We will be open Monday through Friday November 1 – November 8 from 9 am to 3 pm. Closed on the weekend.
Most of our perennials are tucked away for the winter, but we have an assortment of trees and shrubs on display, particularly evergreens. Edge of the Woods Tree And Shrub Availability 10-31-2019
Native Evergreen as a Holiday Tree
Consider selecting a potted evergreen for your holiday tree. Purchase now and hold it outside. Dig the hole now, before the ground freezes. Bring the tree in for a few days (up to a week) for indoor use, and then plant it outside in your pre-dug hole.
Purchase your tree now and dig a hole before the ground freezes. Keep your tree outside and water as needed, keeping in mind that plants in containers tend to dry out more quickly than ones planted in the ground.
When you are ready, gradually introduce your tree to indoor temperatures by moving it to an unheated garage or porch for a few days before bringing it inside. Check for insect egg masses or other unwanted critters.
Find a cool spot for your tree, away from ducts and heat sources. Place the container in a tub to minimize watering mess. Keep it indoors for up to 10 days and water as needed.
After the holiday, move it back to the porch or garage for a few days and then plant it in the hole you prepared. Water after planting and whenever the ground thaws and appears dry. And enjoy the fact that you are providing important habitat for songbirds.
Tree Tublings available
We still have a selection of tublings for sale — an economical way to get some hard-to-find native woodies into your landscape. Silky Dogwood and Hazel Alder – both great for stream-bank stabilization and wet areas. Smooth Serviceberry, Canada Serviceberry, Spicebush, Sweet Birch, Pawpaw, and Sweet Crabapple…all great plants for birds and pollinators.
Plant Trillium and Hepatica Now – Dormant Corms available
It’s a great time of year to plant trillium rhizomes. We have a selection of dormant white (T. grandiflorum), red (T. sulcatum), and yellow (T. luteum) available! Once established, trillium are long lived. Our trillium are nursery propagated. Trillium are understory, shade plants, typically occuring in rich, acidic woodlands and blooming in spring. They are ephemerals and go dormant shortly after bloooming, similar to other spring woodland natives like bloodroot and bluebells.
Great white Trillium (T. grandiflorum) grows 8 to 12 inches tall on average with white blooms that fade to a dull pink as they mature.
Furrowed Wake-Robin (T. sulcatum) is very similar to Stinking Wake-Robin (T. erectum) but is far rarer in cultivation. Like T. erectum, T. sulcatum features dark-red to maroon flowers, but it is larger, standing up to 3 feet tall with large deeply furrowed leaves, where as T. erectum only grows 12 to 18 inches. NOTE: We do not have Trillum erectum available right now–check back in spring!
Yellow Trillium (T. luteum) is another taller species, 18 to 24 inches, with mottled leaves and a lovely yellow bloom.
Sharp-lobed Hepatica or liverwort (Hepatica acutiloba) blooms pale to dark violet-blue in spring. It’s an early spring bloomer that prefers just a few hours of sunlight a day in a moist, humusy soil.