Ozark Native Plants will have our booth set up this weekend for Owner Appreciation Weekend at Ozark Natural Foods (1554 N. College, Fayetteville). Our hours will be 9 to 5 on Saturday and 10 to 3 on Sunday. This is the only plant sale we will be having at Ozark Natural Foods this spring due to changes in their vendor policy. Please don’t miss our one time appearance there!We already have most of the plants packed in their flats for travel to the sale. This is the time of year when many of those shade loving woodland plants are emerging. Some of them, like the wood poppies and woodland phlox pictured here from our garden and yard are in full bloom. Also pictured here are bloodroot and wild ginger, more woodland plants that grow well together. Placing a native Arkansas rock in the garden with them as Paula has done here helps them keep their roots cool and adds another touch of beauty. We will have all these woodland plants, plus many others at our sale this weekend. Many of the sun lovers and prairie plants are coming out of dormancy too. I was afraid that there would be no milkweed for this sale, but just yesterday I noticed that the rose (swamp) milkweed is (finally) popping up. We were able to pack up a whole flat of small pots of rose milkweed. These plants are tiny right now, but they are all second year plants and will grow rapidly once you get them in the ground. Some of the other sun lovers we have packed include blue false indigo, Missouri primrose, purple beardtongue, compass plant, white wild indigo, blue sage, Culver’s root. There are many more!
Including the coneflowers! Of course, we have purple coneflower! We also have the Ozark coneflower and narrow-leaved coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia). These are all echinaceas and both the purple and narrow-leaved are strong medicinal plants. We also have the yellow (gray-headed) coneflower that has a similar cone-shaped flower and is another excellent plant for the pollinators in your garden.
Hope to see you this weekend!