Hostas Since 1979
It's the 13th Annual
Ugly Plant Sale
Its a pretty big sale.
There are lots
of excellent bargains on hostas you still
Catalog Pages and Site Map►
The Full Catalog with over
plus garden ferns and perennials for shade.
The Site Map will lead you to pages with
information about choosing and growing
hostas and information about our plants
and our nursery.
Shipping charges, plant sizes,
blah, blah, blah.
If you are new to hostas and don't know where to start
or if you just want some really inexpensive plants, consider our pot
luck collections. Just tell us how many plants you want, we
require a minimum of 10, and we will choose a variety of different
colors, shapes and sizes. We offer a collection of small varieties
for those with limited space, for $3.50 each, and another with a
selection of all sizes for $3.95 each. At these prices, you won't
receive the expensive new varieties, but we will send good quality
plants. We never send hostas that we wouldn't want in our own
A Bridgewood Gardens Introduction
We are not importers and we are not an internet pretend nursery
that that sells plants grown by others. We grow the plants we
sell. We've been doing it for over 35 years and we're
finally getting the hang of it.
Hostas are easy to grow perennials grown
primarily for their colorful foliage. They thrive in light
shade and can survive for decades with little or no care.
If you're a bit leery about buying plants on the
internet, you can see what our customers have to say about our
quality and our service at
Interested in perennials, shrubs and
vines, and more ferns?
Visit our other on-line nursery
Our 1986 Catalog
began growing hostas in 1979 when we opened our first
garden center, The Crownsville Nursery. In 1984 we
mailed our first perennial catalog.
to see an image of our first two-page mail order hosta
list, published in 1986.
probably read this if you're thinking
about ordering during the sale.
take the time to read it all.
If you've never
ordered during our Ugly Plant Sales, the
most important thing you need to know is
that "ugly plants" does not mean sick
Most years, the
plants we ship during this sale look
just fine. A few brown spots, a
few holes in the leaves, but mostly,
until late fall, most of them actually
look pretty good. But some of the plants
may look a bit punky. After all, it is
the Ugly Plant Sale.
For those that
actually are ugly, the problem is the
appearance of the leaves. Colors are
faded, margins are burned, and they can
look a bit raggedy. Right now, yellow
leaved plants and those with white
margins or centers are looking pretty
bad because of leaf spot. We have
had a very hot, very wet summer and that
causes leaves to deteriorate quickly at
this time. We may cut some of the
leaves off before shipping but we do not
like to cut all of the foliage off now
because the leaves are still making food
to store for next year.
does not kill hostas. It just makes the
leaves ugly and when the plants come up
next spring they will be fine.
our hostas are sale priced at $9.95 or
varieties are sale priced at $4.95 or
Many are in
very short supply
and will sell out quickly
We still have a few
that are more expensive, but, most are
priced under 10 bucks now. In some cases
prices have been reduced because the
plants are smaller than those we shipped
in the spring. Some varieties are
on sale so we can close them out to make
room to add different varieties in the
spring. These prices will remain in
effect until the end of our shipping
season in November.
shipping of $12.00 on all orders
sorry, but we are unable to ship plants to AK, AZ, CA, HI,
ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY or outside the U.S.
Plants shipped to these states
must be shipped bare-root (by State law except for AK and HI). We
ship all plants in pots, and the time and expense involved in
bare-rooting make it impractical. We are sorry, but we are unable
to comply with these requirements and we cannot ship to these states.
Our Email Newsletter
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announcing major additions to our catalog and special sales
events. We do not share our mailing list with anyone and you can
remove yourself at any time.
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newsletter, and ordering or establishing an account in our
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Sorry, we do not send printed catalogs.
This is Maggie, in charge of moving bulk materials and
barking at things.
A warning to casual Hosta users:
Many of us, when we first started using Hostas, thought we could stop
whenever we wanted. What begins as casual experimentation can quickly
develop into a serious addiction. If you find that you actually want to
know the differences between ‘Inniswood’ and ‘Paul’s Glory’, if you tell
your spouse that you paid less than you really did for a new
introduction, but brag to other gardeners that you paid more, or if you
no longer care what your spouse thinks, you need help.
Help is available from Bridgewood Gardens, a nursery that specializes
in caring for gardeners afflicted with Hostas.
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