Plants will vary in price and container size Some will only be available during dormancy – late Fall or early Spring — and will be updated this winter. Seed or plant exchanges are always welcome! With new postal price increases I have decided to curtail further mail-order business. Simply to much time to update all the items and too little feedback. Far easier to sell locally and at flower shows.
All plants can be picked up at my place given notice. Hope to see you soon. Address: 1080 W. Hendrickson Rd. Sequim WA. The Google Map.
Herb Senft (still a Sequimian and former Skyline Nursery) wishes you Happy Gardening in 2016.
On Facebook I made a comment on unusual trees when someone mentioned growing 2000 Horse Chestnuts.
I apologized that my questioning comment was somewhat rude. I sometimes hit that mode when I see how the plant selection of growers seems to be shrinking down to the “profit items,’ of box stores or for other reasons. The excuse of carbon capture of Horse Chestnut is not enough to justify it as a great plant to grow. There are tons of “native” materials or trees that have more relationships to ‘pollution,’ (Gingko) or are forage trees for pollinators such as Maackia amurensis or pawpaws. Of course ever needed are nitrogen fixing trees.
Growers always take a risk, I just ask that they move forward and consider the many new inspiring and unusual trees. Retail customers need new blood to enable their gardening needs/dreams. They want new relationships. Rather than bringing in a huge tree like the imported horse chestnut, (Bradford Pears is another one) why not play with the above mentioned. Katsura, Gingko, Sequoia cultivars. Or interesting new varieties that involve crosses between natives. GORDLINIA: Franklinia X Gordonia. Or Chitalpa.two American natives. southern catalpa X desert willow
Speaking of natives. Why not Golden Chinquapin? Near impossible to find grown though it is native to three western states and is vital to one threatened butterfly.