We are glad to offer helpful resources. If you have additional recommendations, please send them to us via [email protected]


 Affiliates of Columbus Wild Ones 

Dawes Arboretum


Selected Informative Web Resources

The Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Invasive Plants Publications & Links

Illinois Wildflowers

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Midwest Native Plant Society

Monarch Pathways

National Wildlife Federation info about Gardening for Wildlife

The Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio

Ohio Farm Bureau

Ohio Invasive Plants Council

Ohio Natural Areas & Preserves Association

Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative

Simply Living

Wildflower Farm

The Xerces Society

Plant Sources

Aquascapes Unlimited, a wholesale business offering native wetland and aquatic plants. Is located in Pipersville PA. If you are looking for sufficient numbers of plants, they will be able to sell to you. Also, their website offers a very good plant library and a plant search tool that they hope will be of value to our members. Phone: 215-766-8151.

Five Springs Farm Nursery in Athens, Ohio is a nursery which offers a wide range of plants, specializing in natives, pawpaws, magnolias, buckeyes, sedums, bamboo, grasses, and ferns.

Natives in Harmony, a nursery in Marengo, Ohio owned by Gale Martin and Dan Grau with whom we partner for our spring plant sale.  We also took a field trip there during the summer of 2014. She reopens on April 17 from noon to 6pm. Check the link for further details about days and hours they are open.

Native Landscaping and Consulting, LLC,  began with the goal of providing landscaping solutions and several services by working with the land and not against it. The company focuses on the central Ohio environment. Owner Peter Harrington can be reached at:  614-448-8046 or [email protected]
Ohio Prairie Nursery is an Ohio source for native plant seeds.
Prairie Moon Nursery is a mail order nursery that offers dry root plants and seeds. Personal experience with this nursery is excellent and their website offers much information about all the plants. They also offer a free high quality catalogue.
Prairie Nursery is a mail order nursery offering excellent quality plants and a very informative website. Their free catalogue is also an excellent reference.
Riverside Native Trees, in Delaware, Ohio offers native trees and shrubs. The website has a great page showing trees that grow in each of the counties. Also, information about each plant is available.  
Scioto Gardens in Delaware, Ohio offers native plants.

Selected Books

Goldberger, Miriam. Taming Wildflowers.

 Lauv, Richard. Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder. Algonquin Books.

Mader, Eric, Shepherd, Matthew, Vaughn, Mace, Black, Scott & LeBuhn, Gretchen. Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America?s Bees and Butterflies. Storey Publishing, North Adams, Massachusetts.

Newcomb, Lawrence. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. Little, Brown & Company.

Phillips, Harry R. Growing and Propagating Wildflowers. (out of print)

Rainer, Thomas & West, Claudia. Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.

Stein, Sarah B. Noah’s Garden: Restoring the Ecology of our own Backyards, Houghton Mifflin Company

___ Planting Noah?s Garden, Further Adventures in Backyard Ecology, Houghton Mifflin Company

Strong, Valerie. All My Phlox, Kent University Press

Tallamy, Douglas W. Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in our Gardens. Timber Press

The Xerces Society and The Smithsonian Institution. Butterfly Gardening: Creating Summer Magic in your Garden, Sierra Club Books

The Xerces Society Attracting Native Pollinators:Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies, Storey Publishing.


Grant Resources

Most of these grant opportunities focus on the education of children which is important for our future.

Wild Ones- Seeds for Education Grant

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife : grant and funding opportunities

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has grants that can be found at this link.

 Project Learning Tree- Greenworks Environmental Education Grant: school/community native plant garden, a forest improvement project, a stream side restoration plan, a recycling program, or energy conservation project for your students

Ohio Grant Watch