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I propagate and grow plants that are locally HARDY, DISEASE RESISTANT, VIGOROUS and FRAGRANT to sell during our Retail Plant Sale , Mail Order or by Appointment. We grow Classic Lilacs especially lilacs that have flowers that are purple, magenta, violet, lavender (that look purple) or with double flowers. Disease Resistant Roses including; Alba Roses, Gallica Roses, Damask Roses, Centifolia Roses, Hybrid Rugosa Roses, Climbing Roses & Rambler Roses, Roses with small flowers, Old Garden Roses mentioned in literature. Peonies , Native Azaleas and Rhododendrons including Pinxterbloom azalea or R. nudiflorum / R. periclymenoides, Swamp azalea or R. viscosum and Rosebay rhododendron or R. maximum, and Hibiscus syriacus with double flowers. We also grow many hardy Blueberry Bushes including native blueberry V. corrymbosum (Highbush Blueberry) and V angustifolium (Lowbush Blueberry) and Espalier Trained fruit Trees including; Step over or Horizontal T trained Apple and Pear trees. I add new pictures to this months newsletter every week; January February March April May 1 to 15 May 16 to 31 June week #1 June week #2 June week #3 June last days July August September October November December We only sell Lilacs or Roses that are in bloom or have previously bloomed. Contact me!
allplant and plantbuy have links in order by crop number without thumbnail pictures. My Roseraie page shows how I propagate and grow Roses. Lilacs with double flowers are listed among my French Lilacs.
Above are Lilacs being sold at the Plant Sale in May.
Smart people buy plants in bloom and we at the Flowering Shrub Farm in Voorheesville, NY are open when plants that we grow are flowering. Potential customers subscribe to my free picture-newsletter where they can see pictures of our plants growing in the fields or available at the plant sale. When they see something they like during the plant sale they come buy it. Email me if you want to subscribe. If its a cool spring, Lilacs should bloom from around May 10th to the beginning of June allowing plenty of time for customers to check out the flower and fragrance of each. On the other hand if its unduly warm it can shorten the flowering time to just a couple weeks and in 2012 Lilacs started blooming April 20 (so I opened May 1). I notify subscribers if I open early. In May I label all plants that are flowering. We use a paint pen to mark on the pot, the date the rooted cutting was first planted, an abreviation of their variety name, a crop number and the soil mix used (when they flower I usually attach a label with the name or mark the pot as "OK" verifying the name also on the side of the pot). The pots are turned so that the information painted on them is visible in pictures.
Roses being sold at the Plant Sale in June (Large plants are in front while smaller, more portable plants are in back of the house arranged alphabetically).
Roses grown include older varieties that have proven themselves hardy and disease resistant. Alba, gallica, damask, centifolia, hybrid rugosa, shrubs, ramblers and climbers. Smaller less expensive plants are in back of the house. In front we keep really large plants that give you an idea of how large they can grow and are occasionally sold to Landscape Architects, Botanical Gardens or those who can lift a 500 pound plant into their truck.
Above are Roses in 3 gallon pots. A 2 year old rose in a 3 gallon pot is $15, less than 2 years old is $10, we mark the year each own-root rose was first potted in spring on the side of the pot. So a 3 gallon potted rose marked 2012 on the side of the pot will be two years old or $15 as of spring 2014 (up until then they will be $10 each but you should wait until they flower proving the variety). After 1 year (sometime in June when they bloom) I sell these for $10, after 2 years for $15 and after 3 years for $20. We don't propagate every variety every year so you might want to call me and ask if I have them. Or go to my disease resistant rose catalog Roses and check the notes on cuttings taken each year (2012, 66). Sometime around 2 or 3 years we start potting into 7 gallon ($30), then as they outgrow the pot; into 15 gallon for $50 and 25 gallon for the best price we can get over $70.
Damask Rose 'Ispahan' on Left. Shrub Rose 'Leverkusen' on right. Please come during daylight hours when its not raining and give me a call on my cell phone at 518-526-9101 so I have maximum time to walk in from the fields, finish my breakfast etc.
