonatum kingianum 'Stephen' (Horror Seal) $12.95
- An engrossing upright grower that always seems to take an unexpected
turn at the end.
Rosa 'Ali and Frazier' (Double Knockout Rose) $45.99
- The world's first self-marketing rose! There's more blood red that
we've ever seen in one place... smashing!
Sabatia kennedyana 'Teddy' (Tanked False Gentian) $9.95
- As with all sabatias, this one grows best near water. The flowers
are great for parties, but they tend to show off better with a little
vodka in the vase.
Sedum rupestris 'Angelina Jolie' (Big Lip Sedum) $6.95
- This popular selection seems to adopt well to a variety of conditions.
Frankly, we find it a bit homely, but hey, it sells.
Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Condi' (Rice Paper Plant) $99.95
- A stately selection that tends to prosper around other bushes.
Very popular, which is music to our ears.
Thuja accidentalis 'George C. Ball' (Accidental Arborvitae) $10,000
- This is the most contorted, unusual selection that we've seen.
The originators seem to have a greatly inflated view of plant value.
We haven't sold any yet, but have been asked to keep the price high.
Tricyrtis formosana 'Gates of Bill' (Extrasoft Toad Lily) $44.95
- This is the 20th new version of this popular perennial. The last
one we sold would grow well, then stop growing, then start over again.
We've been promised this is an improvement.
- Abies fraseri 'Crane' $12.00
- Dark green but cheerful fir shrunk down to half size. Develops a
thin crown with age. Compatible with Daphne 'Moon' (plain jane
leaves). Great with Anacyclus depressus.
- Abies homolepis 'Ben Dover' $13.00
- Not for us. We're more the Abies religiosa type. But whatever
makes your cones upright!?!
- Acer Grisham (PaperBACK maple) $49.00
- A real dramatic best seller.
- Acer palmatum 'Ara-beni-sango-nogumo-yezo-shidare-kaku' $18.00
- The name means 'red faced flatulant monkey that dances among the
golden maidens in the emperor's temple after sunset'. Variegated.
- Acer palmatum 'Chlorotica Necrotica' $13.00
- Bright green leaves with a rich yellow-green network of veins and
distinctly bronze tips to each lobe. Our own find. Sometimes
reverts to the regular green species type.
- Acer palmatum 'Monica's Dress' ('Adiposa Albo-Maculata') $39.00
- Acer palmatum 'Wada-buncha-kaka' $39.00
- Acer saccharinum 'Firewood' $3.00
- Delivers a never-ending supply of self-cut wood to your front
yard, driveway, roof...
- Achillea 'Hamburg' (Drive Thru Yarrow) $3.00
- Sizzling brown flowers with a splash of mustard yellow in the
center. Extra good with Solidago 'Arches of Gold'. From Germany
so it must be good. You will like it...
- Adiantum lactea 'Jade Lace' (Maidenform Fern) $7.95
- Each satiny lobe is soft and cup-shaped. Has in irresistible silky
feel and sheen. Usually looks better
in pictures and on TV than in real life but is delicate and
better than the old look. Includes matching hose.
And before you know it the spores will be flying!
- Ajuga 'Jungle Fever' $4.00
- Bronze and white.
- Algoria rigida $1.95
- Very green. Otherwise indistinct. Under controling legal
authority (patented). To be discontinued after 1999. Recently
discovered outside a Buddhist temple. Closed related to Clintonia
but more green and less invasive.
- Allium moly 'Ringwald' $4.50
- Pretty in pink.
- Amorphophallus bushii (Voodoo Economics Lily) $25.00
- Amorphophallus bushii 'Dubya' $1000.00 minimum contribution. -
A 2000 INTRODUCTION
- We got this one from Texas but no one seems to know much about
it. Not entirely sure if it's like the parent species. Seems to
have a shallow root system so far. We're not sure about it's
hardiness but it hasn't performed well in New Hampshire.
- Amorphophallus clintonii (Doodoo Lily) $12.00
- Useful for compromising positions. Not always found true.
- Anemone 'Glazingham Glow' $30.00
- Aquilegia jonesii subsp. corbiniana 'Paula' $5.00
- A trailer from Arkansas. It has slightly frizzy golden flowers
with a number of distinguishing characteristics. We offer the
improved clone with the 'short spur'. Best with a thoroughly
- Arisaema falwellii (Jerry-in-the-pulpit) $9.95
- A rigid old Southern native. Some folks like it, others
don't. Rather conservative look. Not very charismatic - no
tongues here. Not always cultivated. Collected near Lynchburg VA.
