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Kentucky natives  

We are very excited to have recently started carrying a few locally grown, straight Kentucky native flowers, vines, starter-size trees, and shrubs

Kentucky natives are outstanding for pollinators, wildlife, beauty, hardiness, budget, the ecosystem, and they support local growers!

Most of our native flowers come in pint and quart pots, while the trees and shrubs are primarily in starter-sized 1 gallon and 2 gallon pots. These sizes are easy to transport home and easy to plant.

 

Their growers (all local!) focus on producing plants with great roots, so they should establish in your yard quickly and easily.

We will carry different natives throughout the growing season, so please stop in to check availability.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and our e-newsletter for updates.

Please remember to never use insecticides on plants that are visited by pollinators and wildlife.

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Our participation in National Native Plant Month will include:

 

Earth Day, Arbor Day: April 22-27 featuring several locally grown native Kentucky shade- and understory- species of native Kentucky trees and Kentucky native shrubs, also in starter sizes

Oaks Week, Apr 29-May 4 featuring several species of locally grown native Kentucky Oak trees in 1 and 2 gallon starter sizes, and...

...locally grown, straight Kentucky native wildflowers will be available throughout the month (and through the growing season).

Governor Beshear's proclamation for Kentucky's participation in

National Native Plant Month:

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Planting
natives
for wildlife
Kentucky native plants with high wildlife value
These Kentucky native plants are especially important in providing a variety of benefits for pollinators, songbirds & mammals.
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When intentionally planting to benefit pollinators and wildlife, be sure to plant the straight native species and not cultivars or invasive species.

We encourage you to research these plants before purchasing, to ensure that you are getting the best plants (size, growth habits, requirements) for your specific yard.

Native TREES (not cultivars)

Oaks (all species)

Wild cherry

American holly

Walnut

Hickory

Washington Hawthorn

Black Willow

Elm

Birch

Dogwoods

Serviceberry

Carolina Buckthorn

Carolina Silverbells

Buckeye

Hackberry

Locust

American plum

Persimmon

Black gum

Sweet gum

Paw paw

Cedar/Juniper

Red mulberry

Sycamore

Cottonwood

Native SHRUBS (not cultivars)

Elderberry

Spicebush

Buttonbush

Chokeberry

Winterberry

Wild hydrangea

New Jersey Tea

Viburnum

Hyacinths

Virginia Sweetspire

St John's wort

Ninebark

Sumac

Blueberry

Roughleaf dogwood

Silky dogwood

Native FLOWERS (not cultivars)

Purple coneflower

Pale purple coneflower

Wild bergamot

Asters

Milkweed

Liatris

Mint family
Coreopsis

Boneset

Joe Pye

Eastern Columbine

Tall Thistle

Ironweed

Prairie Phlox

Smooth beardtongue

Goldenrod

Rattlesnake Master

Prairie Clover

Sneezeweed

Foxglove Beardtongue


Native VINES (not cultivars)

Coral honeysuckle 

Trumpet vine

Cross vine

Dutchman's Pipe vine

Maypop/Passionflower

Virginia creeper

Muscadine grape

Virgin's bower

Raspberry

Native GRASSES (not cultivars)

Little bluestem

Eastern bottlebrush

Prairie dropseed

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Kentucky native Pinxster Azalea, with its heavenly scent

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