Plants


I grow all of my perennials, bushes, and trees from seeds. 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. To learn more about why this is important, check out this publication by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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, some of the plants I grow, like milkweeds, are host plants for caterpillars. Yes, butterflies may drink the flowers’ nectar, but the most important role these plants serve for pollinators is as food for the caterpillars that will eventually turn into the butterflies we enjoy watching.

I currently do not ship my plants. I sell my plants at the farmers market, at special events, and on rare occasions by appointment direct from my farm. Because we live on our farm and this is our home, I ask that you please email or call (270) 202-7677 me at least 48 hours ahead of time to arrange a time to visit our nursery. Please also understand if we are unable to accommodate your request to visit.

Below are the plants that I am currently growing. Each image is linked to a page that provides detailed information about the plant.

 

 

2020 Growing Season:

I am trying to grow approximately 75 species of plants for the 2020 season. Some of these species will be available starting in late March or early April. Others may not be available until late spring or early summer. And a few species may not germinate, or may not germinate in sufficient quantities, and thus won’t be available for sale this year.

Here is a brochure that lists all of the species I am trying to grow and my “best guess” as to the likelihood that I’ll have it.

Below are some of the species that I am trying to grow for the 2020. I will be updating this list and adding more species over the next several months. The species are divided into three categories:

Click on a picture to learn more about that species, including what types of pollinators or wildlife it might attract. Each species description will open in its own page. Please contact me if you have questions about any of the species that I am trying to grow for this season, or that I have listed below as being available for this season.

 

Native wildflowers

Confident will have for 2020

     

Will probably have for 2020, but can sometimes be difficult to germinate

These are the descriptions I have so far. I’m still working on the descriptions for additional plants. See brochure for full list.

Long-shot – has complex germination process, but going to try anyway

Still working on the descriptions for these plants. See brochure for full list.

 

Native wildflowers
Native trees and bushes
Native vines

Native trees and bushes

Confident will have for 2020

 

Will probably have for 2020, but can sometimes be difficult to germinate

Long-shot – has complex germination process, but going to try anyway

Still working on the descriptions for these plants. See brochure for full list.

 

Native wildflowers
Native trees and bushes
Native vines

 

Native vines

Confident will have for 2020

Will probably have for 2020, but can sometimes be difficult to germinate

 

 

Native wildflowers
Native trees and bushes
Native vines