So you want to incorporate native plant species into your landscape. Hooray! Below is a list of resources on how to get started planting native vegetation, as well as some places to source native plant stock.
Sound Native Plants – Information Sheets – These information sheets cover a wide variety of topics, including nursery topics; project planning; site preparation; storm water management; and much more.
Washington Native Plant Society – Native Plant Directory and Landscaping Resources – The Native Plant Directory provides basic information on Washington State native plants including identifying features, plant propagation and landscaping uses, ethnobotanical uses, and conservation and restoration uses. The Landscape Resources page provides printable brochures on an array of topics.
Native Plant Salvage Foundation – Learn – Self-paced and in some in-person courses on naturescaping; storm water gardens; etc.
“Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest” by Arthur Kruckeberg – A resource for Northwest gardeners, from novice to expert, on how to imagine and realize their perfect sustainable and native landscape.
Native Plant Stock Sources
Washington Native Plant Society – Upcoming WNPS Native Plant Sales – Links are available, with local chapter information available by including plant lists, payment options and planning resources.
Native Plant Salvage Foundation – The Native Plant Salvage Foundation hosts plant sales annually with a variety native plant species. Get signed up for their mailing list to be notified of upcoming plant sales.
Mason Conservation District – Annual Plant Sale – The Mason Conservation District hosts an annual plant sale in early spring.
Washington Association of Conservation Districts Plant Materials Center – wholesale provider of native plants for restoration projects.
Fourth Corner Nurseries, Bellingham, WA – wholesale provider of native plants.
Center for Natural Lands Management – South Sound Native Plant Nursery – Hundreds of pounds of native prairie seed are grown at two seed farms in the South Sound region. Contact the nursery supervisory for current availability
Northwest Meadowscapes – A woman and minority-owned small business that sells native grass and wildflower seed for pollinator conservation, rain gardens, meadows, and wildlife habitat in Oregon and Washington.