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Equilibrium

November 12, 2006
12:27 AM

Post #2905725

I didn't realize Go Gardening could get within 25 miles of where we garden-
http://davesgarden.com/products/go/advanced.php?type=gardencenters

And Plant Scout can find the exact plant you want-
http://davesgarden.com/products/ps/

This message was edited Mar 8, 2008 4:13 PM
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2006
12:53 AM

Post #2905864

Here is a few of my favorites to add to your "sticky":

This one is in Texas but they are also native to other states too:
http://tejasnativebulbs.com/

California located but Western USA native bulbs:
http://www.telosrarebulbs.com/

Seeds for Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana:
http://www.seedsource.com/

Sorry I made a mistake about the name of this one on the other thread--northern mid-west plains states seeds:
http://www.prairiemoon.com/

Let me get out my journals--I know I have some for southeastern states too.
Debbie

Wow--that California site is great--I could literally spend the evening on that site--great stuff and info!









This message was edited Nov 11, 2006 8:04 PM
paalexan
Las Cruces, NM

November 12, 2006
1:03 AM

Post #2905889

Many native plant societies have lists of nurseries that sell native plants... for instance, here's Arizona's:

http://aznps.org/html/az_plant_sources.html

And New Mexico's:

http://npsnm.unm.edu/links.html

Patrick Alexander
Equilibrium

November 12, 2006
1:09 AM

Post #2905908

dmj, would you please look up the native range of the plants being offered by http://www.telosrarebulbs.com/? So that I can add them under the appropriate western state?

I know the native range of the plants Prairie Moon offers so I'm ok there.

dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2006
1:12 AM

Post #2905919

OK--They have alot of stuff at Telos Rare Bulbs---Might take me a minute or two. ;) Debbie

Most of them seem to be indicating California and Oregon--will keep looking in Flora and Fauna of North America Site.

This message was edited Nov 11, 2006 8:24 PM
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2006
1:34 AM

Post #2905988

Here's one from West Virginia (can't personally vouch for them--but they do have trilliums):
http://shadyhills.com/

Debbie
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2006
1:38 AM

Post #2905992

Don't know how I managed to forget Niche Gardens but they have natives too that cover many states--located in North Carolina:
http://www.nichegardens.com/

I have gotten stuff from them in past years, not this year though.
Equilibrium

November 12, 2006
1:38 AM

Post #2905993

You may not be able to vouch for them but I can vouch for them. I've ordered from them before and they have fantastic plants. I ordered Aplectrum hyemale and Panax quinquefolium from them and I was thrilled. Mind you, these are bareroots and people aren't often comfortable with that. Good find dmj!

oh oh oh! I can vouch for Niche Gardens. I forgot what I ordered from them though.

This message was edited Nov 11, 2006 8:39 PM
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2006
1:41 AM

Post #2905999

You might want to enter that in the GardenWatchdog--they have no entries and it helps them to grow. =)

Gotta support the native growers--many people just aren't interested in growing native plants--I personally can't understand why...
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2006
1:46 AM

Post #2906014

Pine Ridge Gardens in Arkansas has natives as well as non-natives:
http://www.pineridgegardens.com/

Are we having fun yet? =)
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 12, 2006
1:50 AM

Post #2906029

I am. Glad to see something good happening. hart posted this link a while back in the Mid-Atlantic forum

http://www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/Nursery.htm
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2006
1:54 AM

Post #2906035

Great Link--I'm looking at that Northern Marlboro County place now!

Yep, many states there--I also don't know how I forgot about Plants Delight in North Carolina--they have natives from Texas and Florida that I know of--probably other states too.

This message was edited Nov 11, 2006 8:56 PM
Equilibrium

November 12, 2006
1:58 AM

Post #2906046

I just ran into something I have never run into before... I guess I don't edit much but I just received a prompt that stated I had reached my per day edit limit and couldn't edit any more posts. Tomorrow I will go back in and add the other goodies being provided.

I remember what I bought at Niche gardens... Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls'. Neat plant.

