Late summer and fall is a great time to plant. Evenings are generally cooler, and the morning dew provides some moisture. Plants will have two seasons of cool weather to get established before the heat of next summer. You will still need to water new plants if it doesn’t rain. Take a look at one of our previous posts for tips on watering.
Selected Perennials Half Price
We are offering a grab bag of perennial plants at half-off. Some may be past their prime, but the roots are in great shape. If you plant them now they will be beautiful net spring. Some are biennial or annual, if you plant them now in your landscape they will set seed for another generation of plants. The selection is always changing so stop in to see what we have.
20% off Selected Species
There are also selected items at 20% off. We’ve chosen to offer these plants at a discount because we have a few too many of them, and/or we will need to re-pot if they don’t find a home soon. And we would much rather see them in your landscape than re-pot them! Check out this post for the details on what is on sale.
A Few of our Favorites, Stop in and See Them
Ten-Petal Sunflower, or Helianthus decapetalus is found in woodlands and forests. Food for pollinators, birds and mammals. The bright yellow flowers are up to 3 inches across and bloom from July to Oct. It can spread aggressively in the right conditions. Prefers full sun to partial shade in moist, loamy, well-drained soils. Use this plant in a naturalized area, woodland edge or meadow.
Helianthus occidentalis (Few Leaf or Western Sunflower) . Prefers dry soil in full to part sun. Tolerates Deer, Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil . Blooms late summer to fall. Pollinators include bees, flies, and the intermittent butterfly. Many insects feed on its foliage and use the stems to burrow inside. Doves and Goldfinches will feed on the seeds.
Carya ovata Shagbark Hickory
The nuts are similar to pecan and can be used similarly. Plant this one for your children or grandchildren. It’s a majestic tree that bears nuts starting at about 10 years of age but doesn’t bear large crops until 40 years. We have seedlings grown from South Mountain PA ecotype nuts. Now 20% off because we want them to find homes while they are young. Once planted, they are a tap rooted species so will be much happier in the ground than in our pots! Read more about this stately tree here.
Gelsemium sempervirens ‘Margarita’ – plant in moist, rich, well-drained, slightly acidic soil, full sun to partial shade. Tolerant of short periods of drought. This twining vine supports hummingbirds and is deer resistant. The selection ‘Margarita’ is reliably hardy to zone 6. Blooms spring. Our plants are trained on trellises, but you can also let is scramble along the ground to cover a bank,
Pots Pots Pots
We always have a small assortment of empty pots you are welcome to take when you are here! They are pots we can’t use anymore but we don’t want to see them end up in a landfill. Please come help yourself.
Also, we will accept returns of pots from plants purchased at our nursery. We can not take any pots that you did not get from Edge of the Woods.
Remember to bring your loyalty card and get it stamped when you make a purchase. Once your card is full, on your next visit you can exchange the full card for 3 free perennials, a t-shirt, or a garden sign. T-shirts and Garden Signs while supplies last.