Our online store is temporarily closed. We hope to be able to update the online inventory as soon as possible, but there have been a lot of unanticipated life events this season that have complicated our time for computer crunching.

Our plant stand will open 05/28/22 this year and we'll be working a few markets as well.
  • American Elderberry (<em>Sambucus canadensis</em>) Quick View
    • American Elderberry (<em>Sambucus canadensis</em>) Quick View
    • American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

    • $20.00
    • American Elderberries form thick shrubs that tolerate various soil types and grow quite tall. The small white flowers that grow in thick clusters and followed by edible berries that some prize for their medicinal properties. The berries must be cooked before consumption but are easy to make into a syrup that often relied on for reported immune boosting properties. Elderberries…
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  • American Redbud(<em>Cercis canadensis</em>) Quick View
    • American Redbud(<em>Cercis canadensis</em>) Quick View
    • American Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

    • $6.00
    • Redbud trees produce beautiful edible flowers early in spring that can be added to salads or used as a garnish. They have a flavor similar to snow peas and are thought to have health benefits similar to those in red wine (think bioflavonoids and anti-oxidants). The trees also serve as a host plant to the larvae to several butterflies and…
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  • Common Ninebark (<em>Physocarpus opulifolius</em>) Quick View
    • Common Ninebark (<em>Physocarpus opulifolius</em>) Quick View
    • Common Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

    • $15.00
    • Older stems peel in many shades of brown giving the plant its namesake. It has beautiful white blossoms in June and its branches and foliage provide shelter and cover for many types of birds. Plants are currently being sold in gallon-sized recycled plastic pots that were donated to our nursery by community members.
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  • Fruitful American Cranberry(<em>Viburnum trilobum</em>) Quick View
    • Fruitful American Cranberry(<em>Viburnum trilobum</em>) Quick View
    • Fruitful American Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum)

    • $10.00
    • An open-pollinated strain originating from a wild cranberry bush found in a Michigan wetland that was selected and grown for years by the famous local nursery, Oikos Tree Corps. Ken grew 1500 seedlings and selected for a couple that fruited within 3 years from seed. Oikos recently closed their nursery, and we are fortunate to have acquired several of their…
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  • Garden Rhubarb (<em>Rheum x hybridum</em>) Quick View
    • Garden Rhubarb (<em>Rheum x hybridum</em>) Quick View
    • Garden Rhubarb (Rheum x hybridum)

    • $4.00
    • This famous plant can likely be traced back to China, although it serves as a well-known staple today in many vegetable gardens worldwide today. It was likely used for medicinal purposes prior to the 18th century throughout Europe before people began selecting plants more for their culinary properties. We inherited an older rhubarb patch probably established around 1980 that gives…
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  • Meadowsweet (<em>Spiraea alba</em>) Quick View
    • Meadowsweet (<em>Spiraea alba</em>) Quick View
    • Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)

    • $4.00
    • Note that these plants will not be available until mid to late June. Although often mistaken for a wildflower, meadowsweet is technically a shrub! The white fuzzy flowers are a pollinator favorite and the stems take on more woody properties as the plant ages. Ethnobotany records reveal the plant has a rich history being as a green and in teas,…
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  • Northern Blue Flag(<em>Iris versicolor</em>) Quick View
    • Northern Blue Flag(<em>Iris versicolor</em>) Quick View
    • Northern Blue Flag (Iris versicolor)

    • $4.00
    • Did you know the type of iris currently in your yard most likely originates from Europe or Asia? Yet, there there are underappreciated irises native to Michigan that are being passed over in home landscaping efforts. Consider picking the plant that has evolved to support local wildlife. Native irises are loved by both butterflies and hummingbirds and can be a…
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  • Poke Milkweed  (<em>Asclepias exaltata </em>) Quick View
    • Poke Milkweed  (<em>Asclepias exaltata </em>) Quick View
    • Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata )

