Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
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Welcome in spring with Lake Forest Open Lands and The City of Lake Forest. A wide variety of native grasses, woodland wildflowers, prairie and savanna plants, shrubs and trees will be available for purchase. Arborists and plant specialists will be on hand to answer questions. 

 

Garden kits and a selection of native trees and shrubs will be available for pre-order in mid-March. Please note that we will have limited quantities.

Garden kits and a selection of trees and shrubs are available for pre-order below. 
Please note that addtional tree and shrub species will be available the day of the sale. A full list will be available by March 31st.

 

Please note that Wright Landscaping is offering their services for delivery and/or installation for trees and shrubs purchased at the Go Native! Plant & Tree Sale. Please contact Wright Landscaping if you are interested in or have questions about these services. They will have an information table at the sale on Saturday, May 13th.

 

PRE-ORDER YOUR GARDEN STARTER KITS, SHRUBS & TREES TODAY!

Starter Kits

Bird & Butterfly Starter Kit

Price:   $75 (add to cart)

To make your garden more butterfly-friendly enhance a sunny location with these varieties: Northern Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepsis), New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae), Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Sweet Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Wild Bergamont (Monarda fistulosa), Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum), Indigo Bush (Amorpha fruticosa).

Dry Prairie Starter Kit

Price:   $75 (add to cart)

This kit is suited for sunny sites with well drained soils. These flowers and grasses are colorful and low-maintenance: Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Nodding Onion (Allium Cernuum), Prairie Coreopsis (Coreopsos palmata), Pale Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium), Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera), Wild Petunia (Ruellia humilis), Early Wild Rose (Rosa blanda).

 

Woodland Ravine Starter Kit

Price:   $75 (add to cart)

A lovely combo of sedges, ferns, perennials and shrubs for those cool shady spots. These plants will help turn degraded woodland areas into a woodland wonderland. The woodland ravine garden kit includes: Bottlebrush Grass (Hystrix patula), Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina), Short's Aster (Aster shortii), Common Oak Sedge (Carex pensylvanica), Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), Smooth Petunia (Ruellia strepens), Maple Leaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium).

Trees

Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)

Price:   $150 (add to cart)

Size: 1.25" caliper

SOLD OUT

Size: 1.25" caliper

Height x Spread: 30'-50' x 20'-30'
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Greenish-white
Sun: Full sun to Part shade

Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)

Price:   $150 (add to cart)

Height x Spread: 50'-80' x 20'-40'
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Bloom Description: Non-flowering
Sun: Full sun to part shade

Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

Price:   $150 (add to cart)

Size: 1.25" caliper

SOLD OUT

Size: 15 gallon

Height x Spread: 40'-60' x 40'-60'
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: Green
Sun: Full sun to part shade

Ironwood (Ostrya virginiana)

Price:   $150 (add to cart)

SOLD OUT

Height x Spread: 25'-40' x 20'-30'
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: Red-brown (male); light green (female)
Sun: Full sun to part shade

Sycamore

Price:   $150 (add to cart)

SOLD OUT

Height x Spread: 40'-60' x 40'-60'
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Description: Green
Sun: Full sun to part shade

Shrubs

American Filbert/Hazelnut

Price:   $35 (add to cart)

Size: 5 gallon

Height x Spread: 10'-16' x 8'-13'
Bloom Time: March to April
Bloom Description: Male-brown, Female-red
Sun: Full sun to part shade

Carolina Rose (Rosa caroliniana)

Price:   $35 (add to cart)

Size: 5 gallon

Height x Spread: 1'-3'
Bloom Time: Summer flowers and fruit in fall
Bloom Description: Pink flowers and hip turns from dark green to bright red
Sun: Full sun to part shade

Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Price:   $35 (add to cart)

Size: 5 gallon

Height x Spread: 5'-12' x 4'-8'
Bloom Time: June
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full Sun to part shade

Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)

Price:   $35 (add to cart)

Size: 5 gallon

Height x Spread: 3'-4' x 3'-4'
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full Sun to part shade

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

SOLD OUT

Size: 5 gallon

Price:   $35 (add to cart)

Size: 5 gallon

Height x Spread: 3'-4' x 3'-5'
Bloom Time: May to July
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Price:   $35 (add to cart)

Size: 36"

Height x Spread: 15'-25' x 20'-30'
Bloom Time: June to July
Bloom Description: Greenish-yellow
Sun: Full sun to part shade