I grow all of my perennials, bushes, and trees from seeds or divisions that I make of plants that I’ve grown from seed. For the native plants, I use seeds sourced from Kentucky whenever possible. When I can’t get seeds with Kentucky genetics, I get the seeds from as close as possible. By using Kentucky seeds, I am promoting the state’s local genotypes and ecotypes. These are seeds that are adapted to the specific soils and other conditions of the region.
I don’t use pesticides on any of my plants. Even organic and homemade products can be harmful to pollinators which defeats the purpose of growing plants for them. The result is that some of my plants have holes in their leaves. The plants are still healthy and the holes just prove that I’m not spraying them with anything. In fact, many of the plants I grow, like milkweeds, are host plants for caterpillars. In order to have a fully functioning ecosystem in your garden, you have to provide baby food (host plants) for the caterpillars to eat, as well as, flowers for the butterflies and bees to visit. One of the many awesome things about native plants is that often they serve as both baby food and adult food.
I currently do not ship my plants. I sell my plants through contact-free deliveries in Bowling Green and Glasgow, at special events, and through by-appointment Open Houses. Because we live on our farm and this is our home, we only accept visitors during Open House hours and only by appointment. If you have a garden club or similar group that would like to come out together, please contact me and we may be able to make special arrangements for you.
Below are the native plants that I am currently growing. Each image is linked to a page that provides detailed information about the plant.
Native Plants for the 2021 Growing Season:
To keep up-to-date on when specific species will be ready, opportunities to purchase the plants, etc., please subscribe to my email list and indicate that you want to receive emails about “The native plants, honey, duck eggs, etc. that Shannon has for sale.” You can also visit my Deliveries and Open House page for details about my upcoming contact-free deliveries and Open Houses.
If you have questions about any of the species or need suggestions about what might work best on your property, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
The species are divided into two categories: