Monthly Archives: May 2024

Happy May to All!

Green Velvets 24/30″

What a nice steady spring it’s been for Plants West. We hope you are all having success with your plant material we have shipped these past few months!

As we continue with spring shipping I marvel at how beautiful the plants are growing, it makes me happy. I so appreciate all of my great customers, vendors and the efforts of our staff to make it all happen. It certainly does take a village to get all this awesomeness to our valued customers.

The Oregon weather is calming down now and with warm dry days and cool nights, the weather is perfect for growing plants, family fun, golfing and just relaxing on the patio with a glass of wine. But I digress :-}

All the plants on this May availability and SPECIALS LIST look great!! We still have a large selection of awesome Japanese maples both uprights and weeping varieties. My current favorites are the #10 Acer Viridis with it’s bright lime green foliage, the #10 Tamukeyama with its dark red foliage and layered habit along with our #7 Crimson Queens which are a nice size for retail or rewholesale. These and more are on the SPECIALS LIST and ready to go.

Sempervirens Globes #10 18/24”

Everyone loves Hydrangeas and we have the best varieties!! The hydrangeas are budding up and will start showing color soon, so order now for the best show at your facility. My favorites are the Endless Summer, Glowing Embers, Forever & Ever and Pinky Winky. All produce prolific flowers all summer long and into fall.

The Hydrangeas on Standard in a #10 are truly great as well. We have all the sought after varieties like Pink Diamond, Vanilla Strawberry, Limelight, Phantom and even the new variety Quick Fire. If I had more space in my yard I’d plant even more than I already have. So many great plants, so little space. Many of these hydrangeas are on the SPECIALS LIST and priced to move.

We are still digging a lot of plants and will continue to use Nature Shield to ensure healthy fresh dug plants arrive to you. We are no longer digging Japanese maples but we have many already in containers and ready to ship for your late spring needs.

Green Mountain Globes 24/30″

We have amazing container grown skips ready for shipping now. The #3’s are 24” and full of awesomeness while our #6’s are super nice at 36”+ and believe it or not we still have some 4/5’ #10’s. All are easy to ship now, so please get me your order before they are all gone. We have a significant number of field grown Skips and Otto Luyken laurels that are are currently in full flush right now so those will only be dug once the shipping date is finalized and a truck has been assigned.

We dig our boxwoods all season long and have already dug a nice selection, so don’t miss out on our Winter Gems 24/30” and 30/36”, both sizes are really something special. We also have some beautiful Green Mountain Globes which are 18/24” and 24/30” across, some Sempervirens Globes in a #10 that are very nice as well at 18/24”+. Our #10 Sempervirens that are on SPECIAL are the bomb, they are 36” tall and very full, a must for sure. Our Green Velvets in field are awesome too, we still have some nice 24/30” available which are moving fast… so hurry and get your order in now. Our boxwood crop this year is just extraordinary.

My life is pretty good when this is my work day view.

Once again, we would like to thank everyone for our spring success, we appreciate you all very much. It makes me very happy to buy from people I like and to sell to people I like too.

Booker update:

Poppy, (Adam), couldn’t resist buying Booker his first cowboy hat while we were shopping for veggies at a local farm store.
Booker loves the hat and wears it all the time. He will be 3 in a few months and is still loving and full of energy. He likes reading, playing with his many trucks, tractors, trains and cars. He is kind of a picky eater but loves it when Chef Poppy makes him grilled cheese sandwiches. He is a joy to be with and has totally stolen my heart.