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Hosta 'Zebra Stripes' (Tony Avent intro, from Plant Delights)

Hosta Zebra Stripes

Hosta 'Zebra Stripes' is one of the most asked about hostas in our garden. This Plant Delights hybrid resulted from a cross between Hosta 'Abba Dabba Do' and our Hosta 'Outhouse Delight' breeding line. The result is an attention-getting 8" tall x 28" wide clump of white foliage adorned with frosty green veins. The clumps are topped with 20" scapes of lavender flowers in midsummer. Hostas from this breeding line tend not to fare as well in climates that have very cool spring temperatures…

The vegetable garden... " I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that ... as a condiment for the vegetables, which constitute my principle diet." - Jefferson to Vine Utley, 1819. image and quote from the The Gardens of Monticello by Peter J. Hatch.

Time to get down and dirty in the garden.

We got some rain and everything is greening up and blooming out. I am in love with these garden images and I couldn't wait to share them. I bought a new pair of gardening gloves, a bottle of ibuprofen and Zinfandel and I am ready to garden. Enjoy, Heidi The Kitchen Garden at Monticello by Peter J. Hatch via Garden Rooms. Image via Martha Stewert. Kitchen Garden via The Inspired Room. Image via Domino Magazine.

terracotta cloches/ Thomas Jefferson's kitchen garden

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Whether you're planning a flower garden, a vegetable garden, or working on your lawn, you're sure to get inspired by these gardening ideas and tips.

Peter Hatch on Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden

Peter Hatch on Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden

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"A Rich Spot of Earth": Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello by Peter J. Hatch

A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello

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The grand dame of dahlias is the giant tree dahlia (Dahlia imperialis). Tony Avent describes its look as "clumping bamboo with flowers." In cultivation, giant tree dahlia will reach up to 12 feet tall in a single season. For gardeners in areas that get a late frost, it will produce single clear-pink blooms, but according to Avent, because it's so tall "you'll need binoculars to see them." This is definitely one to plant in the back of the perennial border.

The grand dame of dahlias is the giant tree dahlia (Dahlia imperialis). Tony Avent describes its look as "clumping bamboo with flowers." In cultivation, giant tree dahlia will reach up to 12 feet tall in a single season. For gardeners in areas that get a late frost, it will produce single clear-pink blooms, but according to Avent, because it's so tall "you'll need binoculars to see them." This is definitely one to plant in the back of the perennial border.

Martha Stewart with Tony Avent

Peter Hatch: Charlottesville, Virginia

Peter Hatch: Charlottesville, Virginia – Garden & Gun

Jefferson's Gardener

Tony's botanic garden in Raleigh is the 4th largest in the nation, and is neighbored by some of the best gardens in the country: JC Raulston Arboretum, Duke Gardens, and the UNC garden at Chapel Hill.

Tony Avent: the Howard Stern of horticulture?

This past week I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Tony Avent, founder of Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tony is a renowned and dedicated plantsman who, like many of us plant geeks, is fueled and fascinated by the odd, the dangerous, the bizarre, and the gorgeous. Relentless and unapologetic in the garden, Tony waves his hand at hardiness zones, adventurously daring to plant, and grow, the unthinkable. With 18,000 plants and counting in his collection, Tony's botanic…

Join us for the 2013 NC MG Conference!

2013 State Conference

The 2013 NC Extension Master Gardeners Conference was a pleasing success with over 250 guests in attendance. This year's theme was "Mastering the Garden Harvest" and focused on Local Foods....

Peter Hatch via Charlotte Moss' blog.

Peter Hatch: "A Rich Spot of Earth"

Peter Hatch's "A Rich Spot of Earth" If Thomas Jefferson were to walk the grounds of Monticello today, he would feel at home in the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden. Extensively and painstakingly restored under Peter J. Hatch’s brilliant direction, Jefferson’s unique vegetable garden now boasts the same medley of

Gallery of pictures of Monticello's gardens behind the scenes!

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Outspoken Plantsman Tony Avent will speak at the 2013 conference! Check out this recent interview!

plants that need a good p.r. person: q&a with tony avent of plant delights

HE'S A PREACHER AND A PROSELYTIZER in the spirit of planthood, and a man of many (mostly hyperbolic) words—or at least you’ll hear him speaking

Peter Hatch's wonderful book on the gardens at Monticello!

King's Kitchen now has a bakery!

Learn more about 2013 conference speaker Jim Noble!

Noble Food and Pursuits - Service Beyond the Table

You might know us first as a group of restaurants where you can always find a good meal. We view every interaction with our team, our purveyors and our guests as an opportunity to use our gifts and talents to serve others with.