Download the 2020 Catalogue (.pdf)
We will be opening in early May for pick up orders only. Please note we are not able to ship plants by mail.
We cannot guarantee that all of the plants listed in the catalogue are in stock at all times. Many of the rare plants are in short supply and popular varieties sell out quickly. Stock availability can be affected by losses due to weather conditions.
We apologize for the delay in posting what is happening at the nursery. New owners were supposed to take over on May 1st but ten days before closing they backed out. We are now scrambling to update the website and establish a method for people to order plants.
We’re coming into the best time of the year to plant perennials and woodies. In fall the air temperature may be cooling off but the soil is warm and roots will continue to grow and become established before the snow flies.
Another great reason to plant in fall: Big savings on special plants! All of our nursery stock (with the exception of hardy orchids) are 30% off until August 31st.
Make the drive to Lost Horizons before August 31st. It’s worth it!
A very cold and late spring delayed growth on many of our new arrivals, so not all of the stock listed in the catalogue is ready for sale. Having said that, plants are growing like crazy and we’re open for business.
I was asked recently about my thoughts on this year’s gardening trends. The idea of “gardening trends” is a sore point for me.
Gardening gives people a chance to look inward and make their own decisions and create something that reflects their personality. It seems to me that gardening is one of the easiest and most endearing ways to be creative.
It’s important to note that gardening is a never ending process. Gardens are alive and always growing and changing, and can always be improved and added to.
The Push To Be “In”
New garden ideas and information about new plants are worthwhile, but the push to be ‘in’ by marketers is only another sad aspect of consumerism. I find it frustrating that gardeners will listen to marketers so they can be in fashion.
We chose the plants we sell – whether they are rare or common – because we like them and think they are garden worthy plants. We have many plants that are fabulous but are not huge sellers but we continue to offer them wondering if their turn will come.
An example is the blue corydalis. Years ago there was a lot of excitement about the discovery and introduction of Corydalis flexuosa from China. We imported some from England and were burned by receiving miniscule one stemmed plants that in the end proved not very suitable for our climate.
Then we planted our one specimen of ‘Wildside Blue’ that we brought back from Keith Wiley’s garden in Somerset, England. We soon realized that it was a spectacular plant that thrives here.
Materials to Create Your Own Masterpiece
At Lost Horizons we do our best to to provide the widest range of plants suitable to all growing situations. We provide you with a diversity of plant materials to create your own masterpiece – one that can be rewarding to many other creatures besides yourself. We do our best to trial plants and grow in a sustainable way with no winter heat or pesticides.
Now Open – Come and Visit
Now that we are open for the 2017 season, we hope you will come and wander through the nursery soon to discover an old friend or something new.
Maybe you’ll be like Liza, who wrote in a recent Facebook review that she has become “addicted to species I did not even know of “.