Web site ready for visitors

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Tue, 14 Jan 2003 06:58:49 PST
Hi all,

I completely overhauled the web site in October and November, and after a little tweaking during December, I hope it is ready for the public. You will find it at URL =  http://www.shieldsgardens.com/

We have a whole section on clivias. Clivias, the quintessential 19th century house plants, are coming back. We are specializing for now in the yellows, and I will have seeds from some very fine yellow clivia crosses available soon.  I will also have a very few mature bloom size yellow clivia plants later this spring.

As a member of the new International Clivia Co-op, we hope to have some plants and seeds from our Co-op partners to offer too.

If you go there, you will find that we are also offering a few unusual bulbs this year and hopefully more next year.  The bulb price list is not yet complete, but will give you an idea of some of the things we will have in spring or summer.

You will also find our 2003 daylilies.  All four of our family members have new intros this year, including Irma's CHESTNUTS ROASTING, a unique pony size which starts out a velvety dark chocolate in the morning and gradually lightens to look for all the world like roasted chestnuts as the day goes on. Today it's cold (19 F) and snowing, so this would be a great day to roast some chestnuts, in fact!

Andrea has some more of her charming small flowers. In particular, her SHADOAN BABY GIRL is turning out to be quite popular this year. For the spider/UF fans, she has SHADOAN WILD CHILD, named sort of in honor of our youngest grandchild, Megan. Not a spider, it never looks the same twice, but it is definitely unusual! Sometimes quilled, sometimes pinched, always wild and crazy!

Randy has some more of his "Macho" line, with his FLAMBOYANT FLAMINGO a flaming pink that will knock your eye out in the garden. If pink is too low key for you, look at his SHADOAN HOT SAUCE; this flower is an immodest flaming red.

Please stop by and visit our web site. I look forward to your comments, particularly for suggestions for improvements.

Jim Shields in central Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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