Broken Arrow Nursery

We had the pleasure of taking a tour of Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden yesterday. What better way to spend a sleepy August morning than among plants, yes? Founded in 1947, Broken Arrow is one of the few garden centers in Connecticut that grow their own nursery stock. This allows them to offer a tremendous diversity of trees and shrubs, including those you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. You also know you’re getting a plant that will be hardy in Connecticut. If you love perennial woody plants, this is definitely the place to go.

A variety of conifers
Love the different textures in this photo.
Pinus strobus 'Mini Twists'
Pinus strobus ‘Mini Twists’
Viburnum lantana 'Wavecrest' fruiting.
Viburnum lantana ‘Wavecrest’
A cascade of golden-green grass
Hakonechloa macra
silver-green globe thistle with a bee friend
Echinops and friend

While I took many photos and lots of notes, I did not make any purchases as our garden won’t be ready for plantings before next spring. When it is ready, however, I shall certainly include a variety of conifers!