Where in my local area can I find the bush that is shown in the Jan. 2010
The Gardener’s Answer
Hello, Joseph: The perennial that was featured in the January issue of Kentucky Living magazine was amsonia, commonly known as Blue Star. I am sorry I am not familiar with the garden centers/nurseries in your area, so I cannot give you specific recommendations. Your County Cooperative Extension Service will be a reliable source of information for you. The Rockcastle County offices are located at 1050 West Main Street in Mount Vernon and the phone number is (606) 256-2403. The horticulture/agriculture agent(s) will be able to give you suggestions. You can just call around to the garden centers listed in the phone book to see if they carry this plant or if they could possibly get it for you. If you do not have any luck, let us know at The Plant Kingdom. We are located in Louisville so it would be a drive, but we would be happy to hold one or more for you if you wanted us to. Under normal circumstances we do not ship plants, but this one has been so popular that we have made exceptions to gardeners in Kentucky that cannot find this plant near their homes. We can be reached at (502) 893-7333.