Sunny Rain Garden Combo
This garden combo provides nine (9) species for open, moist environments. Perfect for a sunny rain garden or swale, this diverse selection of plants provides a range of colour throughout and pollinator attraction throughout the growing season (May to September). The tray emphasizes low-medium height species that grow 10-100 cm tall.
At a price of $80.00 this garden combo saves you ~10% on the full price of individual pots.
The Sunny Rain Garden combo includes the following species in 3.5" square pots:
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) x 3
Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea) x 2
Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) x 1
Wild Blue Flag (Iris versicolor) x 1
Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana) x 2
Virginia Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum) x 2
Ohio Goldenrod (Solidago ohiensis) x 3
Swamp Aster (Symphotrichum puniceum) x 2
Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) x 2
The following may be substituted based on seasonal availability:
Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Bristly Sedge (Carex comosa)
Muskingam Sedge (Carex muskingumensis)
Porcupine Sedge (Carex hystericina)
Turtlehead (Chelone glabra)
Baltic Rush (Juncus balticus)
Michigan Lily (Lilium michiganense)
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
Silvery Cinquefoil (Argentina anserina)
Marsh Goldenrod (Solidago uliginosa)
Tips for Plant Establishment
�Establishment" means that new root growth eventuallyexceeds 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 sprin, 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. Snails can be hand- picked in early evening
and pickled in vinegar.