Planting Guides

When to Plant
Hardy perennial plants can be planted just about any time, from spring thru fall. Here’s a small chart outlining some of the main pros and cons of spring and fall planting times.
Native Range & Hardiness Zone
Looking for plants that are indigeneous to your area? Use the “Native Range” filter when you are browsing plants on our website.
Quick Guide: Preparing & Planting Your Garden
When creating a new garden there are a couple of different ways you can prepare the site ...
How to Transplant Potted Plants & Plugs
The planting area should be free of weeds and other vegetation to minimize competition for water, light and nutrients...
How to Plant Shrubs
Saturate the potted shrub with water. Water it thoroughly a couple of times and then let it sit for an hour or so before planting.
How to Transplant Bare Root Plants
Bare roots should be should be covered with damp peat moss and kept in the refrigerator until you are ready to plant them...
Tips for Planting in Fall
The soil and air temperatures in autumn present the perfect conditions for root establishment...
The Gardener's Guide to Prairie Plants
A one-stop reference book for all gardeners aspiring to use native prairie plants in their gardens…
Planting Under Black Walnut Trees
Black Walnut trees present a unique challenge for gardeners. Browse our list of native plants that are tolerant to juglone toxicity …
Plants that Grow Under Pine Trees
A list of native plants that grow well in the environment under pine trees …
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