The heat of summer has definitely passed, but on warm days we still find pollinators on those perennials that are still in bloom. We still have perennials available, and they are ready to go into your garden. Swamp milkweed, spotted Joe Pye weed, turtleheads, evening primrose, sundrops, Thermopsis, Indian grass, river oats, and narrow-leaved sunflower. American beautyberry, and winterberry hollies (Maryland Beauties) are still available. We have mountain mints, Monarda, lobelias, asters, milkweeds and Joe Pye weeds and numerous other flowers available to grace the breezes of late summer and early autumn. Native rhododendrons, yellowwoods, maples, oaks, red and bottlebrush buckeyes, and other plants ready for planting. Boneset, thoroughwort, asters, ferns, blue lobelia, Aruncus, and other wildflowers are ready for your garden, meadow or woodland! Winterberry holly, clethra, Itea, Viburnum nudum, Leucothoes, black and red chokeberry and inkberry holly are all looking nice!
Fall is a great time for planting. Lower temperatures, and reduced water loss from plants (transpiration), makes fall ideal for installing those plants that you have been longing for. There is lots of time for the plants to grow roots with minimum stress to the plant. Roots will grow and establish the plant until the soil temperatures go below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Native dogwoods, with resilient varieties such as ‘Appalachian Snow’, ‘Appalachian Spring’ and ‘Appalachian Blush’ are ready to plant! Ladies Tresses, Christmas, hay-scented and cinnamon ferns, sourwoods, tulip trees, American elms (2 DED resistant varieties), American beech, musclewood, oaks, redbuds (5 varieties); green giant, emerald green, and elegant arbor vitae, bald cypress and hydrangeas (3 varieties) are available. Hardy and adaptable red maples are on sale. If you are interested in permaculture, we carry an assortment of pear and apple trees, peaches, hardy figs.
We have many botanic delights from which to choose, many of which are not on our website! Come by to see, learn and enjoy.
Native wildflowers, trees and shrubs and their associated birds, butterflies and other pollinators are in decline, but you can help them to recolonize the landscape by integrating them into your landscape.
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Our address is 5200 West Heaps Road, Pylesville, MD 21132. (410) 836-0500.
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