One other little thing would be nice though when adding these nurseries if at all possible... Please try to make sure if they sell species other than natives that the indigenous species are either clearly marked as being indigenous or vice versa. It's too hard for people who aren't familiar with the Latin names to pick through and look up every plant. Most go to a native plant nursery to try to avoid having to think or put much effort into their plant selecitons. It would also be nice to exclude any nursery that is selling a plant formally listed as an exotic invasive only because some people are getting really upset about getting sold those types of plants from sites they believed were "safe".
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 12, 2006
2:02 AM

Post #2906057

http://www.stonesiloprairie.com/index.html

Wiscosin
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2006
2:17 AM

Post #2906088

Another great site Claypa!

You can just add them as allowed Equilibrium.

Some sites are good about putting the country of origin...Plants Delight, and a few other nameless sites, for instance--others simply indicate "native" but not to what parts of the country--many good sites for buying natives also sell other non-natives for economic reasons (unfortunately--native plant lovers are not in the majority).

And then there's that "grey" area of native in one area invasive or a pest in other areas. I never could understand how a native plant could really be considered an invasive species--I've always felt it was just well suited to its environment--but that's just my opinion. As long as its not an exotic species.
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2006
3:21 AM

Post #2906198

There is a small one in Appleton, but they don't have a website I guess - Native Solutions.
Another WI is:
http://www.prairienursery.com/
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2006
1:18 PM

Post #2906741

Well thank you Al for chiming in here!
Equilibrium

November 12, 2006
8:00 PM

Post #2907671

Stone Silo is great claypa! Hey Al, the limit on the number of edits must be per 24 hour period of time because I still can't edit the original post. Prairie Nursery is an excellent addition and I want to add Bluestone Perennials myself. I will get them added as soon as I can.
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2006
8:05 PM

Post #2907681

I have not ordered from these people, but do peruse their catalog

http://www.sunlightgardens.com/
Equilibrium

November 12, 2006
8:22 PM

Post #2907726

Great one Al, I'm going to have to make a mental note you found that as we're looking at buying property in Tennessee in the Cumberland Plateau area this coming spring.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2006
9:07 PM

Post #2907862

Very good one Al--I see they have a lot of coneflowers at good prices--a fact I'm sure caught your attention. ;)
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2006
9:34 PM

Post #2907930

Lauren - actually Mr. Bigcity is going to Knoxville for Thanksgiving.

Deb - if I didn't have all then already I surely would consider them. I'm not sure how I got on their mailing list - they must have bought it, but it is good for learing latin names since the catolog is arranged by them and not common names.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2006
9:37 PM

Post #2907935

Well Al, they have good prices for me to let them "fry" in August...
candyinpok
Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 5b)

November 12, 2006
11:25 PM

Post #2908210

Here's one for the Hudson Valley area of NY.

http://www.catskillnativenursery.com/

Equilibrium

November 13, 2006
4:35 AM

Post #2908988

Great additions everyone! I have edited the post to reflect all that you shared. If you have purchased from any of these nurseries, please add your comments to the Garden Watchdog.

http://davesgarden.com/gwd/

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


November 13, 2006
12:33 PM

Post #2909300

Here's a list of native/wildflower plant vendors by state/province: http://davesgarden.com/gwd/advanced.php?state=&country=&category=25&search_text=&submit=Search&sorter=state

and here's a list of native/wildflower seed vendors, also by state/province: http://davesgarden.com/gwd/advanced.php?state=&country=&category=30&search_text=&submit=Search&sorter=state

You can re-sort either of those by rating or alphabetically - just click on the column headings.

If there are other mailorder vendors that should be added, please let us know, or submit them yourself (there's a link, within the colored bar of links to "add a company".)

Your comments (hopefully you've had some good experiences, but even if they're not all positive, then constructive) will help others know who to patronize, and who to avoid. And that can help all these companies do a better job, and keep the good companies in business - for many of them, "word of mouth" is their only source of advertising.

If you know any of these have closed, moved, merged, changed names, etc., please use the "contact us" link to let us know - keeping the Watchdog updated is a pretty big task, so any help we get is greatly appreciated!
raydio
Bessemer City, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 13, 2006
3:41 PM

Post #2909785

Woodlanders Nursery in Aiken, SC.

I haven't shopped them, but have heard only good things about them and their selection.

http://www.woodlanders.net/

Robert.
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

November 19, 2006
6:23 AM

Post #2926915

Minnesota

http://www.prairiemoon.com/ Although I have no objection listing this under IL and WI as they are serviced by this company too, Praire Moon is in Minnesota, and not in either of those states. (Could you list it under Minnesota too?)