Might just be a common subspecies of Arisaema puritanica.
- Asarum gilliganii subsp. tina-louisae (Island Wild Ginger) $9.95
- Stunning, tall, very elegant, ornate specimen. Lovely, fully
rounded jug-like blooms. Long reddish hairs. We found this on our
recent tour and got a tiny shipment. Thanks to our fearless crew
it's no longer lost. Sure to be the star in any location.
- Asparagus springeri 'Jerry' (Fake Fern) $5.00
- A loudly riotous and controversial selectoin... very prone to
sleaze late in the season.
- Asplenium scolopendrium 'Donna Rice' (Gary Hart's Tongue) $11.95
- Astilbe 'Venus Butterfly' $5.00
- Azalea 'Bud Lights' 6 for $5.99
- Rich golden color. Best in cold climates. Self-heading. Will
trail and hangover with maturity. Bred by the Univ. of Milwaukee.
- Azalea 'Giant Pink Rosebud' $8.00
- Thick textured glowing pink and lots of cream streaking on an
eager pale pink throat. You also have your big hose-in-hose
effect if you get the two meanings of them words.
- Azalea 'Hideosa Crimson' $9.00
- Buddleia davidii 'Petite Ho' $15.00
- Small lavender truss.
- Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa Keepupwiththejonesis' $45.00
- Just like the one's in everyone else's driveway but now you can
say you paid more and have a special kind imported from England!
- Camellia 'Parker Bowles' $13.95
- Companion plant for Juniperus horizontalis 'Prince of
Wales'. Very hard to explain appeal.
- Canna 'Creamed Corn' $8.00
- Canna 'Tuna' (Sea Canna) $8.00
- Has a most unique aroma for this genus.
- Cannabis sativa 'Mellow Yellow' $325.00 plus bail bond
- 15 feet high including showy buds. Developed with funding from a
Joint Session of Congress.
- Cannabis sativa 'Inhale to the Chief' $325.00
- Recommended by 9 out of 10 Rhodes Scholars.
- Carex buchananii 'Pat'('Strictus') (Rightwing Nut Sedge) $6.95
- Upright, dense, and becomes coarse over the years. Almost
everything is pure white. Intolerant of most conditions. Ours is
the less formal Reformed Strain. Originally from the Nixon
breeding program. Likes interplanting with red-banded grasses
with German names but rejects the existence of mass plantings.
- Cedrus libani var. inacoma $15.00
- Goes dormant and survives colder winters.
- Cercis canadensis 'Royal Pansy' ('Prince Albert') $17.00
- Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Hillary' (witchesbroom) $12.00
- Two for one with 'Slick Willie'.
- Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Mary's Bun' $9.00
- Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Slick Willie' $9.00
- Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Big Silver Lode' $8.00
- Juvenile form but becomes large over time. Upright with long sprays.
- Chamaecyparis pisifera squarrosa filifera pygmeaea gigantea nana globosa columnaris aurea caerulea albo-variegata $14.00
- The name says it all.
- Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Showers' $3.00 per day rental
- Clematis armanii $3.00
- The perfect designer plant that suits us just fine. Likes chalk.
- Clematis 'Charleton Heston' $9.00
- Numerous conspicuous pistils. A commanding old favorite of the
- Clethra alnifolia 'Scary Spice' (Skin Bark Clethera) $18.00
- Great for breeding purposes as reproductive organs are often
- Clitoria ternatea $3.00
- A hard to find gem.
- Cornus florida 'Cherokee Massacre' ('Anthracnosa Rosea') $14.00
- Cornus kousa 'Leafview Weeping' $35.00
- Cornus kousa 'Lust Throb' $24.00
- A cherry red hybrid of 'Lustgarten Weeping' and 'Heart Throb'.
- Cosmos 'Carl Sagan' $2.95
- Billions and billions of star-like flowers on long
telescoping stems. Good with Euonymus fortunei 'ET'.
