Spring is coming! We will start our spring season on Saturday, April 6, 10 am-5 pm. Our regular hours are:
Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Through the end of June. We'll open again in September.
If you can't come during regular hours, feel free to contact me at 345-4199 for an appointment.
Directions to the Nursery:
From the North End, follow Hill Road West to Castle Drive. Go straight onto Castle Drive one block and turn right on Stinger. Park on right, nursery is at the end of Stinger.
From downtown, take State Street to Collister, right on Collister to Hill Road, left on Hill Road to Castle Drive. Go straight onto Castle Drive one block and turn right on Stinger. Park on right, nursery is at the end of Stinger.
From Glenwood: Take State Street towards town. Turn left at Pierce Park, then right at the first stop sign, Castle Drive. Follow Castle Drive past Cynthia Mann School and turn left on Stinger. Park on right, nursery is at the end of Stinger.
Or to see a map, please go to:
At Draggin’ Wing Farm/water-thrifty & native plant nursery in Boise, Idaho, we offer a wide selection of native and regionally adapted ornamental plants for water-conserving landscapes. Our plants are all perennials, selected for beauty, cold-hardiness and low maintenance as well as drought-tolerance.
On this website, you can:
*See our current listing of plants that will be available this year, at the Plant Lists tab. You will also find my list of the best and easiest xeric plants available, the best groundcovers, flowering native plants and evergreen plants. These lists may change throughout the year as availability changes.
*View descriptions and photographs of plants by category (Groundcovers, Flowering Plants, Grasses, or Shrubs, Trees and Foliage Plants) at the Plants tab. Please note that the division into categories can be somewhat arbitrary. Check all categories if in doubt.
*Check out the list of Natives that I will have available this year.
*See photos of sample landscapes.
*Learn more about water-thrifty landscaping, or xeriscaping.
*See some photos of Demo/Test Beds and find out what goes on there.
*Find local landscapers, check out some useful books on native plants and xeriscaping as well as links to resources on the web.
*If you have any questions, phone Diane at 345-4199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org..
Demonstration/Test Beds: Come out and take a tour of our xeriscape demonstration and test beds. This is an opportunity to see a wide variety of plants as they will look in a mature garden. The beds are constantly changing throughout the year--but look beautiful even in winter! See how you can plan a landscape for four seasons. And now, you can see the progress on the new Northern High Desert Landscape, using only plants native to our bioregion. Please phone ahead, 345-4199.
Out of town customers: Sorry, we do not ship! I hope you can come to Boise sometime!
Need help with your water-thrifty landscape? We now offer consulting and design services. Phone Diane at 345-4199.
Sizes: Groundcovers are available in small pots, (2" x 5"). Grasses and other perennials are available in medium pots (3" x 5.5") or one-gallon pots. Shrubs and trees are available in two- or five-gallon pots.
Prices: Small-5”- $3.00
Medium - $4.00
Large, 2-5 gallons $15-25
Please note: We are unable to accept credit or debit cards. Cash and checks are fine!
We offer quantity/wholesale discounts as well. Please ask.
What makes Draggin’ Wing Farm so special?
*We focus exclusively on native and drought-tolerant perennials, shrubs and grasses.
*We test all of our plants in large demonstration gardens to see if they do well in the Boise area. We encourage folks to stroll around the demonstration gardens and see how our plants perform and what they look like when mature.
*When we find plants that do well in our local conditions, we continue growing and selling them year after year so that our customers are assured of a continuous supply of well-adapted species. We only grow plants that we love!
*We constantly experiment with new plants to expand the range of our offerings and find new species that do well with limited water in our area.
*We are especially committed to working with species that are native to Southern Idaho and the Northern Rocky Mountain/Great Basin region. We also offer a variety of terrific xeric plants from other geographic regions, like the American Southwest, the Mediterranean and even South Africa.
*We grow all our perennials, grasses and some shrubs from seeds, cuttings or division right here in the nursery--instead of importing them from large wholesale nurseries. We bring in limited quantites of bare root native shrubs each spring and them grow them up here in the nursery.
*We grow many of our native plants from seed collected locally.
*We use organic growing practices--no toxic pesticides or herbicides, no chemical fertilizers.
*We offer consulting and design services specifically for native and drought-tolerant landscaping. We advise customers on how to minimize water use and reduce maintenance chores in the garden.