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A Visit to Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials.

The staff at Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials are so nice, they just smile sweetly even when they have no idea what you are yammering on about.

uncanoonuc mt perennials by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.comThis is Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials
Last week, I was up in New Hampshire visiting the Proven Winners Team at Pleasant View Gardens and on my way back I thought it the perfect time to check out a garden center that had been highly recommended by my friend Neil at The Gardeners Spot (one of my fav. local garden centers).  Neil told me about this fantastic nursery that his closest friend has created that put his own beautiful center to shame.  Simply, a must visit….

ruby star coneflower uncanoonuc mt perennials by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.comBut then I lost the little piece of paper that had the name of place written on it….

I googled and knew two things….that the center was between Manchester and Concord, New Hampshire and that it had a really odd name.  Uncanoonuc sounded right.

mercury rising coreopsis uncanoonuc mt perennials by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.comThe place was fabulous and my favorite part was that all the beds were right out front so you could see the plants in the ground rather that all stacked up in pots in the nursery.  I also fell a little bit in love with the idea of using salt marsh hay for mulch…I actually liked the way it looked and think it might relieve my disdain for hauling mulch.

eucalyptus honeysuckle uncanoonuc mt perennials by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.comSo while I was there I made extra special sure (like at least more than three times) to mention Neil and his recommendation and how Neil told me they were such good friends because Neil is awesome and all that….I seriously name dropped Neil’s name constantly, because I intensely wanted to make sure that Neil got credit for sending me there…Neil, Neil, Neil….

And then when I got home I had an email from Neil making sure I found the right place…he wanted to know what I thought of  Chakarian Farm Greenhouses.

Right, another crazy named nursery between Manchester and Concord.

climbing rose uncanoonuc mt perennials by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.comI’ll be heading to Chakarian Farm Greenhouses next week — and will once again make sure they know that Neil sent me…but I hope that this time instead of blankly polite smiling faces (behind which lie people who think I am an obnoxious, name-dropping, friend-of-some-guy-named-Neil whackjob) I will actually meet Neil’s friends.

But seriously — Uncanoonuc Mt Perennials is well worth a visit.  It’s in Goffstown, NH.

images by rochelle greayer

 

r-greayer_55a-short-253x253Rochelle Greayer is a writer, landscape designer, farmers market manageress, former physicist rocket scientist & founder and editor of PITH +VIGOR. Author of Cultivating Garden Style : Inspired Ideas and Practical Advice to Unleash Your Garden Personality (her first solo book) she also writes for Apartment Therapy and hosts garden related and floral workshops in her barn in Harvard, MA.  Want to know more?
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One Response to A Visit to Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials.

  1. What a lovely nursery, would love it if there was one like this in my area! Yeah I like it that the plants are in the ground as well, I’m sure that makes it a lot easier to imagine what they would look like in your own garden. Great photos!!

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