- Crataegus mollis 'Morton' (Morton Downy Hawthorn) $3.00
- Crocus bundyi 'Lady Killer' 10 for $7.00
- Cryptomeria japonica 'Sukkon-sushi' $9.00
- Cryptomeria japonica 'Vilemoroniana' $8.00
- x Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Hallmark Gold' $12.00
- Our own introduction which is unique and quite unlike any other
conifer. In spring it resembles your basic grey form but slowly
develops abundant amber-yellow ornaments on each branch - just in
time for Christmas!
- Cunninghamia 'Richie' $23.00
- Known from Arnold's Arboretum.
- Dicentra canadensis 'Alba Gephardtii' (Pale Bleeding Heart Liberal) $4.00
- Always moves to the left of where it is planted.
- Dictamnus albus 'Sudan' (Nerve Gas Plant) $3.00
- Dieffenbachia 'Jim Carey' (Dumber and Dumbcane) $6.95
- Chartreuse with a mask of darker green. If you can believe it, it
looks like it comes from the moon. Used to be under our 'Lauren'
Holly but not happy there anymore.
- Dodecatheon media (Shooting Starr) $3.00
- Reportedly a new favorite at the White House gardens and the
South Park Arboretum - Good job you bastards! They've killed
- Erigeron 'Impurity' $5.00
- Eucalyptus armandhammeri (Dental Care Gum) $6.00
- A key specimen for the edible garden....never overlook the gums.
- Ginkgo biloba - sexed seedlings 5 for $13.00
- Males tend to be stiffly upright while the females show spreading limbs.
- Ginkgo biloba 'Dolly Parton' $23.95
- Our own sport of 'Tschi-Tschi', larger in all parts.
- Gleditsia triacanthos 'Moron' $15.00
- If you want things seedless, thornless, classless, and clueless.
- Hakonechloa macra 'Areola' (Giant Nipple Grass) $9.00
- A robust and perky performer.
- Hamamelis 'Arnold's Promise' (syn. 'I'll Be Back') (Terminator Witch Hazel)
- A robust selection from Austria. Difficult to terminate.
- Helleborus x sternii 'Howardii' $300,000.00 including FCC fines
- Crude and ugly but popular beyond all accountability.
- Helleborus 'Yeltsin' $6.00
- Heuchera 'Chocolate Pudding' ('Dr. William Cosby') $5.95
- An instant favorite in our garden.
- Heuchera 'Rosy Wand' $4.95
- Upright sport of 'Magic Wand'.
- Heuchera 'Soiled Veil' $4.50
- Heuchera 'Terra Bull' $3.50
- Hemerocallis 'Black Eyed Stella' $7.00
- What happened when Stella ran into the D'Oro.
- Hemerocallis vulva 'Rosea' $6.00
- Hibiscus eastwoodii 'Clint' (Large Pistilled Mallow) $12.95
- Compared with other mallows, it has many more large and
prominent pistils. But this one is always a
crowd favorite...naturally occuring in Madison County. The leaves
are sometimes dirty, hairy. This plant will make your day...
- Hosta 'Aid'n and Abettin' $50.00
- Hosta 'Creamy Cups' $50.00
- Triadic product of 'Geisha' x 'Sweet Susan' x 'Carol'
- Hosta 'Creep Suzette' $50.00
- Hosta 'Golden Crust' $50.00
- A popular choice found throughout New Jersey.
- Hosta 'Hasbeen Blue' $8.00
- A long-time favorite we happen to have plenty of.
- Hosta 'Krossa River' $50.00
- A historic hybrid from the garden of the our first president.
- Hosta 'Lolita' $50.00
- H. 'Big Daddy' x H. 'Fair Maiden'
- Hosta 'Paul's Exposure' $8.00
- Hosta 'Peepee Gold Splash' $50.00
- Hosta 'Moon, Rim and Splash' $34.00
- Hosta 'Sea Sick' $28.00
- Hosta 'Shady Jade Blade Parade' $12.00
- Hosta 'Shady Slugfeast' $3.00
- Bright powder blue perfoliate leaves with glossy accents and
uneven notched margins.
- Hosta 'Slum and Substance Abuse' $10.00 (dime bag from a major TC (Tropical
- Green leaves are folded down the middle with narrow white lines
in the center. Powdery surface. The ideal Hosta for stimulation
in the urban environment. You just might be knocked out. And
there are big blades everywhere. A snowy show for a real wild
'scape. This old favorite is nothing to sniff at.
