Lucas and Wood Counties:
The Toledo Zoo sells native plants at the Farmer’s Markets in both Perrysburg and Sylvania during the summer season.
Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Plant Sale: 130 West Dudley in Maumee (419-893-1966). Features tree and shrub seedlings and native seed mixes. Visit www.lucasswcd.org/ for information and order forms.
TPS Natural Science Technology Center: 5561 Elmer Dr., Toledo. Hours are on their website and Facebook. Spring plant sale on Mother’s Day weekend (second weekend in May). Student-grown natives from local sources.
Wood County Parks Friends Plant Sale: Garage behind Wood County Park District Headquarters, 18729 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green (419-353-1897); firstname.lastname@example.org. May 12, Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm sale with a large variety of native plants. Also at Bowling Green Farmers Market, Wednesdays in June.
Blue Week Native Plant Sale: Due to overwhelming interest and a need for more space, the sale is moving to Secor Metropark this year. May 19-20, 2018, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Oak Openings and Wood County Natives at $5 per plant, $8 per shrub, cash only.
Bensell Greenhouse: 5720 Dorr Street in Toledo (419-536-3992). The greenhouse carries a nice variety of both indoor and outdoor plants, and they are just starting to sell beautiful native plants from local genotypes. www.bensellgreenhouse.com
Bostdorff Greenhouse: 18862 North Dixie Highway in Bowling Green (419-353-7858). www.bostdorffs.com
Poppin Up Natives: Open sales at Berkey’s Farmer Market Sept – October, Saturdays 8 – noon. If you are looking for a specific species call Cindy Carnicom at 567-277-0751 or Robin Parker at 419-351-1157. They also have several kits and design templates to make getting started easier. email@example.com
Outside Lucas and Wood Counties: OH and MI
Riverside Native Trees and Nursery, LLC 2295 River Rd. in Delaware, OH 740-815-3230 Reported to have a good selection of both trees and shrubs.
Wildtype Native Plant Nursery 900 North Emery Rd. Mason, MI 48854 (517-244-1140) Check out their website for excellent information.
For information on Growing Native Plants and Seeds contact: WildonesOakOpeningsRegion@gmail.com
Prairie Nursery: P. O Box 306 Westfield, WI 53964 (800-476-9453) Excellent catalog (even if you never order a plant) as the information is organized by soil type, amount of sun or shade required, and required moisture for all plants.
Prairie Moon Nursery: 32115 Prairie Lane, Winona, MN 55987 (866-417-8156) Again an excellent catalog with great information.
Habitat Network (TNC and Cornell) Allows you to put your backyard on the website.
Go Wild with Native Gardening – Native plant finder, go to Ohio to get list of plants; there is also a pollinator page.
Find Native Plants – The Meadow Project – an online list of sources