Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
.

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.

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 14th.

 

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).

 

Semi-Shade Savanna Starter Kit

Price:   $75 (add to cart)

The garden kit has a variety of plants which do well in partial shade. This mix of flowering perennials is perfect for a woodland edge or open forest area. The semi-shade garden kit includes: Virginia Wild Rye (Elymus virginicus), Wild Garlic (Allium canadense), Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), Savanna Blazing Star (Liatris scariosa), Elm-leaved Goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia), Smooth Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum canaliculatum), Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum), Prairie Willow (Salix humilis).

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

American Linden (Tilia americana)

Price:   $75 (add to cart)

Size: 15 gallon

Height x Spread: 50'-80' x 30'-50'
Bloom Time: June
Bloom Description: Pale yellow
Sun: Full sun to part shade

Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)

Price:   $75 (add to cart)

Size: 15 gallon

Height x Spread: 50' x 50'
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: Yellow to orange-brown
Sun: Full sun

Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Price:   $75 (add to cart)

Size: 15 gallon

Height x Spread: 50'-75' x 50'-75'
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Description: Yellowish-green
Sun: Full sun

Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)

Price:   $75 (add to cart)

Size: 15 gallon

Height x Spread: 50'-60' x 50'-60'
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: Yellowish-green
Sun: Full sun

Shrubs

Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

Price:   $35 (add to cart)

Size: 5 gallon

Height x Spread: 3'-6' x 3'-6'
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade

Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)

Price:   $35 (add to cart)

Size: 5 gallon

Height x Spread: 6'-12' x 6'-12'
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Yellowish-white
Sun: Full sun to part shade