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Ramps Rant!

April 18, 2016

Ramps Rant!

Ramps (Allium tricoccum), are one of the hottest new food trends, and when they appear on restaurant’s menu they all but symbolize the willingness to source produce locally. This in turn has led every Tom, Dick, and Harry with a foraging instinct to go out and search for this new delicacy, with disregard as to whether they are harvesting on private or public land, and even more disregard for the sustainability of the practice. read more

Native Woodies, Value Beyond Esthetics

May 5, 2015

Native Woodies, Value Beyond Esthetics

Let’s not forget about trees and shrubs, when thinking about native plants and their wildlife value.

They too are attractive to many pollinators, and are also hosts to many species of insects and larvae which are an essential food for birds during the breeding season. According to Dr. Doug Tallamy, Professor & Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware,  read more

Sale of the Week 4/22 - dwarf larkspur

April 23, 2015

Sale of the Week 4/22 - dwarf larkspur

Dwarf larkspur (Delphinium tricorne)

These plants are currently in leaf, and will ship in 2" pots for 25% less than they are usually sold for as bare root!  As low as $2.95 each, with FREE Shipping.

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