by MSV Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes
The annual MSV Heritage Plant Sale is just around the corner (May 18–19) and we are busy getting ready. Here are few of my favorites that will be available for purchase at the sale—all fantastic plants well suited for northern Shenandoah Valley landscapes.
In cold, snowy, icy January it is fun to dream about the spring and summer garden. Plant and seed companies know this and flood your mailbox with catalogs full of mouth-watering photos featuring gorgeous flowers and vegetables to entice you to buy their products. Well, I’m not going to do that … mail you a catalog, that is. Instead, I am going to share some alluring photos of a few great plants and simply tell you about the seeds for sale in our museum store.
A little planning—and a little weeding—can yield a colorful garden full of flowers and renew your enthusiasm for gardening during those hot dog days of summer.
Our second annual Heritage Plant Sale is coming up and we have more than 125 different types of plants for sale. We selected plants that have proven their value in the garden through the test of time. Just about all of these can be found growing in our garden so we have studied them for many seasons and want to share them with you.
This perennial ritual of wintertime planning for the next year is not new. While our gardeners were looking through catalogs for this year, I had the opportunity to read some old letters in our archives that shared that same sentiment.
We try some new varieties of vegetables each year so you never quite know what you will find.
Gardens can change a lot in a year’s time.
This summer, everything is coming up roses in our new Rose Garden.
As major spaces were developed, smaller gardens were created in the gaps between them. One such place is the Herb Garden.