Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall plant sales (and a few links)

We're heading into the season for fall plant sales.  There seem to be more native plant sales in the spring than the fall, but fall is a great time for planting, so it's worth seeking out a sale in your area.  I haven't done an exhaustive search, but here are some of the upcoming sales in Virginia.
In other news, here are a few links of interest.
  • Simply the best natives - Golden Alexander - This is a VA native plant that's supposed to be easy to grow.
  • More love for native vines - Includes recommendations for ornamental vines with various desirable properties.
  • OdonataCentral - Not plants, but you can find a list of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) species occurring in your county.  Pretty cool!  There are supposed to be 20 species of them in my county.

3 comments:

  1. I have loads of Golden Alexanders. Great plant! Niche Gardens in NC is an online nursery with loads of native plants. Lazy S's Farm Nursery in VA has a ton, too. :) You can also buy bare root plants native to the southeast on the cheap at Prairie Moon Nursery in MN.

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  2. I have/had one Golden Alexander, but I might have killed it, so I didn't want to mention it in my post. :) Thanks for the recommendations on plant sources. I've run across both Lazy S and Prairie Moon while doing web searches but haven't bought from them. It's good to hear them recommended by someone with personal experience.

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    1. Golden Alexanders reseed so throw out some seeds this fall, don't cover them, and you might end up with seedlings. I always have zillions I pull and compost. Half my garden is from Lazy S. :o)

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