Rooted cuttings of Lilacs to be planted in 3 gallon pots ('Belle de Nancy' on Left and 'Michelle Buchnet' on Right).
In July we cut roses, lilacs, hibiscus, and Viburnum back and send the semi mature cuttings to a greenhouse to be rooted. We will sell those that flower next year in June for as little as $10 for a first year plant.
On Left is the Front porch where I post contact numbers and other information and customers or tenants can hang out, drink coffee and discuss plants. On Right are Lilacs in the field.
Above Left is 'City of York' a Rambler Rose introduced in 1945 hardy in zone 5. Above Right is the Portland Rose 'Comte de Chambord'. We take cuttings from these and other varieties every year and then sell a one year plant for $10, two year; $15, 3 year; $20, 7 gallon pot; $30, and 15 gallon; $50. We dont sell Roses, Lilacs or Hibiscus until they have flowered or are flowering proving the variety.
Above Left is 'Trier'; a multiflora hybrid rose hardy to zone 4 thru 9, growing to 8 feet tall and wide that was first introduced in 1904. Above Right is 'Sarah Van Fleet'; a hybrid Rugosa Rose that grows around 5 feet tall and was first introduced in 1926. Information concerning how many cuttings were taken from each variety or later on how many cuttings actually rooted are in the disease resistant rose catalog Disease Resistant Roses .
In September we water, fertilise, train espalier, remove weeds that have seeds that stick to our clothing (many weeds attract beneficial insects so we leave those), take inventory pictures of roses and lilacs (with a sign in the picture that indicates how many of the variety mentioned on the sign we have for sale as of a date also on the sign), paint or improve our buildings and build raised beds filled with mulch where we will store roses, fruit trees and hibiscus in winter.
In October we remove roses from where we have had them for sale this past summer and place them pot in pot for the winter with their roots mulched.
We take pictures of Lilacs in the field.
Above is winter storage for 3 gallon roses (hardware cloth above and below to keep the small plants from being eaten by mice). In summer we place the 3 gallon roses in the transition area (you see behind the boxes) under one of our long white irrigation pipes, then bring them to the plant sale in June as they flower.
In November we are storing plants pot in pot for the winter (socket pots buried in mulch under trees have potted plants inserted). The root hardiness of all plants is 40 degrees less hardy than their stem hardiness. So we have beds where we store plants for the winter with their pots (and roots) surrounded by mulch. Plants that are more hardy (like lilacs and blueberry bushes) are lined up with the sides of their pots touching. Leaves will be raked into a path between rows of plants. Next spring the paths will be top dressed with bark mulch to keep leaves from blowing around, provide a neat surface to walk on and to help hasten decomposition.
Shrub Rose 'Leverkusen' on Left and Climbing Rose 'New Dawn' on Right showing fall foliage and rose hips in November.
We store the 3 gallon roses in winter packed into these wood frames, wire mesh beneath. Around 70 can be packed into each frame. Roseraie
By December we have finished arranging our plants, pot in pot for the winter and are now working in the barn sorting out equipment that has been thrown in here at a time when we had no time except for plants. January and February I spend four or five hours every day editing my web site. Its a time to repair tools and structures that will be needed in just a couple more months. This time of year is also the best time for me to take a vacation or travel.
My Growing Page is a collection of pictures from the free picture-newsletter showing us working in the fields growing the many varieties of ornamental plants that we sell. I have written about what we are doing in each picture, but as I remove pictures and add new ones continually it can get somewhat out of order. So I cut and paste the most important stuff at the top.
My Classic Lilacs page includes pictures of each crop of lilacs we are growing and close up pictures of the flower when they bloom. I take pictures for each of my free monthly picture-newsletters, saving the best pictures into each catalog.
My Disease Resistant Roses page including is a list of all the roses we try to propagate with indications showing how many cuttings we took and how many cuttings rooted. Pictures and links to pictures that were taken in my free monthly picture-newsletter.
