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Supporting the Threatened and Endangered: Butterflies

Seems Instagram and Facebook are filled with photos of Monarchs and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies on all types of colorful and not-so-colorful (Yes, Mountain Mint I am talking to you!) flowers this time of the year. These fascination with butterflies inspired us to talk about some lesser know flying beauties that are struggling and the […]

Alternative Thinking

Nearly since the beginning we have produced non-natives. There are pet plants and plants everyone asks for and so it would be crazy not to sell them – we are a business after all – and those plants in question have no record of invasiveness or other harm on the ecology of a place, at […]

In the Thick of Things

Some of you may have had a similar experience as Kim had not too long ago. She looked out her window at the lump of tawny twigs and yellow flowers that calls itself forsythia and noticed lots of activity in its center. This basically useless plant in the landscape was, in fact, acting as habitat […]

Penstemons – Filling the Late Spring Flower Lull

It happens this time each year, at least in this garden, the greens and the textures take over. They are great! Especially shiny and pleasing after one of the (many) rains we have. Different fern frond patterns stand tall among the seedheads forming and the flower buds getting ready for their debut. Grasses mingle in […]

Moving – We Did It, Plants Do It

Sometimes moving is referred to as “picking up roots” and we have done just that – literally and figuratively. We have moved the root balls of perennial plush snuggled inside their plastic containers and we have moved our business, once again. You will notice on our‘Contact Us’ page on our website we have moved from […]

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 […]

Research: Spacing Perennial Plugs with Existing Grasses in a Restoration Site

  In easy order multiples, our “Deep Plug” offers more roots for the money. More roots means quicker establishment when planted directly in the landscape with less post installation maintenance. The “Deep Plug” when potted into larger containers can improve “turn around” by as much as two weeks. When you compare our “Deep Plug” to […]