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We Have a Confession

Spring is here and business is ramping up. And we have greenhouses full of Carex of all types. If you know us, and know James, we have a thing for Carex. Generally we have nothing but good things to say about sedges. We want to talk them up because they are underused in the landscape, […]

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 […]

Pest or Pollinator?

In the native plant world that we here at New Moon are a part of, we sometimes engage in conversations with folks wondering what is so great about native plants? Why would a person, when there is a global selection of horticultural wonders available at any number of locations, choose to plant the same old […]

Why Would I Buy Those? Short-lived Perennials.

We are in the nursery business. We are here to sell you plants. We all know that to be the case. So why in the world would we describe any perennial in our plant catalog as “short-lived”? Who wants to spend hard-earned money on short-lived perennials? Who wants to tell a client the perennials they […]

Hellstrips

With all this wintery weather are you thinking about those poor plants sitting under salty piles of snow? Or are you feeling sorry for the leaves on median plantings that are being sprayed by a salty brine as brave commuters speed past on their way to their destination. As more municipalities are looking to green […]

Cultivars: We Have Those, and We are Okay with That.

Seems there is a lot of controversy in this small native plant world. One of the points of contention that keeps arising is the kerfuffle over whether cultivars of native plants are, in fact, native plants. We here at New Moon, are not in the business of telling you what to think. Remember our discussion […]

Inviting Parasites to the Garden

A while back we talked about plants you can include in your landscapes to attract predatory insects to your landscapes. This would not only enhance the diversity of your garden but of your insect population and help control insect pests naturally with little input from the gardener. Another type of beneficial insect you may want […]