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The Arrival of Autumnal Skies

Fall brings with it a special time of reflection. Days tend to be softer as the high tempetatures of summer begin to slake. Nights become cooler. The insects sense an urgency to gather more food to garner more energy in order to survive the coming winter in a dormant state; or to reproduce one last time and get that last clutch of larvae ready for their own winter slumber.  It is the season of the pollinator, the time of color and fragrance. Liatris, coneflower, Vernonia, meadow rue, patridge berry, wintergreen, black-eyed Susan, culver root, butterfly weed, milkweed, nodding onion, Silphium, mountain mints, asters and some of the goldenrods are in bloom or are soon to be.  Ferns are creeping slowly through forested glades and hummingbirds and sphinx moths routinely flit from bee balm  to bergamot and so many more.  As the days grow shorter, the hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, native bees, wasps and flies, the bumblebees, ants and foragers of nectar and pollen are about the land.  If you have the plants, they will come and delight you with their aerobatics and irridescent displays. They are part of the fabric of where we live, our ecological realm.

Unfortunately, many of these interesting and lovely animals are now absent from too many of our yards, woodlands and natural areas due to displacement by development, invasive weeds, grazing by an overabundant deer population and disturbance, in general.  Once floriferous displays of wildflowers have too often been given over to thickets of Japanese honeysuckle, multiflora rose and Eurasian bittersweet. You can help by keeping your property free of these and other alien weeds and by planting and protecting native plants that provide nutrition and habitat for our native pollinators and birds that are also in decline, often seriously. To paraphrase the emminent biologist, E.O. Wilson, when natural populations of any species become too small or fragmented, they collapse, and along with them the communities that they support.

We offer native trees, shrubs and wildflowers to assist you in your endeavors at restoring ecological balance to our eastern forests, fields and wetlands.

If you are in the neighborhood, stop by, or take a ride through our beautiful contryside for a visit!

Happy gardening!

Our address is 5200 West Heaps Road, Pylesville, MD 21132.
(410) 836-0500 Driving Directions

Wholesale Reforestation Stock

Now on Sale

spikenard
Type:
Wildflower
Sale Price:
$5.00/4" pot; $2.00/plug
Status: In Stock
Pipevine; Dutchman's Pipe
Type:
Vine
Sale Price:
$5.00/4"pot; $2.00/plug
Status: In Stock
Butterflyweed
Type:
Wildflower
Sale Price:
$5.00/4" pot
Status: In Stock
Meadow Mist, Mistflower
Type:
Wildflower
Sale Price:
$5.50/qt
Status: In Stock
Great blue lobelia
Type:
Wildflower
Sale Price:
$.50/plug Great for stormwater pond edges
Status: In Stock
Native Honeysuckle
Type:
Vine
Sale Price:
$6.50/qt. for yellow 'John Clayton'
Status: In Stock
Carolina Milk Vine
Type:
Vine
Sale Price:
$5.50/4" pot
Status: In Stock
Arbor vitae or eastern white cedar
Type:
Conifer
Sale Price:
$54.50 for 7 gallon Emerald Green Arbor Vitae
Status: In Stock
Arkansas Black Apples
Type:
Tree
Sale Price:
$26.50/ 5'-6', Containerized
Status: Limited Supply
Fuji Apples
Type:
Tree
Sale Price:
$26.50/ 5'-6', containerized
Status: Limited Supply
Eastern Arborvitae
Type:
Conifer
Sale Price:
$28.50/8/' specimen (5 left)
Status: Limited Supply
'Green Giant' arborvitae
Type:
Conifer
Sale Price:
$15/2 gal, $10.50/gal, $34.50/full, 5'
Status: In Stock
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