February at Mamajack’s: you got it made in the SHADE!By Jill M Nicolaus (critterologist) on February 4, 2012
|Shop early, save big! Mamajack’s works with leading growers and nurseries to bring you great prices on a fantastic selection of perennials. February’s sales feature terrific shade garden plants, but you’ll find a few sun lovers in the mix. Keep an eye out for *bonus* offers, too!|
February is the month for planning, getting out your wish lists and deciding what parts of your garden need expanding or refurbishing. Treat yourself to some special plants, or fill in garden gaps with beautiful bloomers at pre-season prices. The best bargains and hard-to-get get varieties will sell out fast, so reserve your choices now for spring delivery.
Don’t miss *BONUS* offers for FREE plants!
Lenten Roses grace your garden with evergreen foliage and long-lasting, elegant blooms. Their very early flowers brighten the bleakest mid-winter. Some of the most beautiful and most vigorous plants come from Pine Knot Farms, and at these prices you’ll want them to go right to your garden. Double-blooming ‘Southern Belle’ plants are already at MamaJ's; order quickly so you don’t miss out. Tell your sweetie to skip the florist roses this Valentine’s Day – get these “roses” instead!
HOSTAS galore you're sure to adore (plus FREE SHIPPING!)
When you see the list for this sale, you’ll wish your garden had even more shady spots. Get great prices on garden-ready plants in 4 inch pots. 6-packs of liners are also available at super-special prices, but they’re going fast! Ed is known for his healthy plants and flawless (FREE!!) shipping, directly to you. From striking, sun-resistant ‘Guacamole’ to adorable minis like ‘Mouse Ears’, you’ll find lots of hostas to love at Bentley Gardens! February *BONUS* Ed is giving away one of his most special streaked hostas, ‘Brave Attempt’, with every hosta order of $75 or more. And all February orders are shipped FREE!
Astilbes brighten shady nooks, contrasting beautifully with the larger leaves of hostas. Plant them in drifts for big impact, or scatter them to enjoy their dancing flowers and fern-like foliage throughout your garden. Calling these “#1 divisions” would be an understatement. As she did last year, Sue Taynor of T&T Nurseries is making her largest divisions available for this offer, so Mamajack’s members get great bang for their buck. *BONUS* Invite a friend to join Mamajack’s. When the two of you order from her in this sale, Sue will pick out an extra astilbe for each of you.
Eight irresistible varieties form this selection of collector’s hostas. Be greeted in the morning by ‘Blueberry Waffles’, pick up your afternoon spirits with ‘Mango Salsa’, then kick back in the evening with ‘Bailey’s Cream’. ‘Cup of Grace’ and ‘Woodland Elf’ are sure to delight your garden fairies. For plants that sound as tough as they are beautiful, you’ve got to love ‘Bullet Proof’, ‘Brutus’, and ‘Thunder Boomer’. Whether you’re a hosta fanatic or new to growing them, Sue’s treats are hard to beat. *BONUS* Order $45 worth of hostas and get a FREE ‘Empress Wu’ while supplies last.
These aren’t just any hydrangeas! Spring Meadow has some of the newest, exciting varieties of hydrangeas and many other shrubs – rebloomers, compact forms, colors that make you say “Wow!” Mamajack’s is putting together an order for spring delivery. With 12 15 16 varieties on hold so far, you’re sure to find something special. More shrubs get added to this sale all the time, as people tell Mamajack about their favorites. We need your input!
We’ve all heard that clematis like to have their roots shaded, but most people think the vining part of the Queen of Climbers needs full sun. Not so! Most large-flowered clematis develop their best color in partial shade, and some varieties bloom like crazy even in full shade. Grow them up a fence or trellis, or let them just scramble around in your border. Some will even thrive in containers. Every garden has “the perfect spot” for a clematis or two, but we’ll find such special selections that you’ll want them by the dozen.
No shade in your garden? We didn’t forget you! MamaJ found us some stunning new hybrid Agastache, in mouth-watering shades of raspberry, melon, lemon custard, spicy orange, fuchsia and violet-blue. She got her hands on two really special plants for us: 'Firebird', Richard Dufresne's own creation, and 'Summer Glow', Terra Nova's newest intro. Unfazed by hot, dry summers, these plants are bred to be extra-long-flowering, too!
Don’t miss out on any great deals or *BONUS* offers, become a Mamajack’s member today!
Hosta 'Brave Attempt' photo courtesy of Ed Thaubald, used with permission.
Agastache 'Summer Glow' photo courtesy of Terra Nova, used with permission.
Astilbe 'Purple Lance' photo courtesy of Jo Ann Gentle, used with permission.
All other photos by Jill M. Nicolaus.
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|Better known in cyberspace as "Critter," Jill lives in Maryland with her DH and Sunshine Girl. You'll find dozens of projects underway at any given time in their home, both inside and out. Plants, crafts, kids, critters, books, music... she dabbles in a little of everything and hopes that through her articles, you will too!|
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