I grow local native shade plants from seed in my backyard. My seeds are gathered locally or collected from my own native gardens. I have been growing natives since 1988. Most take five years or more to reach maturity. During the winter months I make pillows from vintage material including leather and oriental rug pillows in a variety of sizes.
Nancy Palmgreen started her first native only garden at her condo in Amherst in the 1980’s. In 2012 she moved to Conway and brought her plants. There, she found many others in her new back yard near the Bear River and Pea Brook in Conway. She has been collecting seeds and propagating plants since then. While the plants sleep during the winter, she makes pillows from vintage materials with her 1954 Singer sewing machine.
Stop by her booth to find native shade plants such as Bloodroot, American Ginger, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, False Solomon’s Seal, Cranesbill, Sundrops, New England Aster, Mayapple, Columbine, Virgin’s Bower, Wild Cucumber, Wild Cucumber Root, Solomon’s Seal, Hostas, Iris, local sunflower, (not all available in first few weeks of the season). Stop by the booth for pillows made from vintage materials including oriental rugs, saddlebag’s, and leather.