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Start anywhere is a good mantra for a new gardener. Mostly, just start! These plants are great for beginning gardeners, because they aren’t very picky and still deliver great blooms and foliage. And remember, plants marked “perennial” mean they can weather a Midwest winter and come back the next year, so you shouldn’t have to start from scratch all over again! (See our "I'm a Beginner" Top 25 Rankings!)
|Impatiens x hybrida 'Sunpatiens Compact White'||1||NR|
|Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'||2||NR|
|Geranium 'Gerwat' ROZANNE||3||NR|
|Impatiens hawkeri 'Petticoat White'||4||NR|
|Impatiens 'Bounce Violet'||5||NR|
|Impatiens x hybrida 'SunPatiens Compact Hot Pink'||7||NR|
|Impatiens x hybrida 'Sunpatiens Compact Coral Pink'||8||NR|
|Impatiens walleriana 'Rockapulco Appleblossom'||9||NR|
|Amsonia 'Blue Ice'||10||NR|
|Impatiens x hybrida 'Sunpatiens Compact Purple'||11||NR|
|Impatiens x hybrida 'Sunpatiens Compact Deep Red'||12||NR|
|Sedum spectabile 'Herbstfreude' AUTUMN JOY||13||NR|
|Itea virginica 'Sprich' LITTLE HENRY||14||NR|
|Angelonia angustifolia 'Serenita Rose'||15||NR|
|Impatiens walleriana 'Beacon Sanibel Mix'||16||NR|
|Aquilegia 'Earlybird Blue White'||18||NR|
|Echinacea purpurea 'Pas702917' POWWOW WILD BERRY||19||NR|
|Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'||20||NR|
|Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'||21||NR|
|Petunia 'Supertunia Bordeaux'||22||NR|
|Impatiens hawkeri 'Petticoat Pink'||24||NR|
|Stachys byzantina 'Helene Von Stein'||25||NR|
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We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at email@example.com. Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!
Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.
Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.
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Membership is free, but — since we rely on delivery and local pick-up — you have to live near one of our hubs (or be willing to drive to a site to pick them up). If you live farther away, and would like to help us bring the club to your neighbors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To secure the best prices for club members and make sure we know the current plants available from each nursery, we take orders only a couple of times a month.
Shoot us an email at email@example.com, and we'll be happy to talk about plants or let you know when it's time to buy them!