Woodland Classics Garden Combo
This garden combo includes eight (8) cornerstone species for your native shade garden.
These plants remain green and vibrant throughout the growing season. They thrive in a variety of soils with added humus and compost, and prefer sunlight from early morning until early afternoon. For best performance, do not plant in permanent shade (e.g. under dense conifers, next to buildings, fences etc.). Planted at a spacing of 0.25m - 0.5m, these plants together will cover 3 - 4 square meters at maturity.
At $90.00 this garden combo pricing saves you ~10% on the full price of individual pots.
The Woodland Classics garden combo includes the following species in 3.5" square pots:
Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra) x 1
Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) x 3
White Wood Aster (Aster divaricatus) x 1
Pennsylvania Sedge (Carex pensylvanica) x 3
Bottlebrush (Elymus hystrix) x 3
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) x 1
Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata) x 3
ZIg-Zag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis) x 3
The following may be substituted based on seasonal availability:
White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda)
Heart-leaved Aster (Aster cordifolius)
Hairy Calico Aster (Aster lateriflorus)
Large-leaved Aster (Aster macrophyllus)
Canada Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum canadense)
Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)
False Solomon�s Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
Starflower False Solomon�s Seal (Maianthemum stellatum)
Bishop�s Cap (Mitella diphylla)
Blue-stemmed Goldenrod (Solidago caesia)
Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)
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 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.