Classic Lilacs , Disease Resistant Roses , Native Azaleas and Rhododendrons , Hardy Blueberry Bushes , Espalier Trained fruit Trees , Retail Plant Sale May Picture-Newsletter June Newsletter
ALL PICTURE NEWSLETTER
People track what I am doing, how plants are growing and what's new by checking the pictures in my newsletter. I add new pictures of each crop of plants we are growing, closeups of flowers or fruit on plants for sale, and pictures out front like above, to the picture-newsletter almost every day. Click on this month below to see what the nursery and plants look like. Click other months to see what they looked like then.
January February March April May 1 to 15 May 16 to 31 June 1 to 7 June 8 to 14 June 15 to 21 June 22 to 30 July August September October November December More
INVENTORY & LEVEL OF GROWTH
This years Rose Order at www.floweringshrubfarm.com/roseorde.htm
We sell Lilacs and Roses that are in bloom or have previously bloomed (proving to me at least that its the right color).
Besides, smart people buy plants in bloom.
And we are growing many varieties that will bloom in a few more years. Every year I add hundreds of Purple and/or French lilacs in many different varieties.
A French Lilac is any double flowered variety of Syringa vulgaris. A French Hybrid on the other hand can be any variety that is descended from a French Lilac, was introduced in France or has a French name. I'd rather have the French Lilac with double flowers.
So the best time to buy lilacs is in May
and the best time to buy roses is in June (or you can trust my labels and come when they aren't in bloom).
We sell Hibiscus syriacus 'Colly Mullen' by appointment in July or the beginning of August when they are in bloom.
If you aren't sure when to come follow the newsletter.
I am disabled in my hands and cant write legibly. So I am designing the inventory process to be easy for someone with disabilities similar to mine.
OUR MICRO NURSERY AT 40 VOORHEESVILLE AVE, VOORHEESVILLE, NY 12186
Albany County is within Zone 5 but surrounded by Zone 4. We grow our plants outdoors without fungicide in several locations around Voorheesville, then bring them to 40 Voorheesville Ave after they start blooming. Plants that aren't tolerant of local conditions die within the several years that we grow them before they become available for sale. Much of my year has to be spent propagating plants so I am available to sell plants only from May 15 to July 4; 10 AM to 2 PM or by appointment. To make an appointment leave a message on the answering machine at (518) 765-2574 or Email me. You can also call me on my cell phone at 518-526-9101. Be sure to leave your phone number so I can call you back. My cell phone number is posted on signs among our plants so that when you need me you can call me from wherever I have wandered off to (Is he in the greenhouse? Maybe having coffee at Stewarts next door? Perhaps he is having lunch across the street at the Voorheesville Diner?). I appreciate you coming during daylight hours when its not raining and giving me a call on my cell phone at 518-526-9101 before you arrive so I have maximum time to show up.
SMART PEOPLE BUY PLANTS IN BLOOM
So watch the Pictures in my Newsletter to know when the plant you want is in bloom and then come and buy it. As plants are sold I remove the yellow inventory label, staple the orange price label to it and stick it in my pocket. By adding up the prices on the red label I can figure out how much I made and how much sales tax I owe.
Below are Roses in Alphabetical order I am working on.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Planting a rose I sold you.
Below this line is for me.
We are growers of hard to find plants that we sell retail at reasonable prices. I show pictures of the plants growing in the field, over wintering in pot-in-pot storage or grouped together at the plant sale so you have an idea of how large they are, how many I have, and when I will be having them at the plant sale. When plants start to flower I show pictures of the plants flowering that are large enough so you can save it as wallpaper or examine more closely.
New Sign is a page I have created for the printers of my plant signs.
Sign with phone numbers
CATALOGS OF WHAT I AM PROPAGATING & GROWING
Alba, Gallica, Damask, Centifolia, Portland or Wild and disease resistant Modern Roses that share many of the qualities of the old roses Rugosa, Kordesii, Moyesii, Ramblers & Climbers. you can Email me and ask if I have any left.
American Azalea catalog Native Pinxterbloom Azalea (R. nudiflorum), Swamp Azalea (R. viscosum) in a 3 gallon pot for $30.
Blueberry bush catalog Blueberry bushes (Vaccineum corymbosum) that are named selections of Native highbush blueberry bushes. One Blue Ray, one Blue Jay and one Blue Crop grown together in a 3 gallon pot and trained as a single plant with full cross pollination.