I guess we're only doing mail order nurseries, but these are really good in MN:
http://www.outbacknursery.com/ not mail order
http://www.landscapealternatives.com/index.php not mail order
Equilibrium

November 19, 2006
3:16 PM

Post #2927546

Prairie Moon has genotype from Northern Illinois as well as from Wisconsin. I always forget they are physically located in Minnesota. I place at least one order with them every year. They are wonderful.

I don't think it so much matters if a nursery is mail order or not but more so that the nursery is either 100% native plants or that the vast majority of their inventory is indigenous and non invasive. Avoids a lot of confusion when ordering if one can go to a link and know that pretty darn every plant being offered is going to be native or if it isn't native, the plant will be identified as being non-native. Most of the nurseries above clearly indicate which plants are native and which are not if they are offering both. There are a few nurseries above that are offering a small percentage of non-native plants that are not identified as being non-native. For the nurseries above that are not offering 100% native species or offering non-natives that aren't clearly identified as being non-indigenous, I'll try go back at some point in time and place *** in front of the link to their website. This way, anyone using the list will know to stick the plant binomial into a search engine before they order as there are quite a few people who prefer to order exclusively native who aren't all that familiar with Latin names. For the most part, I made an attempt to look closely at the inventories offered at every nursery suggested and already "weeded" out one or two nurseries that had inventories listing formally identified noxious weeds or invasive species for sale.

Other than that, if you have suggested a nursery and it isn't listed in the Garden Watchdog, please please please take a moment to add it. If you have purchased from the nursery before, also please take a moment to share your personal experiences with the nursery. I read those comments before I order from a nursery that I haven't ordered from before, you all probably read those comments when ordering from a nursery you haven't ordered from before, and most of us probably ended up HERE registered as a subscriber at DG because we found this site as a direct result of reading comments at the Garden Watchdog or at the PlantFiles. After more native plant nurseries are listed above, I will go back and add any nursery listed here that was overlooked in being added to the Garden Watchdog.
raydio
Bessemer City, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 19, 2006
3:37 PM

Post #2927601

Great work, Equilibrium. You're making a valuable resource and deserve a big gold star for your tireless efforts!

[Big round of applause]

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


November 19, 2006
6:21 PM

Post #2927937

A couple pointers:

a) If this list contains non-mailorder companies, that's perfectly fine for this forum. But we don't include walk-in nurseries and garden centers in the Watchdog - there are just too many of them for us to successfully maintain a directory of them all.

b) PlantScout is a great way to find a source of a specific plant, either by its "latin" (aka scientific or binomial name) or a common name. There are some good native plant mailorder sources that have signed up for PlantScout, so I hope you'll look for them there and patronize them as you look for sources for certain plants on your must-have list ;o)
Equilibrium

November 19, 2006
6:39 PM

Post #2927967

Egads, we don't include walk in nurseries at the Garden Watchdog? I learn something new everyday. I am pretty sure I added at least one that was walk in only. I promise I will go back through what I added and look at every single nursery I added and make sure it offers mail order. Gosh Terry, really sorry about that in advance but I will correct any I added by accident asap.

The PlantScout is a great way to find a source, it's a little bit too great though ;) Every time a list of nurseries offering a plant pops up, I feel like an addict at a corner looking for a fix and I exercise absolutely no control clicking on the nurseries that have the plant available. I have spent way too much money because of that feature. It just pops up with lists of nurseries selling a plant right in front of my face and how can a gal ignore a plant calling out to me to buy it that I wanted anyway? All joking aside, it's a great feature because I sometimes struggle finding a plant I want to buy online that I simply don't want to live without. It additionally gives me exposure to venders I wouldn't have known to consider patronizing. Same deal with the Bookworm. One stop gardening at its finest.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


November 19, 2006
6:53 PM

Post #2927986

We try to throughly "vet" each new GWD submission before we put it in general circulation. If a non-mailorder vendor slipped through, please let us know ;o)

Plantscout is picking up a lot of traffic, but it's still kind of a "sleeper" in many gardening circles, so we do what we can to get the word out about it. It's definitely cut down on our "where can I buy this plant?" questions at the helpdesk, which is part of what spurred us to create it.
Equilibrium

November 19, 2006
7:06 PM

Post #2928020

Hmm, PlantScout is picking up a lot of traffic??? Imagine that. I know exactly why, it's a great time saving resource. I bet those venders are also picking up other impulse buyers like me who were out there poking around who may or may not have been committed to purchasing a particular plant but ended up placing an order as a direct result of the convenience factor. I know I've certainly done that a few times already. I can't help myself. See plant, see nursery selling plant, buy plant. It's all too simple of a process. Glad we have it.

