Tuesday, October 3, 2023

End of Season is Upon Us!

 Fall is here and it looks like we'll be getting down to freezing this weekend, so tonight I'll be turning off online ordering on the website. This will give us enough time to ship any last minute orders you want to place and hopefully I'll have enough time to get everything done before winter! Thanks for another great season; it was great seeing so many people at our various events. We have a good list of new and returning plants planned for spring; if you have any special requests, just let us know! 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Shipping Update!

Just a quick shipping update for everyone. Spring was long and cold here in the far north and plants have taken awhile to be ready. A few may still be on the small side, but everything is pretty much ready to ship. The next week will be our busiest shipping time and I'm hoping to get pretty much everything out before we head to the AHS convention next week. Thanks for the patience, it's much appreciated! 

Hopefully we'll see many of you at the AHS convention in Ames, IA next week!


Sunday, January 1, 2023

The Online Shop Is Open!

As promised, it's officially 2023 and online ordering is now active for most plants! A few items that can struggle through winter for us will be made available once we do a spring inventory. Shipping starts sometime in May as weather and growth allows; keep in mind we're far enough north that many plants won't be ready until June. As usual we'll probably add a few items as we get closer to spring as well.

As we get closer to spring we'll finalize open nursery dates (spoiler: there will be more open dates than ever!) and our events. We really look forward to seeing you out at the nursery or at events. Want us to sell plants or speak at your event? Just use our contact form!  

Happy 2023!
Nick & Diane


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Giftcard Sale and Shop Update!


Hey Botanophiles! Just a quick update to let you know that we're having a sale on gift cards through Tuesday, November 29. $50 gift cards are $45. You can order them here Botanophilia LLC eGift Cards  and yes you can order more than one! So get all your favorite plant nerds some new plants, in the form of gift cards! 

The other update I have for everyone is that the shop is now up to date with all the new items; but ordering won't be activated until January 1st. Listed below are all the plants that are new or returning after an absence. 

Aconitum cammarum 'Bicolor' - monkshood
Adiantum pedatum - lady fern
Aquilegia alpina - alpine columbine 
Aralia cordata 'Sun King' 
Astilbe 'Dark Side of the Moon'
Astilbe 'Sprite'
Astrantia major 'Masterpiece' - Masterwort
Astrantia major 'Vanilla Gorilla' - Masterwort
Athyrium Godzilla
Bergenia 'Ripple Effect' - pigsqueak
Chelone glabra 'Leiderhosen' - turtlehead
Cimicifuga 'Chocoholic' - bugbane
Cimicifuga japonica 'Silver Dance' - bugbane
Clematis Asao
Clematis Diamantina
Clematis Guernsey Cream
Clematis Josephine
Clematis 'Rain Dance' PPAF
Clematis Rebecca
Clematis Tekla
Clematis Texensis Princess Diana
Clematis 'Violet Stardust' PP30555
Clematis Viticella Venosa Violacea
Dryopteris goldiana - Goldie's wood fern
Geranium maculatum Crane Dance - cranesbill
Geranium x c. 'Biokovo' - cranesbill
Helleborus 'Wedding Crasher' - Hellebore
Heuchera 'Ball Gown'
Heuchera 'Frosted Berry'
Heuchera 'Peachberry Ice' PP31433 
Heuchera 'Pistachio Ambrosia' PPAF
Heuchera 'Red Dragon' PPAF
Heuchera 'Smoke and Mirrors' PP31785
Heuchera 'Circus'
Heucherella 'Eye Spy' PP30532
Hosta 'Atlantis'
Hosta 'Bud Lite'
Hosta 'Coast to Coast'
Hosta 'Dixie's Memory'
Hosta 'Dream Weaver'
Hosta 'Fruit Loop'
Hosta 'Hope Springs Eternal'
Hosta 'June'
Hosta 'Lakeside Paisley Print'
Hosta 'Love of my Life'
Hosta 'Mini Skirt'
Hosta 'Miss America'
Hosta montana 'Aureo-Marginata'
Hosta 'Praying Hands'
Hosta 'Pull of the Moon'
Hosta 'Rainbows End'
Hosta 'Ruffles n Ridges'
Hosta 'Spartacus'
Hosta 'Talcott Ravine'
Hosta'Voices in the Wind' PP33265
Hosta 'Wind Beneath My Wings'
Iris x ampliflora 'Ming Treasure'
Iris x pseudata 'Yarai' ('Night Thunder')
Kirengeshoma palmata - yellow wax bells
Ligularia 'Tractor Seat' PPAF
Phlox stolonifera 'Blue Ridge' - creeping phlox
Phlox stolonifera  'Pink Ridge'  creeping phlox
Primula 'Francesca' - polyanthus primrose
Primula (Dodecatheon) media - shooting star
Primula Oakleaf Magenta - polyanthus primrose
Sanguisorba officinalis var. microcephala 'Little Angel' - burnett
Sempervivum 'Oddity' - hens and chicks
Tiarella 'Susquehanna' - foamflower
Tricyrtis 'Dark Beauty' - toad lily
Viola walteri 'Silver Gem' - dwarf violet

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Closed For the Season!


Fall is upon us and we've already had 2 hard freezes, which means it's time to close down ordering for the year. If you're still interested in something, feel free to contact us and we can talk about getting an order shipped out, but most everything is well on its way to dormancy at this point. I'll be very busy getting the nursery ready for winter now, refining new orders for spring 2023, updating the store for 2023 (it should go live on Jan 1st!), and finalizing sales events and plans for next year. And taking some much needed downtime once truly cold weather arrives.  

Thanks to everyone who bought or even just chatted with us about plants this year, you helped make 2022 a successful year and we look forward to many more! 


Saturday, August 27, 2022


 We're running a few select items on sale. It's late summer and we've had some items out in the sun, so they may have some sun burn or other damage, but they should establish and grow just fine. The Tricyrtis look GREAT but aren't real hardy this far north! To see all the sale items, click here

Monday, April 25, 2022


Several updates at this point, not just inventory! 

We finally got everything planted for spring. This is pretty late for us, but it was unavoidable due to delays in the supply chain. Our pots and potting mix arrived 3 weeks late; this isn't anywhere near as bad as other businesses have dealt with, so I won't complain much. But it does mean that some things won't be ready until the end of May. Luckily I did have some mix and pots leftover from last year, so I wasn't at a complete standstill. 

Compounding that delay was cold weather, which we're still experiencing. I know we're not alone in this experience, much of the country has had cold weather; we had temperatures in the teens last week! Our heater has been acting up, or more accurately failing to act; so we did hold off on planting some plants that would be very susceptible to freezing. On top of that we had a structural failure in last weekend's 50mph wind, and the greenhouse became a 24 degree wind tunnel! Luckily most of the plants are ok or will recover. 

The good news is that it looks like most things overwintered pretty well. The few things that didn't winter well have a history of not wintering well and aren't surprising. Things are starting to wake up and we're starting to update that inventory, which you'll see below. With some sun, the plants should be looking pretty good in two weeks or so. Hopefully we have some sun! 

Our first event of the year is MAY 1st! We'll be at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners for their Art in the Gardens fair. We'll have some cool plants, come chat with us! Buy some plants! Buy some art! See the Magnolias and other early spring plants blooming! 

The last of the new plants for 2022 have arrived and are now planted and we have some of last year's inventory to include in this update. Now available in the store:

Primula pauciflora (Dodecatheon pulchellum)