Espalier catalog Apple tree's and Pear trees that have been started as espalier and pictures of mature Belgian Fence, Living Fence and Fans.
Peony catalog Peonies, Paeonia; I grow old herbaceous perennial peonies into gradually larger and larger pots. I only devide the real monster sized ones and then grow them to monster size. 3 gallon pot size.
Spiraea catalog Were growing Candle light Spiraea or Spiraea bumalda 'Candle light'
email me or leave a message at (518) 765-2574. To become a customer you should sign up for the picture-newsletter to be notified what & when plants are for sale (read below).
We dont usually sell plants until they begin to flower. So customers have to know when plants are in bloom.
They subscribe to the newsletter and when plants start blooming I post pictures of the flowers, add comments and send a link to the page. A couple weeks later I add a link from my index page. So those who subscribe get earlier information. Later in the year I include pictures of fruit and fall foliage. When we're transplanting or doing other nursery maintenence tasks, I photograph those things for a newsletter as well.
CROPS BEING STARTED
50 151) 'BLUECROP' Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush blueberry Blueberry bushes being planted 3 to a pot, each pot of 3 for sale at $30.
200 'PINXTERBLOOM' Azalea being planted 3 to a pot, each pot of 3 for sale at $30.
Several Rambler Roses and one Old Garden Rose that will be potted and I'll take cuttings from them in July. 56) 'SEVEN SISTERS' Old multiflora Rambler Rose , 119) Trier , 120) Tausendschon , 170 'Williams Double Yellow'
Lilacs to be field grown until they flower includes; 81) 'DARK NIGHT' , #74 'LAVENDER LADY' , #72 'NADEZHDA' , 113) 'POCAHONTAS' , #73 'PURPLE GLORY' , 110) ROYALTY LILAC
And of course there are a bunch of plants being brought in from the fields that bloomed last year that will be for sale this year just watch the newsletter in May and June of 2010.
I keep plants watered, handle retail sales, do mail order of plants in one gallon pots, and more. Go to myjobat to see pictures of these th
Whenever I create a page I place a link to it below in alphabetical order (this is more for me than for you). There's all kinds of stuff here that I may not have updated in a long time.
Deer protection for arborvitae
Pegging a rose
Use this picture of the D & H Railroad tracks in Voorheesville as Wallpaper.
Generally the USDA hardiness zones for the area around Albany, NY are; in Albany itself there seems to be a micro-climatic region of zone 5b (-15 to -10 F), surrounded by zone 5A (-20 to -15 F), Just North of Albany in Saratoga it seems to be zone 4b (-25 to -20 F), Down in NYC is zone 6A (-10 to -5 F) and 6b (-5 to 0 F), Manhatten seems to be zone 7a (0 to 5 F). There is a link below in the red section to The US National Arboretum Zone Map.
Alphabetized links below
AMERICAN SPECIES AZALEA & RHODODENDRON Rhododendrons, native rhododendron species, Rhododendrons A to Z, Pinxterbloom Azalea, Allinks American Monarchy Apple Applebuy Arborbuy Arborvitae buying Arnold Arboretum August to September Azalea House Flowering Shrub Farm Alexander Mackenzie Rose page apple and cherry http://www.floweringshrubfarm.com/avirtual.htm ARBORVITAE arborvitae, apartment for rent
BLUEBERRY or VACCINEUM Native blueberry or Vaccineum corymbosum, Beetles Blueberries We Grow Buying Rhododendrons Buying Roses Best Link page Big & Fat cars big pot
CALENDAR Local Garden Calendar Calendar Choosing Classic Roses Climbing Roses Contacts Chrysanthemums, Card and Contact page. cuttings Crops in numerical order by Crop number.