- Hosta 'White Windfall' $125.00
- Tissue cultured so we can offer you a new lower price.
- Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee Herman' (var. rubens 'Paulii') $16.00
- Intolerant of exposure. Develops a big top over time.
- Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Baby' $12.95
Can be short lived.
- Ilex verticillata 'Bill Jefferson Clinton' ('B.J. Clinton') $15.95
- Proven pollinator for Holly (and Lily, Violet, Iris...) but
that's a private matter. Well, technically its not pollination.
It's more like Normal Privileged Informal Reproductive-Type
Conduct. And since it's airborne and no stigmas were directly
fondled... Subject to recall by our secretary. Because you're not
really buying it or having a relationship with us you have no
recollection of this listing, right? Nice with Azalea 'Impeaches
- Jeffersonia diphylla 'Sally Baby' ('Sultry Maid') (Black Twinleaf) $9.95
- While most of the offspring are pure white this one has a
delightful dark shade. Not everyone accepts the genetic affinity
here but as they say "they're all pink inside."
Recently celebrated at the Monticello Gardens. Add a little life,
liberty, and pursuit of ebony happiness to your garden. Equally
as lovely as the species but we suppose that is self evident.
- Juncus maximus var. idiota-verbosa (Big Fat Rush) $23.00
- Juniperus conferta 'Blue Carpet' $4.50 per square foot
- 100 yard rolls available
Installation not included. 10 year warranty. Brought to you by
Longwood Gardens and Dupont Chemical. Juniper blight and pet
- Kniphofia 'Little Willie' (Tiny Red Hot Poker) $11.95
- Twisted, mottled, and most of all petite among it's
distinguishing characteristics. Found at a Little Rock hotel but
reportedly seen in hundreds of other places too. Cannot send to
Chapaqua, New York.
- Lagerstroemia 'Oneida' $13.00
- Indian red (whatever that is?). We have no reservations about
this one! Nice exfoliating bark but stop when you hit green.
What's up with that?
- Lagerstroemia 'Tomahawk' $3.00
- Lily white. A favorite at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when foreign
policy wilts. Can replace Amelanchier albrightii 'Madeline'.
- Lilium 'Engorgement' $4.95
- Bright pink with darker veins arising below a thick bud. Upfacing.
- Liriope muscari 'John Birch' $3.00
- Narrow leaf and everything else. Best if kept away from red or
pink flowers or anything with a name like sibirica or
- Liriope muscari 'Monroe's White Dress' $5.00
- A real good bedder.
- Lobelia siphilitica $6.95
- Spreads quickly. Likes moist places. Forms clumps. Our
naturist neighbors the Duffers shared this with us.
- Lonicera japonica 'Emerald Strangler' $3.00
- Maclura pomifera 'Lights Out' $23.00
- A new clone with basketball sized fruit! Great fun for the entire family.
- Malus 'Battered Bride' first year whips $18.95
- Buds open pure white and latter develop tinges of red.
- Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus Variegatus Strictus Minimus' $24.00
- A rare hybrid of every known cultivar. The foliage is richly
banded in golden with bright white longitudinal stripes and
glowing red autumn color but it's so narrow and short you cannot
possible see anything.
- Omphaloides cappadocica 'Ken Starry Eyes' (White House Forget Me Not)
- The verdict is still out on this new selection... thousands of
pages of data yet to be reviewed.
- Ornithogalum subpoena (Starr of Washington) $14.00
- For unplanting near Ilex verticillata 'Bill J. Clinton' but can
become invasive over the years according to some reports.
- Papaver somniferum 'Silver Smoke' $4.00
- Mellow off-white color that is quite addicting.
- Phlox paniculata 'Dodo Steve Forbes' Out. Available Fall 2000?
- Phlox paniculata 'Snow King' $5.50
- Lovely magenta rose flowers. Leaves downy white by midsummer. An
interesting seedling we found one day while walking the emus.
- Phlox 'Tracy Lords' $4.50
- Wide-spreading, showing lots of pink color even when young. An
appealing tight little mound. Banned in several states.
- Photinia 'Redneck' specify regular or double-wide $3.00 each
- or no money down and 8.2% of the principle due monthly for 221
months with an APR of 35.6% pro-rated by spousal peroxide index
and number of hunting dogs.
