Is Garden World open to the public?
Yes, we are a retail nursery of local growers providing the highest
quality plants and competitive pricing! Our friendly staff can
assist you with inventory or price questions or help you to select
the right plants for your particular situation. We carry over 1,000
different varieties of common and unusual shade and flowering trees,
conifers, shrubs, vines, perennials, and grasses.
Does Garden World deliver?
Yes, we deliver to select areas in Oregon and Washington. We do not
offer shipping services. For delivery pricing, please give us a call
at 503-982-2380. We’ll be happy to provide you with a price
quote and any other information you may need.
What do #1, #5 mean on your plants?
In the nursery industry, plastic containers are labeled #1, #2,
#5, etc. The number means approximately ’gallon’.
We don’t call them ’gallon’ anymore since they
are not precisely 1 or 5 gallons. Several pot sizes can vary. For
example, #5 comes in a tall version and a wider version, but both
are referred to as 5 gallon containers.
What exactly does ’hardy’ mean, and what is our
hardiness zone in the Portland area?
Hardiness is the lowest temp a plant has been observed to survive at.
In an average year, the lowest temperature observed in the Portland Metro
area is about 10 degrees Fahrenheit or USDA Hardiness Zone *8*.
Microclimates (cold and warm pockets and/or windy areas) can affect cold
hardiness. If provided with shelter of a structure, some plants in zones
9-10 can survive in our climate. Mature plants are often better equipped
to withstand temperature extremes, than newly planted ones. Plants also
need a while to acclimatize in the winter, so cold temperatures early in
the dormant season often can have more dramatic effects than later on in the season.
Why does the same kind of plant sometimes vary in price?
Garden World is a coop of local growers. Plant material is brought in from
many different growers who have different cost structures. Prices will also
vary due to the difference in pot size, age, height, or spread of the plant.
What do the various measures of plant growth mean?
- Slow: 0-6 inches per year
- Medium: 6-12 inches per year
- Fast: 12 or more inches per year
- Plant Growth Habit:
- Cascading: Generally a horizontal, weeping form
- Fastigiate: This is a narrow up-right, columnar, it
probably won’t become half as wide as it is tall.
- Globose: This is a globe-like shape which can become
as tall as it is wide.
- Pendulous: This is weeping and usually will grow close
or along to the ground unless you stake it.
- Prostrate: This is a ground creeping habit. It usually gets much wider that it is tall.
- Pyramidal: This is a conical habit. Pretty typical of most conifers.
- Spreading: This plant has horizontal branching, and the
plant will most of the time be twice as wide at maturity as it is tall.
- Upright Broad: These are ascending branches that tend to spread
with age, and usually becomes half as wide as tall.
- Upright Narrow: This means that the plant has lateral branching
that will vary, a narrow profile similar to fastigiate plants.
- Upright Open: This has lateral branching that is widely spaced.