Plans are being made for an
Open Garden here at Silver Star Vinery on July 27 & 28.
Come see hundreds of clematis in bloom in our display gardens.
Clematis, Birdhouses by Brian and other garden delights will be for sale
Will post more details once we figure them out-check back soon.
Thanks to all you who have been ordering from me. I do appreciate each and every order. Without knowing-you all have been a part of my big trip I will be going on. June 24 I leave for Europe. Clematis hunting of course, but also to go to the International Clematis Convention which will be held in Germany. I have plans to visit friends in Poland and The Netherlands while I am so close as well. I will return July 13. For those of you who have been following my health for the what seems like forever - today I had an excellent report. 20/20 in my right eye. 20/25 in my left!! Blind for awhile and down very low to end up seeing better than I have ever seen in my whole life. No glasses! Now those are blessings! I thank God everyday for my eyes! Indeed He is good.
Last day orders will be shipped is JUNE 17th.
I will begin shipping again in late
August or by begging requests after I return.
- For those who have never ordered from me before here is what you will Not get:
- A Fancy box with my Nursery name on it
- A Small clematis in a small pot with leaves, a single vine and a flower.
receive a mature 1 gallon clematis with a large root ball, removed from its gallon pot, pruned back hard, ready to be planted directly into your garden.The plant will be wrapped in recycled newspaper, then wrapped in a plastic grocery bag and put into a USPS Priority shipping box. I tape the daylights out of the box and then personally deliver my boxes to the post office which is 10 miles away to be sure they all get shipped together. I answer each and every email personally.
My clematis are well rooted and currently growing in gallon pots. USPS shipping for 1 to 2 plants per box is $12.50 with delivery confirmation. A $4.00 handling charge is added to each order.If you want insurane please let me know. Payment by personal check or Paypal. No EChecks please from paypal!!
The soil may be disturbed during shipping but this is not a problem. If your clematis arrives with a very solid root ball please soak it in water for 10 minutes and gently tease the roots loose. You must plant your new clematis at once using care to spread the roots out as if planting a rose. There is no need to re-pot as my clematis are mature, ready to go right into your garden.
Word of caution!! Do not water your clematis every day. A plant with fewer leaves needs little water so don't drown your new clematis. Adjust water needs as the plant grows. Over watering is the number one cause of death. In the early spring months my plants will be short as they are just coming out of dormancy. They are not grown in heated green houses. Please look to my care page under links and print the growing sheet out. I do not send any paper work with the plants.
My nursery is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the State of Washington high in the hills in an area that the old timers call “Dole Valley”. My front page shows a view looking to the North from on top Silver Star Mountain which my Nursery is named after. Yacolt is the town proper to the North 5 miles. Portland, Oregon is to the South 40 miles and the famous Mt. St. Helen’s is 40 miles Northeast.
The vision of my little Clematis Nursery is to offer big healthy plants, which are not easily found, at a reasonable price. As a fellow Clematis-addict I understand the need to always be on guard, ever searching for yet another Clematis I might not have. I hope I can help you fill every possible spot of the garden with Clematis-The Queen of Vines.
In 1995, my mother was in her 80’s, my Dad had died 3 years before; it was time for mom to move in with me. We sold our beloved home but were able to take plants from the yard. My mother wanted me to have her old clematis“Gipsy Queen” that grew up the front porch. We dug this monster-sized plant up and planted it at my house. On Nov.24, 2000, at the age of nearly 87, my mother passed away here at home from cancer. Spring brought flowers and “Gipsy Queen” bloomed like never before. My addiction began. I see my mother’s hand at work everyday in my life. I dedicate all that I do to her-Rose Marie Marosi and to Jesus Christ my Savior.
April 18-2013 I must add a dedication to my Sister (in-law) Patricia Ann Marosi who passed away today. Thank you Tish for being the sister I never had.
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