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Native Plants for the DMV

Many Native Plant exchanges this spring!

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Native Plants signs available (front and back shown)

$10 donation for each if you pick up in Takoma Park.  

Contact me for more information:  kallen808@gmail.com

Last updated: April, 2024

         Purple coneflower with a monarch butterfly.                                           Coreopsis hosting bees.

What native plants are good for your yard?


Plant THIS      Not THAT   (Choose natives to replace non-natives)

https://patterson.audubon.org/sites/default/files/static_pages/attachments/plant_this_not_that.pdf


Top 10 Trees and Shrubs for your Wildlife Garden

https://patterson.audubon.org/sites/default/files/top_10_plants_for_your_habitat_garden_downloadable.pdf


Maryland Native Plant Society

Appreciation     Conservation     Education

https://mdflora.org/nurseries.html

This link has a list of Regional Native Plant Vendors,

Retail and Wholesale




Native Plants for Shady Slopes

https://extension.umd.edu/resource/native-plants-shady-slopes


Native Plants for Sunny Slope

https://extension.umd.edu/resource/native-plants-sunny-slopes



Native Plants for Northern Virginia 

Deer resistant native plants

https://extension.umd.edu/resource/deer-resistant-native-plants 



Rainscapes Plants guide, from Montgomery County, MD

This is a "poster" of perrenials and bushes for sun and shade    (new)

https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/sce/maryland-chapter/Campaigns/Natural_Places/Native%20Plants%20Shrubs%20Sunny%20Shade%20Invasives%20Deer%20Resistant%20-%20Copy.pdf




Recommended Native Plants for Maryland

https://extension.umd.edu/resource/recommended-native-plants-maryland




Native Plant Top 10 Lists

https://grownative.org/learn/top-10-lists/




Gardening with Natives in Wet Areas

https://piedmontmastergardeners.org/article/gardening-with-natives-in-wet-areas/


Shrubs and the Pollinators Who Love Them

https://arboretum.harvard.edu/stories/shrubs-and-the-pollinators-who-love-them/




Trees - Friends of Native Trees Takoma (FONTT)    https://fontt.org  

 Tree Guide:

https://fonttorg.files.wordpress.com/2022/08/abf2d-tkpk-native-tree-selection-guide.pdf 




Pollinator Plants: Mid Atlantic Region

https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/2021-03/FC-MGPub%20Pollinator%20Plants%20Mid-Atlantic%20Region.pdf


 

Where to get them? Nurseries that sell natives 

The first two listed sell only natives and no cultivars. 


Chesapeake Natives

http://chesapeakenatives.org

The gold standard for native plantings in MD.   Only local ecotypes.  

Most sales are on-line order and pick up, but occasional in-person sales.

Rosaryville State Park, Mt. Airy Mansion Greenhouse

9640 Rosaryville Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD


Earth Sangha Nursery

https://www.earthsangha.org/     or 

https://www.earthsangha.org/wpnlist

Nonprofit public charity based in DC. Our mission is ecological restoration as a form of socially engaged Buddhism. 

(703) 333-3022        6100 Cloud Dr, Springfield, VA 22150


(The rest are in alphabetical order, no preference intended)


Adkins Arboretum

https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/nursery/ 

12610 Eveland Road

Ridgely, MD 21660

Phone:410.634.2847

Fax:410.634.2878



Bona Terra

(202) 507-964848

https://bonaterradc.com 

The largest retail inventory of strictly native plants using restorative growing methods

 in the DC area



Direct Native Plants

www.directnativeplants.com     Online orders only

info@directnativeplants.com    or 410-696-1372

Middle River, MD 21220



National Wildlife Federation

https://gardenforwildlife.com

Then click on Shop, Mail order only

  

Herring Run Nursery

https://bluewaterbaltimore.org/nursery/

Accepts online orders starting in spring until everything is sold out or ground freezes.  Pick or browse in person. 

