In collaboration with the Lexington Conservation Division, and with logistical support from the Recreation Department and Department of Public Works, Lexington Living Landscapes began an annual native plant kit sale in 2021.
Each year, the Native Plant Kits we offer are a selection of species chosen for bloom time and attractiveness to pollinators and were grown at a certified organic native perennial farm in New Hampshire. They arrive as robust, healthy young plants. These kits have proven to be very popular!
In 2021, we offered kits of four species: Zizia aurea (golden Alexander), Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot), Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (narrow-leaved mountain-mint), and Solidago caesia (blue-stemmed goldenrod). All 1200 plants (100 kits of 12 plants each) were sold and planted in gardens throughout Lexington and nearby towns!
In 2022, we offered 50 sun-loving kits (foxglove beardtongue, spotted bee balm, clustered mountain mint, showy goldenrod) and 62 shade-prefering kits (foam flower, woodland phlox, hairy beardtongue, and blue-stemmed goldenrod)--a total of 1344 plants!
We asked the people who purchased kits in either or both years to share where they planted, to generate a map of growing pollinator plant gardens around Lexington. Sixty people contributed location information to generate this map! If you purchased a kit and would like to be added please email us at email@example.com. We would be very happy to grow another pin on the map!
To see our 2023 offerings (sun kits, shade kits, and *new* a la carte shrubby plants), see our Upcoming Events page during March - May 2023.