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Changes at the Vagary

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Monarch visiting the Vagary

Since 1985 the Vagary has grown quality perennials, native plants, and herbs for sale in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Twin Cities area. In the past we have sold plants at the St. Paul Farmers' Market and at sales at our home several times each year. 2012 was our last year of sales at the St. Paul Farmers' Market. 2015 marked the last year of retail sales at our home.

In 2016 we will retail plants at a handful of sales events in the Twin Cities area. We will continue to sell plants by special order and to do some custom growing.

We are also narrowing the range of plants offered with a focus on perennial native plants that serve as food and habitat sources for pollinators such as butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and especially Monarch butterflies. The number of species we offer has been reduced from over 150 to about 70, with emphasis on Asclepias (milkweeds) and Liatris (blazingstars). Our plant list has been updated to reflect this. We no longer sell herbs or non-native perennials.

Here is a link to our information sheet on Minnesota Milkweeds for Monarchs.

Sales Events in 2016

We are planning to be at the following sales events in 2016.

Burnsville Native Plant Market Saturday, May 21st 9am - 1pm
Landscape Revival: Native Plant Expo and Market Saturday, June 4th 9am - 3pm
Minneapolis Monarch Festival Saturday, September 10th 10am - 4pm

More information will be available for each of these events as they draw near.

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