Extreme heat in North Carolina!

Summer is upon us (and it isn’t technically summer yet)! We have been experiencing extreme temperatures in the upper-nineties this week, and it doesn’t appear that there is any relief in sight.

When it is this hot, we can still ship plants on our truck, but we have to be careful and mindful about what we are shipping. We do not ship plants via FedEx when it is this hot because the plants tend to “melt” in the boxes. 90-degree temperatures + no air circulation= unhappy plants.  Even though the plants that travel on our truck are not boxed up, it still gets very hot in the truck, which is why we have to be careful.

We also have to make sure we take the correct safety precautions when it is this hot. We like to come in a little earlier and leave early to avoid some of the hottest part of the day.  If you are scheduling a pick up, we recommend that you call us and schedule so that we know to expect you.

During the summer months, we temporarily change our operating hours. Starting on June 29th, we will open at 7:00AM and close at 3:30PM. Visits and pick ups must be made by 3:00PM. That means you have to be out of the nursery at 3:00PM, no exceptions. We recommend getting here by 2:00-2:30PM in order to give yourself enough time to retrieve your order. This is a slightly different than our normal operating hours, in that we can allow you to show up after 3:00 if you’re running late.  In order for the growers to finish their end-of-day tasks, you must be out of the nursery by 3:00PM during the summer months.  Please keep this in mind if you are planning a pick up.

Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions/comments/concerns.

Stay cool!

Plantworks Nursery Grower’s Picks 25

Andropogon Red October gallon pot
Andropogon Red October gallon pot
Andropogon Red October gallons
Andropogon Red October gallons
Ajuga Black Scallop 4" pot
Ajuga Black Scallop 4″ pot
Ajuga Black Scallop 4" pots (18 count flats)
Ajuga Black Scallop 4″ pots (18 count flats)
Strobilanthes 4" pot
Strobilanthes 4″ pot
Strobilanthes 4" pots (18 count flats)
Strobilanthes 4″ pots (18 count flats)
Southern Shield Fern gallon pot
Southern Shield Fern gallon pot
Southern Shield Fern gallons
Southern Shield Fern gallons
Sempervivum Commander Hay quart pot
Sempervivum Commander Hay quart pot
Sempervivum Commander Hay quarts (12 count flats)
Sempervivum Commander Hay quarts (12 count flats)
Selaginella Aurea Gallon pot
Selaginella Aurea Gallon pot
Selaginella Aurea gallons
Selaginella Aurea gallons
Phlox Emerald Blue 4" pot
Phlox Emerald Blue 4″ pot
Phlox Emerald Blue 4" pots (18 count flats)
Phlox Emerald Blue 4″ pots (18 count flats)
Pachysandra Silveredge 2.5" pot
Pachysandra Silveredge 2.5″ pot
Pachysandra Silveredge 2.5" pots (32 count flats)
Pachysandra Silveredge 2.5″ pots (32 count flats)
Ostrich Fern quart pot
Ostrich Fern quart pot
Ostrich Fern quarts (12 count flats)
Ostrich Fern quarts (12 count flats)
Needlepoint Ivy 4" pot
Needlepoint Ivy 4″ pot
Needlepoint Ivy 4" pots  (18 count flats)
Needlepoint Ivy 4″ pots (18 count flats)
Nassella Quart pot
Nassella Quart pot
Nassella quarts (12 count flats)
Nassella quarts (12 count flats)
Lantana Samantha 4inch pots
Lantana Samantha 4inch pots
Lantana Samantha 4" pots (18 count flats)
Lantana Samantha 4″ pots (18 count flats)
Coreopsis Creme Brulee  gallon pot
Coreopsis Creme Brulee gallon pot
Coreopsis Creme Brulee  gallons
Coreopsis Creme Brulee gallons
Carex Pennsylvanica Quart pot
Carex Pennsylvanica Quart pot
Carex Pennsylvanica quarts (12 count flats)
Carex Pennsylvanica quarts (12 count flats)
Breynia 4" pots (18 count trays)
Breynia 4″ pots (18 count trays)
Breynia 4" pot
Breynia 4″ pot
Carex Evergold 4" pots (18 count flats)
Carex Evergold 4″ pots (18 count flats)
Carex Evergold 4" pot
Carex Evergold 4″ pot
Campanula Sarastro gallons
Campanula Sarastro gallons
Baltic Ivy 4" pot
Baltic Ivy 4″ pot
Anemone Honorine Jobert Gallons
Anemone Honorine Jobert Gallons
Anemone Honorine Jobert gallon pot
Anemone Honorine Jobert gallon pot
Aster Woods Blue gallons
Aster Woods Blue gallons
Aster Woods Blue gallon pot
Aster Woods Blue gallon pot
Baltic Ivy 4" pots (18 count flats)
Baltic Ivy 4″ pots (18 count flats)

