Deer resistance is important to many people so here are our favorite plants that deer tend to avoid starting with the letter A!
Achillea, or Yarrow, is generally ignored by deer. Shown here is 'New Vintage Red'

Deer resistance is important to many people so here are our favorite plants that deer tend to avoid starting with the letter A! Achillea, or Yarrow, is generally ignored by deer. Shown here is 'New Vintage Red'

Agastache is not only deer-resistant, it's drought tolerant! Shown here is 'Little Adder'

Agastache is not only deer-resistant, it's drought tolerant! Shown here is 'Little Adder'

Allium has a strong scent so deer don't like it! Shown here is 'Millenium', the perennial plant of the year for 2018.

Allium has a strong scent so deer don't like it! Shown here is 'Millenium', the perennial plant of the year for 2018.

Birds love the berries of Aralia 'Sun King' but deer aren't fond of this lovely shade plant!

Birds love the berries of Aralia 'Sun King' but deer aren't fond of this lovely shade plant!

Bees and butterflies flock to Asclepias but deer don't like the taste. And of course we all know how important milkweed is for Monarchs! Shown here is Swamp Milkweed.

Bees and butterflies flock to Asclepias but deer don't like the taste. And of course we all know how important milkweed is for Monarchs! Shown here is Swamp Milkweed.

Another shade-loving perennial deer avoid is Astilbe. Deer don't care for rough leaves and Astilbe 'Visions' in particular has rough-textured leaves.

Another shade-loving perennial deer avoid is Astilbe. Deer don't care for rough leaves and Astilbe 'Visions' in particular has rough-textured leaves.

Artemisia 'Silver Mound' is a classic perennial that deer ignore--but it's great for a children's garden because it's so soft to the touch!

Artemisia 'Silver Mound' is a classic perennial that deer ignore--but it's great for a children's garden because it's so soft to the touch!

Anemone is reliably deer-resistant and we are growing Snow Drop Anemone this year!

Anemone is reliably deer-resistant and we are growing Snow Drop Anemone this year!

Groundcover Ajuga is great for shade and deer tend to leave it alone!!
Check back next week for more Deer Resistant plants!

Groundcover Ajuga is great for shade and deer tend to leave it alone!! Check back next week for more Deer Resistant plants!

Wendy's Pick

We are excited about our lineup for 2019--here's hoping for an early Spring! :)

 

Here's a little info about Green Gate Farms: 

 

When you buy from us, you are buying:

  • Missouri-grown plants --The plants we sell are grown at Green Gate Farms and delivered locally (250 mile radius of the farm) in our truck the same week you place your order! Our delivery fees are very reasonable and your plants arrive looking as beautiful as they did when they left our place that same morning!

  • A finished, retail-ready product in gallons and flats with a nice photo tag. We do not grow plugs or starter plants. Each plant is hand-picked for you!

  • Bee-friendly, Neonic-free plants! In addition, our Asclepias (Milkweed) crop is treated only when necessary with a biological, non-systemic insecticide as to not harm the Monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillar) who's only diet is the leaves of milkweed plants!

  • The person taking your order (me!) is on-site and personally oversees each order as it is being processed! When you call GGF, I'm the one who answers the phone, too! Our staff is small and local, so we take care with each and every order!

  • Plants that you can send back with our driver at the time of delivery if you are not 100% thrilled with them. We will credit your invoice on the spot--it's that easy!

  • Weekly deliveries to St Louis (Wednesdays) and Kansas City (Thursdays) all season long!

We are wholesale ONLY, do not sell to the public, nor will you ever find prices on this website. Therefore, you can freely use it with customers to show them plants--works great when you are talking to them over the phone!

If you have not ordered from us before, give us a try! We are celebrating 27 years in business!!

 

Thank you!

Wendy Becker

Wholesale Account Manger


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To receive our wholesale availability and price list, click on Commercial Accounts and fill out the form about your business and we'll email it out to you upon approval! We are wholesale-only and do not sell to the public.

Or send me an email at: wendyb@greengatefarms.com with any questions you may have! Let me know what you think of this page--I'd love to hear from you! Remember, if you EVER have any questions about our plants--we're just a phone call or email away!! 

I want to send a big "THANK YOU" out to the Missouri Botanical Gardenfor all of their assistance with plant questions, photos, and descriptions for this website!

 

  We are neonic-free!!

