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BLACK FRIDAY 24.11.201723.11.2017
Huge sale with enormous discount first time ever in SAFRO® history! 50% off all plants. Just ONE DAY, Friday November 24,2017. Here are conditions:

1. Discount is on from 0 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Friday 24-11-2017. Not applicable on orders or goods reserved before this date.
2. Immediate payments - either cash or card in one of our shops, or online when shopping via e-shop*.
3. Goods must be collected within one week i.e. latest December 1, 2017.
4. Discount is not applicable for gift tokens.

We are open in both our garden centres by 5 p.m.

* When shopping online fill in BLACK FRIDAY in the notes section and choose payment by card. Our system cannot cope with discounts so it will show the original amount. You can either pay full amount and we will reduce it here before the bank charges your card, or you can wait for our credit card payment link with the reduced amount which has to be paid immediately.

So what do you think, will you join our BLACK FRIDAY? :-)
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
After a few foggy days we got a great gift from above - a beautiful, sunny, and warm Saturday. In the morning I could hear the roaring of eastern wind which blew in extraordinarily hot air thanks to which we could walk outside in T-shirts and shorts, and for someone like me it was obvious and utterly enjoyable to walk barefoot, of course :-) Cause there is not any other closer contact with our Mother Earth you can experience.

And as soon as the morning customers finished their shopping I grabbed my camera and started making pictures, eager to share the beauty with you at least electronically. Here is the set showing (off) the beauties of our nursery.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Now we are expecting annual visits of mums with their kids who come to collect fallen leaves for their school or kindergarten projects. Even though we broom our selling area constantly there are always loads of freshly fallen leaves of various shapes and colours so the choice is really wide :-)
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Top favourites are sweetgum and maple leaves.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Most varieties are already boasting with colours in full throttle, others, such as ROTUNDILOBA are still waiting for their few weeks of fame.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Our key commodity are evergreen broadleaved plants. They mostly have leathery and glossy foliage, and some are offering coloured versions, too. We have beautiful and strong shrubs of medium sizes ...
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
... as well as small babies and dwarf types ...
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
... and of course a great choice of high quality standard trees. What a sight when all around is bare without leaves and this beauty stands straight and strong like the sphinxs and keeps its lush foliage that can cheer up your winter mood.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Obviously we also sell deciduous trees which have other assets.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Some are losing leaves quickly now.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Others are still keping their foliage showing off their beautiful colours. Rich butter yellow on hornbeams on the left contrasts beautifully with vivid red of Japanese maples on the right.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Lavenders in October?? YUP!
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
And a great lure these days are our strawberries. We have a wide range of one-timers as well as everbearers. The plants are strong and healthy, and the everbearing varieties are fruiting until now! :-)
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Conifers, of course. Tiny ones ...
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
... and big ones.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
But the biggest one and at the same time the most beautiful tree of our Prague nursery is this pine tree. By the way, it should have a name now that it's been with us for 9 years, don't you think? Got any ideas?

Take care and come by when you have time. We looking forward to seeing you, all of you lot! :-)
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
While others are preparing for winter we are blooming like mad. Really, and honestly we are mad, who else but a madmad would go sunbathing or skinny dipping in the middle of October? Well, I am not offering a picture of THAT, obviously, but of the load of flowers on perennials, shrubs or roses that are showing that the season has not finished yet. Look at the pictures and if the weather is as beautiful with you as here hit the road to the woods, a park or just anywhere outside! I am wishing you a lovely Indian summer weekend :-)
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
ATHENA rose
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
AUGUSTA LUISE rose
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
PRINCESS OF WALES rose
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
My most valuable catch from yesterday - our new addition to the rose collection is called Schöne vom See (Beauty from the Lake). Stunning orange and pale salmon shades and large flowers for a floribunda rosa. We do not have it in our online catlogue but the plants are available, you can order it now.
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
One magic word to break the spell uopn this rose, ABRACADABRA!
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
Just like with many other flowers the later they flower the deeper and richer colours they have. CHIPPENDALE rose is one proof among many others.
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
Pink version of LEONARDO DA VINCI rose.
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
Ab Fab PALAIS BIRON rose.
REALLY BIG OCTOBER SALE09.10.2017
Do you like to play? We have an attractive October play with huge disounts on selected items. How does it work? For a period of 3 DAYS we will announce a group of plants for which you get 30% DISCOUNT. Great, isn't it? And when these three days are over, we advertise another group of plants to play with.

