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22 Nov 2017 Feature Post Thoughts

Winter is approaching but that doesn’t mean that all the glorious colors of fall are done just yet.  Take a look at these plants exhibiting excellent color that lasts late into the autumn season.   White Oak (Quercus alba) is the largest plant highlighted here.  Typically reaching a mature height and width between 50’ and…


11 Jul 2017 Thoughts

Summer days are perfect opportunities to spend time outside on the patio.  They are after all ideal spaces for grilling, eating and enjoying the cool of the approaching evening.  Creating the perfect patio space begins with material selection. Brick comes in standard sizes but is anything but boring.  It has a range of red tones,…


15 Mar 2017 Flower Show Thoughts

Stoney Bank Nurseries has been awarded a Gold Medal for our landscape exhibit at the 2017 International Philadelphia Flower Show.  We’ve also received the coveted Kate and Robert Barlett, Jr. Award for best us of trees in a landscape and the PHS Council Trophy for the most accomplished display of forced plant material. The annual…


8 Mar 2016 Flower Show Thoughts

Stoney Bank Nurseries, Inc. is very excited to be deemed the Best in Show winner at the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show.  This is our 7th win of the coveted award and a wonderful way to celebrate our 37th consecutive year exhibiting at the show.  We also received a Gold Medal Award and the PLNA Trophy…


11 Feb 2016 Flower Show Thoughts

  When the hottest year on record – 2015 – was capped off with the area’s warmest December on record, no one was feeling the heat more than Lloyd Traven. Traven owns Peace Tree Farm, a Kintnersville, Bucks County, nursery that’s one of a handful of local operations tasked with manipulating thousands of bulbs, perennials,…


12 Nov 2015 Thoughts

Jack Blandy, founder of Stoney Bank Nurseries, has a new medal to add to his lifetime accomplishments.  He received the PHS Distinguished Achievement Medal, the highest award PHS bestows! This Medal honors the 36 consecutive years Jack has been exhibiting at the Philadelphia Flower Show, his continued sharing of horticultural wisdom, and his lifetime commitment…


4 Nov 2015 Thoughts

As we enjoy our last warm days of autumn, our thoughts turn toward the future growing season and early emerging tulips that bring us springtime joy.  Fall is the ideal time to plant colorful spring flowering bulbs, like the adored tulip, but nothing can be more frustrating than when they fail to perform.  This can…


4 Sep 2015 Flower Show Thoughts

Philadelphia Flower Show 2016 Theme: National Parks Service By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: August 27, 2015 In recent years, Philadelphia Flower Show themes have whisked visitors to far-flung destinations from Ireland to Hawaii and the fictional Arendelle (the kingdom in Frozen, as part of last year’s blockbuster “Celebrate the Movies” show, featuring a…


2 Sep 2015 Thoughts

Autumn is an ideal time to plant trees and shrubs because they can establish themselves before winter arrives and be ready to flourish the following spring.  The warm soil encourages strong root development during a time when trees naturally take their energy from leaves and store it into their root system.  It is best to wait…


10 Mar 2015 Flower Show Thoughts

We had over 100 unique plant species and cultivars on display in our exhibit this year!  With such spectacular variety, there were a few plants that had even experts asking us questions.  Here are the most popular conversation starting plants that were shining stars in our exhibit.   The stunning Itoh Hybrid Peonies were stopping…