Jeff, The native plants that we received from you turned out beautiful. Even after having them on display for several days at the Wyandotte County fair, once planted they flourished. Definitely quality Kansas natives.
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Kansas City, KS 66101
Hi Jeff, I bought several varieties of plants from you and thought you might like to know how they are doing. The Gray Goldenrod, Pale Coneflower and Black-eyed Susans are flourishing and expanding. I especially love the Cutleaf Coneflower and Drummond Aster. The Swamp milkweed has been wonderful--last year I successfully raised a Monarch from a caterpillar that I found feeding on it. It was a thrill to watch the Monarch lift off after he emerged from his chrysalis. My neighbors really like the Cup Plants because they grow so tall they can easily see them. I get lots of compliments on these and all the other plants I got from you. One thing that surprised me is that almost all the plants put out a few blooms the first year. I wasn't really expecting anything until at least the second year. I've enjoyed the plants so much I'm going to expand my flower bed. As soon as I have it ready I'll be ordering some of your other varieties. By the way, all the information you have on your web site has been really helpful; I particularly like the good photos. Oh, one last
thing: The plants have been remarkably hardy. Most have survived occasions of too much water, not enough water, too much sun, not enough sun, you name it. I think that says something about how well
suited native plants are to our gardens. Just like nature intended!
Jeff, The Cup Plant I bought from you last June is a very health, happy plant - about 15 inches across. The cold didn't seem to bother this plant/leaves. I am excited about watching it this year...it lived through the drought but that's about it - last year. Believe I found it on page 147 in the Tallgrass Prairie Wildlfowers book. Also the Golden Alexander and Prairie Ragwort have buds....both new from you last June. They are short but plants look good. You are right....the only plant I thought I lost last year was the Fleabane...you told me it was probably alive but dormant - it is up now! The sunshine is helping all of us today! Thanks Jeff for your interests and your help in Kansas Native Plants!