Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Susan Gets Native again!

The girls and I hit our local nursery to continue the work I have been doing on our property. I absolutely love Earthscapes. They recently opened their doors to the public and it's a great place to get locally grown, native plants (and everything else you could ever want) but it's unlike any other nursery I am used to. You sign in, get a MAP of the place because it's huge (20 + greenhouses) and take a wagon and go hunting for your plants. They have every plant they grow on a list, with the greenhouse number and the row that each plant is in. And they sell big, healthy established plants for WAY LESS than the typical "Home Depot" type of places. I got 6 big plants for less than $40.
Love it, love it, love it!

Note: These plants took a ride in my trunk, so they look a little lopsided)

I broke down and bought a Russian Sage, even though it's not even native to this continent. It's non-invasive and just too lovely to pass up. And it smells good.

This is a Salvia (can't remember the type). I got two of them.

Little Bluestem. A sweet little guy who will hopefully take over a problem corner.

Swamp Milkweed. Thanks, Laura, for the seed offer! But I like instant gratification if I can get it. It's going in the marsh/pond thingy I have going, but not until I am happy with the shape and depth of the marsh.


Not Yeti said...

Swamp Milkweed!!

Just how dumb do you think we are? [Please do not answer that]

Do you really expect us to believe that it is only a coincidence that in the last paragraph you mention both "Swamp" and "thingy?"

You are obviouly trying to create a breeding ground for "The Swamp Thing"

Before we realize what is happening you'll be planting Sasquatch bulbs.

Susan Gets Native said...

No, but the Werewolf seeds are coming along nicely.

LauraHinNJ said...

I've been looking for Little Bluestem - see it recommended everywhere.

Swamp Milkweed looks nice too - big healthy plant!

Salvias are one of my most favorite plants - most aren't hardy, though. Would love to know what the one is you got. Looks almost like Salvia farinacea.