- Physostegia virginiana 'Mistress Manners' (Totally Obedient Plant) $200.00 per session
- Twist and bend it any way and it stays! With blood red
flowers and leathery leaves its bound to please. Best if
tied and pinched occasionally. Probably isn't a virginiana.
- Picea abies 'Little Germ' $12.00
- Not sure if this is the correct name.
- Pinus parviflora 'Fuka-mi-ho' $14.00
- Pinus ponderosa 'Little Joe' $14.00
- Forms a tiny tree similar to Prunus persica 'Bonanza'. Not
bothered by Round Up. Very well adapted to prairie conditions.
- Potentilla fruticosa 'Golden Flush' $3.00
- Nice for a sudden splash of color.
- Prunus serrulata 'Kwanza' (Tree of March) $18.00
- The official tree of the Million Youth March. Huge double flowers
about as natural looking as Al Sharpton's hair.
- Pulmonaria 'Marlboro' (Black lungwort) $5.95
- Pyracantha 'Hardon' $12.00
- A absolutely unique breakthrough in breeding with a narrowly
erect central stalk, massive creamy sprays, and drooping red
clusters. It's hard to beat!
- Pyrus calleryana 'Pentagon' $24,600.95 plus $11,200 consulting fees
- Similar to 'Bradford' but rocket shaped. Developed by the
National Abortetum and DARPA (Defense Agency Redundant Pear
Authority) inorder to justify a budget. Salt II tolerant.
Resistant to fireblight, scabs, slimemold, and Congress. Add
$12.2 million for Y2K compliability.
- Rhododendron 'Scented Yak' $9.00
- Hairy, aromatic, fleshy, and dusty rose. Who could ask for more?
Can become leggy unless well fed.
- Rhododendron 'Wino and Roses' $7.00
- Ribes sanguineum 'Ohm's White' (Live Currant) $8.00
- Rosa 'Pete' (Pete Rose) $7.50
- An unusual red but worth the gamble. Takes the occasional pinch.
- Salix caprea 'Prostrata' (Spreading Pussy Willow) $3.00
- Salix 'Golden Knots' $16.00 including 10% Off RotoRooter Coupon
- Leaves, twigs, stems, and the trunk all twist, crest, and wind
into one beautiful golden yellow impenetrable mass of tissue two
feet off the ground. Expect about 2-5 visible leaves per year. Oh
yes. It's also supposed to be stylistically unique, refreshingly
architectural, ornamentally innovative, and self-creating. Yea,
that's the ticket...
- Salvia greggii 'Raspberry Ripple' $1.25
- Pint-sized but potent favorite. Good for naturlizing in parks or
curbside. From the Texas panhandle.
- Sambucus racemosa 'Joclyn' (Joclyn Elders) $3.00
- Self-pollinating. Not widely seen these days.
- Sedum 'Madonna' $5.00
- New ever-changing bisexual hybrid. First its golden yellow then
its copper brown then its platinum blonde! Sensational and a big
seller but in our opinion overhyped.
- Solidago 'Golden Dunderhead' $19.00
- A wonderful distinct selection we found along a roadside that
actually has big golden fluffy plumes in fall (unlike all other
goldenrods we know), green foliage, and some drought tolerance.
We're not sure what species it is (or how many years before it
overruns your garden) and so it makes an ideal rare cultivar
every collector must pay up to own. Order quick before we give it
a cute name applicable to every Solidago ever seen, call it an
"essential native plant", and triple the price.
- Spiraea x bumalda 'Anthony Watererererererer' $7.00
- Syringa meyeri 'Oscar' $11.00
- Lean clump with redhot bunlength flowers. Cheap filler plant. No
turkey here. From Mobile.
- Taxus 'George' $3.00
- Over the years forms a bloated, impenetratable mass. Dislikes
pruning. Probably a media product. I know we said no new Taxus
but then again the middle class tax cut didn't happen either.
Let's just blame it all on El Nino and some kind of vast
- Tricyrtis 'Tojam' (Putrid Toed Lily) $8.00
- Tricyrtis prophylactica 'Trojan' (Ribbed Toad Lily) $8.00 per dozen
- Very large selection with heavily ribbed, rubbery leaves with
a prolonged tip.... very natural feeling.
Will not multiple or transmite viruses if handled correctly.
Good for KY.
- Trillium erectum 'Rubrum' $3.00
- The best way to wake Robin.
