Fox Hollow Farm Perrenial Nursery is a wholesale operation that specializes in hostas. There are over 600 varieties here. Many of the plants are used to supply florists with filler greenery. Below are a few of my favorites.
There are several ways that new hosta strains can be created. In nature, bees can cross-pollinate two or more different kinds of plants. The fallen seeds result in plants with a new leaf pattern. People can also create them by cross pollinating themselves with a paintbrush. Also, an older plant might send off a shoot (a “sport”) that varies slightly from the “mother” plant. Those offshoots can be propogated to create a new strain. Some people are lucky enough to have a new strain named after them!
Vegetables are another specialty of the farm. Much of the produce grown here is donated to local food pantries. They also have several guest farmers who care for their own plots.
Many thanks to Kim and her family for hosting a splendid weekend!!
Fox Hollow Farm Perennial Nursery
43 Foxhurst Rd.
South Huntington, NY 11746