Sunday, June 27, 2010

Black leaved plants

Add drama...
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,7518,s1-5-18-943,00.html

we have many varieties of black plants to choose from!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Vietnamese pottery

workshop 'mosaic flower pots'

Join us on July 17th and 18th
Turn an ordinary flower pot into a colorfully decorated pot covered with mosaic tile.
fee $25
includes all materials
2 day workshop
11:30 am-1pm

pre-register and pre-pay

Friday, June 18, 2010

Solstice weekend sale!!!

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

FLOWERS at Village Green Perennial Nursery

Beautiful spring FLOWERS at Village Green Perennial Nursery

Friday, June 4, 2010


Village Green Nursery is a beautiful urban garden on a 2 acre woodland setting, with tall trees, giant Rhododendrons, ancient rose bushes, bubbling pond, and winding trails leading you through the garden. The front garden is a beautiful place to have a wedding ceremony or for pictures.

Wedding Rental

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.

Photos only.
$75 hour for use fee

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Garden patio installation

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

Village Green Perennial Nursery on YELP!

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