Marsha has done our logo, cover, and plant illustrations for over 14 years, but she is also a printmaker, selling her detailed etchings in galleries on the Northern California coast and at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Her prints are done in the age-old intaglio style: hand-drawn on copper plates, individually inked and printed on a press, then signed and numbered. Printed on good quality archival paper, each etching is mounted on foam-core board and wrapped in acetate for protection. There is a description of the etching process on the back, along with a Certificate of Authenticity. These plant etchings are limited editions of 100 prints each.

Etchings

Clematis Macropetala Etching

Image size: 4-½" x 6"
Wrapped size: 8" x 10"

Clematis Macropetala Etching. Price: $38.00

Clematis Macropetala Etching

Orchid Etching

Image size: 3-½" x 8-½"
Wrapped size: 7" x 12"

Orchid Etching. Price: $38.00

Orchid Etching

Papaver Orientale Etching

Image size: 4-½" x 6"
Wrapped size: 8" x 10"

Papaver Orientale Etching. Price: $38.00

Papaver Orientale Etching

Gift Cards

Gift Cards by Marsha Mello

Marsha Mello's elegant drawings have graced the pages of our catalog for years. Now, they also decorate these note cards, providing an artful communiqué for plant lovers. Each set of 16 is tied with sisal and includes matching envelopes and 2 copies each of 8 distinct drawings. Printed in dark forest green ink on cream card stock.

4-1/2" x 6-1/4"; price includes shipping and handling.

Gift card set (N-1001), $18.95 each

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Our featured plant: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum

Fresh Fern Fronds, Early-blooming Clematis, Marvelous March Foliage!

Fresh Fern Fronds...

Coveted for their artfully hewn fronds, the deciduous ferns featured above unfurl spritely new fiddleheads every spring. Varying shades of green, silver, henna and burgundy embellish their delicate-looking foliage. Tailor-made for shady nooks, these easily-grown flowerless perennials can be planted as specimens or en masse in shade gardens, mixed borders and woodland settings. They also lend exquisite feathered accents to patio containers or cut arrangements. Ferns flourish in cool moist well-drained locales enriched with compost or well-rotted manure. Feel free to peruse the Perennial section of our website for other Athyrium & Dryopteris species.

Exquisite early Clematis and marvelous March foliage...

Early-blooming Clematis herald spring with charm to spare. The armandii, alpina and montana Clematis species are generally the first to flower, with some even wafting sublime scents. Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’ and Clematis montana ‘Elizabeth’ sprout larger statures than the more petite Clematis alpina ‘Constance’ or ‘Jan Lindmark’, while all showcase beguiling blooms. These delightful vines can twine up arbors, trellises, walls or trees, offering vertical accents to the fresh flourish of head-turning foliage that blankets the beds beneath. The new growth featured in this newsletter was photographed this week in our garden and nursery.

All of us plant wranglers at the nursery, along with Boobah, our wee greeter and self-appointed nursery manager, and shy kitty, Parker, wish you countless happy hours digging in a garden of your own! 

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