Hostas Since 1979
2014 Hosta Catalog
It's the 12th Annual
Ugly Plant Sale
There are lots
of excellent bargains on hostas you still
Catalog Pages and Site Map►
The Full Catalog with over 500
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.
A Bridgewood Gardens Introduction
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
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.
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.
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 of 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
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. Most of this is
because we grow them in pretty bright
light. High light levels in the
summer can result in ugly leaves, but it
also provides the energy the plant needs
to make more food and store it in the
rhizome for next spring. And next spring
your plants will look just fine. I
of Our Hostas Are Now Priced at
$9.95 or Less
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.
Free Shipping on
all orders over $100
Free shipping will
apply to all orders of $100 or more for
delivery during the remainder of the
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
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growing tips and announcing major
additions to our catalog and special
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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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