- Tsuga canadensis 'Cole's Prostate' $3.00
- Tulipa fosteriana 'Flaming Queen' 12 for $.10
- Tulipa 'Red Parrothead' 10 for $13.00
- Good companion plant for Ipomoea batatas 'Margarittaville'.
- Veronica 'Blaufraud' $3.00
- Rich blue flowers. Another German miracle plant. Yes, Really!
- Viola 'Little Richard' $4.95
- Good golly we've found the illusive black pansy! Has a slight
tutti fruiti scent. Adds a bit of wooooooooo to your garden.
- Yucca filamentosa 'Cheer Color Guard' $10.95
- This is our own accidental cross with a red pair of socks.
Color stays bright even after 50 rainstorms.
- Yucca flaccida $13.00
- including a 60 day supply of Viagra
Keeps your clump woody yet succulent.
- Yucca simpsonii 'OJ' (Black Dagger Lily) $32M
- Looks harmless but can stab you when you least expect it. Almost
all parts are finely speckled in red. Usually encountered on golf
courses. Try it out.... and if it doesn't fit we'll remit. Our
Trial Winner of the Century.
Read the titles
Wounded Landscape Plants
Merit Little Attention Vol. VIII
The Black and White Daylily Book
Manual of Cult Conifers
The Complete Hosta Book 13 pages.
Flora of Bosnia 1 page.
Gardening with Pernicious Weeds
RSPCA Dictionary of Gardening
Pornographic Manual of Woody Landscape Plants
Hearty Geraniums from Stouffers Press (comes with string
beans and garlic mashed potatoes)
I Needed the Money So I Wrote A Perennial Book
by [your name here]
Another Ugly As Sin Ornamental Grass Book by everybody
Xeriscaping with Ferns
Know Your Mealy Bugs (we use this one alot)
Dwarf and Non-growing Conifers
Know It, Grow It, and Blow It: A guide to cultivating Coca
Success with Petunias 319 pages.
A Book of Saliva (the
pictures will have you drooling)
Time-Life-AOL-WB-Cartoon Network-CNN-Sports Illustrated Guide to
A Garden of Nutsedge
Pilfering the Great Gardens of the World
Woody Production for Balling by the Arkansas Nurseryman's
The Ortho Problem
Brittle Street Trees - Timberrrrrrr.......Press
Native Plants You Have No Chance With
Complete Book of Stem Rot
Exploring the Ilex of China by Holly Hunter
Marketing Ilex by Holly Hock
The Ultimate Rutabega Book
Manual of Medicinal Papaver (we'll couldn't exactly call
it the Happy and Numb Opium Gardener)
S & M Enthusiast's Guide to Bonsai Technique (Serissa
loves the tight, heavy gauge stuff)
Shade Gardening with Cacti
Alpines to Know and Kill
Landscraping for Fun,
Profit, and Ego
The Red Ball Book
Flowering Crapapples in Colour
Bedding Plants: A Guide to Phytophilia
The 7 Best Plants for the Landscape Architect (revised
edition. Formerly The 5 Best Plants....)
A Guide to Japanese Cherries by Larry Flynt and Al
Success with Forcing Cucumbers (for those gynoecious
occasions when no pollinator is available...or wanted)
What Plant Where Plant How Plant Why Plant When by a
very confused author
Pictorial Guide to the Pond Scums
The White Pink (from the author of The Red Lilac, The
Gold Rose, and The Pink Lavender)
Pesticide Safety for Nudists in the Green Industry
IPM in the Urban Landscape from Smith-Wessen and NRA
Children's Book of Arboriculture (from the author of My
First Chainsaw Book)
The Kid's Big Book of Mushroom Identification
Palms for the Antarctic Garden
Heal Your Own Damn Self with Herbs from the HMO Assoc.
