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Cattail Plants

Cattail Plants

Cattail plants, scientifically known as Typha Latifolia, are a group of tall, reed-like perennial plants commonly found in wetland areas throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and other regions with temperate and tropical climates. These distinctive plants are known for their unique appearance and ecological significance, and they play a crucial role in the ecosystems they inhabit. Where Cattail Plants Grow Cattail plants typically grow in marshes, swamps, ponds, and along the edges of lakes and rivers. They are easily recognizable by their long, slender, and cylindrical flower spikes, which emerge from the center of a cluster of narrow leaves. These flower spikes are typically brown and have a cigar-like appearance, earning them the nickname "cattail" due to their resemblance to a fluffy cat's tail. The Cattail Plants are Great In Aquatic Setting They are well-adapted to aquatic environments, with a root method that stretches deep into the soil or sediment and helps stabilize the plants in wet, muddy conditions. They can also grow in water up to a meter deep, making them excellent at colonizing and filtering water in wetlands. Their dense growth provides habitat and shelter for wildlife, including insects, amphibians, and birds. One of the most fascinating aspects of them is their multiple uses. Historically, indigenous cultures have utilized different plant parts for material. The fluffy seeds found on mature cattail flower spikes can be used as fuel for fire-starting or insulation in clothing and bedding. The Cattail Plants Play A Key Ecological Role Cattail Plants are also crucial for their ecological role in wetland ecosystems. They help to filter and purify water by absorbing pollutants and excess nutrients, making them vital in maintaining water quality. Their dense growth helps prevent soil erosion and provides habitat for wildlife, including waterfowl and marsh birds. In conclusion, cattail plants are remarkable wetland inhabitants contributing to their ecosystems' health and diversity. They are visually striking and serve as valuable resources for humans and wildlife, demonstrating their significance in the natural world.

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Dewberry Plant

Dewberry Plant

Dewberry is a popular Fruiting Shrub that grows throughout North America and Northern Europe. It is part of the rose family, with over 250 subspecies. Dewberry is closely related to blackberry and raspberry, also part of the rose family. The Dewberry Plant Is A Hardy Plant Like other members of the Rose family, they are pretty hardy. They thrive in hardwood forests, fields, and meadows. A unique feature of the rose is its stems, which can sprout roots if they arch over and touch the ground. Most of its species are dioecious, meaning the plants are male or female. About The Dewberry Plant Fruit Like their cousins, Dewberry Plants produce delicious fruit that can be eaten raw, baked into pies, or turned into jam. They flower between June and September, and their berries emerge in late March or May. When ripe, the berries are dark purple to black. Although they are sometimes mistaken for blackberries, dewberries are sweeter and have fewer seeds than blackberries. They are a popular food among humans and many animal species, including birds, raccoons, mice, and opossums. Dewberry Plants Appearance The leaves are lobed or compound in shape and have five petals. The shrub's flowers are usually large and white. The petals are long and round and sometimes pointed at the end. The plant's stems are biennial, and they are either arch-shaped or branched. They're often blue and can have a gray-toned waxy bloom. Although all varieties of it produce berries, some species produce sweeter berries than others. Because of their hardy nature and berries, shrubs are often grown commercially. The dewberry is durability and delicious berries also make dewberries popular for cross-breeding. The most common combinations are dewberries with Raspberries or Blackberry Shrubs. Hybrid raspberry shrubs produce less sweet berries than raspberries but slightly sweeter than dewberries. 

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Horsetail Plant - 10 Pack

Horsetail Plant - 10 Pack

 Horsetail Plant is a non-flowering perennial grass characterized by its bright green stems and black horizontal bands. With a construction similar to bamboo, this ornamental evergreen grass does well in a variety of environmental conditions. A member of the Equisetaceae family, it will reach a height of two to five feet at full maturity and a spread of one to six feet. Horsetail Plant Loves Wetlands The grass is a perennial with hollow stems relative to the fern. It can create a unique vertical accent with its textured stems with abundant black rings. Many people add it to their water gardens, trough gardens, containers, and other wetlands areas to craft foliage during all the months of the year, including winter time. Each stem can grow up to a base diameter of one-half of an inch. Every stem node will possess a whorl of stem-clasping, minuscule leaves. These scale-like leaves fuse right into a one-quarter-inch grayish-ash sheath with fringe-like teeth. During the growing season, this grass will shed these teeth. The Horsetail Plant Has Many Names Native to North America, Europe, and Asia, this extremely fast-growing grass goes by various names. These include Equisetum Hyemale, Equisetum Arvense, Scouring Rush, Candocks, Puzzlegrass, Snake Grass, and Rough Horsetail plant. It has no severe threats of diseases or pest infestation. Due to its rhizomatous growth habit and deep rooting system, it's pretty easy for any green thumb to grow. This evergreen perennial produces both fertile and unfertile stems. When a stem is fertile, it bears a pinecone-like fruiting head. This happens in mid-spring, and it takes on a distinctive light brown hue. The head can grow up to one inch in length and contains a plethora of spores for propagation. Horsetail Plant Is Like A Fern Like other ferns, this non-flowering grass is completely seedless and relies on spores for reproduction. Horsetail Plant fertile stems will wilt after propagation. Then, its sterile stems will grow to keep persistent vegetation throughout the fall and winter months. This herbaceous grass can survive in both shady and full-sun environments.

