Asclepias tuberosa – Butterfly Weed
We are unable to set aside and hold butterfly milkweed. Limit- one container and/or 5 plugs per customer.
We will have a much larger crop available later in the season.
Spigelia marilandica Fire Pink
Easy to grow in average, well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Tolerates of wet soil. Red flowers to 18″ tall in June. Great hummingbird plant.
Phlox subulata – Moss phlox
A creeping, evergreen that likes full sun. Attracts butterflies. Tolerates deer and drought. This will grow well in sandy or gravely soils. It’s ok in hot, dry sites. Blooms March – June, in a variety of colors. Cut back when done flowering to promote denser growth. You can also use this in a container and it will drape a bit over the side.
Gaultheria procumbens – Wintergreen
This plant requires special site conditions. Wintergreen is in the same family with blueberries, heaths, and azaleas and requires rich, acidic soil. It grows naturally in oak woodlands, clearings, and bogs. Plant in part to full shade. This plant will flower best in sunny openings that also get shade at mid-day. Its leaves are evergreen and the red berries are edible. It will not tolerate alkaline soil, poor drainage, hot sun, or clay.
Woodland Understory Shrubs
If you are looking for instant gratification, we have large Rhododendron maximum and Kalmia latifolia (Mountain Laurel). These are great woodland understory shrubs. They require rich, moist, acidic soil and part sun to part shade. Mountain Laurel requires very specific site conditions to thrive – a place in part sun where its roots can stay cool and moist, but never sit in water. They will not grow in clay or hot sites.
Mertensia virginica – Virginia Bluebells
This beautiful plant loses its leaves when it is done blooming but is GORGEOUS when in bloom. Plant in rich, well-drained soil, with a bit of moisture. They will form large, stunning colonies over time. The flowers start off pink and gradually turn light blue. Bees, butterflies and moths will appreciate these in your landscape, as there is not always a lot blooming at this time of year. Plant now and you will enjoy the tail-end of their bloom and you will be all set for the show next spring. Plant along with ferns and other shade loving plants that will fill in the area when these beautiful flowers go dormant.
Photo Cards Now Available
Local artist Linda Gery has teamed with EOTW’s Sue Tantsits to create some beautiful greeting cards. Check out the Gift Shed for these and other items.
Hummingbirds are Here!
Hummingbirds are in the area and it’s time to make sure you have nectar plants for them. We’ve put signs like this one by crops that are especially good for hummers, such as Honeysuckle, Phlox divaricata, and Red Buckeye. We have plugs of two other hummingbird favorites – Silene virginica and Silene caroliniana. Stop in and get some hummingbird plants today!
Events for our 20th Anniversary
Don’t forget to check out our many events this year. From bonsai and container gardening, to touring a 20-acre wildlife habitat site. Click here for the full list.