Poisonous Plants (with reversible cover saying The
Salad Garden on the other side. A great gift for
The Mixed Up Border
Hillary's Manual of Trees, Shrubs, Bushes, and Astroturf
Zeroscaping for Losers
The Perfect Cauliflower by Blanche D. Head
The Exploiter's Garden
Orchids for Arrogance and Status
The Really Filthy Topiary Book
Stonedscaping by Tommy Chong
Plant Propagation Practices of the Kama Sutra
Visiting Instructions: First of all, please phone ahead
(555-6969). Click here for the reason why. He's
our nursery security director and we haven't lost a rare plant
yet. Follow Highway 451 north out of Loutsville until you reach
the twelveth exit after Cretin's Hollow - they are not numbered
so count carefully. Follow the exit and take three lefts then a
VERY quick, sharp right before the rocks tear out your
transmission. Follow the dirt (mud) road six miles until you see these guys*. Turn at the white quarantine sign
and drive down into the valley unless you see a "road
out" sign. Once you get to the Boxelder Glade follow the
next three rights until you see our new prop house. There's a narrow, little
bridge from the road out back. Earl made it himself out of some
extra boards so please drive slowly. If you have one of those fat
SUV monstrosities with it's own zip code please park and walk the
last mile. To the right you'll see a group of vigorous shrubs and
vines with shiny leaves. That's the Toxicodendron Collection and
what used to be our Dwarf Conifer Garden. If you see anything
left you want let us know and we'll send Cliff down to dig it for
you. (There's a couple of rare 10 foot Chamaecyparis in there
somewhere if you can find them). Next you'll see an iron gate
with a security console. Punch in 6969 and you'll get in.
WARNING: the iron gate closes automatically and quickly. Drive on
QUICKLY or you'll get a shorter wheelbase.
If you don't see
the prop house you probably missed a turn and ended up at Earl's
vintage outhouse collection. We give tours of it too if you're so
inclined - for touring that is. Once you're already that way
follow the high road to the left, drive 3.2 miles along the cliff
face, and turn into Duffer's Farm**. Their dogs are meaner than Satan so
stay in your car, honk, and sooner or later someone will direct
you into our nursery the back way. (The Duffer's sell a generous,
hearty tripe and gizzard meat pie if you're hungry. And
ABSOLUTELY NO ONE makes a better grade of homemade soft, runny
blue cheese). Put your vehicle in low gear and enjoy the cruise
down the hill past our second Emu Paddock. Your nose will tell
you that you're there. Turn left at the bottom of the hill past
the combination old car junkyard and Clematis Collection. When
you get to our mailbox honk a few times and someone will make
sure all the scary beasties are confined. It's okay to pet the
brown dog but not the tan one.
* PLEASE DO NOT PET
THE EMUS. They are mighty ornary when their babies are
running about and that's most of the year. Their species and the
Ostrich are about as close as we get to having real dinosaurs
around today. They're also three times stronger than humans pound
for pound. (And twice as flavorful). Their beaks can bend fence
wire. Remember that. As good as our nail salon is we might not be
able to fix your digits if you go to petting them. Emus also tend
to be what we might call eager multipliers. "Thumper"
and "Earl Jr" (our little family joke) can be
aggressive guys sometimes and may try to mount everything in
sight. (For some unknown reason Earl Jr. has a thing for compact
Japanese cars). If you or your family are likely to offended by
such bold, passionate displays please stay home. This is a real
farm and nursery (we're not kidding) and such things are natural
and just happen. These tall, fuzzy lads seldom take no for an
answer and have not heard of political or anatomical correctness.
"Thumper" is a tad inbred and mostly blind but is a
very forceful, drooling, amorous old guy - so this is another
reason for not approaching them! Don't come complaining to us if
something messy or painful happens. You've been warned.
** Our good neighbors are what
they like to call naturists. In plain terms that means they run a
clothing optional farm and dairy. And we're not talking about the
cows here! John and Clara Duffer have been running their family
operation since 1927 and helped get us started. If this sort of
thing offends you be sure you don't get lost and take the regular
Guarantee: We guarantee that our nursery stock....
- Is true to one name or
- Was living at one time.
- Is free of visible diseases.
- Has no flying pests and
- Has the potential for or
beginnings of a real root system.
- Has been inspected by our
quality control staff. (If the quality gets
too high we control it.)
- Will arrive green. (Some
species may be artificially painted, dyed, and/or stained
to improve dormant appearance. In case you need to touch
them up we recommend the Rust-Oleum brand. It's
especially good on hairy leaves.)
case you haven't noticed this page is a parody. It was composed
and revised by several people - most of whom were severely
crapulent at the time. Any offensive or insulting remarks are
purely intentional. This web site was tested on captive chimps
and stray kittens. However, it has been certified and approved by
PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals) whose motto is "If you
really love animals....order a TRIPLE cheeseburger."