Gardening with Native Plants
Transplanting Instructions for Potted Plants & Plugs
Plant Care and Installation:
- Immediately remove your potted plants from the box and packing materials.
- Place the plants in a cool and shaded area that does not receive direct sunlight.
- Thoroughly water your plants. Give them enough water so that the entire soil mass is wet and water is draining out the pot bottom.
- Let your plants re-hydrate in the shade for 24 hours.
- Plants dry out very quickly when exposed to heat and wind. If you are unable to transplant within the next few days, place them in a protected area out of direct sunlight and wind. Check them once to twice a day for watering needs.
- Dig a hole that is about the same depth as the soil of the potted plant. Remove the plant and soil from the pot and position in the hole so that the soil level of the potted plant is slightly below the surrounding soil surface. Fill soil in around the plant completely, firming the soil as you go. Covering the potted soil mix with just a little garden soil helps reduce wicking of moisture out of the potted soil mix.
- Mulch fall plants with 3-4 inches of weed-free straw or leaves after they go dormant in late fall. This will help protect them over winter. Remove most of the mulch in early spring so they can emerge from the soil easily.
- Use the enclosed pot tags to mark your plants, so you can find them later. This is especially important with fall transplants.
Prairie Nursery is dedicated to providing you with a wide selection of quality plants, and excellent customer service. Our shipping crew takes prides in its attention to detail with each and every order. We want to be absolutely sure that you are pleased with your plants from Prairie Nursery. Therefore, all of our plants are Guaranteed to Grow. We will gladly replace any plant that was planted in the proper soil and properly cared for, but failed to thrive. Please allow two months for your plants to develop before declaring them dead, as some species require a while to emerge from the soil and begin active growth.
We hope that this information is helpful to you in growing and establishing your native wildflowers and grasses. If you have questions or comments about our plants and how best to grow them, please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for choosing Prairie Nursery as your native plant source. We truly appreciate your business!
Neil Diboll - President
Betty Bless - Vice President, Production
And Everyone at Prairie Nursery's Plant Division Growing and Shipping Crew.