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Wild Plum Tree

Wild Plum Tree

The Wild Plum Tree, scientifically known as Prunus americana, is a delightful and versatile native tree species across North America. This charming tree is celebrated for its ornamental value, ecological significance, and role in enhancing the natural beauty of various landscapes. One of the most captivating features of the tree is its beautiful display of delicate, fragrant white or pale pink blossoms in the early spring. These blossoms, which typically appear before the leaves, create a stunning visual spectacle, covering the tree in soft, ethereal flowers. This early bloom burst is visually appealing and beneficial for pollinators, attracting bees and butterflies to the garden. Wild Plum Tree's Appearance It generally reaches 15 to 20 feet, with a similar spread, forming an attractive and rounded canopy. Its leaves are elliptical, serrated, and medium to dark green, providing a lush backdrop to the flowers. As the seasons progress, the tree bears small, round fruits that are typically yellow to red when ripe. While we won't discuss their edibility here, these fruits are an essential food source for a variety of wildlife, including birds and mammals, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the area. Wild Plum Tree's Adaptability  This tree species is well-suited to various growing conditions, from sun to shade, and can adapt to multiple soil types, from well-drained to slightly clayey. Its adaptability makes it a versatile choice for a variety of landscape settings. Wild Plum Tree Supports Local Ecosystems Wild Plum Trees are also cherished for their role in supporting local ecosystems. In addition to providing food for wildlife, they offer habitat and nesting sites for birds and insects. Their blossoms provide nectar for pollinators, fostering biodiversity and contributing to the environment's overall health. Wild Plum Tree is a delightful native species celebrated for its beautiful early spring blossoms, lush foliage, and ecological significance. Whether planted in gardens, naturalized areas, or used to enhance natural habitats' beauty, it adds charm and biodiversity to outdoor spaces. Its contribution to wildlife habitat and its role in supporting local ecosystems make it a cherished choice for those seeking to enhance the natural beauty of their surroundings.

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Blackberry Plant

Blackberry Plant

The Blackberry Plant is a native, popular plant in the West and can tolerate a wide range of climate conditions. If planted in USDA zone 7 and south, it will begin blooming from the middle of April to early May. If planted in the cooler climates found north of zone 7, it will begin blooming in the latter part of May. The Beautiful Flowers Of Blackberry Plant When examined closely, the plant's flowers are white, and the flower itself will have five petals. The leaves of the plant will be dark green. The bushes are perennial plants that can increase to 10 feet tall and wide with adequate care and maintenance. They typically produce thorny stems, dark green leaves, and an abundance of edible berries that range in color from deep red to almost black. These Blackberry Plants prefer total sun exposure and well-draining soil and can be trained to grow on trellises or fences for support. Where To Plant The Blackberry Plant With proper pruning and regular fertilization, the bushes can yield a bountiful harvest of sweet and juicy fruit for many years. These plants grow best if planted in well-drained, fertile soil. To help your plants grow nicely, adding manure or compost is a good idea. Planting the plants in areas with full sunlight is essential for optimal growth. The plants should not be planted where potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, or eggplants have been previously grown. These particular plants often host a fungus called Verticillium, which can cause blackberries to experience root rot. Appearance Of Your Blackberry Plants  Blackberry Plants are a perennial shrub found in the family Rosaceae. There are 237 species of them worldwide. The fruit has three distinct stem types: arching, erect, and trailing. The bush leaves are bright green and prickly, so care must be taken when picking the berries. The bushes can live up to ten years and are self-fruitful, meaning you only need to plant one cultivar. Five or six plants generally produce enough berries for four individuals.

