We are now near the end of Autumn, and Fall planting season will be over soon. While higher soil moisture, lower temperatures, and reduced water loss from leaves (transpiration), make fall the season for installing those plants that you have been longing for, planting will be less favorable when soil surfaces begin to freeze. Root growth will halt when soil temperatures reach 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and they will remain dormant (though alive) until spring, when growth begins anew.
Native dogwoods, with resilient varieties such as ‘Appalachian Snow’, ‘Appalachian Spring’ and ‘Appalachian Blush’ are ready for sale! Mountain mints, bee balms, lobelias and Joe Pye Weeds are still blooming and their seeds will feeding the goldfinches, wrens and other seed eating birds. We have a nice assortment of native Rhododendron, yellowwoods, maples, oaks, red buckeyes, and other plants ready for planting. Boneset, Thoroughwort, Asters, Ferns, Blue Lobelia, Spikenard, Aruncus, and other wildflowers are ready for your garden, meadow or woodland! Winterberry holly, clethra, Itea, Viburnum nudum, Leucothoes, black and red chokeberry and inkberry holly are all looking nice!
Maidenair Ferns, Ostrich, and Cinnamon Ferns, American Elms (2 hardy varieties), American Beech, musclewood, oaks, redbuds (5 varieties), Green Giant, Emerald Green, and elegant arbor vitae, bald cypress and Hydrangeas (3 varieties) are still avialable.
We have many botanic delights from which to choose, many of which are not on our website! Come by to see, learn and enjoy.
Our address is 5200 West Heaps Road, Pylesville, MD 21132. (410) 836-0500.
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