Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs One of my favorites out that way is Connestoga nursery, do you know the names of any others?....I'm always in the mood to shop landscape. Hey, and these new varieties of lilac, any that avoid powdery mildew?
Oh yes, forgot to mention, Miss Kim is highly resistant to PM, that's why I selected that variety in the first place, but after enjoying it for so many years, I completely forgot about the mildew issues of the other varieties. I think that may be why it performs so well compared to others varieties, if we didn't have constant PM problems, any variety would probably do great.
Conestoga is the one I usually buy nursery stock from. When you are there, go another mile or 2 north and you'll find a greenhouse with great selection and, especially when the season is winding down, great prices. I bought many different varieties of herbs there, 2 for $1. Late June and early July are the times to get perennials cheap. All the heat sensitive ones look awful, so you can see which ones perform well under extreme conditions. Survival of the fittest in action!
There are a number of nurseries south of Shady Maple also. Just drive around a bit and look for signs -- sort of like garage sales for horticulturists,