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 now offer shipping for live plants in addition to seeds! We can ship orders up to 70lbs anywhere in Oregon. Plants are very carefully and securely packaged, and most orders arrive within one business day of being shipped!
We do not have a public retail location you can browse, but you can still pick up your order locally at one of our pickup locations! During checkout, select local pickup and choose a time and location. We will meet you there with your plants and seeds!
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 steep decline too.
Simply by planting native plants on your property, you can actively participate in conservation and restoration, and help keep our natural heritage alive for future generations.
Native is better
Native plants grow deeper roots than the ornamentals you find at big box stores.
They're better at stopping 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 saline soils. They're already adapted to our rainy Oregon climate, and are naturally resistant to local 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.