And the tab at the top of our forums for Plantaholics Anonymous next to the Glossary tab gets added when?

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


November 19, 2006
7:13 PM

Post #2928030

Chuckle. I think if we created "PA" it would be the proverbial case of the blind leading the blind.

Terry
I'm a plantaholic ;o)
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

November 19, 2006
7:16 PM

Post #2928037

Hi,Terry, keep coming back, it works!
terryr
Bureau County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 19, 2006
10:26 PM

Post #2928478

Love Prairie Moon and Prairie Nursery for mail order. For walk in, I love Possibility Place http://www.possibilityplace.com/ and The Natural Garden. PP is my all time favorite. Service, help, all are wonderful. I can't wait for spring so I can go back and pick their brains some more.
Equilibrium

November 20, 2006
12:36 AM

Post #2928878

Hi, I'm Lauren and I'm a plantaholic.
I know I am powerless to stop buying plants.
I have no desire to stop buying plants so onward ho with our list.

Kamikid
Thomasville, GA
(Zone 8a)

November 20, 2006
12:41 AM

Post #2928894

There is a Native Nursery, called that, in Tallahassee Fla. I don't know there email and I don't know how to put it in this forum---even if I knew what it was. Tell me how and I will find the email. THanks
Equilibrium

November 20, 2006
1:04 AM

Post #2928979

I think I might have it above. If it is the one I have listed above, it' a really great nursery selling 100% native. Could the nursery you might be thinking of be Native Nurseries of Tallahassee, Inc.? Would you please check this link and see it this is it- http://www.nativenurseries.com/
If it isn't, we'll search further together to get it on the list.
Kamikid
Thomasville, GA
(Zone 8a)

November 20, 2006
1:10 AM

Post #2929002

Yes that is it. When I went through the list I missed it. They have great stuff. I'm surprised that Ga does not have more listed. I will check with some of my friends and see if there are others. Thanks for the update.
Equilibrium

November 20, 2006
1:28 AM

Post #2929052

It's not that GA doesn't have more native plant nurseries listed, I just haven't gotten to finish searching by google and yahoo and through notes. Even if I could get through all that, I wouldn't really know the nurseries in Georgia and would have to do more digging so it would be really great if you could get information on more native plant nurseries for Georgia. Thanks so much.

Washington DC is a another tough one for me. I've been there but I didn't exactly go plant shopping. I found these but can find little information about them-
http://www.earthsangha.org/nfg/
this one appears to be selling 100% native plants based on their inventory but I need to read more at their site to see what they are really selling so to speak.
http://www.wetland.org/index.htm
this one seems to have plant sales and again... their plant material is 100% native but I can't tell if they are an actual nursery or not just yet.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 21, 2006
2:53 PM

Post #2933752

Ok here in North Texas there is a little chain - I will have to look up all the places it can be..
Redenta's Garden
Address: 5111 W Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76016
Phone: (817) 451-2149

I know that they have several more, now they do not have 100% natives but they can help you know for sure this one or that one... They try to keep a lot of unique native plants.


And - Sagebrush Nursery
Address: 1908 S Hampton Rd, Red Oak, TX 75154
Phone: (972) 223-8284

Once again not native only but their plants are huge and healthy

There are a few more in Hillcountry that I will try to add later.


On Mail ordering - I have great trouble with mail ordered Natives on the whole... They come smaller and have a hard time taking the trip well... I do gather seeds and cuttings but if I want to buy this or that I tend to see the plant and check it out first (roots and all) before I buy - just my two cents...
terryr
Bureau County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 21, 2006
8:33 PM

Post #2934517

Hey Mitch, regarding the mail ordering I've done for natives, if the place isn't 100% native, then I have a very low success rate. On places I've mail ordered from that are 100% native, they've all been nice, with a nice root system going.

