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  • William C. Miller III
    Bob, Those folks were right pretty prompt in getting back to me. Here is the somewhat dated list of sources provided by the Polly Hill Arboretum. Bill Miller
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 2, 2008
      Bob,

      Those folks were right pretty prompt in getting back to me.  Here is the somewhat dated list of sources provided by the Polly Hill Arboretum.

      Bill Miller
      Bethesda, Maryland
      www.theazaleaworks.com

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      Subject:FW: nurseries
      Date:Wed, 2 Jan 2008 10:00:41 -0500
      From:Tom Clark <Tom@...>
      To:<bill@...>


      Hi Bill,

       

      Our plant recorder tracked down the list.  As I mentioned before this list is old, nearly 10 years out of date.  I know that some of these nurseries are no longer in business, notably Heronswood (at least not in its former glory) and Roslyn.  We-Du is now operating under the name Meadowbrook Nursery.

       

      Please let me know if you have questions.

       

      Tom

       

      Thomas E. Clark

      Collections & Grounds Manager

      The Polly Hill Arboretum

      P.O. Box 561

      809 State Road

      West Tisbury , MA 02575

       

      Tel. (508) 693-9426

      Fax. (508) 693-5772

      www.pollyhillarboretum.org


      From: Nancy Weaver [mailto:Nancy@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 9:48 AM
      To: 'Tom Clark'
      Subject: nurseries

       

      Where are plants that Polly Hill introduced available?                                  10/9/98 NW

       

      On island:

      Donorama’s Nursery                                                     627-8366

      Middletown Nursery                                         693-9370

      Vineyard Gardens                                             693-8511

       

      Retail mail order: There may be a charge for catalogue

      Bovee’s Nursery                                              Roslyn Nursery

      1737 SW Coronado                                          211 Burrs Lane           

      Portland , OR , 97219                                         Dix Hills , NY , 11746                

      503-244-9341                                                 516-643-9347

      Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery

      Carol’s Collectables maybe not mail order        2825 Cummings Road  

      91 Perry Hill Rd                                                Medford , OR , 97501

      Ashford, Ct, 06278                                          541-772-6846

      860-429-9589

       

      Carlson’s Gardens                                            Twombly Nursery, Inc.

      Box 305                                                           163 Barn Hill Road

      South Salem , NY , 10590                                  Monroe , CT , 06468

      914-763-5958                                                 203-261-2133

                                                                                             www.twomblynursery.com

      Cummins Garden                                             

      22 Robertsville Road                                        Wavecrest Nursery

      Marlboro , NJ , 07746                                        2509 Lakeshore Dr

      732-536-2591                                                 Fennville , MI , 49408

                                                                                            616-543-4175

      Eastern Plant Speciallties

      Box 226                                                           Heronswood Nursery Ltd

      Georgetown , ME , 04548                                   7530 NE 288th ST.

      207-371-2888                                                 Kingston , WA , 98346-9502

       

      Fairweather Gardens

      P.O. Box 330                                                    We-Du Nursery

      Greenwich , NJ , 08323                                      Route 5, Box 724

      609-451-6261                                                 Marion , N.C. ,  28752

                                                                              828-738-8300

      Forestfarm                                                       

      990 Tetherow Road                                          Pushepetappa Gardens

      Williams, OR, 97544-9599                              2317 Washington St .

      541-846-7269                                                 Franklintou , LA , 70438

       

      Greer Gardens

      1280 Goodpasture Island Rd.

      Eugene , OR , 97401-1794

      541-686-8266

       

      Oliver Nurseries, Inc.

      1159 Bronson Rd.

      Fairfield , CT , 06430

      203-259-5609

       

       

      Visitor Center Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Plant Recorder

      Polly Hill Arboretum, Inc.

      P.O. Box 561

      West Tisbury , MA 02575

      508-693-9426

      nancy@...

       

    • sjperk5
      Bill The Mass Chapter P4M often carries Polly Hill s azaleas. We could certainly make cuttings available to other Chapters next year with the caution that in
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 3, 2008
        Bill

        The Mass Chapter P4M often carries Polly Hill's azaleas.

        We could certainly make cuttings available to other Chapters next year
        with the caution that in the garden many of Polly Hill's plants are
        not true to name by this I mean they are Polly Hill plants but over
        the years these plants are close enough in appearance that they are
        often mislabeled in the garden.

        'Michelle Hill' seems to be the easies to grow in a zone 5 climate.

        'Marydel' a deciduous azlaea by Hill is in my opinion the best
        deciduous azalea for southern New Hampshire all things considered. It
        is the best R. atlanticum or R atlanticum hybrid I have ever seen.

        John Perkins
        Salem, NH
      • Sally/John Perkins
        Most all the Polly Hill evergreen azaleas have nakaharae in their bloodline and a more cascading form then the Bovee form of the species. Bob Bovee of the
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 3, 2008
          Most all the Polly Hill evergreen azaleas have nakaharae in their bloodline
          and a more cascading form then the "Bovee" form of the species. Bob Bovee of
          the West Coast, Portland OR? is credited with introducing the species. The
          straight species seems to be perfectly hardy for me on most winters at -10F
          with or without snow cover. The Polly Hill evergreen azaleas had the
          Japanese breeder/collector Rokujo to thank for sending her seed. She was
          very pleased at how well they flourished in her "Play Pen" which was a large
          enclosed area to keep out varmints. I have had problems reestablishing the
          'Mt Seven Stars' form of nakaharae that Polly Hill selected as it does seem
          less hardy or less vigorous. The rabbits really like the nakaharae and its
          hybrids more than any other evergreen azalea I grow. We grow 'Michael Hill',
          'Alexander', 'Susannah Hill', 'Mini Pink' (I believe Mini Pink is her's) and
          'Late Love' fairly successfully. They all like to have some shade and good
          moisture levels to do well here.

          'Gabrielle Hill' 'Jeff Hill', and 'Joseph Hill' have not performed as well
          but every garden is different.

          Most of the Polly Hill hybrids are very popular in the Massachusetts and
          Cape Cod chapter as they have such a small footprint on the garden and just
          seem to love being on a slope so they can cascade. The late bloom time is
          perfect for the June garden where they really put on a show.

          Sally Perkins, Salem, NH where it is currently 0F at 7 AM. Coldest night of
          the year. Suppose to warm up. Hope the orange crop in Florida is ok.
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