• May 11, 2023

    A Guide to Achieving Your Gardening Goals

    Discover how to make the most of native plantings and achieve your gardening goals with expert tips from Possibility Place Nursery. We'll help you understand your site's soil and light conditions and encourage flexible plant selection options to create a thriving and environmentally friendly garden.

  • April 27, 2023

    Spring Trees and Shrubs that Pollinators Love!

    Spring is the perfect time to start thinking about adding some beautiful native trees and shrubs to your garden that not only enhance its aesthetics but also provide a habitat for pollinators. As the temperature warms up, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators start to emerge, looking for sources of food and shelter. By choosing native trees and shrubs, you can help support these important creatures and promote biodiversity in your local ecosystem. Here are some of the best native Illinois trees and shrubs to attract and support pollinators in the spring!

  • March 14, 2023

    Benefits of Native Plants

    Native plants are well-adapted to local conditions, especially if they are local ecotypes.  Natives are an integral part of the natural ecosystem and play a vital role in maintaining the health and balance of our environment. These plants have evolved over time to thrive in specific climate and soil conditions, making them well-suited for the regions in which they grow. 

  • January 17, 2023

    Native Alternatives to Exotic Trees, Shrubs and Vines

    Many gardeners and landscapers are drawn to the unique beauty and variety of non-native plants, but the use of these exotic species can have negative impacts on local ecosystems. As awareness grows about the importance of conservation and protecting native species, more and more people are looking for alternative options that still provide a diverse and beautiful landscape. In this post, we will introduce you to some of the best native tree, shrub and vine alternatives to common non-natives.

  • January 04, 2023

    Planning Your Garden

    Good gardens begin with design, and great plants! Basic design and planning are the framework upon which everything else depends. 

  • December 15, 2022

    Native Plant Grants

    Are you a homeowner, community organizer or municipal civil servant looking to fund a planting project in the Midwest? Are you planning a native garden, or would like organize a tree planting in your neighborhood? We are excited to present this resource to make that effort a little bit easier, with this compilation of local, regional (Midwest) and national grants relevant to urban forestry, native garden projects and more.    
  • November 17, 2022

    Sign Up For Our Newsletter!!

    We're starting a newsletter! Starting in January we'll be sending updates on availability of online and retail native plants, in-person plant sales, planting tips, happenings on the farm and so much more! Sign up today!    
  • October 18, 2022

    Fall planting before winter grips us

    Though we’re late into the year and winter is creeping into view, it is never too early (or too late) to plant for next year. The soil is still a bit warm and it’s not frozen quite yet, which makes for perfect dormant tree and shrub planting.

  • October 07, 2022

    Big News! We are now offering bulbs in our Online Store!

    We are pleased to announce we are now making Michigan Lily (Lilium michiganense) bulbs available for purchase online!

  • August 15, 2022

    Native Plant Sale Pop Up at Possibility Place Nursery

    By popular demand, Possibility Place Nursery will be hosting its first ever in person native plant sale!

    Join us on Friday August 26th, and Saturday August 27th at our nursery and farm in Monee, IL where you'll be able to select and purchase dozens of native perennial, tree and shrub species.