Saturday, May 15
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 16
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Lasdon Plant Sale will be offering
more than 1,000 plants, trees, shrubs, vegetables and flowers!
This year’s sale has been re-designed to accommodate safety concerns and will have limited access. There is no entry fee and parking is free for this event, however please understand that we will be limiting access to the staging area due to ongoing COVID concerns. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated.
Here are some highlights!
Three different kinds of native milkweed!!
Asclepias verticillata—whorled milkweed
Asclepias incarnate ssp. Pulchra—swamp milkweed
Allium cernuum—nodding onion
Echinacea paradoxa—yellow cone flower
Echinacea tennesseensis ‘Rocky Top’—rocky top Tennessee coneflower
Asarum canadensis—wild ginger
Lupinus polyphyllus—bigleaf lupine
Phlox stolonifera ‘Blue Ridge’
Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’
Phlox ‘Minnie Pearl’
Phlox ‘Rose Bouquet’
Allium sativum ‘Long Island Pink’—garlic
Peppers—lunchbox, bell, shishito
Paeonia ‘Bowl of Beauty’, ‘Edulis Superba’, ‘Immaculee’, ‘Sarah Bernhardt’, ‘Shirley Temple’—Peonies
Papaver ‘Beauty of Livermere’, ‘Pizzicato’, ‘Royal Wedding’, ‘Princess Victoria Louise’—poppies
Salvia ‘Caradonna’—garden sage
Dahlias ‘Giant hybrid mix’
NEW! House Plants
Monstera deliciosa—swiss cheese plants
Great selections for your vegetable and herb gardens!
Everything you could want for your summer vegetable gardens is here:
Tomatoes, Peppers, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumber, Broccoli and more!
Growing a vegetable garden for fresh organic food is more important than ever. Consider growing your own organic vegetables in your backyard, on your patio, and even indoors.
Tree Topics: The 2021 Plant (and Tree) Sale
Special Trees (Part 2)
This is the second installment of what FLPA will be presenting in our 2021 annual Plant Sale. We want to offer you something slightly different with regard to trees this year. We searched for unusual species that are not so easy to get (along with some popular ones as well) and you are not likely to obtain at most nurseries, mainly because they are not commercially mass produced.
So here are some selections we will offer in limited quantities:
Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata) – This is native to the mountains of the Southwest and known for being the longest living species of trees. Because it comes from dry mountainous areas, it prefers well drained, slightly acidic sites, and full sun. It will take it a long time to get 40 feet tall at maximum height so consider it a small conifer.
Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) – Yes, they can grow around here if you plant it in a sunny local that is protected from the winter winds (Hardiness zone 6 or higher). It needs cool, moist (not wet) soils and slightly acidic soils. It is native to the western Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. It will grow to about 50 feet or better around these parts.
PawPaw (Asimina triloba) – This is a shade loving, Eastern US native that produces a large edible tropical looking fruit that tastes like custard. It makes for a great agroforestry addition to your woodlot and it will spread (it is not an invasive tree). Moist, organic soils (not wet) are preferred. The flowers are purple colored and the leaves turn yellow in fall. The beautiful zebra swallowtail butterfly larvae feed on the leaves.
Pagoda Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia) – Also known as Alternate Leaf Dogwood, this small native tree has nice fragrant white flowers and good fall color. It like part shade and well drained organic and slightly acidic soils. This is a fine complement tree to its cousins; Pink Flowering Dogwood (Coruns florida ‘rubra’) and White Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) which we will also be offering.
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) – Is a great, often overlooked native tree. It has 3 different shaped leaves, produces small yellow flowers, has excellent fall color and wildlife loves its fruit. It likes dryer, sunny sites and can get up to 40 feet. It is known to have medicinal properties as well.
Franklinia (Franklinia alatamaha) – This native tree is no longer found in the wild but survives within the nursery trade. It is a small stunning tree that produces creamy fragrant white flowers in summer and has deep, red/purple fall colors. It requires rich but well drained soils and full sun to some part shade. It will only get to 15 feet tall and is a great focal tree for your collection.
Saskatoon Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Saskatoon’) – This small tree native to western Canada and the northwestern US also goes by the name of shadblow or shadbush. We selected this variety because it has the best tasting berries of all the varieties. Birds love it as well so you will have a battle on your hands. The tree grows in part shade to full sun (but more sum means more berries) and likes most soils except very wet or very dry. It produces white flowers in spring and has nice fall colors. It will reach about 15 feet tall.