Native Plant Sources 2020

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 March 27; pick up April 16-17. Visit https://www.lucasswcd.org/treesale.html for information and order forms.

LSWCD is also hosting a Backyard Conservation Open House on Friday, May 1 from 8:00-6:00 (see their address above). They’ll have several varieties of native plant plugs available for sale that day, as well as any leftover trees from the tree sale. It is advised that folks get there early as they have sold out the last two years. Visit https://www.lucasswcd.org/bycd.html for more information.

The Toledo Zoo: Wild Toledo:

The Zoo will host open greenhouse shopping days this year, as follows:

10:00-2:00 May 9, 16, 17 & 30, and June 13 & 27. More open house dates for July and August will be announced later in the season.

You can pre-order via the website (wildtoledo.org) or just show up and browse. Parking will be available right next to the native plant greenhouse and will be no charge. Entrance is via the Anthony Wayne trail main zoo entrance.

The Zoo will also be a vendor at the 30th Annual Flower Day Celebration at the Toledo Farmers Market on May 25 (8:00 – 2:00) and May 26 (8:00 – 3:00).

Perrysburg Farmers Market dates TBD. Contact: ryan.walsh@toledozoo.org.

TPS Natural Resource Technology Center:  5561 Elmer Dr., Toledo. Spring plant sale of student-grown natives from local sources. Friday, May 8 (12:30-6:30) and Saturday, May 9 (10:00-4:00)  Contact: Laura Kubiak – lschette@tps.org

Wood County Parks Friends Plant Sale:  Garage behind Wood County Park District Headquarters, 18729 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green (419-353-1897); Saturday, May 9, 2020: 9:00–1:00; office@wcparks.org.  They will also be having a Friends of the Wood County Parks Members-Only Plant Palooza (when members can come get first pick of plants) on Friday, May 8th from 4:30-7:00. Folks can become members at wcparks.org/friends!

Wild Ones Blue Week Native Plant Sale:  May 16-17, 2020, 10-4, while supplies last. Secor Metropark 10001 W. Central Ave., Berkey. Cash only $5 perennials, $10 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.

Scioto Gardens Nursery, 3351 State Route 37 West, Delaware OH; 740-363-8264

Wildtype Native Plant Nursery 900 North Every Rd. Mason, MI ; 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.