Resources

Here are some select publications, organizations, nurseries, and databases that are dedicated to native plants and landscaping. You can also find meeting presentation handouts that have been uploaded to the web site and news press releases.

Nurseries / Purchase Native Plants

Local

Casey’s Garden Shop, 1505 N Main, Bloomington, 309-828-1424
http://www.caseysgardenshop.com/, Map & Directions, List of Natives

Green View Nursery, 1813 Industrial Park Dr, Normal, 309-452-9402
http://www.greenview.com/, Map & Directions, List of Natives

Grieder Sod & Landscaping, 1804 N Towanda Barnes Rd, Bloomington, 309-662-8527
http://www.grieders.com/, Map & Directions, List of Natives

Growing Grounds, 1600 S Main, Bloomington, 309-827-4343
http://www.growinggrounds.com, Map & Directions, List of Natives

Owen Nursery & Florist, 1700 Morrissey Drive, Bloomington, 309-662-3511
http://owennursery.com/, Map & Directions, List of Natives

Penn Landscaping & Sunburst Nursery, 2407 S Main, Bloomington, 309-663-5513
http://www.pennlandscaping.com, Map & Directions, List of Natives

Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses & Garden Center, 2010 Fox Creek Rd, Bloomington, 309-828-4580
http://www.niepagens.com/, Map & Directions, List of Natives

Regional / Online

Bluestem Prairie Nursery (sells seeds and bare root only - he is retiring at the end of 2011)
Ken Schaal -- 13197 E. 13th Rd -- Hillsboro, IL 62049 -- (217) 532-6344
bluestemnursery@yahoo.com

Illinois Native Plant Nurseries: http://www.plantnative.org/nd_idtoks.htm#il

Simply Native Nursery
681 State Hwy 135 -- Alexis, IL  61412 -- 309-586-4078 or 309-371-9598 (Cell)
Limited selection of perennials; call ahead for hours and to see what she has available for sale
www.simplynativevursery.com (online catalog available)

Possibility Place (Specializes in native trees and shrubs – has some perennials)
7548 W. Monee Manhattan Rd -- Monee, IL 60449  --  708-534-3988
www.possibilityplace.com – informative website

Prairie Moon Nursery
www.prairiemoon.com

Prairie Nursery
www.prairienursery.com

Publications (Books, Magazines, Pamplets, etc.)

Burrell, C C, Janet Marinelli, and Bonnie Harper-Lore. Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2006.
Find it at: Normal Public Library | Illinois State Univ. Milner Library

Czarapata, Elizabeth J. Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest: An Illustrated Guide to Their Identification and Control. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005.
Find it at: Illinois State Univ. Milner Library

Ferreniea, Viki. Wildflowers in Your Garden. New York: Random House, 1993.
Find it at: Bloomington Public Library | Normal Public Library

Hill, Patricia. Design Your Natural Midwest Garden. Madison, WI: Trails Books, 2007.
Find it at: Normal Public Library

Nowakowski, Keith G. Native Plants in the Home Landscape: For the Upper Midwest. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Extension, 2004.
Order at: Univ. of IL Extention

Tallamy, Douglas W. Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2007.
Find it at: Normal Public Library

Wild Ones Bookstore: http://www.wildones.org/store/bookstore/

Wild Ones Publications for Download: http://www.wildones.org/download/

Organizations

Local and Regional

JWP Audubon Society: http://www.jwp-audubon.org/

Ecology Action Center: http://www.ecologyactioncenter.org/

ParkLands Foundation: http://www.parklandsfoundation.org/

Sugar Grove Nature Center: http://sugargrovenaturecenter.org/

Grand Prairie Friends (Urbana, IL): http://grandprairiefriends.org/

Illinois Native Plant Society: http://www.ill-inps.org/

Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL): http://www.mortonab.org/

The Nature Institute (Godfrey, IL): http://www.thenatureinstitute.org/

National

The Lady Byrd Johnson Wildflower Center: http://www.wildflower.org/

Native Plants National Organizations: http://www.wildones.org/hotlinks.html

The WILD (Wild Ones Institute for Learning and Development) Center: http://www.wildones.org/eco/center/

Databases / Search

Illinois Wildflowers: http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/

University of Illinois Extension Wildflowers: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/

American Beauties Native Plant Finder: http://www.abnativeplants.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/plants.search/index.htm

Ecology and Management of Invasive Plants Program (Cornell University): http://www.invasiveplants.net/

Global Invasive Species Database (GISD): http://www.issg.org/database/welcome/

Missouri Botanical Garden PlantFinder: http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/

NativeBrowser by JFNew Native Plant Nursery: http://www.jfnew.com/Nursery/NativeBrowser.aspx

USDA National Science Conservation Center PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/

Meeting Presentation Handouts

Getting Started With Natives in Your Yard by Sherri Snyder (February 7, 2011)
Summary (pdf); Table of Plants in Sherrie's & Bill's Yard (pdf)

News and Press Releases

New group promotes vegetation suited to land
By Scott Richardson | Pantagraph.com | Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011 7:00 am

Images on the Banners

Photographer: Sharon A. Yiesla; Web site: University of Extension Wildflowers, http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/

  1. Purple Trillium (Trillium erectum): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=956
  2. Blue Flag (Iris virginica): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=951
  3. Doll's Eyes, White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=791
  4. Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=909
  5. Royal Catchfly (Silene regia): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=910
  6. Aromatic Aster (Aster oblongiflorus): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=897
  7. Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=874
  8. Oxeye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=960
  9. Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=807
  10. Elm-leaved goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=932
  11. Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=875
  12. Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=811
  13. Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=852
  14. Bee Balm (Monarda didyma): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=857
  15. Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=877
  16. White Prairie Clover (Petalostemum candidum; Dalea candida): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=862
  17. Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=837
  18. Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/wildflowers/directory_detail.cfm?PlantID=858