Time to get an early start on next spring’s plantings to create an even more perfect mini-ecosystem in your backyard - many items marked down, get great deals at the Return of the Native fall sale! It runs Saturday September 14, from 9 am to 5 pm. LocationHIGHLIGHTS
(see plant list
for full run-down of what's for sale, and more information). A few highlights:
that have good-sized roots to give you great blooms next year include Culver’s Root, Purple Coneflower, Hairy Beardtongue, Obedient Plant and Rose Milkweed. Pink Turtlehead and Helen’s Flower are looking great, coming into bloom right now. All $4 for 1 gallon or 1 1/2 gallon pots. Much more available, see plant list.
, a few left: Hoptree ($10) and Red Mulberry ($14). Great deal on Northern Catalpa (a favourite
of mine) in 2 gallon pots for $9. The Pagoda Dogwood are looking nice, $7 for a 1 gallon pot. And much more,
-In the shrub
department in 1 gallon pots, we have Ninebark in wine- or copper-tinged foliage, ($4), Black Chokeberry ($8) and Spicebush ($8). And much more.
-Very cool groundcover
: Wild Ginger, with its rounded satiny leaves, flourishes in dry shade, giving a look of distinction to neglected corners. Give it a couple of years to dig in, and then it will slowly spread. $3 per 8 cm pot. -Shoreline restoration
: The big push comes in spring when bare-root plants are available (and can be ordered this fall through Return of the Native). But you can fill in gaps now with potted material, including moisture-loving shrubs like American Elderberry, Meadowsweet, Red Osier Dogwood and Virginia Rose, and water’s edge perennials like Northern Blueflag Iris, Joe Pye Weed, Smartweed, Sweet Flag and Marsh Spike-rush.
is now available for Return of the Native purchases.