S'S Farm Nursery Plants
Navigation Bar. This exact navigation bar is at the top of
every plant page. From any plant page you can reach any other plant
page. If this is your first visit, we suggest that you go to
the title pages in bold - Perennials, Tender Perennials, Shrubs &
Trees and/or Vines. There is general information on each of those
pages. Then move through the various alphabetical
B Ca Ce
& Trees: A-B
Recently Added Plants
Lists -- Deer
Resistant, Hummingbirds, Chinese, Natives, Etc.
We grow somewhere around
Shrubs, Trees and Perennials here at Lazy S'S Farm --
all the old fashioned way -- by hand. We take great pride in the
quality of our plants and think you'll find plants grown with a minimum of
chemicals (no growth regulators, in particular, and pruned with scissors
not chemicals) will grow so much better. Except for patented plants
(which by law, we must buy in as plugs) or the occasional rare new plant,
we propagate AND grow all of our plants here at the nursery. We're
not just plant brokers - but the actual growers! And we just
love what we do!
Please keep in mind, that our online plant
descriptions are somewhat slanted, due to our experience, for our Central
Virginia location which:
1. Is in Zone 7A(6B) with RED CLAY for
soil. We're literally down the road from a Webster Brick
facility! You will see great attention paid to soil drainage.
2. Has very hot, humid summers with hot nights.
- the real secret to successful gardening..
Each plant description addresses what we
think is the single most important requirement of plants:
Soil. The huge majority of plants want Well-drained
soil. If, like us, you have Clay soil, you must take this need for
Well-drained soil into consideration. (Being on a hill made of clay
does not guarantee that a plant needing Well-drained soil will survive --
it's just living in a 'clay bowl' on a slant so some water runs off but
some still collects in the clay bowl.) If you have clay soil, you
either have to stick to plants that don't need Well-drained soil or do as
we do and use raised beds. The huge majority of plants will not
survive in clay soil, even on a hill. Also, if we say the plant
wants Acid or Limey soil, you are going to be much more successful if you
make your soil more acid or limey.
guarantee that our plants are true to name and arrive safely. Please
notify us immediately if a plant arrives damaged and we will replace
or refund depending on availability. (Although, fortunately, that almost never happens due to our excellent packing
method.) Once a plant is in it's new home, there are too many
factors completely out of our control for us to guarantee their
longevity: varying gardening abilities, dogs, moles, voles, weather, soil
conditions, pH, etc. We will replace plants damaged in transit
but do reserve right to have the material returned at our expense for
horticultural evaluation, to present to the Post Office and/or often
we can often salvage the plants, even though cosmetically damaged, which helps offset the
cost of replacement. Often, a digital photo will suffice as
hope you have a great gardening season and we do thank you, in advance, for
allowing us to grow plants for your garden!
Pete & The
Staff at Lazy S'S Farm Nursery