Bring the wilderness home

Grow a patch of the Oregon wild in your own backyard. Native plants are easy to grow, require little water or fertilizer—and they're beautiful too!

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We are a small mail-order native plant nursery in Salem, Oregon specializing in Willamette Valley
plants and seed.

How it Works

Shipping / Mail Order

We can ship orders up to around 70lbs anywhere in Oregon. Plants are very carefully and securely packaged. Most orders are only in transit for around 1 business day to help minimize harm to the plants. We generally batch and ship orders out once per week.

Local Delivery

We offer an affordable local delivery option for those living in the Salem-Keizer area (zipcodes 97301 through 97306). This option is and generally cheaper and easier and doesn't require the plants to be boxed up or in transit very long.

Why Native Plants?

Help save our pollinators and birds

Bees, butterflies, and birds love native plants! In fact, 90% of insect herbivores can only use the native plants they evolved with.

Monarch butterflies, for instance, can only reproduce on native milkweed. And the disappearance of milkweed plants has contributed to a >99% decline in monarch populations in the western U.S. since the 1980s.

Studies also suggest that a given area of land may need to contain at least 70% native plants in order to stop songbird populations from declining. More and more, we find that native plants play a bigger role in the functioning of natural systems than we ever thought.

 

Bernays, E., & Graham, M. (1988). On the Evolution of Host Specificity in Phytophagous Arthropods. Ecology.

Burghardt, K. T., Tallamy, D. W., & Shriver, W. G. (2009). Impact of Native Plants on Bird and Butterfly Biodiversity in Suburban Landscapes. Conservation Biology.

Narango, D. L., Tallamy, D. W., & Marra, P. P. (2017). Native plants improve breeding and foraging habitat for an insectivorous bird. Biological Conservation.

Pelton, E. M., Schultz, C. B., Jepsen, S. J., Black, S. H., & Crone, E. E. (2019). Western Monarch Population Plummets: Status, Probable Causes, and Recommended Conservation Actions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

Help restore the Willamette Valley

Not long ago the Willamette Valley was covered in a vast prairie ecosystem scattered with oak savannahs. Today, less than 0.06% of that original prairie remains.

And the Valley is now covered end-to-end in agricultural and urban development. Willamette Valley prairies and oak savannahs are largely functionally extinct, and many of the insects and birds that rely on them are in decline too.

Simply by planting native plants on your property, you can actively participate in conservation and restoration, help create connected natural corridors for wildlife to use, and keep our natural heritage alive for future generations.

Native is better

Native plants grow deeper roots than the ornamentals you find at large garden centers and big box stores.

They're better at slowing erosion, better at filtering pollutants from groundwater, better at attracting bees and sustaining birds. They sequester more carbon in the soil. They require little or no additional water once established, need little or no fertilizer or pesticides. Many can grow in poor soil, clay soil, acidic soil, some can even grow in salty soils. They're already adapted to the local climate, and are generally resistant to local pests and diseases.

Growing native plants is one of the best and easiest things you can do to combat climate change and the extinction crisis, all while better conserving natural resources and keeping our watersheds clean. So what're you waiting for? Go wild!

Rewild your yard today!

Our plants are ethically sourced, grown from seed beds or cuttings, never dug up. And nearly all our plants are sourced from within the Willamette Valley to help preserve local populations.

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