List of Cyclamen and Bulbs Currently Available for Shipment in 2017

John Lonsdale's Biography

 

Surplus Bulbs and Seeds

Lectures
Garden Visits and Tours
Photographs
Surplus Bulbs and Seeds
 

Check back regularly for listings of surplus plants and bulbs.  Bulbs will only be mailed when dormant.  Pre-paid orders can be picked up by arrangement.  Please order by e-mail to info@edgewoodgardens.net, minimum order for plants and bulbs is $25 plus shipping.  Photographs of plants and bulbs for sale can be seen in the Plant Galleries.  Plants described as hardy have been growing outside for at least 3 years in our zone 6b garden, in appropriate conditions.  If you grow anything you think I might be interested in, please contact me.  If you see anything on this site that you covet so badly you can't possibly live without it, let me know!

Cyclamen available for shipment in 2017 are listed here. Subject to availability, plants can be reserved at any time by e-mail. In 2017 I will be selling plants at:

Pine Knot Farms Hellebore Festival in Clarksville, VA on Friday/Saturday, February 17/18, and 24/25, as well as one of the weekends of March 3/4 and 10/11,

Garden Faire at Abingdon, VA on Friday/Saturday April 14/15

AHS Spring Garden Market at River Farm, Alexandria, VA on Friday/Saturday April 21/22

Alpine Plant Sale at Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring, NY on Saturday April 29

Ladew Garden Festival in Monkton, MD or Lewis Ginter Spring PlantFest in Richmond, VA on Friday/Saturday May 5/6

Garden Fair at UVA Blandy Experimental Farm, near Winchester, VA on Saturday/Sunday May 13/14

Green Springs Garden in Fairfax, VA on Saturday May 20

Pre-ordered plants can be brought to all these events. In summer I will send out a list including choice snowdrops and a wide range of species paeony seedlings. Please email me at info@edgewoodgardens.net if you would like to receive the list.

 

 
Lectures
 
John Lonsdale offers PowerPoint lectures to gardening clubs and interested groups world-wide. A brief biography is available here. All images are taken by John, either in the garden at "Edgewood", or occasionally of plants in habitat.  Information passed on comes only from his extensive personal experience.  For those groups within reasonable driving distance of Exton, Pa, he can also present demonstration-lectures, bringing along and discussing a variety of potted plants, bulbs etc.  These have been very well received and are an ideal way of introducing genera such as Cyclamen (less interesting during the summer months!).    Plants for sale can be brought to local meetings.  The major focus at "Edgewood" is on hardy plants and one of the main objectives is to attempt to grow as many species as possible in the open garden, reliably and with minimal or no protection.  Careful siting or cultural conditions mean that a wide variety of plants, especially bulbs, can be grown outdoors in a way that might traditionally be considered improbable, if not impossible. Many of these plants are included in the lectures below.  Tips on cultivation and propagation are widely featured and slide lists are always provided.  Lecture topics include:
 
"The Magic of Cyclamen" "Unusual Bulbs for the Garden" "Pushing the Limits" "Fall Bulbs - Untapped Treasures"
"Bulbs for Shade" "Species Iris" "Spring Bulbs" "Bulbs under Glass"
"Woodland Treasures" "New Enthusiasms" "Alpine Primulaceae" "Daphnes"
 
Garden Visits and Tours
 
The garden is not open for visits without prior arrangement.  If you are a member of a horticultural society or club and are interested in visiting please e-mail me at info@edgewoodgardens.net to enquire about availability.  The garden is particularly attractive in mid-late March (many early flowering bulbs and woodlanders, Corydalis, Hepatica, Helleborus, Adonis and Eranthis) and mid-April to June (a whole host of Trilliums, woodland and sun-loving bulbs, slipper orchids, Erythroniums, Epimedium, Iris, Daphne, Magnolia, Cornus and many other flowering shrubs), as well as in October when the fall-flowering bulbs (Sternbergia, Colchicum, Crocus etc.) are at their peak. Footpaths throughout the garden ensure easy access to the planted areas.
Photographs
 

All of the images featured on this web site are available for private or commercial use.  Please e-mail me at info@edgewoodgardens.net with enquiries about availability.