Do I still buy plants to see if they will survive our cold winters, freeze-thaw springs and droughty summers? You bet. Do I still lose plants that are supposedly hardy? You bet. Some plants survive - but don't thrive. Big difference.
Will I do all I can to help you out and supply you with the very best possible? For sure. We don't have to BOTH make the mistakes. It is my goal to ensure the plants we sell are hardy for you and very gorgeous.
Marv, my husband of 40 years, is the one who works with inanimate objects: irrigation hoses, electrical, tractors, computers, greenhouse, and - the soon-to-be inanimate - weeds. We make a great team. And being as opposite as we are, we had to reflect that in our garden. Hence - the Floral and Hardy name. (If you don't know who Laurel and Hardy were, you're just way too young
Each day was a struggle, when I was really sick with encephalitis, then I discovered daylilies. And I just connected" with them. They are hardy, need next to no care, no pests, and mmm - they taste good. I adored how they kept reminding me - all that beauty in one bloom, all for just one day. If God does that for a plant - surely I could learn to live that way too. Do I always make it? Nope! Do I keep trying? For sure.
We love guests, and also have Open Gardens. There are no Sunday sales but we enjoy visitors. We are very proud to be a recognized American Hemerocallis Display garden. We welcome tours, and parties and weddings.
The spring of 2005 brought not the peace and quiet we had planned, but rather when we purchased Crescent Nursery which had been a mail-order nursery in business for 17 years, our focus changed. So we are now a Mail order company - many new and unusual cultivars and seedlings - many available only here in Canada. Our goal is great plants at a great price that work well in your garden. Email me with requests or questions. I am a Master Gardener as well as an Ontario Horicultural Association judge and love to help people with garden questions. Tune in to our Web cams TowerCam or DriveCam to watch us at work or to check out the heifers.