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Don’t let the name scare you – Downy Wood Mint is not like its aggressive cousins

Blephilia ciliata, or Downy Wood Mint is in the mint family and so related to known, and beloved, rampant spreaders and aggressive competitors such as Pycnanthemum muticum and Physostegia virginiana. Sometimes we want something that will fill in a space quickly and thoroughly, especially if it attracts pollinators and supports beneficial insects. And sometimes we […]

What is Pale Indian Plantain and why should I plant it?

Think about what you order, what you plant and what you recommend for planting? We are sure you have your favorites. In fact, we know you have your favorites – we can tell by the orders. When is the last time you tried out an unfamiliar plant? Ordered some to plant around and see how […]

Joe Pye Weed Safari

Joe Pye Weed, the artist formerly known as Eupatorium purpureum, is currently known to the up and coming horticulturists, landscape architects, conservationists, growers, and others out there learning now or willing to make the transition (we are not as you will notice in our catalog), as Eutrochium purpureum. Pretty common and readily available, you all probably know […]

Other Native Plant Blogs: The Natural Web

For an understanding of native plants in a greater context and some stunning photos visit Mary Anne Borge’s blog The Natural Web. According to her bio on her site, Mary Anne Borge “is a freelance naturalist, writer, photographer and educator, living in New Jersey.  I teach classes about native plants, and about the relationships between plants […]

Conversation Topic: Nursery Propagated Endangered Species

At the recent Native Plants in the Landscape Conference at Millersville earlier this year, Mike Berkeley, co-owner of GroWild,Inc was asked what his favorite native plant is. Of course this is an unfair question to ask of any self-proclaimed “certified native plant nut”. He did have an answer though: Echinacea tennesseensis (Tennessee Coneflower)  When asked […]

Other Native Plant Blogs: Flatbush Gardener

Obviously if you are here you are a blog-reader. Or at least curious about blogs. You likely appreciate other points of view and new information. Of course you can find that here. But we think of this as a business blog as much as a plant blog. If you are the type to get your […]

Sorry Friends, We are Wholesale to the Trade Only

With spring planting and fundraising plant sale season just around the corner we feel it is necessary to make an announcement. The good news is our business is growing by leaps and bounds. We have added greenhouses and inventory and trial gardens and employees and new species. The bad news is that we have to […]

Snowed In? How About a Good Read?

Each month we host a Once in a Moon Give away on our Facebook page. Here we encourage people to ‘like’, ‘share’ and comment on the post of the day and in return we offer some sort of nifty reward. Though hand tools and posters and even flats of plants have been up for grabs, […]

Slow Season…What Slow Season? -or- Stop by and say Hello!

  There’s more to this plant growing business than sowing seeds and watering seedlings. During this time of the year is when we are out and about meeting new people and introducing them to New Moon Nursery. It can be a tough decision to make. Do we leave the farm, where seeds are being sown […]

Retailer Spotlight: Chesapeake Natives, Inc

We like to use the Retailer Spotlight to highlight places where home gardeners can purchase native plants. We, of course, are a wholesale nursery meaning we supply our plants to the trade. Though we do not supply plants at retail, we are thrilled to introduce you to the many great establishments all along the east coast […]