Resources


Getting Started

Why Native Plants? [Wild Ones]

Reducing Lawns Increases Happiness: Advantages of Replacing Lawn with Native Plants [Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed]

Create Your Garden Plan [Wild Ones]

How to Grow a Prairie from Seed [Prairie Moon Nursery]

Your New Oak Tree [Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed]


Local Sources for Native Plants

Columbus Wild Ones Annual Native Plant Sale – May 27th, 2023

Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District Plant Sales

Leaves for Wildlife Native Plant Nursery [Sunbury, OH]

Natives in Harmony [Marengo, OH]

Riverside Native Trees & Nursery, LLC [Delaware, OH]

Scioto Gardens Nursery [Delaware, OH]

Sunny Glen Garden [Columbus, OH]

for more plant sources, visit the Ohio Native Growers Nursery Directory


Native Plant Species Information

Native Plant Finder [National Wildlife Federation]

Keystone Native Plants (Eastern Temperate Forest Ecoregion) [National Wildlife Federation]


Plant Identification

Virtual Herbarium [The Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio]


What to Plant Where

Free Native Garden Designs [Wild Ones]


When to Plant

Pros and Cons to a Fall vs. Spring Seeding [Prairie Moon Nursery]


Creating Habitat for Wildlife

How to Attract Birds & Butterflies [Prairie Moon Nursery]

How to Create Habitat for Stem-Nesting Bees [The Xerces Society]

Nesting & Overwintering Habitat for Pollinators & Other Beneficial Insects [The Xerces Society]

Nature Scoop Newsletters [Toni Stahl, Habitat Ambassador, The National Wildlife Federation]


Invasive Species

Fact sheets for common Ohio invasive plants [Ohio Invasive Plant Council]


For Kids

Ohio Spring Wildflower Activity Book [Ohio Department of Natural Resources]