We're excited to be vendors at this coming Saturday's (6/22) Collingswood Farmers' Market. (http://www.collingswoodmarket.com) Come see us from 8 AM - 12 PM under the Speedline to cap off the end of Pollinator Week 2019. Species we'll have: Milkweed! (Swamp, Butterfly, and Purple) Oxeye Sunflower Purple Joe Pye Weed Marginal Wood Ferns Coral Bells Orange Coneflower (a.k.a. Black-Eyed Susans) Plus a few other odds and ends!
Saturday, June 8th from 11-2 at Occasionette in South Philly (825 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA) – Outside
Sunday, June 9th from 11 AM – 2 PM at Occasionette in Collingswood (724 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108) – Inside the shop
Come on out – our trailer will be set up on the sidewalk with some fantastic native plants! A lot of folks have been asking for milkweed, and we’ll have two species for our monarch friends.
Full list of native plants for sale:
Orange Coneflower aka Black-Eyed Susan – Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida
Eastern Bluestar – Amsonia tabernaemontana
Wild Columbine – Aquilegia canadensis (low quantities)
Coral Bells – Heuchera americana ‘Dale’s Strain’
Threadleaf Coreopsis – Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’
Culver’s Root – Veronicastrum virginicum
Red Twig Dogwood – Cornus sericea (one left)
Inkberry Holly – Ilex glabra (one left)
Lady Fern – Athyrium filix-femina ‘Lady in Red’
Little Bluestem Grass – Schizachyrium scoparium (low quantities)
Shenandoah Switchgrass – Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’
Golden Dew Hairgrass – Deschampsia caespitosa ‘Goldtau’
Butterfly Milkweed – Asclepias tuberosa
Swamp Milkweed – Asclepias incarnata
Marginal Woodfern – Dryopteris marginalis
Including 5 Plants for $25 with Free Local Delivery!
Memorial Day Sales aren’t just for mattresses anymore. We’ve got a limited selection of leftover plants from our last two sales that are looking for a good home in your garden. All quarts are just just 6 bucks. But wait, there’s more! If you buy any combination of 5 or more quart-sized plants, you’ll get them all for just $5 each, and with free delivery to Collingswood, Oaklyn, or Haddon Township (otherwise plants can be picked up in Collingswood by appointment).
Our selection is below – just email us with what you want and your address, and we’ll make arrangements for delivery or pickup. I’ll keep this post updated as availability evolves.
Quarts for Sun/Part Sun
Purple Milkweed, Asclepias purpurescens – SOLD OUT
Eastern Bluestar, Amsonia tabernaemontana – 9 available
Wild Blue Indigo, Baptisia australis – 2 available
Culver’s Root, Veronicastrum virginicum – 10 available
Little Bluestem Grass, Shizachyrium scoparium – 3 available
Quarts for Shade/Part Shade
Our popular garden kits are ready for pre-order!
Hopefully you’re aware of the benefits of native plants and their value to pollinators already. But if your yard is lacking in those areas, it can feel daunting to start from scratch. That’s why we’ve put together two ready-to-plant pollinator garden kits, one for sunny spots and one for shady spots, to help you turn a patch of yard into a beautiful, sustainable wildlife habitat.
Both kits and trays are made up of landscape plugs, an economical short-cut to establishing larger-scale plantings that are usually harder to come by outside of the landscape trade. They’re much cheaper than full-sized plants and nearly will reach full size nearly as fast. Each kit will fill a 25-square-foot (5′ by 5′) and comes with a planting guide and sample layouts.
So yup, that’s a whole garden’s worth of plants in that box in the photo.
Our plants have been selected for their beauty, their wildlife value, and their suitability to low-maintenance plantings in South Jersey. In other words, we chose these plants because they are native to this region – they’ve evolved to grow well here without much fuss (no green thumb required). The kits also offer a succession of bloom times and plant forms so your garden will show off new beautiful elements all throughout the growing season.
You’ll need to order by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday May 2nd, and plants can be picked up in Collingswood on Saturday, May 11th – Mother’s Day weekend.
If you’ve been thinking about starting a pollinator garden or replacing part of your lawn with hardy native perennials, now’s a great time to do it. For those of you interested in Collingswood Community Habitat Project or the National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat Project, our kits would get you one or two steps closer to certification. Oh, and as your garden grows, also consider adding your property to the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge map.
Fall is the best time to plant perennials as it gives them the most time to establish themselves before the high stresses of summer heat.? Good news: we have some limited quantities of great, wildlife-friendly native plants and shrubs still available for sale at discounted prices.? If you’d like to purchase, send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with what you’d like.? You can pick up, or we offer free delivery within 10 minutes of Collingswood with purchases over $25.? I’ll update this post if we sell out of any of these species.
Grasses and Wildflowers
Coastal Panic Grass (Panicum amarum), gallon pots? – $7 each, or 3 for $21
This is a great drought-tolerant ornamental grass for sunny spots.? Use it as an accent or plant in masses.? More info
Wild Blue Indigo (Baptisia australis), quart pots – $5 each, or 3 for $13
A late spring blooming wildflower that after a few years grows to more shrub-like proportions in bright sun or part shade.? Beautiful stalks of purplish blue flowers attract pollinators, and the seeds provide food for birds in the summer and fall.? It’s also a nitrogen fixing plant.? This is a bullet-proof, easy to grow native. More info
Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), quart pots – $5 each, or 3 for $13
Much more manageable than the invasive Japanese variety, this vine produces red flowers that attract hummingbirds throughout the summer.? Can handle part shade, but produces the most flowers in full sun.? It needs a structure or fence to climb on, and can reach heights of up to $30 feet.? More info
Trees and Shrubs
Paw Paw (Asimina triloba), 3 gallon pot? – $20
A small understory tree that is a host plant to several native butterfly species.? It also produces a delicious, custardy fruit that’s been likened to bananas.? Warning: you do need two genetically distinct specimens to produce fruit, and we have only one tree available.? More info
High Bush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), 3 gallon pots – $26 or 2 for $49
Everybody loves blueberries!? These are gorgeous shrubs with spring flowers, fall color, attractive architectural branches, and of course, delicious fruits.? At least two plants are needed to produce fruit, and they do require acid soils, which, if you don’t naturally have them, can be created in several ways.? More info
Sweet Fern (Comptonia peregrina), 1 gallon pots – $13
Not actually a fern, but a colony-forming shrub with sweet smelling, fern-like leaves.? Acts as a great tall groundcover, and makes a good companion plant for blueberries, but can adapt to wider soil conditions.? More info
SOLD OUT –
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), 2 gallon pots – $15
A small tree/large shrub, they form unique looking yellow flowers in the fall, sometimes even blooming into the winter.? In the wild, they’re a forest understory tree, so they can take a fair amount of shade, but they will do well in full sun as well.? More info