New for Spring 2019!!
Heuchera 'Spellbound'

New for Spring 2019!! Heuchera 'Spellbound'

New for Spring 2019!
Hosta 'Dancing Queen'

New for Spring 2019! Hosta 'Dancing Queen'

New for Spring 2019!
Hosta 'Forbidden Fruit'

New for Spring 2019! Hosta 'Forbidden Fruit'

New for 2019!
Hosta 'Paul's Glory'

New for 2019! Hosta 'Paul's Glory'

New for Spring 2019!
Iris 'Versicolor'

New for Spring 2019! Iris 'Versicolor'

Wendy's Pick

It's the most wonderful time of the year!! We hope you enjoy this time of year when everything seems to have a little more sparkle! 

 

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 26 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! 

 

Don't know your zone? Click here!

 

 

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.