Native Plant Sources for Lucas and Wood Counties
Toledo Botanical Garden: TBG Greenhouses, 5424 Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43615 (entrance west of Reynolds Rd.) Oak Openings Natives and Butterfly Gardens. Spring Plant Sale in early May and Annual Fall Plant Sale in Sept.
Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Plant Sale: 130 West Dudley, Maumee 419-893-1966 for information and an order form. Features tree and shrub seedlings and native seed mixes.
TPS Natural Resource Technology Center: 5561 Elmer Dr., Toledo 43615 Hours are on website and Facebook. Spring plant sale usually the first week in May. Student grown natives from local sources.
Wood County Parks Friends Plant Sale: Garage behind Wood County Park District Headquarter, 18729 Mercer Rd., BG, OH 43402 419-353-1897 ; firstname.lastname@example.org. Usually have a sale in early May with a large variety of native plants. Also at Bowling Green Farmers Market, Wednesdays in June.
Blue Week Native Plant Sale: The Nature Conservancy’s Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd. in Swanton, OH 43558 (May 20 -21, 2017). Oak Openings and Wood County Natives at $5 a plant. The sale is typically the second weekend in May.
Bensell Greenhouse: 5720 Dorr Street, Toledo, OH 43615 419-536-3992. The greenhouse carries a nice variety of both indoor and outdoor plants, and they are just starting to sell native plants that are beautiful from local genotypes.
Native Plant Sources In OH and MI Outside Lucas and Wood Counties
Riverside Native Trees and Nursery, LLC 2295 River Rd. in Delaware, OH 740-815-3230 Reported to have a good selection of both trees and shrubs.
Wildtype Native Plant Nursery 900 North Emery Rd. Mason, MI 48854 517-244-1140 Check out their website for excellent information.
For information on Growing Native Plants and Seeds contact: WildonesOakOpeningsRegion@gmail.com
Prairie Nursery: P. O Box 306 Westfield, WI 53964 800-476-9453 Excellent catalog even if you never order a plant as the information is organized by soil type, amount of sun or shade required, and required moisture for all plants
Prairie Moon Nursery: 32115 Prairie Lane, Winona, MN 55987 866-417-8156 Again an excellent catalog with great information.
Habitat Network (TNC and Cornell) Allows you to put your backyard on the website
Michigan Natural Features Inventory
*Go Wild with Native Gardening – Native plant finder, go to Ohio to get list of plants, there is also a pollinator page