Native plants offer many benefits from improving soil health to keeping our waterways clean. The long root systems of native plants extend deep within the soil, creating a system of channels that allows water to infiltrate into the soil. In addition, these deep root systems can also remove nutrients and other pollutants from the soil and water. They require little or no fertilizer because they thrive in local soil conditions so not only will you save money on chemical and fertilizer applications, but you can help improve the health of our lakes and streams by keeping extra nutrients and pollutants out of our waterways.
We have 7 types of kits available each with 10 different species of native plants. Each kit contains 50 individual plants and costs $125.00 (that’s only $2.50 a plant!).
The Rain Garden kit includes Swamp Milkweed, Swamp Aster, Brown Fox Sedge, Broad-Leaved Purple Coneflower, Blue Flag, Marsh Blazing Star, Ohio Goldenrod, Showy Black-Eyed Susan, Prairie Dropseed, and Culver’s Root.
The Butterfly/Bird kit includes Butterfly Weed, Wild Columbine, Stokes Aster, Broad-Leaved Purple coneflower, Rough Blazing Star, Royal Catchfly, Showy Goldenrod,Foxglove Beard-Tongue, Brown-Eyed Susan, and Prairie Dropseed.
The Xerces Society Pollinator kit contains Wild Columbine, Common Milkweed, Lavender Hyssop, Purple Prairie Clover, Wild Bergamot, Sky Blue Aster, Broad-Leaved Purple Coneflower, Golden Alexanders, Stiff Goldenrod, and Prairie Dropseed.
The Xerces Society is a non-profit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of pollinators such as bees and other invertebrates, and their habitats. To find out more about the Society, go to http://www.xerces.org
The Shade kit includes Wild Columbine, Heart-Leaved Aster, Indian Wood Oats, Tall Bellflower, Bottlebrush Grass, Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod, Common Spiderwort, Culver’s Root, Golden Alexanders, and Purple Joe-Pye Weed.
The Wetland kit contains Swamp Milkweed, Swamp Aster, Bristly Sedge, Brown Fox Sedge, Blue Flag, Great Blue Lobelia, Common Rush, Ridell’s Goldenrod, Marsh Blazing Star and Spotted Joe Pye Weed.
The Prairie kit includes Little Bluestem, Butterfly Weed, Smooth Blue Aster, Nodding Onion, Wild Bergamot, Broad-Leaved Purple Coneflower, Yellow Coneflower, Showy Black-Eyed Susan, Prairie Dropseed, and Common Spiderwort.
The Prairie Grass kit contains Big Bluestem, Side-Oats Grama, Indian Grass, Copper-Shouldered Oval Sedge, Canada Wild Rye, Bottlebrush Grass, June Grass, Switch Grass, Little Bluestem, and Prairie Dropseed.
The deadline to order your native plant kit for 2017 is March 2. The order form can be found here. We are unable to accept credit cards. If you are paying in cash, please bring the correct amount to our office. Please do not mail cash.
No need to pick your plant kit up! The native plant kits will be shipped to individual addresses, with deliveries beginning in mid-May. There is no additional charge for shipping.