We are merely stewards of this land and the creatures with whom we share it, and we're always conscious of doing our part. We have been a certified Monarch Waystation for almost 30 years, and Sally's garden is full of flowers for pollinators, all season long. The elderberry harvest is shared with the birds; we bag our portion and they get the rest. We leave bushes uncovered over the winter for the deer. The farm's mix of open fields and woods is excellent habitat for many creatures, flora and fauna.
This spring, we're planting trees and shrubberies that will attract and support bird, bee, and butterfly life. If you'd like to help us, you can sponsor a planting. Choose which tree or bush, and we'll put up a handmade wooden sign thanking you. You can come visit and check on your plant's progress, and if you're not local we'll send periodic updates.
Thank you for helping us make this little piece of the planet a little better. Get dirty, create habitat, leave happy.
xo Team Topsy
Description of Varietals Golden Twig Dogwood - native shrub often used for erosion control, berries popular with birds Fragrant Sumac - spreads readily in poor soil, controls erosion, berry-like fruit popular with wildlife Littleleaf Lilac - fragrant flowering shrub, beloved by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds Black Chokeberry - native shrub grows anywhere, berries popular with wildlife Nannyberry - aka sheepberry, tree-like shrub whose leaves turn purple-red in fall, berries popular with wildlife Black Currant - grows well everywhere, berries popular with wildlife and people Wafer Ash - native tree is happy in poor soil, flowers popular with butterflies Manchu Cherry - reliable producer in cool climates, berries popular with wildlife and people