A Few Plants in Various Areas on the Farm:
We started growing plants for sale in the mid-90’s. Chris started with perennials and we grew from there. Perennials are still our specialty, carrying over 600 varieties.
We also provide a wide variety of annuals, including many Proven Winners selections.
Because we are a farm market first and foremost, our selection and quality of vegetable plants is excellent. Bill grows both common varieties and commercial varieties that exhibit better disease resistance and growth habits.
Our shrub and tree selection focuses on lesser known varieties. We carry a few of the more common plants, but don’t be surprised to find a plant you have never seen before.
We try to plant some of every variety somewhere in our display gardens. Sometimes we just want to determine the plant’s growth habit for ourselves and sometimes we simply want to see if it will survive in our Zone 4 climate. We do carry a number of plants listed as hardy to Zone 5, but most are hardy to Zone 4. Know your area before buying! You can check out the USDA hardiness zone map of Wisconsin as well as the last frost and first frost dates here. The USDA hardiness zone map of the entire United States is here. If you are more optimistic, or would rather use the last 18 years worth of climactic data to determine your hardiness zone, check out the Arbor Day Foundation revised hardiness map.