Pollinators Plus Garden Combo
Pollinators Plus Garden Combo
This custom tray provides nine (9) cornerstone species for your pollinator garden. They provide pollen and nectar across the growing season, visited by bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, and hummingbirds. They thrive on moist soils and average moisture conditions, and flower abundantly when planted in open, sunny areas. Planted at a spacing of 0.25m - 0.5m, these plants together will cover 3 - 4 square meters at maturity.
At $85 this garden combo pricing saves you ~10% on the full price of individual pots.
The Pollinators Plus garden combo includes the following species in 3.5" square pots:
Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum) x 2
Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) x 2
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) x 2
Spiked Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) x1
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) x 3
Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) x 2
Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digtalis) x 2
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) x 2
Joe-pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum) x 2
The following may be substituted based on seasonal availability:
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida)
Giant Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
Starflower False Solomon's Seal (Maianthemum stellatum)
New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)CUt-Leaved Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata)
Tips for Plant Establishment
�Establishment" means that new root growth eventually exceeds the weight and volume of the above-ground green vegetation. Successful establishment occurs when soil, light, fertility and moisture are managed and maintained through the first full season
You can plant in spring, summer or fall - With proper care, you can plant our trays through the entire growing season.
Soils and water - Pollinator plants grow on a wide range of soils, from sand to heavy clay, but they thrive when compost is lightly incorporated into the soil, and moisture is maintained in dry periods with mulch (such as well decayed bark). On sites that are sandy or drier, supplemental moisture should be provided for the first year when the 'soil finger test' indicates dry conditions in the top 2-3 inches of soil. If your soil is compact and resists absorption of water, use a small garden fork to gently loosen soil, mix in compost, and improve air and moisture penetration in the root zone. A diluted soluble fertilizer, high in phosphorous (e.g. 10-52-10), or bone meal mixedwell into the soil, will encourage root growth if applied during planting.
Planting in hot weather - When planting in sunny, hot summer weather, temporary shading can greatly assistplant survival and establishment. Use cedar shingles pushed into the soil, wood scraps, or sheer fabric supported by small stakes (e.g. bamboo). Remove shading after a few days when the plant begins to grow.
Pests - Rabbits and snails like young nursery plants; Blood meal powder or hardware cloth enclosures can be used to protect during establishment.