Plantworks Grower’s Picks Week 24

Vinca minor Ralph Shugert 4" pot
Vinca minor Ralph Shugert 4″ pot
Vinca Minor Ralph Shugert 4" pots (18 count flats)
Vinca Minor Ralph Shugert 4″ pots (18 count flats)
Vinca Minor Illumination 2.5" pot
Vinca Minor Illumination 2.5″ pot
Vinca Minor Illumination 2.5" pots (32 count flats)
Vinca Minor Illumination 2.5″ pots (32 count flats)
Stachys Helene Von Stein Quart pot
Stachys Helene Von Stein Quart pot
Stachys Helene Von Stein quarts (12 count flats)
Stachys Helene Von Stein quarts (12 count flats)
Selaginella Aurea quart pot
Selaginella Aurea quart pot
Selaginella Aurea quarts (12 count flats)
Selaginella Aurea quarts (12 count flats)
Phlox Lilac Flame Gallon pot
Phlox Lilac Flame Gallon pot
Phlox Lilac Flame gallons
Phlox Lilac Flame gallons
Pachysandra Silveredge 4" pot
Pachysandra Silveredge 4″ pot
Pachysandra Silveredge 4" pots (18 count flats)
Pachysandra Silveredge 4″ pots (18 count flats)
Ostrich Fern quart pot
Ostrich Fern quart pot
Ostrich Fern quarts (12 count flats)
Ostrich Fern quarts (12 count flats)
Ivy Needlepoint 4" pot
Ivy Needlepoint 4″ pot
Juncus Blue Dart quarts (12 count trays)
Juncus Blue Dart quarts (12 count trays)
Juncus Blue Dart Qaurt pot
Juncus Blue Dart Qaurt pot
Korean Rock Fern quart pot
Korean Rock Fern quart pot
Korean Rock Fern quarts (12 count flats)
Korean Rock Fern quarts (12 count flats)
Lavender Provence 4" pots (18 count flats)
Lavender Provence 4″ pots (18 count flats)
Lavender Provence 4" pots (18 count flat)
Lavender Provence 4″ pots (18 count flat)
Ivy Needlepoint 4" pots (18 count flat)
Ivy Needlepoint 4″ pots (18 count flat)
Ivy English 4" (18 count flats)
Ivy English 4″ (18 count flats)
Ivy English 4" pot (18 count flats)
Ivy English 4″ pot (18 count flats)
Heuchera Carnival Black Olive Gallon
Heuchera Carnival Black Olive Gallon
Heuchera Carnival Black Olive Gallons
Heuchera Carnival Black Olive Gallons
Euonymus Coloratus 2.5" pot
Euonymus Coloratus 2.5″ pot
Euonymus Coloratus 2.5" pots (32 count flats)
Euonymus Coloratus 2.5″ pots (32 count flats)
Echinacea Doublescoop Orangeberry Gallon
Echinacea Doublescoop Orangeberry Gallon
Echinacea Doublescoop Orangeberry Gallons
Echinacea Doublescoop Orangeberry Gallons
Cuphea Mexican Heather 4inch pot
Cuphea Mexican Heather 4inch pot
Cuphea Mexican Heather 4inch (18 count flats)
Cuphea Mexican Heather 4inch (18 count flats)
Coreopsis Jethro Tull Quart pot
Coreopsis Jethro Tull Quart pot
Coreopsis Jethro Tull Qts (12 count flats)
Coreopsis Jethro Tull Qts (12 count flats)
Coleus Box Office Blonde Bombshell Ellepot
Coleus Box Office Blonde Bombshell Ellepot
Calamagrosits Karl Foerster 2gallons
Calamagrosits Karl Foerster 2gallons
Calamagrosits Karl Foerster 2gallon pot
Calamagrosits Karl Foerster 2gallon pot
Carex Ice Dance Gallons
Carex Ice Dance Gallons
Carex Ice Dance Gallon pot
Carex Ice Dance Gallon pot
Coleus Box Office Blonde Bombshell Ellepot (18 count flat)
Coleus Box Office Blonde Bombshell Ellepot (18 count flat)

