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Our 1st shipment for 2015 has arrived!  We have  Chokeberry, Barberry, junipers and Honeyberry.View a list of Bailey Nurseries products we carry
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Perenials and Trees

Look for new arrivals in the spring of 2014

Trees and Bushes

Look for new arrivals in the spring of 2014

Garden Green® Compost You'll Dig™ is a premium soil amendment produced year-round at WLSSD's (Western Lake Superior Sanitary District) Organics Composting Facility.   The finished compost is tested in an independent, certified lab according to the guidelines established by the United States Composting Council's Standards of Testing Assurance Program.

What's New?

Our Spring Seeds have arrived!
Seeds of Change Organic Seeds
and Fedco Seeds

Since 1929, The Espoma Company has been the pioneer in natural gardening solutions. From our leading organic plant food, Holly-tone®, to our new Espoma Organic Potting Mixes, we provide the most extensive selection of natural organic products that work in harmony with nature to grow beautiful lawns & gardens, preserve natural resources, and make a safer world for future generations.

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Fox Farm Ocean Forest Potting Soil
The ultimate potting soil—everything your plants need, in one bag. Ocean Forest® is a powerhouse blend of premium earthworm castings, bat guano, and sea-going fish and crab meal.

Composted forest humus, sandy loam, and sphagnum peat moss give Ocean Forest® its light, aerated texture. Start with Ocean Forest® and watch your plants come alive!
Netherland Bulb Company

Netherland Bulb Company is a supplier of premium Dutch bulbs and bare root perennials grown and shipped directly from our farms and packing facilities in Holland. All of our bulbs are hand inspected and only the very finest, premium bulbs.

Netherland Bulb Company has been a family owned and operated business on both sides of the ocean for more than 25 years.

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A variety of amaryllis and paperwhites to decorate your home this Holiday!

Spring Bulbs for Summer Flowers

Dahlias, Asiatic lilies and gladiolus bulbs along with hosta and false spirea.

Your seed mix should be selected based on your site research, budget, and project goals. In many cases, one of Shooting Star Native Seeds’ pre-designed native seed mixes is an ideal match for a project. They’ve been designed in cooperation with the Cook County Soil and Water district specifically for our area, will thrive in a broad range of environmental conditions, and will bloom throughout the year.  These native species also attract wildlife, provide vegetative soil cover, and discourage the spread of invasive and non-native plants.

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Forest / Wildflower Mix

Grasses/Cover Crop 
Oats Avena sativa 34.00%
Annual Rye Lolium italicum 6.00%
Canada Wild Rye Elymus canadensis 20.00%
Poverty Oats Danthonia spicata 7.00%
Slender Wheatgrass Agropyron trachycaulum 16.00%

Large-leaved Aster Aster macrophyllus 0.50%
Northern Bedstraw Gallium boreale 0.50%
Showy Sunflower Helianthus laetiflorus 3.00%
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta 7.00%
Columbine Aquilegia canadensis 2.00%
Stiff Goldenrod Solidago rigida 3.50%
Gray Goldenrod Solidago nemoralis 0.50%

Native Grass Mix

Fringed Brome Bromus ciliatus 8.00%
Poverty Oats Danthonia spicata 2.00%
Canada Wild Rye Elymus canadensis 7.00%
Slender Wheatgrass Agropyron trachycaulum 8.00%
Fowl Bluegrass Poa palustris 5.00%

Cover Crop 
Oats Avena sativa 55.00%
Annual Rye Lolium italicum 15.00%

Wildflower and native grass

Forest Wildflower Mix and Cook County Native Grass Mix.

Plantskydd Animal Repellant

Plantskydd offers plant protection against deer, elk, moose, rabbit, squirrels, chipmunks, 
and other pests.

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Plantskydd Deer Repellant

#1 Most effective, #1 longest lasting, #1 most tested

Effective against deer, elk, moose and rabbits.

Plantskydd Granular

Repels rabbits and small critters, including chipmunks, squirrels, voles, nutria and oppossum.

Annual seed can generally be planted in any garden in any area of the world. The maturity of the plant will depend on the length of the growing season in specific areas. If you know how long your growing season is you can choose plants that have enough time to mature by looking at "Days to Maturity" listed on each seedpack and in each seed description, for example (60-90 days).

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