Crop 254 June 22 to June 30 Issue of Flowering Shrub Farm Monthly All Picture Newsletters; January February March April May 1 to 15 May 16 to 31 June week #1 June week #2 June week #3 June last few days July August September October November December We propagate and grow for mail-order many hard to obtain roses, lilacs, blueberry bushes, rhododendrons or azaleas and report how we are doing to potential customers via these monthly newsletters (larger plants are usually available for pickup during our plant sale). Click on the picture and it may open a larger version with more detail. Reload this page in case your computer has it cached. 09:54

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For the three months May, June and July we are selling lilacs, roses and more. The newsletter I am working on this month is at and includes a link to "what we do and when we do it". The pictures below are probably from previous years unless they have been recently over-written.

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My nursery is in the middle of Voorheesville, NY surrounded by local residences so we propagate and grow plants that are very disease resistant, washing insects from their leaves with water. I propagate and grow plants from my catalogs that my customers have requested, are locally hardy and disease resistant. We sell 2 year old plants in one gallon pots mail order and if they dont sell gradually repot into larger containers that at first we may use as a source of cuttings but later may sell from the nursery. Once plants are 2 years old and have been identified from the flower, I will attach a price sticker to the side of the pot that is easily seen in a picture.

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On the left you see Roses that we will use as a source of cuttings in July, August and September placed on drip line in the field. On the right you see a picture of all the plants that are two years old as these will be the ones we sell if they flower proving what variety they are (there is always a certain level of anxiety on my part over how I could have screwed up on the labeling and the flowers blooming will solve that). Once they are clearly identified from the flower I stick a price label to the side of the pot that should be easily seen if you click for a larger image.

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On left is the old chicken house that we now use for mist propagation (the building inspector suggested that we repurpose the old chicken house rather than tearing it down and building a greenhouse so we will probably side it with plexiglass in back but leave the structure as is in front for esthetic reasons). On the right is a picture of plants that have been identified and had a "Sold to" sticker attached (if your name is on one of these and you still want the plants you should contact me right away). When I ship plants out I usually send them on a Monday so they should reach their destination by the end of the week (and I'll retake the "sold to" picture so you can see your shipment gone)..

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Two year old roses are usually sorted by type (albas, climbers, damasks, gallicas, rugosas, etc). Those types each have a picture that can be taken showing how many we have. They are not for sale until they have flowered proving the variety (we will stick a price label to the side of the pot).

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On the left are our one year old roses being grown in the coldframe where we store all our one gallon plants in winter. I hope to get a bit more of the foliage removed from the surrounding trees soon to bring in a bit more sunlight. As two year olds flower I will attach a yellow, individually numbered label and photograph them all together saving them as twoyearolds followed by the days date dot jpg. or the variety name (if the variety name I can add the picture to that varieties individual web page).


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These are all flowers on large plants that we take cuttings from but the pictures also allow me to compare with two year old rooted cuttings that may flower soon.

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Large plants in seven gallon pots are placed on drip line in the field to be a source of cuttings.

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Liza is interested in picking up some William Baffin at the nursery. Here are some growing on drip line.

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Each day that I have flowering 1 gallons I will take a picture and save it as that day. You can click the picture for a larger image to study more closely or save as wallpaper. I will verify the variety and print it on the pot with the paint pen along with the year it was potted. Remember we wont sell them until they are two years old and have previously flowered. If you recognise one you should go ahead and email me about it though it may already be sold or just not old enough.

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These apothecarys roses wont be for sale til they are two years old (note date they were first potted on side of pot).

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this one on June 17 might be great maidens blush,

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Superba lilacs were used as a hedge in victorian times, pruning the hedge after it flowers. We will repot these into 1 gallons. Duchess de Montebello as a source of cuttings in a 45 gallon box or maybe cuttings stuck in 1 gallon pots or 2 inch liners.

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We are starting to send out mail order where people have paid for them and where the inspector has inspected them.

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Sometime in July I will start cutting these back and sticking the cuttings.

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In a 1 gallon (10-358 on side). Took cuttings in 2013; Apothecarys Rose, Rosa rugosa alba, William Lobb, Great Maidens Blush, Scabrosa, Duchess of Montebello, Fru Dagmar Hastrup and Rose de Rescht (#10-358:167 cuttings) to send to a greenhouse. #10331:194 cuttings Apothecarys rose, Camieux, Goldfinch, Fru Dagmar Hastrup, Felicite Parmentier, Rose of Castile, Red Moss, Amelie Gravereau, Sarah Van Fleet, John Davis, Zephirine Drouhin, Conrad F. Meyer, Tour De Malakoff, Crested Moss. #10330:34 cuttings KAZANLIK, #10331:32 cuttings JOHN CABOT, #10332:60 cuttings LEDA, #10333:42 cuttings RUGOSA MIX) LINDA CAMPBELL, MAGNIFICA, FRU DAGMAR HASTRUP, SCABROSA), #10334:30 cuttings GREAT MAIDENS BLUSH, #10335:54 cuttings RAMBLER MIX (HANSA, FANTIN LATOUR, FRANCOIS JURANVILLE, CITY OF YORK, AMERICAN PILLAR). 10319:36 cuttings Gallica Apothecarys rose, 10318: 17 cuttings Gallica Agatha Incarnata, 10320:23 cuttings Damask York and Lancaster, 10321:14 cuttings Gallica Cardinal de Richelieu, 10329:36 cuttings Father Hugos Rose, 10322:26 cuttings Pauls Himalayan Musk and 10323:47 cuttings Alba Semi-Plena.

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On June 23 a picture of Rhododendron maximum; Rosebay Rhododendron native in the Northeast. Usually flowers around July 4 so we are about a week ahead of normal.


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Kathryn of Oklahoma want a 'Duchess de Montebello' and as I dont have any except my six foot tall plant in a 45 gallon pot I'll take cuttings from it in August. You see it here newly opened and a few days later after it fades to white (different flowers on the same plant the picture taken on the same day).

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The red rose on the right is probably 'Tuscany' but I wont be sure until I have watched it fade to see if its a Tuscany Superb. These are in 3 gallon pots and will probably be divided this winter.

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About the ALL-PICTURE-NEWSLETTER by andyvancleve

Flowering Shrub Farm Monthly All Picture Newsletters; January February March April May 6 to 16 May 20 to 31 June 4 to 7 June 8 to 9 June 11 to 13 June 16 to 25 July August September October November December

Potential Customers subscribe. Each month I send them the latest email link to the newsletter, information as to what is blooming and sometimes an update telling them when I am open.

When they see something they like they come buy it in bloom.

We grow plants to sell at our plant sale. Read my notes on the zone hardiness numbers I use. Do we do mail order? Check my picture-newsletter Want to purchase? email me.