Plantworks Grower’s Picks Week 23

Zinnia Uptown Sunstreak Ellepot* (18 count flats) *Ellepots are plantable pots (much like peat pots)
Zinnia Uptown Sunstreak Ellepot* (18 count flats)
*Ellepots are plantable pots (much like peat pots)
Zinnia Uptown Sunstreak Ellepot * *Ellepots are plantable pots (much like peat pots)
Zinnia Uptown Sunstreak Ellepot *
*Ellepots are plantable pots (much like peat pots)
Vinca minor Bowles 2.5" pot
Vinca minor Bowles 2.5″ pot
Vinca minor Bowles 2.5" pots (32 count flats)
Vinca minor Bowles 2.5″ pots (32 count flats)
Veronica Charlotte Gallon pot
Veronica Charlotte Gallon pot
Veronica Charlotte Gallons
Veronica Charlotte Gallons
Sedum Sunsparkler Firecracker Gallon pot
Sedum Sunsparkler Firecracker Gallon pot
Pachysandra Green Carpet 4" pots (18 count flats)
Pachysandra Green Carpet 4″ pots (18 count flats)
Pachysandra Green Carpet 4" pot
Pachysandra Green Carpet 4″ pot
Pennisetum Red Head 2 gallons
Pennisetum Red Head 2 gallons
Petunia Black Magic 4" pots (18 count flats)
Petunia Black Magic 4″ pots (18 count flats)
Pennisetum Red Head 2gallon pot
Pennisetum Red Head 2gallon pot
Petunia Black Magic 4" pot
Petunia Black Magic 4″ pot
Sedum Sunsparkler Firecracker Gallons
Sedum Sunsparkler Firecracker Gallons
Pachysandra 4" pot
Pachysandra 4″ pot
Pachysandra 4" pots (18 count trays)
Pachysandra 4″ pots (18 count trays)
Ostrich Fern quart pot
Ostrich Fern quart pot
Ostrich Fern Quarts (12 count trays)
Ostrich Fern Quarts (12 count trays)
Lace Fern Gallon pot
Lace Fern Gallon pot
Lace Fern Gallons
Lace Fern Gallons
Heuchera Palace Purple Gallon pot
Heuchera Palace Purple Gallon pot
Heuchera Palace Purple Gallons
Heuchera Palace Purple Gallons
Gaillardia Gallo Yellow Gallon pot
Gaillardia Gallo Yellow Gallon pot
Gaillardia Gallo Yellow Gallons
Gaillardia Gallo Yellow Gallons
Fortunes Holly Fern quart pot
Fortunes Holly Fern quart pot
Fortunes Holly Fern Quarts (12 count flats)
Fortunes Holly Fern Quarts (12 count flats)
Fennel Bronze Leaf 4" pot
Fennel Bronze Leaf 4″ pot
Fennel Bronze Leaf 4" (18 count flats)
Fennel Bronze Leaf 4″ (18 count flats)
Cortederia Blue Bayou 2gallons
Cortederia Blue Bayou 2gallons
Cortederia Blue Bayou 2gallons
Cortederia Blue Bayou 2gallons
Coreopsis Zagreb Gallon
Coreopsis Zagreb Gallon
Coreopsis Zagreb Gallons
Coreopsis Zagreb Gallons
Chasmanthium Northern Sea Oats 2 gallon pot
Chasmanthium Northern Sea Oats 2 gallon pot
Chasmanthium Northern Sea Oats 2gallons
Chasmanthium Northern Sea Oats 2gallons
Carex Evergold 4" pot
Carex Evergold 4″ pot
Carex Evergold 4" (18 count flats)
Carex Evergold 4″ (18 count flats)
Ajuga Pink Lightning 4"
Ajuga Pink Lightning 4″
Ajuga Pink Lightning 4" (18 count trays)
Ajuga Pink Lightning 4″ (18 count trays)
Ajuga Burgundy Glow 2.5" pot
Ajuga Burgundy Glow 2.5″ pot
Ajuga Burgundy Glow 2.5" (32 count flats)
Ajuga Burgundy Glow 2.5″ (32 count flats)

Plantworks Nursery Grower’s Picks

Firstly, I’d like to remind you all that we will be closed on Monday May 25th for Memorial Day. This means we will not be sending trucks out on Tuesday, the 26th. Trucking schedules will resume on the 27th.

