and Native Plants
We are both
delighted and concerned about the growing trend towards natural
We are delighted
because we know that backyard habitat is vitally important. As we
continue to pave over land (100 acres a day here in Kentucky!),
wildlife habitat, and with it wildlife, disappears. Natural landscaping
plays a crucial role in providing lost habitat. The use of native
plants also helps protect our natural resources. Properly sited,
natives thrive without watering, chemical pesticides, or fertilizers.
the growing demand for native plants is also a cause for alarm.
Most of the woodland flowers are difficult to grow in a nursery
setting and take several years to reach saleable size. Consequently,
unscrupulous people are digging wildflowers from the wild to sell,
threatening remaining populations. If you see woodland wildflowers
for sale at a very cheap price, you are probably buying wild
collected plants. There are no federal or state regulations
We do not
sell plants that are wild-collected. All of our plants are nursery
propagated. We are currently expanding our research into developing
better methods for propagating the woodland natives. However, at
this time, our woodland plants are available on a limited basis
and must be sold at a higher cost.