Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stocking Up on Supplies

It's time to start potting some of the baby roses into their big-boy pots, and I don't have any potting mix.  This means that it is time for my annual trip to Ebenezer Heights Greenhouses in Culpeper (Virginia) to fill the truck with bales of ProMix ... and to see what other wonderful things they have that I can't live without.

The nursery is on the grounds of a brick Colonial Revival house, around a hairpin turn and up a hill from downtown Culpeper. 

I love the little carriage house/garage/storage building.

It's still early in the season, so most of the greenhouses were filled with annuals and vegetables freshly potted out of plug trays ... too small for sale just yet.

I don't have time to plant or care for annuals, but I want some hanging baskets for my front porch.  How about pansies?

or geraniums.

The porch on our old house needs something traditional, so I decided to get two ferns ...

and two baskets of mixed foliage plants ...

I'll repot the mixed baskets into larger containers, and add a yellow calabracoa and a hot pink zonal geranium ... for some splashes of color.

(the geraniums I chose aren't blooming yet.)

I paid for my plants and Promix, loaded the Expedition, and headed for home.

Isn't this lovely?

With all of my new supplies, you can be sure that I will be doing a LOT of potting in the next few days. I am really excited to have my hands in dirt again!

(written by Hartwood Roses.  Hartwood Roses blog)


  1. Hi Connie,

    Thats exactly the same Pro mix that I buy, and the same size but I only use one bale per year, its good stuff!
    Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.

  2. What a beautiful place to shop for plants and potting mix! I love the ferns you picked, they will look wonderful on your porch!

    Kat :)

  3. what a beautiful house! Some great plants -i love those ferns and geraniums are my favorite!


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