Native Plant Sources 2019

Lucas and Wood Counties

Plant Sales:

Lucas 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.  Order by April 1; pick up April 11-12. Native perennial/tree sale at the Backyard Conservation Open House. May 3, 8am-6pm. Visit https://www.lucasswcd.org/tree-shrub-garden-sale.html for information and order forms.

The Toledo Zoo: Wild Toledo: Perrysburg Farmers Market Thursdays from 5/9-10/10: 3-8pm; ryan.walsh@toledozoo.org.

TPS Natural Resource Technology Center:  5561 Elmer Dr., Toledo. Spring plant sale of student-grown natives from local sources. May 10-12: Fri: 12:30–6; Sat: 10-4, Sun: 10-2 lschette@tps.org

Wood County Parks Friends Plant Sale:  Garage behind Wood County Park District Headquarters, 18729 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green (419-353-1897); May 11: 10–2; office@wcparks.orgAlso available at BG Farmers Market, Wednesdays from 5/22-6/12

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 18-19, 10-4, while supplies last Secor Metropark 10001 W. Central Ave., Berkey. Cash only $5 perennials, $8 shrubs. www.oakopenings.org/blue-week/

Vendors:

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:  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.  poppinupnatives@gmail.com

Outside Lucas and Wood Counties:  OH and MI

Vendors:

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 Every Rd. Mason, MI   48854; (517-244-1140).

Catalogs:

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.

Websites:

Habitat Network (TNC and Cornell) Allows you to put your backyard on the website.

Michigan Natural Features Inventory

Find Native Plants – The Meadow Project – an online list of sources