2631 Sisson St., Baltimore, MD


Izel Plants

https://www.izelplants.com

Online orders only. Flats of plugs of natives. Most plants are in bulk.

410-989-3721



Kollar Nursery

https://www.kollarnursery.com

On-site sales only: no delivery.  Browse inventory online and shop in person.

(410) 836-0500.

5200 West Heaps Road, Pylesville, MD 21132



Lauren's Garden Service

https://www.laurensgardenservice.com/native-plant-infomation-and-shopping/

Website includes list of current stock

13554 Triadelphia Rd

Ellicott City, MD 21042

410-461-2535


Native Wildflower Nursery

https://www.nativewildflowers.net

Order on-line

P.O. Box 421

Altamont, TN 37301

Ph: 931-779-3512



Nature by Design

https://www.nature-by-design.com/

Open for browsing by appointment only. 

Appointments NOT necessary for curbside pickup of pre-arranged orders. 

Order online, pick up at: 300 Calvert Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301

703-683-GROW (4769)


The Pollen Nation

https://www.thepollennation.com       

They sell plugs, in trays of 25 or more.   (All out fall '23)

Bridgeton, NJ


Prairie Moon Nursery     

https://www.prairiemoon.com

On-line orders only, including winter pre-orders delivering in spring.  Notable for offering native plugs and seeds.  

Delivery only. Nursery not open to public for browsing. 

 32115 Prairie Lane

Winona, MN 55987



Prairie Nursery

https://www.prairienursery.com

On-line sales only   1-800-476-9453

Prairie Nursery, Inc., P.O. Box 306, Westfield, WI 53964



Redbud Native Plant Nursery

https://redbudnative.com

1214 N Middletown Road Glen Mills, PA 19342

A wide selection of Mid-Atlantic natives including trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, perennials and ferns. 

610-358-4300



Seven Bends Nursery, VA

https://www.sevenbends.org

Order online and pick up 9-12 on Saturdays in Winchester, VA.

Email: Plants@sevenbends.org

Phone: 540-416-2662

Address for pickup provided at checkout.


Swamp Rose Coop       https://swamprosecoop.com    

940 Thayer Ave, #7512

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Online native plant sales and landscaping services - Metro DC area.

Plant shop closed for th season.



Tennessee Nursery sells to both retail and wholesale online.  

About 90% of their plants are natives.  

https://www.tnnursery.net - TN Nursery

https://www.tennesseewholesalenursery.com - Tennessee Wholesale Nursery

https://www.wholesalenurseryco.com - Wholesale Nursery Co

https://treenurseryco.com


Tree Talk Natives

https://www.treetalknatives.com/

Locally grown native trees and flowers

Open Thur, Fri, Sun  and by appointment

11900 Hawkes Road, Clarksburg, MD  20871

703-401-1949​


Wildflower Native Plant Nursery     703-589-6654 

 email: mariana@wildflowernativeplants.com

https://www.wildflowernativeplants.com 

8301 Thoreau Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817


NURSERY.DNR.MARYLAND.GOV     (just trees)

https://nursery.dnr.maryland.gov/category-s/1829.htm

On-line sale of native Conifers,,Deciduous trees and Deciduous shrubs.  Buy in groups of 25 (minimum order)

Contact at:seedlingsales.dnr@maryland.gov 



Plant Identification Apps for your phone


Picture This - Take a picture of any plant and get the name, plus lots of other information,  

                  Costs $30. annually


Seek - Get plant (or bug) in focus to light up 7 dots.  When all are lit you have identified your subject.  Click photo to learn more about that plant.  Free.  Related to iNaturalist.


iNaturalist - Several steps for ID, but used worldwide for scientific study, free


Google Lens - part of the google suite: take a picture and identify anything: plants, animals, furniture, etc.  


 All-Native Gardens

Triangle Park      Near the Takoma Metro, where Blair Road and 4th St. meet

Glenside Garden - At Glenside Dr. and Jackson Ave., follow the path that takes you over the bridge.

