Walnut Friendly Garden Combo
Black Walnut and its close relatives produce juglone, a biochemical that inhibits growth of may plants. This custom tray provides eight (8) species that will grow and spread effectively under Walnut trees, These species thrive on a variety of soils and moisture conditions, and are well adapted to the dappled shade of walnut trees.
At a price of $100.00 this garden combo saves you ~10% on the full price of individual pots.
The Walnut Friendly combo includes the following species in 3.5" square pots:
Canada Wild Onion (Allium canadensis) x 3
Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) x 2
Pennsylvania Sedge (Carex pensylvanica) x 3
Virginia wateleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum) x 2
Jumpseed (Persicaria virginiana) x 2
Zig-Zag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis) x 2
Large-flowered Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora) x 1
Downy Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens) x 3
The following may be substituted* by ONP based on seasonal availability:
White Wood Aster (Aster divaricatus)
Rocky Mountain Fescue (Festuca saximontana)
Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
Rough Woodland Sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)
False Soloman's Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
Starflower False Soloman's Seal (Maianthemum stellatum)
White Violet (Viola canadensis)
Ohio spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)
*Currently, we do not accept requests for substitutions.
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.