Sunday, June 27, 2010
Black plants offer foliage color, texture and depth to your garden
(Eupatorium rugosum) 'Chocolate' hemp agrimony
(Euphorbia amygdaloides) 'Purpurea' wood spurge
(Heuchera) 'Chocolate Veil', 'Obsidian' and 'Plum Pudding' coral bells
(x Heucherella) 'Burnished Bronze' heucherella
(Ligularia dentate) 'Britt-Marie and 'Crawford' black groundsel
(Ophiopogon planiscapus) 'Nigrescens' black mondo grass
(Sedum)' x Bertram Anderson', 'Purple Emperor', and 'Vera Jameson'
(Hemeracallis) Jungle beauty
Physocarpus opulifolius) 'Diabolo' ninebark
(Cotinus coggygria) 'Royal Purple' smoke bush
(Clematis recta) Purpurea
(Sambucus )'Black Beauty'
(Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’
(Actaea simplex) ‘Brunette
(Coleus) Dark Star
we have many varieties of black plants to choose from!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Village Green Perennial Nursery Special this weekend! Solstice weekend sale!!! 15% off all regular priced perennials, trees and shrubs! 10% off all garden art, 25% off all Vietnamese pottery.
Color spot Annuals are 2/$5.00, veggie starts now 4/$5.00
Tomatoes now 3/$5.00
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Wedding party may choose caterer of choice.
Wedding party provides tables, chairs, tents and linens.
Wedding party is responsible for set up before, and clean up after the event.
We will have limited garbage containers/bags available.
Village Green does have basic indoor facilities-bathroom and sink. There is a small area for dressing.
We can accommodate 100-150 guests
3 hour rate is $1500 Saturday/Sunday 10am-1pm, 2-5pm, 6-9pm
6 hour rate is $2400 Saturday/Sunday Rental from 10am-3 or 4-9pm
$100 each additional hour can be arranged
This time includes set up and take down.
Reception fees vary.
$1500.00 deposit- upon removal and clean up of all wedding party items.
This acts as a damage deposit, as well.
Flowers and catering available upon request.
'Corkage fee' if providing your own flowers and catering.
$75 hour for use fee
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Some of our handy work…
Challenge: transform a drab front lawn into a cozy patio sitting area surrounded by a lush garden setting with lots of edible plants.
We achieved this by berming the garden beds on three sides to create a sense of privacy and installing an organic kidney-shaped stone patio with gravel paths. The mounded beds were planted with blueberries, rhubarb, antique roses, artichokes, lettuce, peas, red veined dock, oxalis, strawberries, kale, spinach, bee balm, rosemary, sage, tarragon, Evergreen huckleberries, raspberries & elderberries.
We also planted some ornamentals for fun like fragrant Viburnums, variegated dogwood, geums (for cut flowers), Karl Forrester grass (for some structure and privacy), Hellebore, Black bamboo, giant hostas and more.
Along the sidewalk edge, the owner installed rusted metal screens – planted with a variety of climbing roses & akebia – to further define the area.
Mounded vegetable gardens were added along the entry walkway and south-facing porch and provide a bounty of fresh produce right out their front door.
The clients still marvel at the transformation & receive many compliments from passers-by as they sit in their Adirondack chairs enjoying their glass of wine!
Before… hard packed lawn
After- ‘Cowboy coffee’ flagstone patio with mounded garden beds for privacy
Row of trees removed to make room for raspberries
Raspberries are planted in galvanized tubs along the side fence
Mounded vegetable gardens provide plenty of fresh greens
Add some colorful foliage and a beautiful container for a dramatic effect