In Takoma Park, MD.   Maintained by the neighbors who live right therel  


University of MD, College Park    

https://arboretum.umd.edu/maryland-natives-shade-garden

Small garden between Francis Scott Key Hall and Woods Hall on McKeldin Mall.  A dozen natives have labels. 


Delaware Botanic Garden

http://www.delawaregardens.org

30220 Piney Neck Road

Dagsboro, DE 19939

Phone: 302-321-9061



Patterson Park Audubon Center

https://patterson.audubon.org

2901 E. Baltimore St., Box 2

Baltimore, MD 21224

Phone: 410-558-BIRD (2473)  




Mt. Cuba Center

https://mtcubacenter.org

3120 BARLEY MILL RD, HOCKESSIN, DE 19707

302.239.4244



Stonelleigh: A Natural Garden

https://stoneleighgarden.org/garden/home/

1829 East County Line Road

Villanova, PA 19085 

 610-353-5587


Adkins Arboretum

https://www.adkinsarboretum.org

12610 Eveland Road

Ridgely, MD 21660



BLANDY EXPERIMENTAL FARM

STATE ARBORETUM OF VIRGINIA

https://blandy.virginia.edu

400 Blandy Farm Lane

Boyce, VA 22620

540-837-1758

blandy@virginia.edu


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

 https://www.lewisginter.org

1800 Lakeside Avenue | Richmond, Virginia 23228 |

 804.262.9887



Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

Jenkinsarboretum.org 

631 Berwyn Baptist Rd., Devon, Pa.

610-647-8870




Landscaping companies that use mostly natives

I have not vetted any of these.  Let me know if you have a particularly good (or bad) experience with any of them.


Bona Terra       https://bonaterradc.com/?v=7516fd43adaa

(202) 507-96484   bonaterra@bonaterradc.com  

Bay-friendly landscaping + native plants



Father Nature Restorative Landscaping  https://www.father-nature.com/                                      Services include design, consultations, installation, and maintenance for sustainably focused projects.   We restore habitats (meadows, shrublands, woodlands), install gardens, veggie gardens, rain gardens, and create spaces to enjoy the outdoors including natural play areas for children. 



Gardenology        www.gardenologyus.com       (240)621-0082  

Schedule a 15 minute Exploratory call at https://my.gardenologyus.com/optin


HANDSDIRTYDC

John Snellgrove     John@handsdirtydc.com    202-747-4702

Best way to get in touch is send a text message.


Lauren's Garden Service and Native Plant Nursery      https://www.laurensgardenservice.com/services/


Native Plant Landscape Design Corp nativeplantld.com  571-499-8378

"Functional gardens that are beautiful, low maintenance and kind to the environment."



Native Roots Landscaping https://www.nativerootscaping.com/

We create functional landscapes that work at the intersection of nature and beauty.


Seedhead Cooperative     seedheadgardens@gmail.com

A unique naturalistic gardening business replacing empty suburban landscaping conventions with radical home-scale ecological practices.  Our work is concentrated in the Piney Branch, Sligo Creek and NW Branch Anacostia River watersheds of DC and Maryland. 


Strawberry Fields strawberrygardendesign.com

We are a woman-owned landscape design and installation company located in Silver Spring and Takoma Park, Maryland. Our mission is to create beautiful and sustainable landscapes for our clients in our local community.


Swamp Rose Coop       https://swamprosecoop.com    

940 Thayer Ave, #7512

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Online native plant sales and landscaping services - Metro DC area.




Organizations that Promote Native Plants

Wild Ones     https://wildones.org          

          local chapter:  https://nationscapitalregion.wildones.org/


Maryland Native Plant Society     https://mdflora.org


Friends of Native Trees in Takoma (FONTT)  

 https://fontt.org/ 


Let me know about other resources, or corrections needed, and I'll take care of it soon.   Ken