We will be Closed from Wed., 11/23 to Friday 12/8 for necessary maintenance and inventory). We apologize for any inconvenience.
Autumn is slowly departing. Many plants such as Franklinia, Leucothoe and Oakleaf Hydrangea; anise hyssop, butterflyweed, Rudbeckia triloba, joe pye weed, pipevine, sundrops, and asters; and poke, swamp and green (spider) milkweed are still ready to plant.
Fall is a great time to plant. Due to higher soil moisture, lower temperatures, and reduced water loss from leaves (transpiration), fall is the season for installing those plants that you have been longing for. There is generally plenty of time for the plants to grow roots with minimum stress. Root growth can continue until soil temperatures reach 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Native dogwoods, with resilient varieties such as ‘Appalachian Snow’, ‘Appalachian Spring’ and ‘Appalachian Blush’ have already developed next years flower buds! Mountain mints, bee balms, lobelias and Joe Pye weeds are going out of bloom and their seed stalks grace the autumn breezes. We have an assortment of native rhododendrons, maples, oaks, red and bottlebrush buckeyes, and other plants ready for planting. Senecio, Actaea, thoroughwort, asters, ferns, blue lobelia, cardinal flower, Helianthus, milkweeds, Aruncus, and other wildflowers are ready for your garden, meadow or woodland, even as they are, or will be going dormant! Winterberry holly, Clethra, Itea, Viburnum nudum, black and red chokeberry and inkberry holly are looking nice in their autumn cloaks! The vivid reds, oranges and yellows, and deep purple and subtle browns are now gracing the shoulders of our trees and shrubs.
American elms (2 hardy varieties), American beech, musclewood, oaks, redbuds (3 varieties); green giant, emerald green, and douglas arbor vitae, bald cypress and hydrangeas (3 varieties) are available. Royal ferns, ostrich ferns, and cinnamon ferns are prime.
We have many botanic delights from which to choose! Come by to see, learn and enjoy. While our website is a nice guide for most of the plants that we have available, we have many species that are not on our site as it can be difficult to stay current as some plants are sold and others grow quickly and are repotted.
Many native wildflowers, trees and shrubs are in serious decline, but you can help them to recolonize our environment by integrating them into your landscape. Every positive effort helps to move us back towards ecological stability.
Our address is 5200 West Heaps Road, Pylesville, MD 21132. (410) 836-0500.
Stop by for a visit!