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Newsletter

September 2017

Greetings from Rosebay Nursery,

Since Linda is busy working on the inventory, she has assigned the job of writing the newsletter to me, Rosie - part-time plant inspector, full-time perfect dog. Since I'm so low to the ground, I have good knowledge of what's been going on around here.

Although it was very sunny and dry in July and August, our plants experienced one of our best growing seasons. We watered what seemed like constantly and it paid off. We have a great crop of Rhodies, Pieris and Azaleas to offer you this Fall and Spring. And flower bud set is exceptional!

Special mention goes to our lovely crop of Wyandanch Pink. This Rhodie is extremely hardy, with beautiful foliage and flowers and we cannot root it ourselves, so unfortunately we won't have it forever. Better get some while they last! We also have gorgeous landscape-size Roseum elegans and English roseum. And our Pieris Red Mill are the best we've ever grown, they loved this season! I highly recommend all of these.

Me with Wyandanch Pink

Pieris Red Mill

Me with Roseum elegans

Always in search of new varieties that will do well in our Midwest climate, we have some new ones available in limited quantities.

Pieris Katsura - A P. japonica hybrid, this Pieris has very dark red new growth and pink bell shaped flowers, 4'x5' in 10 yrs.

Rhododendron Planeview Appleblossom - This is a pale pink PJM type

Rhododendron Red Quest - Another PJM type with rosy red flowers. More compact than Landmark.

And we are happy to announce that in July 2018 we will have some nice Rhododendron Poukhanense Compacta. These are super hardy evergreen azaleas with lavender flowers in early spring. Chicago customers have been asking for them, we finally have some.

Our current Availability List is up to date on this website, along with some fun photos below from this season.

Please send us your wish list for spring as soon as possible and we'll reserve them for you. Remember: "The early bird catches the yellows".

Squirrel!! Gotta go!!!
Rosie and The Gang

P.S. - I forgot to mention our fantastic giant Holdens we have this year. Sizes run 4 ft to 7 1/2 ft. They're ready for someone's mature landscape. They are a beautiful dark green and loaded with buds.

Our hard working ladies with blooming Calsaps.

Some of the "big ones" with our strong guys.

This is me supervising the transplanting. We add 3-4" of pine bark to our sandy soil & mulch with pine chips.

Our 5 varieties of Pieris are very different. Not all are ready for sale.

2017 was a good year for blooms!

One of our summer blooming azaleas. This is Pennsylvania blooming in early August.

What the heck! How did this get in here? Linda and me with her horse Tyler.

The Grape Jams have passed my strict inspection with flying colors!

This is a teaser. So far it is hardy but we need to do more research on R. Ashley Force.

 

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