D Daytrip Deer Designing Your Own Garden A key to finding diagrams in books that help you with pruning and training. diary garden design
ESPALIER espalier, own root antique apples, growing page Edible Edible Gardening Espalier espalier edible, Email me electronic watercolor
F Forest Gardening French Lilacs fruit trees and vegetables, freelist Forest Gardening French Lilacs fruit trees and vegetables, FOR SALE French Lilacs with extremely fragrant double flowers
G Garden George Landis Arboretum Grafting Growing garden design, & Grafting Growcrop
HEATHS AND HEATHERS or CALLUNA Heaths and Heathers, Hedge Pictures Hardy to Zone 3 or colder Hardy to Zone 4 or colder Hardy to zone 5 or colder Hibiscus Home
I Index Insects Intro Introduction to our Retail Plant Store Insects, inv#003or11100to11129 inv#004or11130to11157 inv#005or11296to11321 inv#006or11326to11349 inv#007or inv#008or inv#009or10082to10522 inv#010or10536to10665 inv#011or 10671to11175 inv#012 or Rose inventory #12 11176 to 11199plant sale INV013 Rose inventory#13 11352 to 14000 INV#14 for May 12, 2010 #11450 to #11467 Purple or Pink Lilacs in the field INV#16 inventory pictures taken July 13, 2010 of Lilacs, Hybrid Rugosa Magnifica and Espalier. INV#15 for May 2010 Inventory of Espalier Trained Trees INV0015 INV0016 Inventory #16 of roses flowering in 2010 INV0017 Recently I wrote in a reply to an email from a potential customer in explanation of many things she found confusing about my web site or what we sell www.floweringshrubfarm.com/iliveina.htm
J June to July July to August Journal
LILACS growlila Lilacs, Shelterbelts, Hedges, Lilac Walks and Privacy barriers, Lilacs A to Z, Lilac hybridizers and their introductions Lilac in field pictures from newsletter Labels LILACS Lilacbuy Lilacs A to Z Lilac pictures List Local Garden Newsletter with pictures. lilac Liners Lilacs with purple, lavender, violet or magenta flowers lilacs with flowers that are white, pink or multicolored.
M May to June Minekill State Park Mums The Word My Father Mums The Word,
NEWSLETTER Local Garden Newsletter Local Garden Newsletter New Resident Newsletter Notes on Rose Pruning
O Old Roses ordered plants
P Picture Links Pinxterbloom Plantbuy PLANTING Plant it Porch Design Propagate Propagation Pruning Pruning Roses plantit. Propagation, List of Portland Roses on 032808, pictures propagation. Purple flowering plants plant orders
Q Questions and Comments Quick Links
ROSES Roses, Roseraie Old Roses List of Roses with white flowers Roses A to H, Roses I to M Roses N to Z , large roses in a simple fashion Scottish Railroad Crossings Reproduction RESEARCH Rhododendrons Rhododendron buying Rose Article ROSES Rosebuy Rose buying Rose: Classic and their hybrids Rose Pictures Rose Pruning Roses of zone 3 or cold hardier only Rugosa Roses rhododendrons, roses, Reproduction , Roses, Rose Guide Roses A to H, Roses I to M Roses N to Z or Lilacs A to Z Rambling ROSE OF SHARON or HIBISCUS Rose of Sharon or Hibiscus syriacus, Restaurant Giovanni's Rose Liners ROSES A-M ROSES N-Z www.rooting.htm
SERVICEBERRY or AMELANCHIER Amelanchier canadensis, Serviceberry or shadblow, Saratoga Battlefield Sayings Self Design Shadbuy Shelter Belt Site Selection Soil Spiraea Starting Sustain Syringa site, soil , Scottish , SPIRAEA Spiraea, Shade tolerant plants including roses and rhododendrons SALE 'Seven Sisters'
T Things Mom Said When Mad 'Tis The Season Test Page Talking Transplanting Trier Tausendschon
VIBURNUM Viburnum Van Cleve Family Vegetable Gardening Volcano
W Walk Wine Wine, 'Williams Double Yellow'
Y Yaddo You See Me yellow flowering plants
Zone 3 or hardier Zone 4 or hardier Zone 5 or hardier Zone 3 or hardier Zone 4 or hardier Zone 5 or hardier
What zone are you? Try the US National Arboretum Zone Map.
We grow without fungicide and use a combination of Permaculture, Natural, Organic and Scientific cultural methods as outlined in one of my web pages.
