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One of the top questions that we get is when is the best time to plant? Fall and winter are without a doubt the easiest time to establish reliably hardy perennials and woody trees, shrubs, and vines. The root systems of these plants, and many perennials are winter growing and spring/summer flowering, will continue to grow even though the above ground portion of the plant may appear to be totally dormant. Not only is it easier to establish these plants during this period but the cooler temperatures make gardening more enjoyable for the gardener.
Fall is the prime flowering season for Sasanqua Camellias. These durable evergreens come in a variety of shapes and sizes making them suitable for small and large gardens and landscapes alike and they can also be enjoyed as container plants. The flowers range from singles to doubles to formal double and peony form and while the plants cloak themselves in their colorful coats they also blanket the ground beneath these beautiful evergreens adding to the show.
Sasanqua Camellias are the workhorses of the Camellia genus and are much more tolerable of growing conditions than are the large flowered Japonica Camellias. The Sasanquas will grow in full sun to full shade and are more tolerant of soil types. Shi-Shi Gashira's durability, reliability, and compact 4'x4' habit are only a few of the reasons that it has been selected as a Louisiana Super Plant. Its tight form with dark green, fine to medium textured, glossy foliage is easy on the eyes even when the plants are not in flower. Flowering begins in earnest in October and may continue well into December. Green Nurseries of Fairhope, Alabama (the same folks who brought us the amazing October Magic© and Dream series of Sasanquas) has introduced a new pure white form of this great plant whose rose or perfect form flowers shine like spotlights against the deep green foliage. Look for the October Magic© White Shi-Shi Sasanqua to become available in the spring of 2019.
We have added another Louisiana Super Plant Sasanqua Camellia for the 2018-2019 season called Leslie Ann (shown at lower left). This is an upright growing Sasanqua Camellia with excellent vigor that can be used as a specimen, tall hedge, screen, or container plant. Leslie Ann has a naturally upright to pyramidal habit and beginning in October the double white flowers are edged in rosy pink and continue into December. Another easy reliable evergreen well suited for the garden and landscape. For in-depth Camellia and Sasanqua growing information see our growing guide.
For any item that we show to be out of stock, feel free to register and log into the website and click the "Email me when ready" link below our "out of stock" message so that you can be first in line when that plant does become available. As soon as we add that item back into the inventory our system will send you a one-time notification letting you know that the plant is again available for purchase.
At Almost Eden we specialize in beautiful, unusual and hard to find plants including a large variety of native plants. Our stock encompasses over 1000 varieties/species, spanning 100 different plant families for your home and garden. Our plants are live, growing and well-rooted plants often flowering or large enough to begin flowering when they are shipped with the soil and container intact. We have an excellent selection of plants for pollinators including plants for hummingbird gardens, butterfly gardens, plants that attract a variety of native bees as well as honey bees and even plants for hummingbird moths. We offer unusual and hard to find tropicals like the old fashioned types of free flowering Chinese Hibiscus, the intensely fragrant Night Blooming Jasmine, the true Jasmines and Night Blooming Cereus, as well as a variety of fragrant Angel's Trumpets and Epiphyllums (Orchid Cacti). Each year we add more and more perennials from the tried and true heirlooms, to the easy to grow natives to some of the hottest new varieties out there! We grow a variety of shrubs including a large selection of Camellias as well as deciduous Azaleas, Hydrangeas, Butterfly Bushes and many more unusual and hard to find varieties. Vines include a selection of beautiful and intriguing Passion Flowers, Pipevines, Firecracker Vines, Coral Vines in 3 colors, Coral Honeysuckles, Climbing Roses and even Clematis. Trees include many native species but our Crybaby Trees may be the most popular item on that list! John has a huge collection of figs and each year he works diligently to offer ever more varieties so check back often to see what's available.
USEFUL WEBSITE FEATURES
Out of Stock Products: The plants that we currently have listed in our online catalog are all plants that we intend to offer in the 2018 season. There may be a few rare exceptions that remain on here for information purposes but we are working toward making those available in the coming seasons. To be notified, when an out of stock product becomes available again, go to the plant's individual product page by clicking the "Details & Growing Info" link OR by clicking on the plant's image in our online catalog. Just click the 'Email me when ready' link below the 'Out of Stock' notice and our system will send you a one-time automatic email letting you know the product is available. You do need to be registered and signed in for this feature to work. This action does not add you to any other mailing lists. We do not share, sell or otherwise give out our customer's information nor will we send you loads of SPAM. You can sign up to join our periodic newsletter by clicking here.
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Shipping: We understand what healthy quality plants should look like and our specially designed packaging system will get them from our greenhouse to your doorstep looking as though they were just plucked from the nursery. We ensure that your plants are secured safely in their soil and container. Our specially designed shipping and packaging system will get your plants to you quickly, carefully and easily via the US Postal Service Priority Mail to anywhere in the US. We will send an email stating when your order will ship and confirming the order information for verification. Please be sure to check your Spam or Junk mail if you don't hear from us within a day or two from when you placed your order. Orders are normally shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays (excluding holidays) of each week to ensure that your plants do not spend the weekend at the post office. Be sure to get your order and payment in by Friday midnight for it to ship out the following Monday. See our Shipping info for more details.
Tracking: We have recently upgraded our packaging system so that your shipping address is verified with the USPS prior to shipping and each package is automatically assigned a tracking number. The instant we print your shipping label you are immediately sent an email that includes your tracking number and a link to the USPS website where you can track your package until it arrives safely at your doorstep. We believe this will help to ensure that your plants get to you in a timely manner and in good condition.
Almost Eden has again proudly been selected by its customers as one of the Garden Watchdog Top 30 Mail Order Nurseries and we were selected as a Top 5 Company for Tropicals and Tender Perennials for 2016 as well. We can only respond by expressing our gratitude to our loyal and friendly customer base, typical plant people:). Click here to learn more about what they are saying about us on the Garden Watchdog.
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