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Easy Street Patch Garden Kit

18 plants

$119.00
In Stock

Details

Sun Exposure
Full, Partial
Soil Moisture
Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Height
1-2 feet
Advantages
Pollinator Favorite: butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, beetles
USDA Zones
3-9
Catalog Code
BOULEVARD-T

New! For Dry soils and Full Sun exposure. 6 species.
The Easy Street Patch Kit is designed to be planted near sidewalks, driveways, and roads. These natives are both beautiful and rugged, often thriving where little else will grow; great options for depleted, dry soils or similarly difficult conditions. Topping out around 2 feet tall, their short stature means that visibility won’t be an issue in high-traffic locations.

Grouping plants to enhance color in a tidy, compact design, this kit surrounds a plume of Purple Love Grass with sunny Coreopsis and downy white Pearly Everlasting in spring and early summer. Joining them in the peak of the heat is the blazing orange of Butterfly Weed and purples of low-growing Wild Petunia and eccentric Bee Balm, building a striking contrast for your new wild boulevard. Filter species in the kit here.

Included with each order, Planting and Care Instructions & Layout Suggestions for Planting (see COMPONENTS tab).

Kit details: 
  • Each of the 18 plants will be in individual pots that are 3.5" deep x 2.5" wide
  • 1 tag per plant will be provided
  • Recommended spacing is one plant / 2-3 sq. ft.; kit covers approx. 40-50 sq. ft.
*Please note: We may need to substitute appropriate species without notice due to unforeseen greenhouse failures or shortages.

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Spring Fall Age/Size
Potted Kit  May/June N/A 2.5" wide x 3.5" deep pots

1 Question asked on Easy Street Patch Garden Kit

I'm looking to plant these on a driveway strip that's very popular with deer-- is this a good collection for me?
Hello Dena, Most of the species are resistant against deer. They should be good, it may be a good idea to still fence around them for any other critters to avoid.

Seed

Growing your own plants from seed is the most economical way to add natives to your home. Before you get started, one of the most important things to know about the seeds of wild plants is that many have built-in dormancy mechanisms that prevent the seed from germinating. In nature, this prevents a population of plants from germinating all at once, before killing frosts, or in times of drought. To propagate native plants, a gardener must break this dormancy before seed will grow.

Each species is different, so be sure to check the GERMINATION CODE listed on the website, in the catalog, or on your seed packet. Then, follow the GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS prior to planting. Some species don't need any pre-treatment to germinate, but some species have dormancy mechanisms that must be broken before the seed will germinate. Some dormancy can be broken in a few minutes, but some species take months or even years.

Seed dormancy can be broken artificially by prolonged refrigeration of damp seed in the process of cold/moist STRATIFICATION. A less complicated approach is to let nature handle the stratifying through a dormant seeding, sowing seeds on the surface of a weed-free site in late fall or winter. Tucked safely beneath the snow, seeds will be conditioned by weathering to make germination possible in subsequent growing seasons.

To learn more, read our BLOG: How to Germinate Native Seeds

Dormant Bare Root Plants

We dig plants when they are dormant from our outdoor beds and ship them April-May and October. Some species go dormant in the summer and we can ship them July/August. We are among the few still employing this production method, which is labor intensive but plant-friendly. They arrive to you dormant, with little to no top-growth (bare-root), packed in peat moss. They should be planted as soon as possible. Unlike greenhouse-grown plants, bare-root plants can be planted during cold weather or anytime the soil is not frozen. A root photo is included with each species to illustrate the optimal depth and orientation. Planting instructions/care are also included with each order.

Download: Installing Your Bare-Root Plants

Potted Plants

3-packs and trays of 32, 38, or 50 plants leave our Midwest greenhouses based on species readiness (being well-rooted for transit) and order date; Spring shipping is typically early May through June, and Fall shipping is mid-August through September. Potted 3-packs and trays of 38 plugs are started from seed in the winter so are typically 3-4 months old when they ship. Trays of 32/50 plugs are usually overwintered so are 1 year old. Plant tray cells are approximately 2” wide x 5” deep in the trays of 38 and 50, and 2.5" wide x 3.5" deep in the 3-packs and trays of 32; ideal for deep-rooted natives. Full-color tags and planting & care instructions are included with each order.

Download: Planting and Care of Potted Plants