Plants With Purpose
Open to the public, our family-farm based retail nursery offers over 75 varieties of perennial wildflowers, flowering trees, and flowering shrubs of benefit to pollinators as well as fruiting trees and shrubs for the backyard fruit producer. We can help you select plants best suited to your specific growing conditions and look forward to serving you.
A dazzling array of native and other wildflowers specifically selected to provide nectar, pollen and butterfly host-plants throughout the year.
Flowering Shrubs & Trees
Plant hope for the future with these flowering trees & shrubs that provide wildlife value as nectar & pollen sources, host-plants & shelter for insects and birds.
Delicious, disease-resistant, cold-hardy varieties especially chosen for the organic or low-chemical input minded small-scale fruit tree grower.
Plants are available for purchase and pick up at our nursery April through October, Monday – Saturday, 9AM-6PM, and at select events.
Plant Sale Events
Jackson Spring Plant Sale
Date: May 20, 2023
Time: 8am - 1pm
Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds
Native Plant Expo & Marketplace
Date: June 3, 2023
Location: Washtenaw Co. Farm Council Grounds (more info here)
Not all our plant varieties are available at every event.
If you are looking for a specific plant please contact us.
Apr 13, 2023 – Brighton Garden Club monthly meeting
Pollinator Plants in Focus
Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
Virginia Bluebells’ stunning electric blue blooms signal the dawn of spring. This beautiful woodland ephemeral is visited by a wide range of pollinators. Combine with Wild Columbine and Wild Geranium for successive waves of dazzling color in your garden.
Growers You Can Trust
“Vince was very helpful in selecting the right plants for my full sun, sandy soil garden area.”
– Susan M., Manchester
“The extra few dollars you'll spend here versus the local home improvement store are a non-issue when you experience the service and see the quality of everything at Windy Rock Farm. Definitely worth checking out!”
– Michelle C., Tecumseh
“Service at Windy Rock Farm is second to none, and the gardening advice is succinct and very helpful.”
– Paul F., Manchester