Links that are of particular interest to my extended family probably include; my father and vancleve. And a little unusual check out sayings. There is also a picture of Dad on my daytrip page.
roses , lilacs , native azaleas , pinkster azalea , native blueberry bushes , spiraea , apple tree espalier ,
LILACS, ROSES, AZALEAS, SPIRAEA, NATIVE PLANTS, BLUEBERRY BUSHES and ESPALIER TRAINED TREES
LILACS with flowers that are PURPLE, MAGENTA, VIOLET, LAVENDER or similar with a few each of the other colors,
ROSES THAT GROW EASILY IN ZONE 5 VOORHEESVILLE, NY without FUNGICIDE & without WINTER PROTECTION including OLD GARDEN ROSES, HYBRID RUGOSA ROSES, RAMBLER ROSES, and more,
NATIVE AZALEAS including Pinxterbloom, Swamp and Flame (check for pictures of what you want) ,
ESPALIER TRAINED; TREES & EDIBLE FRUIT PLANTS
PICTURES OF PLANTS GROWING NATIVE PLANTS,
ALL PICTURE NEWSLETTER
People track what I am doing and what new plants I may have for sale by checking my newsletter. I add new pictures of flowers, fruit and foliage of the plants we grow to the picture-newsletter almost every week. Click on this month below to see what the nursery and plants look like. Click other months to see what they looked like then. You can also go to each of my main catalogs where I publish pictures (taken from the newsletter) that are updated each month of each crop of plants; LILACS, ROSES, AZALEAS, SPIRAEA, NATIVE PLANTS, BLUEBERRY BUSHES and ESPALIER TRAINED TREES
January February March April May 1 to 15 May 16 to 31 June 1 to 7 June 8 to 14 June 15 to 21 June 22 to 30 July August September October November December
A description with pictures of what we grow and how we operate our business.
www.floweringshrubfarm.com/climbing.htm updated 7/4/10
www.floweringshrubfarm.com/espalier.htm updated 7/4/10
www.floweringshrubfarm.com/white.htm updated 7/4/10
www.floweringshrubfarm.com/crop244.htm updated 7/5/10
inv#012 or Rose inventory #12 11176 to 11199 updated 7/5/10
INV#013 Rose inventory #13 11352 to 14000 updated 7/5/10
Growing page updated 7/6/10
Big & Fat cars updated July 10, 2010
INV#014 Rose inventory #14 last updated 7/11/10
INV#013 Rose inventory #13 updated 7/5/10 Hansa, Mme Plantier, Tuscany Superb,
inv#012 or Rose inventory #12 updated 7/5/10 Nevada, Four Seasons, Leda, Great Maidens Blush, Alba maxima, Alfred de Dalmas, Apothecarys rose, Duchess of Portland, Kazanlik, alba semi plena, Harisons Yellow,
inv#011 or Rose inventory #11 updated 7/8/10 kazanlik, henri martin, francois juranville, rosarium uetersen, furstin von pless, rugelda, Mrs Anthony waterer, Lichtkonigin Lucia, American Pillar, Ferdinand Pichard,
inv010 or Rose inventory #10 updated 7/8/10 Ispahan, Harisons Yellow, Albertine, Mme Hardy, Rosa mundi, Complicata, Tuscany Superb, La Belle Sultane, Conte de Chambord, Hybrid Musk
inv009 or Rose inventory #9 updated 7/9/10 celeste alba, felicite parmentier, rosa centifolia, belle de crecy, alberic barbier, stanwell perpetual, celsiana damask, konigin von danemark,
inv008 or Rose inventory #8 updated 7/9/10 Anais segales, Rotesmeer, Belle Poitevine, William Lobb, Rosarium Uetersen, Leverkusen, Hippolyte, Celeste Alba,
inv007 or Rose inventory #7 updated 7/8/10 Pauls Himalayan musk, New Dawn, Delicata, Henry Kelsey, Roseraie de l'Hay, prairie princess,
Milne Reunion Pictures from July 24, 2010 #2
Milne Reunion Pictures from July 24, 2010 #1
Row A, B, C, D, E & F in the fields contain mostly lilacs. These pictures show each 250 plant row from the end and a sign that shows the date the picture was taken.