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Dave: Hi, I am Dave Epstein and we are here at garden in the woods part of New England Wild Flower Society with Scott LaFleur. And Scott we are going to go into a little bit of a tour today and you know people love native plants and you can actually came here and probably see more native plants in a couple of hours than you could see crisscrossing the whole country.
Scott: Absolutely we have 15 variety of plants here and about 150 rare and endangered species and it would take you traveling all over North America forever to see all this plants. One day here, you got them all.
Dave: I am going to let you to be a tour guide.
Scott: Let us go.
Dave: I will let you lead.
Scott: All right.
Dave: You know even on a cloudy rainy day some people think what I am going to do. It is really is beautiful with just the different foliage with all the things in bloom the colors the textures the roof garden it is just like terrific. What is our next stop?
Scott: Let us go to the lily pond there is always things going on here there is life like you hear the frogs chirping. We got crickets in the evening, the plants across the waves it is just glorious this time of the year.
Dave: So beautiful pond where are we going now?
Scott: Now we are going over the rock garden.
Dave: What is this plant it is native to the western part of the US but I just find so fascinating something you expect to see here in New England.
Scott: Exactly and a lot of things would plants for rock gardens are there from the western part of the US they can handle our really cold temperatures sometimes one of the things they can handle is really our moist wet conditions all winter long. So when you are building rock gardens one of the things I wanted to do provide a lot of drainage.
Dave: What are the other plants that you have here in the garden?
Scott: Sky blue penstemens in here we have some really fantastic silenes some sedums we also have our coast violet which is really nice. Violet is really interesting leaf shape to it and the curly head clematis, clematis from our town
Dave: And I notice across the way here form the rock garden you have that is amsonia and that is really easy to grow is it not?
Scott: Absolutely and that the amsnia hubrichtii it has really nice teen leaf to it great fall yellow color to it:
Dave: So Scott I have seen a lot of plants and I know the great thing about being here is I can actually take some of this home can I?
Scott: Absolutely we have nice nursery here we grow all of our plants out in Whitney Massachusetts and they are right here for you to take with you.
Dave: I found this great little plumb biterroot it is a beautiful little plant you did not go into the woods and dig this up right.
Scott: Absolutely, not the New England Wild Flower Society was founded on the principles stop collecting plants in the wild so we have our nursery in Whitney Massachusetts where we reproduce all this plants ourselves so it is all ethically done and it is safer the environment is safer all the plants are out there in the wild.
Dave: So if you want a rare plant like that lady sleeper this is the pace to get it.
Dave: Do not go out to the woods and try to find them.
Scott: Please do not do that.
Dave: Scott, this is really informative thank you for the tour.
Scott: Thanks Dave.
Dave: Beautiful leave on a cloudy day and we hope you come back every week for all of our tips and some help at GrowingWsisdom.com