October 6, 2015
There will be three presentations on Conifers during October at Architectural Trees:
Saturday October 10 1pm – Pines for the Landscape
Saturday October 17 1pm – Hinoki cypress – size, shape and colors!
Saturday October 24 1 pm – Spruces
We are excited about the trees we have grown this summer. Each year we grow different trees to keep our regular customers coming back. This year we have Sassafras, American Smoke tree, Carolina Silverbell, Shirotae cherry, Fruit trees ( semi-dwarf apples, plums, figs, fruiting weeping mulberry, small paw paw ). New this year are smaller size plants from 2 gal size. Also, we have a huge inventory of Japanese maples.
We have opened our back field and have priced many of our trees at a wholesale level. A trusted landscaper will dig out your trees for a fee in the winter. Bring your walking shoes, a tarp if you plan on carting your plants home with you in an open truck and pictures of areas you want to landscape if you want us to provide some suggestions.
June 28, 2015
Our Blueberry field is now open for U-pick. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 8 am til noon, Saturdays 8 am til 2pm.
Our bushes have never been sprayed with insecticide. We provide picking buckets, and have a food safety program in place.
our season usually extends from late June unitl the first week in August.
April 2, 2015
We have had a better than usual year in our efforts to graft Japanese Maple. I calculate we were successful in over 70 %. One of the techniques we discovered was to put down some pine bark in the bottom of the holding trays and wet them down. The maples are kept dry until the leaves break bud, the the moisture down below the pots help wake up the roots and they b begin to grow, and the result is a strong push. Every nurseryman has their own set-up, but this has worked well for us. These trees will be shifted up into 1 gallon pots at some point later in the spring.
March 10, 2015
After a long Winter, just about everyone is ready for Spring! If you have never been out to visit our nursery, we think you will find it very different from even the better Independent Garden Centers in the Triangle. We only sell plants – no peat moss, fertilizer or ceramic pots. By focussing only on plants we can explore the plant world more deeply. Even so, we cannot grow everything but what you will find is an excellent selection of particularly well-grown Japanese Maples, conifers and unusual deciduous trees and shrubs. We grow the majority of our trees on-site, and the trees we bring in from elsewhere are hand selected. the previous July. Need help with plant selections? We will offer help in considering the various possibilities. We hope to see you this spring.
November 12, 2014
Mid November and the colors are about peak. Every year, I like to take some pictures of the various trees showing their fall color. There is still time to visit and if you leave with a plant, it will have plenty of time to through out some roots while the soils are still warm.
September 2, 2014
It is hard to believe that summmer is over and we are now in early Autumn. We had a great growing season – having hired an extra person to help us mix our own media, we were able to move up more plants into larger pots than ever before. We know that when roots are happy, the rest of the plant is happy.
We think you will notice the difference immediately.
Our hours are the same as before – Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5pm. If you feel you will need extra assistance in plant selection, weekday appointments with John can be arranged by calling the nursery (919-620-0779).
Hope to see you this fall.
June 25, 2014
Staring Wednesday, June 25, we will open the U-Pick field for blueberries. Hours this summmer are Monday through Friday 8am to noon. Saturdays are 8am until 2pm. No insecticide ever used on these bushes. Big, juicy ripe, sweet berries that also good for you! We provide picking buckets and we have a food safety program in operation.
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May 1, 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014, Architectural Trees nursery will be celebrating Japanese Maple trees. John Monroe will be giving a free presentation on ‘Beginning Japanese Maples at 11am for those just starting out with this exciting plant group. At 2pm, he will give another presentation on ‘Intermediate Japanese Maples for those with more experience. Both presentations will be held in the nursery’s Education Center a renovated tobacco barn. There will be special pricing on Japanese Maples all day.
March 4, 2014
Saturday, March 8 2014 is our 17 th Spring Opening! We open at 9 and close at 5, and those will be the hours Tuesday through Saturday during the Spring Season. This year, we have some new items – I like to call them structural topiary — Trees grown around a heavy duty steel framework. We have a collectors mentality for some of our offerings. For those who enjoy european beech varieties, we have some very hard to find ones, such as Fagus sylvatica ‘purpurea nana’.
Great conifer and Japanese maples selections are also evident this year. We always enjoy having you visit and if you decide you must bring a plant home that’s great too!