Here are conditions:
  • the plant(s) you wish to buy with a discount has to be paid immediately, either in
  • our garden centre or online when shopping here, online payments do not show discounts, we will refund you with the discount after we have recieved your payment
  • no reservations possible, once you select a plant with a discount it has to be paid, no prolonged reservation
    no further discounts possible
  • on the third day of each three-day offer the discount can be applied for until 6 pm (CET), or until midnight if paying online

    What do you think, will you join our play? Stay tuned and try to catch your desired plant - from now until the end of Octber we will continuously put ALL plants on sale in relevant groups. So do not miss yours! :-)
  • Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    When I was little I loved coloured pencils of any sort. And I always wanted to have the widest range of colours possible. Of course, such sets were expensive and my parents did not have enough money to afford such luxury as professional artist sets. Luckily, thanks to birthdays, Christmases, autns and grandmas one day I got what I wanted. I cannot remember what I used to draw, I just know that it was full of colours and I was in heaven.

    Today, when I landscape both my garden or gardens for our customers I choose as many flower colours as possible so that the garden is attractive and floriferous for as long as possible. And there are plenty of them. For example you would not believe how many shades of pink exist. Now in autumn it is easy to see them in stonecrops. Or sweetgums - they have so many brilliant shades of autumn foliage that no one could possibly think them out. Have a look :-)
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    This is STARED variety.
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    This is GUM BALL with less sun ...
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    ... and with more sun.
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    In a jiffy we will introduce a new kniphofia variety called SHINING SPECTRE. Rich yellow flowers late in the season. You can reserve your plants already.
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    Berries from Mars. I know that Mars is red but these berries are like from another world, from outer space. And that is not all - they will turn even richer violet once the frost comes. No wonder it is called beauty berry.
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    ETOILE VIOLETTE
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    DUFTZAUBER 84 rose
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    YELLOW MEILOVE® rose
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    And as we talked about stonecrops here is one, it is called HERBSTFREUDE or AUTUMN JOY. Which it truly is, just look at its beauty and feel the joy that must be in every gardener's heart.
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    And what about this exquisite MATRONA?
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    And according to your reactions it seems that the top stonecrop bestsellers of this autumn are these two new varieties: extra dark-leaved SUNSPARKLER® Dazzleberry ...
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    ... and its complete opposite LITTLE MISSY with light green, white variegated foliage and tiny purple pink flowers.
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    PINK ANNABELLE® is beautiful again. After somewhat harder pruning in early somer, once the main flush of flowers finished, it is pushing up new flowers again, this time in much deeper pink. Don't be afraid to prune your plants as well, they will make plenty of new, healthy foliage and some flowers for early autumn.
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    After experience from the past few years we trippled the amount of bluebeard we keep in stock. They are still very much in demand and we decided to grow our ofn plants rather than rely on nurseries that might have weak or exhausted plants at this time of year when they are mostly required. Check the top variety GRAND BLEU® which every year breaks the selling record.
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    Number two best selling variety is WHITE SURPRISE® with variegated foliage and a little lighter blue flower.
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    And still on pastel colours, I have got one more beauty (without the beast). It is called HOT CHOCOLATE® and this time you try to name the colours, just have a good look :-)
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    Clematis are in full bloom again since we pruned them just like hydrangeas in early summer. So now we have so many flowers I cannot find enough time to photograph! For instance this one - ETOILE VIOLETTE, if you click on this link that will take you the plant description you can see how different the flowers are in early summer and now.
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    We have also larger plants of this variety and from the picture you can see how many flower buds they have, waiting for better weather and more sunshine to open up and show its beauty.
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    For half-shaded perennial borders the most typical plant of late summer is probably anemone. HONORINE JOBERT has about 1m tall stems which keep on moving in the slightest breeze.

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