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Purple Fountain Grass - 10 Pack

Purple Fountain Grass - 10 Pack

Purple fountain grass, scientifically known as Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum,' is a striking ornamental grass celebrated for its captivating appearance and vibrant hue. This popular landscaping plant hails from the African continent and belongs to the Poaceae family. Its enchanting features have made it a favored choice among garden enthusiasts, adding an elegant touch to gardens and landscapes. Standing at an average height of 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 cm), purple fountain grass boasts long, slender blades arch gracefully outward from its center, creating a distinctive, fountain-like shape. The most defining characteristic of this grass is its deep burgundy or maroon-colored foliage, which intensifies as the season progresses, giving it a rich, striking appearance. In summer, the grass produces feathery, bottlebrush-like plumes up to 3 feet long. These plumes are initially a vibrant reddish-purple before transitioning to a tan color as they age, creating a beautiful contrast with the foliage. Purple Fountain Grass Is Recognized For Its Adaptability  The grass is renowned for its adaptability and low maintenance requirements. It flourishes in total sun but can handle partial shade, making it suitable for various garden settings. Its drought tolerance and minimal water needs make it a resilient choice for arid and xeriscape gardens. Purple Fountain Grass Is A Great Focal Point Gardeners often use the grass as a focal point in their landscapes or as an accent plant in borders and containers. Its graceful, swaying blades and vibrant colors add drama and elegance to any garden design. Furthermore, it harmonizes wonderfully with other ornamental plants, creating stunning visual contrasts and complementing the overall aesthetic. Caring For Purple Fountain Grass In regions with mild winters, the grass is often grown as a perennial, while in colder climates, it may be treated as an annual or brought indoors during the winter months. Regular pruning and division are recommended to maintain the plant's vigor and shape. In summary, Purple Fountain Grass is a remarkable ornamental plant that captivates with its graceful form and vibrant maroon foliage. Its adaptability, low maintenance requirements, and striking appearance make it a cherished addition to gardens and landscapes worldwide, elevating any outdoor space's visual appeal.

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Purple Love Grass - 10 pack Ships In April

Purple Love Grass - 10 pack Ships In April

Purple Love Grass is a type of ornamental grass that is native to areas with sandy soil. It can be found naturally in the wild in Maine, Texas, Florida, and most other American states where sand and rocky terrain are present. Because of its ornate nature, it makes a perfect complement to your garden during the hot and dry summer months. It is incredibly drought-tolerant, so the grass can be dry as a bone and still look gorgeous. Purple Love Grass In Your Landscape Purple Love Grass spreads anywhere from one to two feet across and one to two feet high, so it's ideal for those barren spots in your landscape or garden where nothing else will grow. The plant gets its name because of its beautiful, lush, purple-reddish growth from June through August. Purple Love Grass Loves Well-Drained Soil It's best to find a sunny spot with good drainage when planting it. Plant the grass about a foot apart to allow it to grow to its full potential and prevent it from becoming lodged. Proper soil drainage is essential because the grass can get root rot if the roots are allowed to sit in water for too long. For this reason, many people steer clear of more prosperous and organic soils that hold onto moisture and avoid using mulch as often as possible. Mulch is a natural water-absorbing material that will rot out the grass quickly if allowed to sit among the wooden chips. It does well in American zones 5 through 9. Purple Love Grass Is Drought-Tolerant One particular place where Purple Love Grass can be found is in Arizona and New Mexico. Arizona is dry and hot; most plants will not thrive or grow. However, because of the drought-tolerant and hardy nature of the plant, it does well in rock gardens and in pure sand, where rain is scarce and water is a luxury. Choosing a high-quality type like the one we have is essential when looking for years of regrowth and beautiful foliage.

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Growing Food Plot Plants in your outdoor garden can feed the local wildlife for days, inviting more opportunities for animal sightings. The creatures that roam your neighborhood won’t be the only ones to enjoy it; they are elegant and attractive, lending your yard a new level of appeal.

These from TN Nursery are carefully selected for factors like their height at maturity, bloom season, and care requirements. Operating since 1959, we promise fast nationwide shipping and exceptional deals on many of our flowers.

The Incredible Benefits of Them

They are an advantageous choice for your garden for many reasons, with necessity being one of the top drivers. Once you start yours, you’ll wonder why you never did it before!

More local wildlife: From deer to rabbits, your garden will have a wider variety of animals that will depend on the nutrition provided by the flowers. Some species that might roam more freely in the area are ducks, turkeys, and deer.

Property value increases: A well-maintained one with appealing types shows that you’re dedicated to bettering your property. Your home value shoots up as a result.

Reduced soil erosion: They have denser root systems than most, curtailing water and wind from erasing the soil. Healthy soil can support these and other types for a greener garden and resist flooding.

Popular Ones at Garden Plants Nursery

There are so many excellent plants to select from that you might wonder where to start with yours.

TN Nursery has an extensive selection, from the dense, drought-resistant blue gamma grass to the low-maintenance Cherokee sled. Purple love grass is another favorite. This grass is covered in feathery, light inflorescences that become purple as the plant matures. It’s like cotton candy in your yard!

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Why Choose Garden Plants Nursery for Food Plots and More

They achieve two objectives in one: increase the appeal and variety of your yard and feed local animals, who will come back again and again. At TN Nursery, finding the right plants feels effortless, with unique plant species at remarkable, affordable price points.

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