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.


  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.

  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.

    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)