The Barn Blog: Dig it!

June is perennial gardening month and as such, we have designed a free perennial garden design, just for you.

We get asked all the time about which perennials to use that attract butterflies. By planting native perennials,...

10 Native Perennials For Your Butterfly Garden

by Julie Joyce on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 02:19 PM

Native perennials, plants that have come to grow naturally in our regaion without human intervention, continue to grow in popularity. Having evolved in the local ecosystem, they are easier to grow and hardy. Natives provide...

Go Native: 10 Native Perennials to Plant Now!

by Julie Joyce on Sat, Aug 08, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Native perennials, plants that have come to grow naturally in our regaion without human intervention, continue to grow in popularity. Having evolved in the local ecosystem, they are easier to grow and hardy. Natives provide...

Your Own Native Prickly Pear Cactus

by Julie Joyce on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 02:02 PM

Native Perennials for Illinois include some surprises! This Eastern Prickly Pear is coming into bloom right now at The Barn Nursery. Learn more about this native perennial by clicking here.

Believe it or not... This cactus...