Thursday, June 19, 2014

Plants at The Bunker Farm Nursery

At long last, here are some pictures of the nursery at The Bunker Farm along with some of its good looking plants. The Nursery has done well this spring, thanks to all you avid gardeners out there, and there are still plants for sale! We are open every Saturday from 12-5pm and by appointment (email: Right now we have lots of unusual annuals, but later this summer we will have more and more perennials available for purchase. 

Ursinia speciosa

Panicum elegans 'Frosted Explosion'

Antirrhinum 'Chantilly Bronze'

Antirrhinum 'Appleblossom'

Hibiscus 'Simply Love'
I am pretty sure the name says it all and just the picture of the flower alone made me order the seeds. Each plant is bushy and covered in buds and my guess is that it will bloom in a hot sunny spot all summer.

Asperula orientalis 'Blue Surprise'
I only got two seeds to germinate, but this is one of the seedlings grown up into a gorgeous long blooming ground cover. Apparently it is hardy to zone 4. I will try for better germination next year!

Malope trifida 'Vulcan'
This is one of the many plants I learned about at Great Dixter last year and managed to grow. It is doing beautifully and blooming profusely in my garden.

Helipterum 'Pierrot'
A really nice strawflower, should last all season.

Impatiens namchabarwensis 'Blue Daimond'
Grown from seed this year and growing strong.

Emilia coccinea (syn. javanica) 'Scarlet Magic'
Tassle flower, an all time favorite annual and will bloom, if deadheaded, until frost. 

Cosmidium burridgeanum 'Philippine'
 This is a new annual to me, but according to Diane Seeds, it is one of her all time favorites and will bloom until frost. It does have a wonderful wispy wiriness in the way it grows. Almost all the very good gardeners who came through my greenhouse noticed this plant and bought it based on its foliage and growth habit alone. It is a good plant, thanks Diane!

Linaria triornithophora rosea
Another one of Diane's favorites, the Three Bird Toadflax. She says it is a perennial in her zone 5 garden, so I am hoping that will be true for us as well. The plants are very strong and have beautiful foliage tinged red with a very sturdy upright habit. And a totally beautiful flower!

And a nice Asarina antirrhiniflora coccinea, a climbing snapdragon vine. I saw a whole table of these at Hampton Court and thought, I have to grow this! It took forever to germinate, but now they are here and starting to climb.

 So please come by and see what we are up to! You can check out a blog post by Michael Gordon on his visit to the greenhouse here: