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This Friday & Saturday – July 31st and August 1st 9:00 to 5:00 each day.
Sale held at Mt Holiday Ski Resort, 3100 Holiday Road, Traverse City MI 49686. Really easy to find. Heck, I don’t think I’d even need Google Maps to tell me how to get there.
1,525 plants over 100 varieties of perennials and shrubs must be sold this weekend! This is the last big sale of the season. Perennials for $5.97, Shrubs starting at $6.97. These are all potted and ready to go into your yard. Heck, if you’re willing to wander through all the plants, you’ll find some at $3.97. HINT: Look for the big yellow Asiatic Lilies in Bloom! DOUBLE HINT: Look for the plants in quarts started from seed this spring.
Are you tired of seeing zero or very limited selections at the big stores? Has your plant nursery closed for the season? We have a large selection to choose from!
This is “The end of season plant sale” you’ve been waiting for. You and your friends better drive separate so you can each take home a carload of plants! How many plant sales do you know that offers zip lining while you buy some plants?
Here’s a partial list of Perennials – LAVENDER, Cardinal Flower, Nepeta, Butterfly Milkweed, Hollyhock, Dianthus Fire Witch, Black-eyed Susan, Cheyenne Spirit, and Purple Coneflowers, Liatris, Balloon Flower – Sentimental Blue – new flowers opening every day on these, Cherry Brandy Daisy, Tall Garden Phlox, Obedient plant, Pink Swirl and Luna Red Hibiscus, Salvia, 8 varieties of Coral Bells including the popular Electric Plum, Totem Pole and Karl Forester Tall Grasses, Allium, Japanese Painted Fern, 5 varieties of Hosta, 4 varieties of Astilbe, Penstemon, 2 varieties of Sedum – a terrific fall bloomer, daylilies and many more.
Still arguing about Green & White or Maize & Blue at your house? Don’t worry, we’ve got both. For the record, more green & white.
Get to Mt. Holiday quickly. These won’t last long.
Here’s a list of Shrubs – Purple Smoke Bush, Diervila, 3 varieties of Butterfly Bush, Snow Dwarf Mock Orange, Purple Sandcherry, Japanese Maple, Red Twig Dogwood, 5 varieties of Weigela, Andorra Juniper, New Hampshire Forsythia, 3 varieties of Viburnum, 3 varieties of Ninebark, Spirea of all shapes and colors, Winterberry, Willows, Rose of Sharon, Magnolia Trees, Sunjoy Neo Barberry – noninvasive, Blue Star Juniper, 4 varieties of Lilac, Summersweet – will grow in that shady spot, and many more.
We’ve got 6 varieties of Hydrangeas ranging from $6.97 to $19.97. Sorry, no $30 hydrangeas available like you find in other stores. These aren’t the mamby pamby varieties either. Tough plants that will bloom each year.
We’re featuring the Proven Winner Limelights and Invincibelle Ruby Hydrangea. Gorgeous re-bloomer yet small enough to fit under that front window.
Don’t worry, your husband will help you plant these, he knows dragging around bags of soil in 90-degree heat is good exercise for him.
Lots of natives, pollinator friendly, and deer resistant plants. Get to the sale.
Gotta get some edibles right? Crabapple trees, 2 kinds of Blueberries, 2 kinds of ELDERBERRY, Thornless Blackberry, Raspberry, Concord Grapes, Whew, you get the picture.
Like I said, over 100 varieties. Plants range in size from quarts to 7 gallon pots. Too many to list all of them. Just come to the sale to see.
We won’t be able to respond to Facebook inquiries during the sale as we’ll be helping customers. I apologize for that, but all I can say is come to the sale. We’re happy to help you at the sale.
We’ll be open 9 – 5 this Friday & Saturday at Mt. Holiday Ski Resort. Plenty of parking, and we’ll even load your car for you without having to page someone over the loudspeaker. We will be wearing masks for protection and have hand sanitizer available. Cash or Credit Card accepted. The credit card is a touch-less transaction!
Now grab Mama, get in the car and come out and get yourself some $5.97 plants. Come on, you ain’t doin’nothin’ anyway. Now get in the dag blamed car and make mama happy!
Some Photos courtesy of Proven Winners Inc., Ball Horticultural, Spring Hill Nursery and Walter’s Gardens Inc.
This is my first year growing this plant so we're still in the awkward stage of our relationship. We talk every day, but still are leaning a lot about each other. She's GORGEOUS and I think I want a long term relationship, but not ready to take the plunge. Signed, a hopeless plant romantic...
Blackbeard Beardtongue Penstemon 'Blackbeard'
• Eggplant Purple foliage, with dark purple stems, with trumpet like lilac purple flowers, makes me purple with envy
• Upright perennial 28” H x 24” W
• Prefers full sun and can take drought conditions
• Native to North America, very disease and bug resistant. They are hummingbird magnets with the trumpet flowers.
Photo by Walters Gardens Inc.
Plum Pudding Coral Bell Heuchera Plum Pudding
• True plum purple foliage with deep purple veins. The softer tone is very pleasing to the eye in mass
• Forms a flowing clump that can be used as a groundcover
• 14” H x 26” W
• Prefers partial shade to partial sun
Photo by Terra Nova Nursery
This is my new friend Kate planting her first tomatoes. Thank you to all our customers for a successful sale this weekend. Whether you're a new customer or have bought from us in the past, I wish you success in your planting and I hope you enjoy what nature provides all of us. Perennial sales will begin soon! Keep those hands in the dirt.
GET OUT IN THE GARDEN!! Grab your jeans and your boots and your gardening gloves, grab a shovel or a trowel. Get outside, away from other people, in the fresh air. Create something beautiful, get some exercise, grow some food, and beautify your home with strong healthy plants and flowers starting at $5.97!
I've heard from so many people telling me they intend to spend their stimulus money by buying from local merchants. If you haven't heard it enough yet, THANK YOU!!! It really does help keep our community strong. The Sara Hardy Farmer's Market has launched a new on-line market to buy local produce, plants, etc. from local neighbors. I hope you'll take a minute, check out the site and buy local. Stay Strong Everyone.. https://sarahardyfarmersmarket.localfoodmarketplace.com/
Look, our native dogwoods are not glamorous shrubs. Red Twigs do give you pretty winter interest. I know many of you feel strong about planting native plants in your landscape. Both Red Twigs and Silky dogwoods should find a place in your plans. Great structure for predator protection and nesting, the berries are a great food source, and once established, benefit from deer foraging. Beauty is often only skin deep. These gals have soul.
Red Twig Dogwood Cornus sericea
• If you’ve walked near a swampy bog, you’re familiar with this native shrub
• Prefers sun to partial shade for optimum color; moist woodland conditions. If not pruned, 6’ H x 6’W and will spread by suckers – remove suckers to control spread
• Very important habitat and food source for a variety of birds and animals with small white flowers in late spring, berries in fall and winter structure all winter
• Yearly early spring pruning is recommended as new growth produces the brightest red for winter interest
Some photos by Proven Winners Inc. www.provenwinner.com
Have you ever eaten a crab apple? In all honesty, I haven't either. Growing up, we had a beautiful flowering crab in our yard - but the apples weren't edible. This guy's fruit is edible. I had a customer jump for joy to know I had this variety. This tree also is used as a pollinator for most apple varieties due to its long bloom time. I don't have an apple orchard, but I've been told orchard owners often plant a crab among their apple trees for pollination. I would recommend it if you're buying any of my apple trees.
Dolgo Crabapple Tree
Malus x 'Dolgo'
• Long Blooming white flowers makes this a beautiful spring sight
• With its long bloom time, outstanding pollinator for all fruit trees
• Produces 1.5 “ EDIBLE fruit in September!
• 15’ H x 20’ W
• Prefers rich loamy slightly acidic soil
• Needs full sun and good air circulation