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Welcome To Shelterwood Gardens

Shelterwood re-opens in April, 2024! To be added to the seasonal newsletter list, email me at:  SHELTERWOODGARDENS at GMAIL dot COM   Growing over 200 species, Shelterwood is likely to have what you cannot find anywhere else. Nearly all species are mature plants -meaning that our plants have been growing two, three, or more years and have overwintered, outdoors. Winter vernalization creates a hardier plant at planting time than those grown lushly in a greenhouse.   New in 2024: I finally have enough specimens to offer the hard to find, or rare, woodland species Plantain-leaved Sedge, Clustered Black Snakeroot (forb), and Southern Shorthusk (grass); also Royal Fern and Cinnamon Fern; sun loving forbs Wild Petunia, Spotted Beebalm, and part shade Woodland Agrimony and American Spikenard. Benefits of Planting Mature, Over-wintered Native Plants The hardiness advantage. Starts that leave the warm, humid greenhouse can be stressed by our fickle climate that offers up wind, drought, a late

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