Every gardener that loves hummingbirds and butterflies should have at least 1 Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia) and 1 Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora). Nothing attracts and nourishes hummingbirds on their spring migrations northward like the red Buckeye and nothing attracts more butterflies and other pollinators during the summer than the honey scented and gorgeous blossoms of Bottlebrush Buckeyes.
The Buckeye seeds are ripe now and falling from their shells. They are unique in that the seeds germinate shortly after falling to the ground and spend the winter as a rooted buckeye waiting to send its shoot up next spring. We have both species available now for shipping and the sooner they are planted the better. You can plant them directly in the ground (about 1" deep) or plant them in containers and plant the seedlings next spring. We have them listed as 6 Buckeyes for $4.99 but if you would prefer 3 seeds of each just place an order for either and make a note of that preference.
Happy Autumn and Happy Planting!
Bottlebrush Buckeye - Aesculus parviflora
Red Buckeye - Aesculus pavia
We have just added two new packages of our 'Wheels of Wonder' and 'Jewel of Desert' Delosperma Collections. These gorgeous Collections are priced at a savings of 10% less than purchasing the plants individually. Check them out here!
We have a wheelbarrow full of new additions to our Sedum garden this spring. See below and find them in our online catalog at Sedum Garden!
Sedum ternatum 'Larinem Park' A North American native for shade and moister soils.
Sedum 'Matrona' for incredible shape and color!
Sedum sieboldii for amazing color and foliage!
Delosperma kaleidas 'Mesa Verde' for outstanding color and ground cover!
Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant' for well, brilliance!
Sedum pachyclados for amazing ground cover action and color!
Sedum 'Bertram Anderson' for the purple!
Sedum 'Vera Jameson'!
Butterfly Milkweed for the Monarch Butterflies!
Driving along the country roads in the rising heat of early summer you spot flashes of brilliant orange dotting the fields and roadsides. If you are East of the Mississippi or in the Southwest chances are good that you are witnessing the beauty and the miracle of the Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa. This tough perennial grows from a deep tap root to survive the annual feasting of its leaves and stems by the beautiful and endangered larvae of the Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus. Milkweeds are the host plant for the Monarch larvae and without them we will have no more Monarch Butterflies. Join the efforts of preserving and restoring the Monarch Butterfly population by planting Butterfly Milkweed for the larvae and other native wildflowers like Liatris and Aster for nectar sources.
We will be adding seed packets of three native Milkweed species to our catalog shortly and a 10% donation will be made to Monarch Watch with each purchase to double your efforts and participation in saving the beautiful, wonderful and endangered Monarch Butterfly.
To celebrate the Chinese New Year this weekend we are offering a 2 for 1 special on Chinese Sedum (Sedum tetractinum)! This offer is good for orders placed between January 31 and Feb 2.