Hey Equil!! Bradford?? That's like 20 minutes from me. There's a native nursery there? I'm going to have to follow that link...
terryr
Bureau County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 21, 2006
8:38 PM

Post #2934523

Oops, silly me, the link was not for the one in Bradford, so I did a search. They're wholesale only. No wonder I never heard of them. I also didn't know the one in Tampico was wholesale only.

Here's a link for native nurseries in IL that I found

http://www.eiu.edu/~n_plants/pdfs/Illinois List.pdf
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 21, 2006
8:44 PM

Post #2934533

Maybe that is it - the 100% native thing... I promise you there have been a few times I wondered where they dug it from..
terryr
Bureau County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 21, 2006
8:55 PM

Post #2934567

Mitch, I ordered from one of the places up there on the list, not in IL and not 100% native. There were about a dozen plants that when I tipped the pot over, the dirt totally fell away from the minuscule plant. Guess they grew the plants in water. Of course they didn't survive. I learned my lesson. Expensive lesson, but I learned it none the less.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 21, 2006
10:26 PM

Post #2934810

I have just gotten a little more picky, I even found Bluestone to give some rather small plants for the price vrs what I can get local and I dont have to wait for the mail guy so he does not set them in the sun!
terryr
Bureau County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 22, 2006
12:07 AM

Post #2935116

Oh no kidding! Ever had UPS "forget" where your house is? They then send you a little postcard and you call and give them directions. My poor plants sat in some warehouse for almost a week, in a box. I'm the same, picky that is.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 22, 2006
12:19 AM

Post #2935137

Had it happen, better yet I have had a box given to the guy next door who forgot to get it to me for a week too..
terryr
Bureau County, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 22, 2006
2:15 AM

Post #2935573

Oh my, but you have such a nice neighbor. Wait, my boxes are always marked live plants, this side up. What did yours say? I hope you filed a complaint with whoever, be it UPS, FedEx or the USPS. You're reminding me though, I had plants delivered when we would be away. I asked a neighbor lady to please get the box and open it up, take the plants out and give them all good drinks, every day. Did she? Nope. She opened the box and that was it. Problem was each pot was wrapped in plastic and even if she watered or it rained, water or rain doesn't penetrate plastic. Those plants were in really sad shape after a week, but at least the box was open.

Edited to add missed word...

This message was edited Nov 21, 2006 9:16 PM
branches
Seaford, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 22, 2006
4:34 PM

Post #2936792

Equilibrium and others
Hesperis matronalis and Daucus carota as well as a few other possible non-native, invasives are in some of the seed mixes from Southern tier consulting (from the NY company list)
However... the website does note which species it offers are native to NY or the northeast US.
Equilibrium

November 22, 2006
8:32 PM

Post #2937374

Oh branches, good catch. I totally missed that. I went back and looked at their mixes and you just hit upon what many people get so upset about... formally identified exotic invasive species getting mixed in and accounting for a disproportionately high percentage of the mix. They're using it as fillers it appears. That's no better than the "shake and bake" meadow in a can you can pick up at any big box store that sprinkles ickies around. I looked at their mixes and they are not clearly differentiating between introduced and indigenous so after I'm done peeling about 20 lbs off potatoes, I'll go back and remove them. Not only did I see the two you mentioned but I found Agrostis alba and Agrostis stolonifera in their mixes as well as Echinochloa crusgalli, Lolium multiflorum, Chrysanthemum leucanthem, Setaria italica, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Dactylis glomerata, Trifolium hybridum, Phleum pratense, and Avena sativa. All of which are introduced and many are formally identified as exotic species.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


December 4, 2006
10:49 PM

Post #2968692

Very important announcement!

In case you missed it, Dave has created a new "local resources" garden directory here: http://davesgarden.com/local/

Not only can you add these local garden centers and nurseries, but you can also add public gardens, parks/arboreta, and other gardening-related local businesses and organizations.

Please feel free to add all the "local gardening attractions" in your area, and please add your comments, too! Especially helpful is information about what the garden center/nursery offers, hours of operation, amenities available, etc.
Equilibrium

December 4, 2006
11:01 PM

Post #2968725

I saw the area for pumpkin patches and corn mazes. That was neat. So was the area for U-Pick Fruits and Veggies. Is it possible to add a category over there for Native Plant nurseries exclusively? Of course a catchall Plantaholics area might be interesting. Just kidding.

