Will update AVAILABILITY throughout the winter... spring is coming!!
Huge $7.97 Plant Sale!
1,273 perennials and shrubs must sell this weekend! May 12-13-14, 2023
We have some really nice plants grown for you here in Oklahoma City.
Hydrangea paniculata 'Silver Dollar' $7.97. Look at those summer flowers!
Hydrangea paniculata 'Phantom'.
The largest ever flower clusters have strong stems for cut flowers and will hide a 6' fence when grown as a hedge. Phantom is an unpatented sibling plant to patented Limelight Hydrangea but wasn't as widely marketed back in the 00s compared to Limelight. Pink tinge to the cream white flower clusters. $7.97 each.
Hydrangea paniculata 'Chantilly Lace' $7.97.
The antiquey color of the faded blooms is part of why folks love the Paniculatas for dried flowers. They bloom on new wood, so it doesn't matter what time of year you are cutting on these type of Hydrangeas, they'll still pump out flowers that summer.
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' PP#12,874 $7.97.
Fades to a green tinge on the white flower panicles. These are the kinds of hydrangeas I grow in OKC because I don't have that much shade or patience for the pink/blue/purple Bigleaf Hydrangeas to get them to grow and bloom for me. If your hydrangeas have stopped blooming or changed color, you probably have Bigleafs. Panicle Hydrangeas love full sun and summer.
Get out here early in the day to get your pick.
9:30 am - 3 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday
EVENT PLANT SALE: May 12-13-14, 2023
113 S.E. 57th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73129
I plant out groundcovers in the mulch bed for flowering shrubs.
Groundcovers all $7.97. Choose from:
Lambs' Ears, Stachys byzantina, low growing with 2' flower stems
Creeping phlox, Phlox subalata 'Emerald Blue', 'Fort Hill', 'Candy Stripe'
Narrow blue eyed grass, Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Mountain sedge, Carex appalachica
Purple wintercreeper, Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus'
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'
Lily of the Valley Muguet Convallaria majalis 'Rosea'
Lambs' Ears, Stachys byzantina when flowering
Hosta 'Wide Brim'
Summer fern-leaf bleeding hearts, Dicentra x 'Luxuriant' is a hybrid of two U.S. native species Appalachian Dicentra eximia and Pacific Dicentra formosa.
We make it easy for you to plant native, edible, easy to grow shrubs in OKC:
- thornless blackberries for humans (so easy, eat fresh)
- chokeberry in red or black for birds (or jam)
- mulberry in red or black for birds (unless you get 'em first)
- beautyberry in white, pink, or purple for birds (or jam)
All $7.97 each. You've got to see these berry plants.
Almost everything we have is only $7.97, because that's a fair price. But I really like blueberries, so we grow rabbiteye blueberries in thick pine bark mulch and water them. They are $15.97 each and need two varieties to pollinate and get fruit set. Choose from: Premier, Tifblue, Powderblue rabbit eye blueberries (Vaccinum asheii), all rated by OSU as Excellent both in flavor of the berries and their ornamental qualities including fall color. $15.97 each, BIG 2-year plants full of flowers. New varieties this year: Austin, Brightwell, Climax.
A planting of 2, 3, or 4 blueberry bushes has room under it to grow strawberries or phlox.
Plant a row of asparagus behind the bushes for privacy screening your food hedge. Choose from Jersey Knight mostly male hybrid for clay or Purple Passion open pollinated Asparagus officinalis. *Perennial*
$7.97 Thornless blackberry plants:
semi trailing Triple Crown or (pictured here) upright Rubus x 'Ouachita', (PP#17162 propagation prohibited)
Add native edible flowering trees to your landscape, easy to grow in OKC are:
- Prunus besseyi Western Sand Cherry
- Prunus americana American Plum
- Diospyros virginiana American Persimmon (sugar plum)
American Plum has beautiful early spring flowers with the redbuds (instead of flowering pear!)
- Cercis canadensis Pink Eastern Redbud (Oklahoma state tree!)
- Cornus florida White Flowering Dogwood
Nearly all our plants are $7.97. (I told you about the blueberries, right, I also have some peonies, amaryllis, and hibiscus. Everything else is $7.97!)
We grow the kinds of plants we want there to be more of in our area.
This weekend only, the plants are out for sale in the front yard enjoying the four foot tall inflatable unicorn sprinkler. We made a video about it, it's pretty wackadoo.
