Gardens, Plants and Nurseries

Here is a list of sites where you can find and learn about native plants.

The Wild Garden – An online treasure trove of facts, photos and folk wisdom about Northwest native plants. Soon to become a book!

Molbak’s PNW Blooming Natives – Family owned nursery in Woodinville has created a NW pollinators guide to help you select native plants for your garden.

Xerces Society – pollinator conservation resources for the Pacific Northwest region – lots of links to plant lists, vendors and helpful hints. – this is one of our favorite sites – so much information and here is where you can put your garden on the map.

Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center – Pacific NW organic farm with a native plant nursery and annual native plant sale.

Hima Nursery – offers a large selection of quality native plants, shrubs and grasses.

Washington Native Plant Society – List of nurseries who sell native plants.

Oregon State University Pollinator Garden Designs – this is a great source; garden designs ready to implement. – a story about replacing lawn with native plants.

Washington Native Plant Nurseries – additional places to buy native plants:

Pollinator and Habitat Resources

Xerces Society – Habitat restoration guidelines.

Washington Native Bee Society – Promotes awareness and conservation of solitary bees and their habitats.

EarthCorps – Native Pollinator Habitat Restoration Guide.

David Suzuki Society – Messy Yards Help Bees

Snohomish Conservation District – Bees 101: Fast Facts

Bees are the best pollinators. Can we have too many? Read about the beekeepers who don’t want you to buy more bees.

Leave the leaves. New York Times article about why you don’t want to rake them.

Resources for a Healthy Environment

Reinvent your lawn: New York Times article about what to do with all that grass. – This site offers alternatives to RoundUp that do not contain glyphosate and are made with natural organic oils and acid.

Learn about the dangers of Neonicotinoids (“Neonics”):