I do plan on trying to find a way to add these nurseries on to the list but was sort of waiting to see if additional categories were created.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2006
11:13 PM

Post #2968760

Corn mazes and crop circles...we gotta have those places too! =)
Debbie
(who sometimes likes to be silly)
bigcityal
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 4, 2006
11:18 PM

Post #2968783

Corn maizes? Is that in the Museum of Redundency Museum ;)

I have been looking at adding plant sellers. I would need to have all the info correct about them right?
Equilibrium

December 4, 2006
11:20 PM

Post #2968790

Ohhhhh, crop circles. Now there's a good one. I forgot about those. I watched a documentary on how they believed some of those were created and I always wanted to try my hand at that but I didn't think the farmers around here would be too happy with me if I went out and tried to express myself artistically in their corn fields.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2006
11:26 PM

Post #2968809

Al--the crop circles would then be found at the University of Ufology. =)

that would depend on how personal you wanted to get with the sellers; shoe size and height is always a good place to start...

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


December 4, 2006
11:29 PM

Post #2968819

Equilibrium - we aren't going with specific type of plants, so I'm afraid a category just for "natives" isn't possible. (But if you add a comment, you can note if it's a native plant source.)

bigcityal - corn mazes, not corn maizes. Which would be most certainly deserve being deposited in the repository of the archives of the Museum of Redundancy ;o)

Seriously, as much info as possible is good. If you're on dialup or otherwise having problems with Google's maps, you can bypass the coordinates and we'll add them after-the-fact.



terryr
Bureau County, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 4, 2006
11:35 PM

Post #2968839

I've added a few and left the longitude and latitude for Dave to figure out :o) I've also left feedback for almost all that I created. Cool feature!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

December 4, 2006
11:36 PM

Post #2968845

For the use of this list of natives this is still the best way to do it... st least until there is a way to add that some are natives only or mostly natives.
Equilibrium

December 4, 2006
11:45 PM

Post #2968878

I've got about 100 more almost exclusively native plant nurseries to add here but I got side tracked with some tropical plants. That darn plantaholism snuck up on me and bit me in the butt.

I did have problems figuring out how to get the latitude and longitude from the Google Maps. I have a handheld GPS but still have difficulty figuring out how to use that so I shouldn't be surprised that I couldn't locate coordinates in Google. I'll have a kid show me how to get the coordinates before I add the nurseries and yes, I will add comments. I've been keeping good notes on this end but got a little bogged down.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2006
12:00 AM

Post #2968942

Actually--you can google the town, state and then type in latitude and longitude on the same thread and it will pop up.
Equilibrium

December 5, 2006
12:03 AM

Post #2968951

If it is that easy, I will be really annoyed. I sat there trying to load one lousy entry for about a half hour so they didn't get saddled with loading all the coordinates and I was not a happy camper. Lemme go check it out.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2006
12:05 AM

Post #2968962

worked for me when I needed my longitude and attitude. =)
Equilibrium

December 5, 2006
12:07 AM

Post #2968966

Well... I think I will simply go and slap myself silly. Just for yucks, I loaded Milwaukee Wisconsin latitude and longitude and several links popped right up-
http://www.wisconline.com/greenmap/milwaukee/info/location.html

Now, I think I will go and lick my wounds from sitting there at google trying to figure out how to get the latitude and logitude from their site.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 5, 2006
12:09 AM

Post #2968977

I just had done it before--that's the only way I knew. =)
enya_34
Madison, WI

December 7, 2006
7:56 PM

Post #2978879

Equilibrium,
Great idea! To my shame I only last week found Local tab on DG. It has a search tool for
Parks, Garden centers, etc. by country & state but there's hardly any data to search.
That seems like a good place to store all that data.
enya_34
Madison, WI

December 7, 2006
8:03 PM

Post #2978905

PrairieMoon is in MN not WI

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


December 7, 2006
8:07 PM

Post #2978922

enya, there's no shame - the local resources feature was introduced just a few days ago ;o)
Equilibrium

December 7, 2006
11:11 PM

Post #2979522

On Nov 19th, Leftwood made this comment,
Quoting:Minnesota

[HYPERLINK@www.prairiemoon.com] Although I have no objection listing this under IL and WI as they are serviced by this company too, Praire Moon is in Minnesota, and not in either of those states. (Could you list it under Minnesota too?)


