WINTER

"In a way Winter is the real Spring - the time when the inner things happen, the resurgence of nature."
-  Edna O'Brien 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Dec 24 - Jan 1: Closed for the Holidays

February 8:  Fruit Tree Sale

March 1:  Winter Flower Sale

April 19:  Tree & Shrub Sale

OUT AND ABOUT IN THE NURSERY

Here's just a few specimens that you can look forward to arriving this coming spring.

Plum PassionĀ® Hydrangea

Hydrangea aspera 'Plum Passion'

This first ever purple leaved Hydrangea is an exciting addition to American gardens! Discovered in China, this unique shrub was brought to Monrovia by plant explorer Dan Hinkley. Foliage emerges greenish-purple, aging to deep purple on the upper side of the leaf and rosy purple on the underside. Wispy, mid-sized flowers are somewhat insignificant in contrast with the dramatic, colorful foliage. Excellent fall color. Deciduous.

Giant Cape Restio

Rhodocoma capensis

This exotic, elegant member of the grass-like Restio family features handsome, reed-like, arching stems covered with whorls of fine, fern-like foliage. Blooms rise above tall, stately clumps in spring. Tough, adaptable species makes an excellent specimen for container or border and is stunning in mass plantings.

Black Tower Elder

Sambucus nigra 'Eiffel01' PPAF

A dramatic new Black Elder with a sturdy, columnar form, jet-black foliage, and masses of two-tone pink blooms all summer long. The large leaves are neatly serrated and slightly incurled along the long edges, creating more depth for the shrub, and the branching goes right to the ground.

The new foliage emerges celery-green, for fantastic contrast. And the flat-topped flower clusters, which appear solid pink from a distance, are revealed to be white at the base and deep rosy-pink to carmine at the top.

Organic Vegetable Gardening Class

A series of classes designed and taught by Master Gardeners to help you create your own organic backyard vegetable garden.  This course is open to any community member who wishes to learn about growing food crops organically.

  • Learn the principles of organic gardening with a focus on soils, composting and integrated pest management (IPM).
  • Hands on learning
  • 5 CPH credits/ 5 MG continuing education hours available per class

When:  Saturday 9 am to 3 pm,  February 15 & 22, March 8 & 22

Where:  Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th Street, Bremerton

Cost:  $150 for all four classes (includes class materials, Maritime Gardening Guide and resource guides)  or $45 each class individually.

** Early Registration by December 16 - $125 for all four classes

*** Master Gardener Rate - $100 for all four classes

-$15 cancellation fee for series of four classes, $5 cancellation fee for each individual class

-no refunds after February 7, 2014, $30 charge for checks returned for non-sufficient funds

For more information or to register online, visit:  http://kitsap.wsu.edu or contact kitsapvegclass@gmail.com 360-307-4378

OUT WITH THE CREW

Looking to make some changes to your landscape?  Give us a call for a free consultation.

 

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IN THE GIFT SHOP

Beginning January 2, 2014, we will be packing up the holiday decorations, and gearing up for the upcoming spring season.  All holiday decor will be 40% off until it is all boxed up and stored for the year.

SAVAGE PLANTS & LANDSCAPE

6810 NE STATE HWY 104

KINGSTON, WA 98346

360-297-8711

nursery@savageplants.com

WWW.SAVAGEPLANTS.COM

We hope you enjoyed this Winter issue of the Savage Gardener. 

Stay tuned for our Spring issue for plant highlights, our events calendar, recipes and more.

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