Native Plant Resources
Douglas Tallamy’s resources for beginners homegrownnationalpark.org/signature-posts
Doug Tallamy video: Bringing Nature Home: The Importance of Native Plants
National Wildlife Federation Native Plant Finder nwf.org/NativePlantFinder.
Biota of North America Program (BONAP)’s North America Plant Atlas
Two articles about the 13 species of Milkweed native to Ohio:
Easy to read article with nice photos (contains ads)
Scientific article with lots of data and range maps
Other Native Plant Nurseries
We carry hundreds of species of native trees, shrubs, and perennials native to Central Ohio, but there are so many natives that we can’t carry them all. We invite you to also consider these other native plant nurseries:
Natives in Harmony in Marengo, Ohio
Riverside Native Trees and Nursery in Delaware, Ohio
Scioto Gardens in Delaware, Ohio
More native plant nurseries in Ohio can be found at: ohionativegrowers.org
Next Door community Native Plant Movement (local)
Contact for volunteer groups removing invasives from Metzger Park in Westerville, Marty Freado:
Facebook community Native Trees, Shrubs & Vines of Ohio
Westerville Parks and Rec coordinates various types of volunteer opportunities, including spring tree planting at several Westerville Parks. Adam Williams is the contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) also does coordinated planting and invasive removals.
Project Learning Tree offers “Activities and resources to engage children in learning about the environment through the lens of trees and forests”
Project WILD's mission is to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources.
More Wonderful Resources
USDA NRCS Resources
Do-It-Yourself Garden Designs
The Wild Ones Oak Openings Region Chapter in Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan also offers a Free Native Garden Design. These designs can be adapted for other areas.
Note that many “butterfly garden” and “pollinator garden” designs online do not feature native plants. Native plants are essential for attracting and supporting native species.
Here’s another free garden design, integrating native plantings among mature native and non-native trees right here at Leaves for Wildlife. For details, click on this image.
Landscaping & Design Services
Chris Anderson has been helping us create roadside plantings and a new plant display area at the nursery. This long-time gardener and Permaculture Designer offers:
Native and edible landscape design (see image)
Chris’s Garden Buddy System supports homeowners who like to garden, like to learn, want a helping hand, and / or appreciate company while working outdoors
Rain gardens, rain tanks and storm water management
Other services include vegetable production, soil improvement, fruit tree services and mushroom inoculation
Chris can be reached at email@example.com or 541-680-6295.