Kathy's Corner always has a lot of fabulous plants and at this time of year the nursery is bursting at the seams with glorious color!
Alison found a beautiful black Siberian Iris within a couple of seconds of walking in the gate!
There is a wonderful article written by Kathy, the owner of this establishment, in the publication Green Profit here. I've been visiting the island for at least 16 years and have followed the ups and downs Kathy mentions in her article and it's interesting to hear her perspective as a nursery owner.
What follows is a few of the many wonderful things that grabbed our attention on this trip!
Dianthus barbatus a.k.a. Sweet William.
Primula noverna 'Deep Blue'
Blue and yellow, a classic combination (Calibrachoa and trailing Lobelia) are pretty by themselves.
But add a Rhodochiton (Purple Bell Vine) to the mix and it's spectacular!
Double flowered Nasturtium (Tropaeolum) whose name escapes me and I'm too lazy to go outside with a flashlight to find it.
Sempervivum. Ya gotta draw the line somewhere!
Veronica 'Goldwell' lovely variegated foliage and beautiful flowers!
Love this sign!
Mahonia 'Soft Caress.
Zonal geraniums (pelargonium)
I never tire of Eryngiums!
Some Epiphyllum strutting it's stuff as only they can!
Sneaking a peek into one of the work areas.
Dahlia with gorgeous black foliage.
Another Dahlia looking very festive!
The fragrance of peonies is so sweet and fresh!
While I haven't grown petunias in a while, I still enjoy seeing them, especially the dark purple fragrant ones! Here is 'Picasso in Pink', a little pinker than 'Pretty Much Picasso' which was all the rage a few years ago.
Calibrachoas and petunias come in such interesting colors.
So, here's our cart which includes several Begonia boliviensis with pink flowers, a relatively new introduction. Kathy also had B.boliviensis in white and yellow.
Going inside to pay for our finds we were greeted by these.
Here's the amazing Kathy Wheaton freely sharing her plant wisdom!
This place is huge and we could have easily gotten lost in all of the great plants on several acres that just keep going and going. Since we wanted to see all of the gardens on the tour though, we decided to stop and move on. I can't wait to go back!