My reply to leftwood,
Quoting:Prairie Moon has genotype from Northern Illinois as well as from Wisconsin. I always forget they are physically located in Minnesota. I place at least one order with them every year. They are wonderful.

I don't think it so much matters if a nursery is mail order or not but more so that the nursery is either 100% native plants or that the vast majority of their inventory is indigenous and non invasive...
There are a lot of posts up there and lots of people probably missed why Prairie Moon was placed under three different states. I think why this thread originally was started was as an easy reference within the indigenous plants forum of nurseries that were simply stated, native plant nurseries as opposed to wildflowers. Native plants are indigenous while wildflowers are plants that have naturalized. Big difference in the two.
baagrant
Rock Hill, SC
(Zone 7b)

April 5, 2007
1:06 AM

Post #3357125

Tom Goforth is a fantastic resource for ferns that are native to the eastern half of North America. I had the opportunity to hear him give a talk and the only thing that could have made it better would have been some hour stretchers. I have not had to mail order ferns from him as driving down Scenic Highway 11 in SC is such a nice day trip for me.

http://www.crowdognativeferns.com

I noticed that Woodlanders had already been suggested for inclusion in SC but had not yet been edited into your listing at the beginning.

http://www.woodlanders.net
Equilibrium

April 5, 2007
11:33 PM

Post #3360444

Crowdog Native Ferns and Gardens is an excellent link. It's an added bonus that the proprietor offers talks on native ferns. That's really great.

Woodlanders is billing themselves as a rare native and exotic plant nursery so anyone who knows how to look up the scientific names can do so which is nice. Based on their inventory, I got the impression they added the rare native words to capitalize on the growing interest in native plants. Unfortunately, I looked at their web page for plants they were offering that started with the letter A and was sort of surprised-
http://www.woodlanders.net/index.cfm/fuseaction/plants.main/index.htm

They were offering what appeared to be considerably more exotics than natives. Nativity of some of their plants was listed however that tended to be the exception to the rule which was confusing in and of itself as people might assume plants not specifically listed as being say "native to the Canary Islands" were all natives. There are newer gardeners who are interested in at least being advised of what is from where without having to look up each and every plant. Other than that, I found Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. elegans being offered for sale. Ampelopsis brevipedunculata is formally identified as being invasive and also classified as a noxious weed. That's Porcelain Berry aka Amur Peppervine.
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AMBR7

Many of the nurseries listed above sell some exotics but exotics aren't the mainstay. Woodlanders does have some nice plants though.
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


April 26, 2007
7:04 AM

Post #3432074

Florida - Florida Native Plants Nursery - the best I've found in the area. We go there even though it's an hour and a half away and there are other native plant nurseries much closer

http://www.floridanativeplants.com/

Another is Twigs and Leaves in St Petersburg. I have heard good things but havn't been there yet
http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/twigs-leaves-one-of-a-kind-eco-friendly-plant-nursery-in-st-petersburg/

Thanks for this thread!!

Stacey
terryr
Bureau County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2007
5:42 PM

Post #3434221

I haven't been to this place yet, but I did buy a few plants from them at the Earth Day festivities in Peoria. They aren't mail order;

Prairie Woods Farm
29092 Queenswood Road
Morton, IL 61550
Equilibrium

April 26, 2007
11:31 PM

Post #3435444

I will get those added soon. Too tired right now.

Thanks for the great additions!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 5, 2007
1:51 AM

Post #3938112

Missouri: http://www.mowildflowers.net/

Lots of native plants for Missouri and plants that will grow in other states too. Great prices and a great rating in Garden Watchdog. I work at a garden and this is one place where they order plants.
Len123
Adrian, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 12, 2007
1:08 AM

Post #3964559

http://www.critsite.com nursery in belton,mo
Equilibrium

September 13, 2007
2:59 AM

Post #3969035

ohhh, very nice! Two for Missouri! I looked at the inventories and both were excellent nurseries from the standpoint of actually selling natives.
Len123
Adrian, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2007
3:19 AM

Post #3969139

the one in belton is actually a nursery selling plants like a nursery and has a planting on the property. fairly new. work in progress. their catalog is better than the website. took a while for me to figure out what exactly they were by the website. they have everything from seeds to trees.
Equilibrium

September 13, 2007
3:36 AM

Post #3969223

You did a good job "digging" that one up!
Len123
Adrian, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2007
3:51 AM

