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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 […]

Why You Should NOT Clean Up Your Perennial Beds in the Fall

We grow perennials. We hope you plant perennials. We hope you have a perennial garden to clean up. We know! It’s a little late for this now.  (We also know there are tons of blog posts and articles and more articles out there about this topic, you can even pledge to be a lazy gardener, but […]

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 […]