Ozark Native Plants is getting off to an early start this year. This coming Saturday, March 17th, we’ll be selling native plants at the Fayetteville Seed Exchange, put on by Tricycle Farms. The sale is from noon til 3:30 PM and will take place in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church, 1021 Sycamore St., Fayetteville Arkansas. We hope to see you at this event!
I walked through the nursery yesterday to take see which plants are breaking dormancy and was very surprised to see how many different species are coming up already. A couple of weeks ago when I first contacted Tricycle Farms about bringing Ozark Native Plants to their sale this Saturday, the only plant that had broken dormancy was the wood poppy. Yesterday I counted nearly 30 different types of plants! Some of them were just barely out of the ground. They look so incredibly fresh this time of year.My most exciting find yesterday was a Virginia Bluebell flowering in its pot! Paula had just discovered several of them blooming in her shade garden, so I had to go and check the nursery and there it was. Not just breaking through the ground, but in bloom! I’m hoping that the bloodroot will follow suit by Saturday.
Here’s a list of some of the other plants that are already greening up in the nursery. We will be bringing these (and others) to the Saturday sale: wood poppies, compass plant, cardinal flower, pale Indian plantain, wild bergamot, royal catchfly, narrow-leaved coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia), shrubby St. John’s wort, smooth beardtongue, New England aster, great blue lobelia, golden alexanders, purple coneflower, Missouri gooseberry, yellow coneflower, evening primrose, obedient plant.
If there is a particular plant you are interested in please feel free to email and ask us to bring it (if it is up). See you Saturday!