Post #3969268

actually it is within driving distance. i've been there several times.
Equilibrium

September 13, 2007
3:56 AM

Post #3969290

Whatdidyabuy> Come on now, don't think I don't know there is no way you could have gotten out of a place like that without buying something.
Len123
Adrian, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2007
5:46 PM

Post #3970982

Last year i bought 20 bags of branfield organic fertilizer. Most of stuff i had already ordered from other places like prairie moon etc., but i want to get some hawthorn trees from them if i ever get all these roses planted. I sowed about $------ worth of seeds this spring. 1 mexican hat and some hare's tails came up this year. we'll see if anything happens next year. black-eyed susans sunflowers and canadensis verbena is wild here.
i love the verbena it just spreads everywhere. also the wild petunias grow crazy.i just bought 10 bags of bradfield's yesterday at sutherlands lumber for $5.00 per bag (all they had) i think they are closing it out must not have sold well.
some of the plants they have are as expensive as a nursery. i just can't bring myself to pay $5 or so for a black-eyed susan that grows wild. Not when i can nearly buy a rose.lol!
Equilibrium

September 13, 2007
7:36 PM

Post #3971330

What are you referring to as Wild Petunia?
Len123
Adrian, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2007
1:11 AM

Post #3972631

Hairy wild petunia. ruellia humilis they are a lavendar-bluish-pink color. the color is a little different than most of the photos show, i've read that it's hard to capture the true color in photos.
Equilibrium

September 14, 2007
2:08 AM

Post #3972894

I love that plant.
Len123
Adrian, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 14, 2007
2:21 AM

Post #3972976

at first i thought of it more as a weed, but it doesn't hurt anything. i try not to mow when they are blooming madly. nice little flower.
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 15, 2007
3:46 AM

Post #3976914

Ruellia humilis. Of course, there are variations in color. This is one of mine, and the color here is true. A perennial, it emerges from the soil quite late in the spring. The year they bloomed from June 30 to Aug 25.

Thumbnail by Leftwood
Click the image for an enlarged view.

gloria125
Greensboro, AL

September 15, 2007
3:32 PM

Post #3977991

Here are the native plant nurseries for Alabama:

http://plantnative.org/nd_altoar.htm

zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

September 17, 2007
12:14 PM

Post #3984284

Leftwood, Nice plant.
soivos
Annapolis, MD

April 3, 2008
4:48 AM

Post #4749385

Maryland Native Plant Nurseries

These aren't typical nurseries.
Clear Ridge Nursery primarily is a wholesale/landscaper's nursery, but they will sell trees 'retail' if you don't mind letting them pick out the plants for you--you can not just walk through and choose for yourself.

Adkins Arboretum has a native plant sale twice a year and specifically indicates which are native to the coastal plain--members can pre-order and get a pre-sale tour of what's available, as well as other events and activities. (Not too late for the Spring sale in early May!)

Clear Ridge Nursery:
http://www.clearridgenursery.com/index.php

Adkins Arboretum:
http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/


The Maryland Native Plant Society has a list of other native-plant sources, but many of them are wholesale only, or I have no personal experience with them:
http://www.mdflora.org/

Teresa
Equilibrium

April 3, 2008
4:50 AM

Post #4749393

Hey soivos, this thread is sort of obsolete. It was started before we had Go Gardening.
zenpotter
Minneapolis, MN
(Zone 4b)

April 3, 2008
12:53 PM

Post #4750053

I am glad you posted Teresa, I hadn't found Go Gardening yet.
CompostR
south central, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 3, 2008
2:55 PM

Post #4750648

I would have never known what "Go Gardening" meant !? Now I know.

Thanks for the MD nurseries.
soivos
Annapolis, MD

April 4, 2008
1:23 PM

Post #4755664

Depending on exactly where you are in south central PA, you might not be so far from Clear Ridge Nursery in Union Bridge, MD.
We are really, really pleased with how well all our trees from them have done and their prices are excellent!

Teresa

CompostR
south central, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2008
4:00 PM

Post #4756411

Teresa - thanks! Yes, Union Bridge is not too far west of Westminster and that's maybe 30 minutes away. I thought the nearest to us was Doyle's Farm in Lancaster - quite a bit further. Really appreciate the info!!

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