Native plant sales are opportunities to learn about new plants and your local habitats and ecosystems. Native plants, those plants indigenous to a specific area, are what create habitats and biomes. If a ecosystem is dominated by non-native plants you have a botanical garden but not a naturally functioning ecosystem. If you want understand the importance of native plants read my post, Why Native Plants?
Use a search engine to find local places that sell the native plant you want. Type in the “name” of the plant to create a listing or nurseries or seed companies.
Find a Native Plant Sale
I used to create a list of native plants sales in the area. It was a lot of work. These listings are not endorsements. I wish I could by plants from all the sales, but it is just not possible.
Philadelphia – Philadelphia Area Native Plant Nurseries
Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley – Plant Sales and Festivals – Featuring Natives – PA Native Plant Society – Thank goodness the Pennsylvania Native Plant Society has started listing the sales.
PA native plant nurseries– PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Where to Buy Native Plants
MidAtlantic region, try the Choosenatives.org sales calendar – For plants sales in the wider
New England area – Native Plants Trust, Buy Native Plants
Nationwide – Homegrown national Park Resources.org
Botanical Interests carries seeds of some common native plants, particularly pollinator and butterfly plants. (This affiliate links helps to support this blog. If you purchase items through the link, I earn a commission at no extra cost to you.)
Video: Doug Tallamy, Why Native Plants?
No one can explain it better than Doug Tallamy the entomologist who wrote the books, Bringing Nature Home and Nature’s Last Best Hope. Amazon.com affiliate links pays a commission to support this blog at no extra cost to you.
Native Plant Articles
My Love Affair with Native Plants
Clumping for Neatness: Tidy Native Plants
Native Plants with Neat Growing Habits
A List of Common Exotic Invasive Plants
Native Plants and Animals
The Relationship Between Birds, Berries and Fruit
Native Fruits and Berries for Birds
Plant Lists by Season
Spring Blooming Native Plants of Philadelphia
Spring Blooming Plants to Attract Bumble Bees
Summer Blooming Native Plants in Philadelphia
Summer into Fall Blooming Plants
Summer-into-Fall Blooming Native Plants for Philadelphia
Native Plants for a Sunny, Dry Garden
Spring Blooming Native Plants Photo Gallery
Books on Gardening with Native Plants
A list of books on native plant gardening for the United States and Canada. This are affiliate links to Amazon.com. If you purchase and item using these links, I earn a commission to support this blog at no extra cost to you!
Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History by Carol Gracie
Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening & Conservation by Donald J. Leopold
Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape by Tony Dove
Native Plants for New England Gardens by New England Wild Flower Society
Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden by Alan Branhagan
Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest 3rd Edition by
Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden by Larry Mellinchamp
The Drought-Defying California Garden: 230 Native Plants for a Lush, Low-Water Landscape by Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren
Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest 2nd Edition by George Oxford Miller
Native Plants for the Short Season Yard: Best Picks for the Chinook and Canadian Prairie Zones by Lyndon Penner
100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens by Lorraine Johnson