We have updated the grower’s picks for next week.  Enjoy!

Alternanthera Ficodea Chartreuse 4″ 18ct
Alternanthera Ficodea Chartreuse 4″ pot
Artemesia Silvermound quarts (12 count flats)
Artemesia Silvermound quart pot
Hedera helix ‘Baltic’ (Baltic Ivy) 4″ 18ct trays
Hedera helix 'Baltic' (Baltic Ivy) 4" pot
Hedera helix ‘Baltic’ (Baltic Ivy) 4″ pot
Athyrium otophorum (Eared Lady Fern) gallons
Athyrium otophorum (Eared Lady Fern) gallons
Athyrium otophorum (Eared Lady Fern) gallon pot
Athyrium otophorum (Eared Lady Fern) gallon pot
Echinacea Sombrero Sandy Yellow quarts (12 count flats)
Echinacea Sombrero Sandy Yellow quarts (12 count flats)
Echinacea Sombrero Sandy Yellow quart pot
Echinacea Sombrero Sandy Yellow quart pot
English Ivy  4" 18ct flats
English Ivy 4″ 18ct flats
English Ivy 4" pot
English Ivy 4″ pot
Juncus Blue Arrows quarts (12 count flats)
Juncus Blue Arrows quarts (12 count flats)
Juncus Blue Arrows quart pot
Juncus Blue Arrows quart pot
Juncus Blue Dart quarts
Juncus Blue Dart quarts
Juncus Blue Dart quart pot
Juncus Blue Dart quart pot
Juncus Twisted Arrows quarts (12 count flats)
Juncus Twisted Arrows quarts (12 count flats)
Juncus Twisted Arrows Quart pot
Juncus Twisted Arrows Quart pot
Lavender Provence 4" pot
Lavender Provence 4″ pot
Orn Pepper Chilly Chilly  4" 18ct flats
Orn Pepper Chilly Chilly 4″ 18ct flats
Orn Pepper Chilly Chilly 4" pot
Orn Pepper Chilly Chilly 4″ pot
Pachysandra 2.5" 32ct
Pachysandra 2.5″ 32ct
Pachysandra 2.5" pot
Pachysandra 2.5″ pot

Hedera colchica Persian Ivy 4" pot
Hedera colchica Persian Ivy 4″ pot
Phlox Coral Eyes gallons
Phlox Coral Eyes gallons
Phlox Coral Eyes gallon pot
Phlox Coral Eyes gallon pot
Phlox Emerald Blue 4" 18ct
Phlox Emerald Blue 4″ 18ct
Phlox Emerald Blue 4" pot
Phlox Emerald Blue 4″ pot
Phlox Pink Flame quarts (12 count flats)
Phlox Pink Flame quarts (12 count flats)
Phlox Pink Flame quart pot
Phlox Pink Flame quart pot
Physostegia Pink Manners quarts (12 count flats)
Physostegia Pink Manners quarts (12 count flats)
Physostegia Pink Manners Quart pot
Physostegia Pink Manners Quart pot
Polygonatum Solomon's Seal Gallons
Polygonatum Solomon’s Seal Gallons
Polygonatum Solomon's Seal Gallon pot
Polygonatum Solomon’s Seal Gallon pot
Selaginella Peacock quarts (12 count flats)
Selaginella Peacock quarts (12 count flats)
Selaginella Peacock quart pot
Selaginella Peacock quart pot
Southern Shield Fern Gallons
Southern Shield Fern Gallons
Southern Shield Fern Gallon pot
Southern Shield Fern Gallon pot
Stokesia Mary Gregory gallons
Stokesia Mary Gregory gallons
Stokesia Mary Gregory Gallon pot
Stokesia Mary Gregory Gallon pot
Torenia Moon Yellow  4" 18ct
Torenia Moon Yellow 4″ 18ct
Torenia Moon Yellow 4" pot
Torenia Moon Yellow 4″ pot

