What can you tell me about buying and propagating woodland plants?

gwtamaraJanuary 1, 2013

Posted by mary ann: I just recently purchased two acres of property in northern Michigan. I have a few wildflowers including Trillium and Jack-in-the-pulpits, marsh marigolds and spotted forget-me-nots. Where can I purchase more of these and how can I best propagate those that I have???

Ronald Conboy Fl/9b: I wouldn't do anything major for the first year, just let things come up. You might be pleasantly surprised at what is already there. A great resource for woodland plants is the Shady Oaks Nursery in Waseca, Mn. And of course there is Plant Delights in North Carolina.

Linda D. (Lily Pods): Trillium will self-seed. Just don't pick the blooms if you want the plant to blossom again. Trilliums are an endangered species here and there is a $50 per flower fine for picking them on public lands. Your land sounds as if it is quite wet, since marsh marigolds are growing. You might want to drive around and check out local building sites, as many times you can rescue a lot of plants that will be destroyed.

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