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Newsletter

Fall 2018

Greetings from Rosebay Nursery,

We have weathered another crazy growing season, leaving me confused as to what is normal anymore. I've been doing this for 40+ years and back in the "early days" I remember a gradual warming known as Spring turning into a warmer Summer when it rained some, followed by a cool down with frosts in early October referred to as Fall and then temperatures becoming cold with snow in the winter. Now we have Winter with little snow lasting into May, 2 days of Spring, hot dry Summers and a long Fall (this is good - only change I can appreciate). A challenge to say the least.

But thanks to our 4 wells and diligence on our part our plants are looking good in spite of it all. We have some HUGE (4-6', some 7-8') Rhododendrons for anyone looking for an instant landscape. You just don't see these available anywhere, but we've got them! Large specimens include Janet Blair, County of York, Maximum roseum, Scintillation, Roseum elegans, Holden, Spring Dawn, Yaku Prince and Boursault.

Roseum elegans 6-8'

Holden 60" width

We have some new offerings as well. Quantities are limited but deserve a mention.

Pieris Dorothy Wycoff - This Pieris sets flower buds like no other. Compact but vigorous growth.

Rhododendron Poukhenense Compacta - The compact Korean Azalea (semi evergreen) is super hardy.
     Lavender pink blooms in early May.
Rhododendron Nantucket - This Rhodie is a vigorous grower with pink blooms in Mid-May.
Rhododendron Rabatz - Fiery red blooms in late May with nice clean foliage.
Rhododendron Holden's Solar Flair - Pale yellow blooms with a red throat. Flower buds are red in Winter.

We also have 2 new deciduous azaleas:
Red Demon - Late May red with an orange tinge.
Lady Rosebery - Late May rosy red bloom.

As always, please send us your wish list ASAP and we will acknowledge your order around the end of October. If you would like to visit us, just give us a call. I can drive you around in the new ATV. Maybe bring a helmet - I like to go fast!

Warm regards,
Linda and the Crew

Lovely Scintillation 54-60"

We have some Roseum elegans in containers ranging from 42-48 up to 60-66"

County of York 66-72" Although this is considered only hardy to -15° it is our best white.

Some of our Pieris Red Mill 60-66"

Our hard working ladies showing off our well budded Pieris Dorothy Wycoff

Poukhanense compact azalea
(Dwarf Korean Azalea)

The story is that it was named Nantucket after it was found to do well there while other plants could not handle the conditions.

Rabatz

Holden's Solar Flair

Red Demon

Lady Rosebery

A field of Nova zembla, 15-18"

Our terrific group of guys in the Landmarks 18-21"

We have some nice Holden in 15-18" 18-21"

Last but not least, the K-9 Unit, Violet and Rosie. They love to go for rides!

 

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