what’s blooming…

March 29, 2009

Spring Cleaning Sale

March 23, 2009

Join us  April 25th and 26th- Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

We’re  phasing out many varieties of daylilies, peonies, phlox, and crabapples plus odds and ends from our older plant inventory. 


We’ll also be rounding up various garden goods from the store and barn to put in the sale. 

Many great bargains to be found- two days only.  

Additional parking is available at the Seventh Day Adventist Church across the street.


the Nursery

March 19, 2009


The Nursery is closed right now- but we’ll be opening on April 15th, weather permitting. Some years, the piles of snow will last into May and we have to get equipment to move them out of the way!


This area is called “The Conifer Mound”. It’s where we display the conifers for sale. Daphne cneorum blooms below an old crabapple- the fragrance is astounding!


By the beginning of May we usually have a lot of stock in the yard.


We sell annuals too!

rdg cover trial 32082.jpgWe publish a catalog of our plant offerings every year, though this year we’ll be printing a supplement to our 2008 catalog, rather than an entirely new one. Our supplement is still in the works, but you can peruse our 2008 catalog in the meantime.

Hours for the nursery are 9am-6pm every day once we’re into May. Hours are a little more fluid in April due to weather.

If you’d like to join our email list, please send us your information to info@rockydalegardens.com

This way you’ll be kept apprised of new entries in our blog, and also receive special offers and notices of events. We will be phasing out direct mail communication, so this is the new best way to stay in touch!

If you’re planning a tour of the area, there are many great places to stay and eat. Among them are Almost Home Market– a terrific deli and bakery and the Inn at Baldwin Creek– incredible meals and a beautiful country inn, just down the road.


Luckily, this picture shows what Rocky Dale looks like in the depth of winter- beautiful- but enough of the snow now- we want spring…


and this is what it’s looking like now.



One of the early signs of spring is the snowdrops that cover the grounds at Rocky Dale.  They’re just starting to open up now, even though some parts of the garden still have a foot of snow left on them.



The Hamamelis are starting to bud up too.  They should be in full flower within a week or two.

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