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Scoring some native plants

This weekend was my annual trip to the Bowman’s Hill Native Plant Sale in beautiful Bucks County, PA and I actually managed to stay under control and only purchased the plants you see below:

As usual, I did my research ahead of time and focused solely on plants that are “wet tolerant”. This has worked like a champ in the past so why mess with a good thing.

I’m pretty thrilled with my choices and would love to hear your feedback on any of the plants I purchased.

Never mind, scratch that, I only want to hear positive feedback as I’m not emotionally ready to hear anything negative. Not yet at least.

Anyway, here is what I came home with (click on the photos to get to the original link) :

Chelone lyonii (Turtlehead)

Marshallia grandiflora (Barbara’s Buttons)

Aconitum uncinatum (Monkshood)

Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset)

So what do you think? Do you approve?

John

11 thoughts on “Scoring some native plants”

  1. My only experience is with the turtlehead and it has been beautiful in my garden. It can be aggressive, but if you want to fill an area it will do it nicely. The deer wait for the buds to be just ready to open and then shear them off, so use sprays or cover them up if you have the same pests I do. I got no blooms for the first years until I was more vigilant about spraying Deer Off early in the season to deter, and then spraying them as they bud.

  2. Yeah, good choices. You will enjoy the turtlehead. Mine flourishes, after I moved it out of the burning sun to a shadier spot. Each year I dig off a clump to share.

  3. Lovely colors. :))) Not doing much gardening this year, but enjoying what I have planted in previous years. When the knee gets better I can spend more time out there. In the meantime, I’m enjoying your garden. :)

  4. I can tell you from experience that Aconite/Monkshood is a great choice. Not only is it one of the only plants I can have in my blue theme flower bed but it also waits to bloom way into autumn and still looks fine after it takes a great beating with our usual chilly November nights in the Poconos. It’s the last flower standing and I so love it for that! Plus, as all us JK Rowling/Harry Potter fans can tell you, it does a great job at warding off Werewolves. Since planting Aconite I’ve yet to see a werewolf in my garden, so it must be true!;-)

  5. the flowers of my youth. . . they took us to Bowman’s Hill all the time. I can still smell the earth and the tower stone. . . Thanks for this time-travel fairy magic! Have you been to ringing rocks, or fonthill?

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  6. I love your plant selections. Of course the monkshood is a favorite. I just read a book , A Garden Mystery, The Perfect Murder Mystery by William Royal. And if you enjoy books combining flowers and mystery(of course the monkshood is involved)check it out.

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