Hello from Sunlight Gardens, your premier
mail order source for wildflowers, ferns, vines, perennials, and shrubs of eastern North America.
Fall shipping is in full swing. This is perfect planting time. In fact, it is the BEST time to plant most perennials. Better than spring!
We grow hardy, robust plants that will beautify your gardens and support a diversity of wildlife. We can help you succeed in this by providing you with solid information, a great selection, and high quality plants. Our plants grow! And rest assured that all our plants are entirely nursery propagated and are grown with sustainability in mind.
Our web site is secure. You can order on-line or, if you prefer, you can print an order form or use the one in our price list, and send us your order via snail mail. You can download our 2010 Price List or request that we mail our 2011 one to you when they are ready. Or you can download a pdf version of the last color descriptive catalog we printed in 2007 which has nice photos, lengthy descriptions, and landscape ideas for most all our plants. Please read and enjoy!
After a long, dry, and very hot summer, fall hit suddenly and spoiled us with fantastic weather; perfect sunny warm days with crystal clear blue skies. The foliage color was not very good probably due to the heat and drought in September and October. But now most of the leaves have been blown off the trees and it is time to clean up for the winter. We like to leave anything that has color or fruits but otherwise, its time for hair cuts and raking.
November is still a great time to plant in zones 7 and south. Plants are starting to go dormant for the winter, while soil and air temperatures are just right for establishing strong plants for the following year. Plus, if you plant your spring wildflowers now, they will wake up at the right time for you next spring. There are a number of spring bloomers that we cannot ship when they are up and flowering because they are too fragile or might be tender in a cooler climate, such as trilliums, Jack in the pulpits, bloodroot, and spring beauty. And for others like celandine poppies, columbine, and woodland phlox, their flowers would be damaged in transit, so we would have to chop those off before shipping. Bottom line, you will be happier with spring bloomers if you plant them now.
So our featured plant for November is bloodroot because it is a beautiful wildflower for the woodland garden and because you should plant it now. It has cheerful, 2 inch daisy-like, pure white flowers, and when you see them blooming on a cold spring morning, they truly warm your heart. After flowering, bloodroot and many other spring ephemerals spend another month or two growing beautiful foliage and storing lots of energy for the following years flowers. By the time summer comes they have gone to sleep until the next spring. Plant bloodroot and good companions such as trillium, Jack in the pulpit, spring beauty, green dragon, shooting stars, and wood sorrel now.
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Our descriptive, color 2007 catalog is available as a .pdf.
Catalog: SunlightGardens2007.pdf (7.9 megs)
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Browse our catalog alphabetically by either the latin or the common name.
All our plant descriptions include the temperature zones in which each will thrive. Look at our Hardiness Zone map to determine which zone number matches your location.
Are deer a problem? These plants are generally not tasty to deer.
Got a green thumb? Want a challenge? Try something difficult or tricky.
We welcome your suggestions and comments. Please tell us how we can improve, or if there are other plants you wish we carried.