Latest Blog Posts

 
  • February 12, 2022
    mike

    Grants for Native Plants

    Are you planning a pollinator/ native garden, or would like to get trees planted in your neighborhood? We are excited to present this resource to make that effort a little bit easier, with this compilation of local, regional and national grants relevant to tree planting and native garden projects.    
  • February 22, 2021
    kelsay

    Using Natives in the Garden

    Our raison d'etre! Beginner's guide to help conceptualize using natives in your garden. Includes links to more resources.

  • February 01, 2021
    kelsay

    Oaks Grow Slowly...NOT!

    We recieved a call just the other day from a person looking for for a "fast growing" tree and that a smaller starter plant would be preferred. I offered up a Quercus muehlenbergii (Chinquapin Oak) and ran down the list of superlatives that made it why I'd plant that for his needs other than many others that might work for him. I was stopped half way through; "Woah, woah, woah. Oak trees don't grow fast. They're oaks. They grow slow. I want a sugar maple." After a brief exchange, I was left thinking about why people continue to think oaks grow slowly. So I thought I would post a very quick note.

  • January 15, 2021
    stephanie

    Creating Color in the Shade with Native Plants

    For many, creating a colorful landscape in the shade can be a challenge.  Typical options are often limited to hostas, hostas, and more hostas!  While hostas certainly can serve a purpose filling in the north side of a garage or hugging a tree, they don’t offer much to enrich the color or texture of a landscape. Native plants offer a wide range of shapes, sizes and colors that thrive in the shade.  You can create a rich, layered, textured garden that offers color throughout the growing season while creating a healthy ecosystem for birds and insects by choosing from these native shade-lovers.