The plants are listed in alphabetical order by botanic
name in each of the divisions listed on the left. Botanically speaking,
the catalog divisions are somewhat arbitrary -- if you don't find it
look in Trees.
Please note the definitions of the cultural terms used
in this catalog at the end of this page.
To help you chose what plants would be suitable for your landscape projects,
here are my definitions of the cultural terms used in the Catalog. The requirements
for light, soil and moisture are based on experience and what is in the literature
(often contradictory). Keep in mind the nursery is located in Zone 6 in the
Southern Appalachian mountains. A hot, coastal region would require less sun
and more moisture during the summer for a given plant.
- A full day or almost almost a full day of direct sunlight
- Lt. shade
- About half a day of direct sun-afternoon sun counts more than morning sun
- Mod. shade
- Needs a little direct sun
- Full shade
- No direct sun but still lots of light. Bright, filtered shade-like the
shade of tall, open trees
- Dense shade
- The shade found under a Dogwood tree or the north side of a house.
- Average soil
- Decent garden soil that has some organic matter and is fairly loose. I
don't mean sterile sand, compacted clay or road gravel.
- Rich soil
- Mostly well rotted organic matter
- Wet soil
- Squishy and maybe a little standing water at times.
- Moist soil
- The soil should be damp under the surface layer at all times. A decent
cover of mulch and watering during the dry periods will keep plants that
like moist soil happy.
- Well drained
- Essential for plants that are prone to root diseases. If the water ponds
up in the front yard after a heavy rain take extra care with species that
prefer good drainage. Just loosening the soil or working in coarse mulch
my not do it. The hole just dug may create a mini-bog if water has no place
to go. Plant on a slope if possible or at the least, plant in a very shallow
hole and mound up soil around the base -- sort of a "raised bed" planting.