In spite of the Illinois Governor’s mandated order of shutdown for most business, we are still in full operation as we are not open to the public.
We have been in touch with both the USPS and UPS (our primary carriers) and shipping will continue as usual. However, Will-Call (pickup) is suspended until at least May 30.
Yes, we are sold out of most items due to unprecedented demand this year. We are still producing, but it takes time as we are growers, not re-sellers.
Growers and shippers of trees, shrubs, perennials, ornamental grasses, ground-covers, and herbs.
Look for the Proven Winners™ symbol for the best in garden and landscape performance.
Neonicotinoids (Neonics): WE DO NOT USE THEM!!
We also keep Honey bees and the use of Neonic insecticides are VERY harmful to beneficial pollinators such as Honey bees. We receive a lot of questions regarding our use of chemical pest controls on our products and Neonics use is the primary inquiry. We hope this will clear this up. For more information on Neonicotinoids, CLICK HERE
Although we are not a Certified Organic operation, we use natural pest controls where ever possible. Items intended for Human consumption, such as herbs, are never sprayed with chemical insecticides or fungicides, are greenhouse grown, and are in compliance with the USDA/APHIS Japanese Beetle Harmonization Program for shipping Interstate.
Inventory quantities updated as often as possible and as items become available to ship.
NOW SHIPPING !
Seeds, Sedums, Sedum plug flats, and certain other designated items ship year-around. May be dormant when shipped in winter.
We encourage pre-ordering of plug flats. While we do grow some on “speculation”, popular varieties sell out fast.
Most in demand from 2019 (in no particular order):
- Herniaria, Green Carpet (#1 selling ground cover in 2019)
- Table Mountain Ice plant (delosperma)
- Gold Nugget Yellow Ice plant (delosperma)
- Irish Moss
- Scotch Moss
- Magic Carpet creeping Thyme
- Mother of Thyme “Walk-on-Me” Creeping Thyme
- Hidcote Superior Lavender
- Vera Lavender
- Black Scallop Ajuga
- Mahogany Ajuga
- Purple Dragon Lamium
- Karl Foerster Grass
- Little Bluestem grass- ‘Blue Paradise’
- Elijah Blue & Boulder Blue Grass
- Sedums: Royal Pink, Dragon’s Blood, Summer Glory, Purple Carpet, John Creech, Czar’s Gold, Goldilocks, Autumn Fire
Back-orders: Some items are available on “Back-order”. This means that they are either in production and not ready yet, or that we are out and more will be grown to meet your needs. Time varies according to season and plant type. Please contact us for specific availability dates on back orders.
If you arrived at our website via a link promising coupons, free shipping, discounts, or free items, you have been “spoofed”. We do NOT participate on ANY discount or coupon site. We still welcome you to look around and shop our site, just be aware that any “promised” discount or free items is false!
A novel “Featured Product”: The Sow Perfect Seeder* Shown below as we are seeding Lavender into 288 cell flats with precision. This easy-to-use tool accurately spaces even tiny seed.
This novel, easy to use seeder has many more applications beyond use in a greenhouse. For details, CLICK HERE* (takes you to their Website)
*Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with the producer or seller of the Seeder. We do not profit in any way. This link has been placed here as we think this is a very useful gardening tool that is not overly complicated or expensive.
See our YouTube videos below! New addition, so more to come!
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Sedum, Garnet Brocade
An upright Sedum that is more compact and shorter than Autumn Joy. As a plus, if doesn’t “fall apart” in the center.
With it’s burgundy bronze foliage and matching flowers, ‘Garnet Brocade’ is a glowing, heat-tolerant gem. The flowers appear in late August and last until the snow flies.
Heat Tolerant, Deadheading Not Necessary, Drought Tolerant, Salt Tolerant, Attracts Butterflies, Resists Rabbits.
Sedum, Frosty Morn
This very tough late summer through fall blooming perennial has become a new favorite for both its beauty and ease of maintenance. The white margins on the green leaves resemble frost. Really an eye catcher and sure to raise conversation by those who see it!
Sedum, Maestro Rock ‘N Grow®
An eye-catching new sport of Sedum ‘Matrona’ with blue-green foliage, pink flowers, and a compact, strongly upright habit. The foliage is blue-green in the spring, changing to a blue-purple in summer and then back to blue-green in fall. The large leaves are presented on bright purple stems that keep their color all season long.
In late summer, 5-7 inch flower heads bear bright red buds which open to light pink blossoms. ‘Maestro’ is the perfect size for containers or the front to middle of the flower border. Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape. Their stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in summer and burst into bloom in fall. If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.