    • Unlike most other milkweeds, this species thrives better in partial or full shade. It also grows considerably taller than many other species in the genus. It tends to be less aggressive than many of its cousins. Plants are currently provided in recycled plastic pots donated to our nursery by community members (size varies, especially at the farmstand!) or in soil…
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  • Prairie Phlox (<em>Phlox pilosa</em>) Quick View
    • Prairie Phlox (<em>Phlox pilosa</em>) Quick View
    • Prairie Phlox (Phlox pilosa)

    • $6.00
    • Prairie Phlox can vary in color and may appear white, dark purple, or pink. The flower is a pollinator favorite, especially with butterflies. The flowers are often confused with Dame’s rocket, a non-native invasive plant. However, the two can be easily differentiated by the number of petals. Phlox has five petals and Dames Rocket has four. Plants are currently sold…
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  • Purple Coneflower (<em>Echinacea purpurea</em>) Quick View
    • Purple Coneflower (<em>Echinacea purpurea</em>) Quick View
    • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

    • This classic coneflower is a pollinator favorite and a host plant for the lovely Ottoe Skipper. This amazing giving plant has a rich history in herbal medicine and is still widely used in pharmaceutical preparations today. Plants are currently provided in recycled plastic pots donated to our nursery by community members (size varies, especially at the farmstand!) or in soil…
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  • Red-Berried Elder (<em>Sambucus racemosa</em> ) Quick View
    • Red-Berried Elder (<em>Sambucus racemosa</em> ) Quick View
    • Red-Berried Elder (Sambucus racemosa )

    • $15.00
    • Red elderberries have a rich and long history as an important food source for many peoples. It's advisable to cook them before consumption though to remove the presence of cyanogenic glycoside and alkaloids, and we recommend checking out the chapter on elderberries in Samual Thayer's "Nature's Garden" to learn more (happy to lend it out to anyone interested!). They also…
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  • Red-osier Dogwood (<em>Cornus sericea</em>) Quick View
    • Red-osier Dogwood (<em>Cornus sericea</em>) Quick View
    • Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

    • $20.00
    • This fast-growing species serves as a host plant to Spring Azure caterpillars. Red Osier Dogwood also yields fruits that are favorites of wild birds and other wildlife. This species of Dogwood has dark red stems that can be quite striking against white snow throughout the winter. Plants are currently being sold in gallon-sized recycled plastic pots that were donated to…
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  • Rose Milkweed (<em>Asclepias incarnata</em>) Quick View
    • Rose Milkweed (<em>Asclepias incarnata</em>) Quick View
    • Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

    • $4.00
    • Also called Swamp, Red, or Marsh Milkweed (we like "rose" better!), this species has a lovely vanilla scent and is deer-resistant. It thrives in wet soils but grows in average soils as well. The flowers are a favorite of various butterfly species, including monarchs and swallowtails. It is one of many native milkweed species that monarch butterfly larvae use as…
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  • Rosin Weed  (<em>Silphium integrifolium</em>) Quick View
    • Rosin Weed  (<em>Silphium integrifolium</em>) Quick View
    • Rosin Weed (Silphium integrifolium)

    • $4.00
    • This plant is a favorite of both pollinators and birds and can make a good addition to your native garden. Unlike other tall plants, it topples over less frequently. It spreads slower than many other perennial sunflowers, making it work well in small garden spaces. Plants are currently provided in recycled plastic pots donated to our nursery by community members…
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  • Silky Dogwood (<em>Cornus amomum</em>) Quick View
    • Silky Dogwood (<em>Cornus amomum</em>) Quick View
    • Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)

    • $15.00
    • Also called Pale Dogwood and Swamp Dogwood, this plant has early blooms followed by fruits loved by many bird species. The species also serves as a host plant to the Spring Azure caterpillars. Plants are currently being sold in gallon-sized recycled plastic pots that were donated to our nursery by community members.
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  • Whorled Milkweed  (<em>Asclepias verticillata</em>) Quick View
    • Whorled Milkweed  (<em>Asclepias verticillata</em>) Quick View
    • Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

    • $4.00
    • This species has think "whorled" leaves and spreads by rhizomes. It often blooms later in the season than other milkweed species. Plants are currently provided in recycled plastic pots donated to our nursery by community members (size varies, especially at the farmstand!) or in soil blocks. Please read more about soil block here.
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