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Welcome To Shelterwood Gardens

Please Note: Shelterwood re-opens in late April, 2024!   Growing nearly 200 species, the odds are good I have what you cannot find anywhere else. Nearly all species are mature plants -meaning that they have already been growing one or more seasons. New in 2024: woodland species Plantain-leaved Sedge and Clustered Black Snakeroot; ferns Royal Fern and Cinnamon Fern; sun loving Wild Petunia, Spotted Beebalm, Cream Indigo, Blue Indigo, White Indigo and more. What are the benefits of planting mature native plants? One benefit is better rates of survival when up against rabbits and deer. Ready-to-flower is another advantage because self seeding will occur as quickly as possible. Larger plants are also less likely to be missed by the water hose, and even less likely to be stepped on, compared to small plugs during that critical first few months after planting. If you would like to receive my seasonal newsletter, use the contact form or email me at: shelterwoodgardens at gmail dot com and

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