 

 

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The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) is a nationwide call to action to preserve and create gardens and landscapes that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across America.

Join the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

 

Green Gate Farms' display beds are part of the challenge! Add yours by clicking on the link above! 

 

 

Want a butterfly garden? Here are tips from the Missouri Botanical Garden!

Plant your garden in full sun 

Plants, especially flowering plants, need sun to make food for themselves and nectar for butterflies.  Butterflies also need sun to warm their bodies for flight. 

Plant butterfly-attracting flowers 
Butterflies are attracted to flowers with strong scents and bright colors where they drink sweet, energy-rich nectar. Select plants that are native to your area and they will attract local butterflies.

Include host plants in your garden 
Butterflies lay their eggs on host plants that the emerging caterpillars will eat. The sight of a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis will more than make up for the chewed leaves. 

Use colorful plants 
Butterflies see more colors than humans do. They seem to prefer red, orange, yellow, purple and dark pink. A large, colorful garden is easy for butterflies to find and encourages them to stay longer.

Don't use chemical pesticides 
Pesticides kill butterflies, caterpillars and other useful insects.  Try these methods instead: 

  • plant marigolds, petunias, mint and other herbs that naturally repel pests
  • encourage ladybugs and dragonflies to dine in your garden
  • wash pests away with insecticidal soap.

Learn about native butterflies 
Each butterfly has a favorite nectar plant and needs a specific host plant where it will lay eggs.  Learn about local butterflies, so you can provide the right match of plants to make your garden a popular hangout.

Sit back and enjoy the butterflies 
You've set the stage; now watch the show. You won't be disappointed.

Plants for Birds:

Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea)

Coneflowers are a tried-and-true garden staple, and wildlife are drawn to them, too. These beautiful blooms attract butterflies and other pollinators during the summer and provide seeds for goldfinches and other birds in the fall.

Milkweed (Asclepias)

Milkweed is best known for hosting monarch butterfly caterpillars, but they attract loads of insects that are great for birds, too. Bonus: the flowers are gorgeous. Some birds use the fiber from the milkweed to spin nests for its chicks. Goldfinches, and other birds, also use the downy part of the seed to line their nests.

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

The cardinal flower’s bright red petals resemble the flowing robes worn by Roman Catholic cardinals, after which it was named. While few insects can navigate the long tubular flowers, hummingbirds feast on the cardinal flower’s nectar with their elongated beaks.

Blue False Indigo (Baptisia)

These pretty flowers look like pea blossoms and are usually blue. A single plant can grow to be 5 feet high and 2 feet wide. Baptisia sprouts interesting seedpods that will bring in the birds.

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

Birds adore this garden classic. The traditional black-eyed Susan has a dark center and bright-yellow petals, but now there are a few new color combos to choose from. Grow in full sun to light shade for blooms in summer through autumn. House finches, chickadees and American goldfinches will feed on the seed heads.

Coreopsis

Nectar-rich blooms appeal to hummingbirds and butterflies, while the seeds provide food for sparrows, chickadees, finches and other seed-eating birds. Plant drought-tolerant coreopsis in full sun.

Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)

Liatris shines in late spring through summer. It attracts hummingbirds to its spikes of lavender, rose or white blossoms. American goldfinches, tufted titmice and other seed eaters savor its seed heads.

Yarrow (Achillea)

Flattened clusters of tiny flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies, while the seeds of yarrow appeal to many songbirds.

Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)

With full tufts of fuzzy flower spikes that turn into natural birdseed, fountain grass seems to be heaven-sent. One or more of its many varieties, which reach 2 to 5 feet, will add charm to your backyard wildlife habitat.

Goldenrod (Solidago)

All it takes is a few goldenrod plants to light up your garden in late summer, and provide birds a continual food source. Also, give the plants plenty of room to spread. They won’t disappoint, especially as many other plants fade

Sedum 

Just when your other plants begin their fall decline, Autumn Joy sedum will take the spotlight with its brightening star-shaped blooms. Most sedums are hardy in all but the coldest climates. The late-autumn seed heads attract birds, including finches and chickadees, so don’t cut them back until spring.

Prairie Dropseed (sporobolus heterolepis)

Used for both cover and nesting habitat by grassland birds.  Seeds are consumed by many birds in late summer and winter.

Aster, New England

More than one hundred or more species of caterpillars may feed on asters, which provide food for breeding birds.  Finches and wild turkey are known to feed on the seeds.