Plantworks Nursery Grower’s Picks 5/18/15

Achillea Sunny Seduction Quarts
Achillea Sunny Seduction quart pot
Acorus Ogon Gallons
Acorus Ogon gallon pot
Ajuga Bronze Beauty 4″ 18ct
Ajuga Bronze Beauty 4″ pot
Ajuga Burgundy Glow 2.5″ 32ct
Ajuga Burgundy Glow 2.5″ pot
Angelonia Serena White 4″ 18ct
Angelonia Serena White 4″ pot
Angelonia Spreading White 4″
Angelonia Spreading White 4″ pot
Applecourt Japanese Painted Fern gallons
Applecourt Japanese Painted Fern gallon pot
Begonia Dragon Wing Red 4″ 18ct
Begonia Dragon Wing Red 4″ pot
Brilliance Autumn Fern quarts
Brilliance Autumn Fern quart pot
Carex Evergold 4″ 18ct
Carex Evergold 4″ pot
Carex Red Rooster Quarts
Carex Red Rooster Quart pot
Coreopsis Red Satin Gallons
Coreopsis Red Satin gallon pot
Coreopsis Tweety gallons
Coreopsis Tweety Gallon pot
Coreopsis Corey Yellow gallon pot
Geranium Rozanne gallons
Geranium Rozanne gallon pot
Geranium Rozanne quart pot
Ivy Variegated Needlepoint 4″ 18ct
Ivy Variegated Needlepoint 4″ pot
Lemon Grass 4″ 18ct
Lemon Grass 4″ pot
Leymus Blue Dune 2 gallons
Leymus Blue Dune 2 gallon pot
Ostrich Fern quarts
Ostrich Fern quart pot
Pachysandra 4″ 18ct
Pachysandra 4″ pot
Petunia Easy Wave Red Velour 4″ 18ct
Petunia Easy Wave Red Velour 4″ pot
Phlox White Flame quarts
Phlox White Flame quart pot
Shasta Daisy Snow Cap gallons
Shasta Daisy Snow Cap gallon pot
Vinca minor Ralph Shugert 4″ 18CT
Vinca minor Ralph Shugert 4″ pot

Plantworks Grower’s Picks Week 20

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there!  Enjoy the new grower’s picks!

Ajuga Pink Lightning 4″ 18ct
Ajuga Pink Lightning 4″ pot
Autumn Fern quarts (12 count flats)
Autumn Fern quart pot
Calibrachoa Cabaret Deep Blue 4″ 18CT
Calibrachoa Cabaret Deep Blue 4″ pot
Carex Evergold 4″ 18ct
Carex Evergold 4″ pot
Clematis Tangutica gallons
Clematis Tangutica gallon pot
Cleome Sparkler White 4″ 18CT
Cleome Sparkler White 4″ pot
Datura Ballerina Purple gallon
Datura Ballerina Purple gallon
Gaillardia Fanfare Blaze Gallons
Gaillardia Fanfare Blaze gallon pot
Ghost Lady Fern gallons
Ghost Lady Fern gallon pot
Helenium Short n Sassy gallons
Helenium Short n Sassy gallon pot
Hippeastrum Johnsonii Gallons
Hippeastrum Johnsonii gallon pot
Miscanthus Dixieland 2 gallons
Miscanthus Dixieland 2 gallon pot
Pachysandra 2.5″ 32ct
Pachysandra 2.5″ pot
Pachysandra Green Carpet 4″ 18CT
Pachysandra Green Carpet 4″ pot
Pennisetum Sky Rocket gallons
Pennisetum Sky Rocket gallon pot
Peony Krinkled White 2 gallons
Peony Krinkled White 2 gallon
Petunia Black Magic 4″ 18CT
Petunia Black Magic 4″ pot
Phalaris Strawberries & Cream gallons
Phalaris Strawberries & Cream gallon
Phlox Fort Hill 4″ 18ct
Phlox Fort Hill 4″ pot
Sedum Neon quarts (12 count flats)
Sedum Neon quart pot
Tassel Fern gallons
Tassel Fern gallon
Veronica Royal Candles quarts (12 count flats)
Veronica Royal Candles quart pot