2022 Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 21
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Many thanks to everyone that volunteered at our sale and/or purchased plants. Nearly 3,000 plants native to central Illinois found new homes.
- View this Planning Guide to learn more about some the characteristics and habitat requirements of many of the plants we had for sale. See below for some sample landscaping guides.
QUESTIONS: Please email us at [email protected] if you have questions about the sale.
Proceeds from this sale help fund our monthly educational programs and native planting projects.
SAMPLE LANDSCAPING GUIDES
Illinois Native Plants for the Home Landscape (pdf) – Guide developed by the University of Illinois Extension that nicely summarizes various characteristics of Illinois native plants that can be used in the home landscape. Additional types of planting guides (for various site conditions) developed by the University of Illinois Extension and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant are also available.
Native Plant Gardens for the Small Yard – Download a PDF copy of this book developed by the Lehigh Gap Nature Center in Pennsylvania. Many of the native plants listed in this book are also found in Illinois. Note: To view the guide you will need to select the “download the book” button on the upper right-hand side of screen after opening the link.
Pollinator Garden: Native Plants for Attracting Pollinators (pdf) – Guide developed by the University of Illinois Extension that nicely summarizes some native plants and design ideas for use in a pollinator garden.
Pollinator Gardens Design Guide (pdf) – Guide developed by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service that contains useful information on designing native plant gardens for pollinators and also has sample garden designs for various site conditions.
Pollinator Pockets – Planting guides to support pollinators developed by the University of Illinois Extension. Scroll to the bottom of this linked page to view several design ideas that include native plants. Select “printable version of design” to view a clear image. Note: Wild Ones prefers the use of the straight native species over the use of cultivars of native species.
Selecting Plants for Pollinators-A Regional Guide for Farmers, Land Managers and Gardeners in the Prairie Parkland (pdf) – Guide developed by The Pollinator Partnership that encompasses central Illinois.