30th May 2016
FitzGerald Nurseries are proud to be the plant sponsor partners for the Chicago Bridge the Gap Garden project at Bloom in the Park 2016. This year is the 10th Anniversary of Bloom so an even more special occasion for this increasingly successful national event. Like many Irish families, with cousins in Chicago, Pat FitzGerald was delighted to be part of this very important tribute garden and once asked got immediately into overdrive propagating two very relevant plants to the theme.
EverColor® Carex Everillo was bred by FitzGerald and is now available nationwide in USA through various garden centres, retail nurseries, box stores and even in Southern Living Magazine and Sunset Magazine top garden plant branded promotions. Everillo is part of FitzGeralds EverColor® range www.evercolorplants.com which are Irelands most successful international ornamental plant export now selling over 2 million plants per annum in 26 countries . Everillo is a chartreuse coloured hardy sedge grass with full hardiness to -25C, shade and sun tolerant great in containers living walls and many other garden applications. FitzGerald visits USA on plant breeding and promotion business several times a year. Please visit the evercolorplants.com where you can download extensive high quality images of this wonderful new hardy foliage range.
The second plant bridging the gap is Sunsparkler Sedum Dazzleberry from USA breeder Chris Hansen who lives in Holland Michigan just across Lake Michigan facing the windy city itself. This collaboration between two well known international nursery plantsmen truly exemplifies the garden theme Bridging the Gap.
All plants were grown here in Ireland by FitzGerald Nurseries.