LEFT: Little Girl Magnolias (Magnolia x Ann, Magnolia x Jane) mid-century hybrids from the National Arboretum
RIGHT: Sweetbay Magnolia, Magnolia virginiana, native to Oklahoma, prefers clay soil, evergreen in part shade
More trees, yes,
Liriodendron tulipifera Yellow poplar
FLOWER FARMERS, CUT FLOWER GROWERS, and all those wanting to boost their flower power year after year: Plant Hydrangeas and Viburnums for "Snowball" blooms! Choose from:
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
Annabelle is the Snowball Bush to many. An old-fashioned cultivar of the native smooth hydrangea which flowers on old wood (so only prune after the flowers -- not a problem if growing for cut flowers!). This extra-flowery variety was found in Anna, Ohio and needs part sun to part shade.
Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum 'Popcorn'
Popcorn Viburnum, called Japanese Snowball Bush, is what a lot of us mean by the can't-live-without snowball bush.
One of the best for heat and drought tolerant, densely growing, and beautiful.
Give the viburnums some relief in the shade, and once it gets bigger,
limb up the branches for a small tree to shade its neighbors in your mature garden. :)
Viburnum carlesii, Korean spice snowball
Flowers on old wood - excellent for cut flowers. Has the same amazing scented pink flower buds opening to white snowball flowers in May.
Viburnum x burkwoodii (V. carlesii x V. utile)
You can admire these along the Crystal Bridge at Myriad Botanical Gardens in OKC fully grown out and limbed up into trees, or in perfectly manicured spheres downtown in the sidewalk. Burkwood viburnum is a garden hybrid between V. carlesii and V. utile for early flowering.
Viburnum x juddii (V. carlesii x V. bitchiuense)
Pick this hundred year old hybrid introduced in 1920 as a cross between V. carlesii x V. bitchiuense for most consistent purple fall color.
Cut flower Perennials:
Tall garden phlox
Phlox paniculata 'David' white or 'Nicky' purple
Garden favorite David has white flower clusters in sun or shade. $7.97 each
But what about shade, like a lot of shade!
Astilbe and Hosta propagate by division and send out flowers when happy. They can be particular about moisture (yes) and sun (not) requirements but reward both novice and experienced plant parents with lush and full growth in the spring, flowering in the spring, and going dormant in the fall.
I especially like the look of Hosta 'Blue Cadet' heart shaped dusty blue leaves that are heat tolerant with light lavender star balloon flower scapes 2' foot tall.
Hosta 'Wide Brim' has outer yellow variegation fading to cream, a green and golden hosta that can take some sun. $7.97 each
Newly planted are Hosta 'Dream Queen' and Hosta 'Albo picta fortunei'.
Adding some hosta can help support honeybees in August.
Left to right: Blue Cadet, Blue Mouse Ears, Wide Brim, all sun tolerant hostas for shady areas.
This Bumalda is a really great Astilbe for shade. The foliage is bronze color and then the strong white plume flowers fade to a light pink.
Brightens up the spot between two houses! Astilbe x arendsii Bumalda
Daylilies do well in sun, even the south side of the house, but have you tried them in shade, too? I grow several varieties of pink, peach, and apricot colored daylilies. Don't cut on these - each flower opens for only about a day, so there is frequently a new bloom every day for months. $7.97, choose from:
Hemerocalis Apricot Sparkles
Daylilies are edible and carefree.
Weeping Yoshino ornamental cherry tree, Prunus x yedoensis 'Shidare Yoshino'
I have only 19 Weeping Cherry Trees at $7.97, these are treelings and will need to stay staked to keep growing upright as a tree until reaching your desired height. Yoshino Cherry trees flower in pink and live for 50 years or more.
BACK IN STOCK Purple leaf sand cherry, Prunus x cistena, hybrid between purple leaf plum and sand cherry.
Japanese Red Maple seedlings, yes, $7.97 each!
I know it's ridiculous, you can point and laugh at me, but it's just easier for me to keep everything I can at $7.97. These can be installed in the landscape and watered in every month until they are 6' tall, which is probably in 2 years.
We have these native sweet smelling shrubs to add to your garden bed or border, both with red flowering shapes:
Summersweet, Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'
Sweetshrub, Calycanthus floridus Sweet Bubby
Just a few remaining Forsythia: 1 'Lynwood Gold, 3 'Fiesta'
Blue Dwarf Arctic Willow Salix purpurea are well branched, $7.97
Dappled Willow Salix 'Hakuro Nishiki' puts out light colored new growth $7.97
Redtwig Dogwood, Cornus sericea $7.97
Where is this place? It's a house. We only have two event sales per year on-site at the backyard nursery. Put this into your maps: 113 SE 57th Street., Oklahoma City, OK 73129.
EVENT PLANT SALE: MAY 13, 14, 15, 2022.
Look for the pink signs leading to the inflatable unicorn sprinkler.
Root Shrubs, 113 SE 57th Street., Oklahoma City, OK 73129. Cash/card, we have guest wifi.