Maybe it's because I'm the daughter of a Navy sailor who married an Air Force aviator, but I've spent my life surrounded by people who aren't native to where they currently live. There is a lot to be said for sharing a meal with people who come from different parts of the US and realizing, despite different accents and perspectives, we have more in common than we think. Having spent many years in the mid-west, I quickly learned the plants, like the people, need to be tough. If you're looking for plants as undaunted as the prairie, head to Grimm's Gardens. Plants are available both online and at the nursery.
Dalea, a tough prairie native, is available from Grimm's Gardens.
Every plant sold at Grimm's has been trialed to determine if it will thrive in hot mid-western summers and cold winters. The skilled, educated staff are experts on trees and shrubs tolerant of the mid-western climate. Perennials, annuals, grasses, roses, fruiting plants, and vegetable starts are also sold. They offer monthly specials and free shipping on qualifying orders. Grimm's has a large selection of drought tolerant plants that attract pollinators, such as orange milkweed, asclepias tuberosa. Unlike many nurseries that sell plugs or seedlings, Grimm's sells and ships large, mature plants like those found at local garden centers. When you open your order, robust, healthy plants will be waiting!
Here's the scoop from a Grimm's customer:
"I just received my shrubs and they are great looking plants. Thanks for the extra care that was taken in packaging them up. They are very large plants. My expectations were exceeded, for sure. You can count on me to be a return customer. (Copper Ridge viburnum) Stacey from Michigan
'Jethro Tull' coreopsis is currently on sale.