Stay tuned to this page for copies of handouts and presentations I’ve given! They will be posted by event as available.
2017 GCA Shirley Meneice Conference: Jewels of the Plains
Here are some great sources of plants mentioned in my talks. Please support these great plantspeople with your patronage!
Local, Midwestern nurseries:
The Flower Factory (easily more perennials in one place than you could dream of, over 4,000 different perennials on-sale, tremendous)
Northwind Perennial Farm (home of plant whisperer Roy Diblik and a perfect collection of Zoneworthy plants)
Annie’s Annuals (quirky, hip collection of fun annuals, perennials, and biennials)
Arrowhead Alpines (my absolute favorite catalog in the whole plant world; witty, irreverent, funny and GREAT plants)
Brent & Becky’s Bulbs (a delightful and ever-increasing offering of bulbous plants from the two top U.S. bulb experts)
Far Reaches Farm (a veritable treasure trove of many things I can’t grow in Zone 5, but still worth the retail experience and the hardy finds)
Gardens North (a Canadian seedhouse with a unique offering of species from around the world)
Laporte Avenue Nursery (excellent supplier of plants for rock, scree, saxatile and trough gardens)
Lazy S’S Farm Nursery (a crazy offering of all sorts of rare, unusual perennials, trees, shrubs, etc. Lots of goodies.)
Odyssey Bulbs (another believer in the value of underused bulbs, great availability)
Opus Plants (superb micro-nursery in Rhode Island with amazing diversity of cultivars not available in the U.S.)
Plant Delights Nursery (the reigning champ when it comes to awesome, tested plants for gardens everywhere)