Where do you ship/deliver?
We currently can only ship within Oregon. This is largely due to laws surrounding the transport of plant materials across state lines (laws designed to prevent the spread of Sudden Oak Disease, for instance).
In the Salem-Keizer area (zipcodes 97301 thru 97306, 97317) we offer free delivery.
Can I pick up my order?
We cannot offer order pickup at this time, even if you live in Salem. We do offer free delivery in the Salem-Keizer area however.
We are currently working on offering limited pick-up days throughout the year.
Can I visit the nursery?
We do not have a storefront at this time. The nursery is on a private residence and is not open to visitors. We are working on potentially opening a booth at farmer's markets or offering limited pick-up days throughout the year for those who prefer to purchase in person.
Can I call the nursery?
No, sorry. Please e-mail instead, or use our contact form.
Do you offer landscape/garden consultation?
Not at this time. Sorry!
I'm new to native plants. What plants should I start with?
Start with Great Camas, Red-flowering Currant, Oregon Sunshine, Large-leaved Lupine, and Western Columbine.
Sword fern, Oregon Grape, Oregon Fawn Lily, Trilliums are also good options. These plants are generally well-behaved and attractive even in a highly conventional or suburban landscape.
It's worth noting that many of the plants which are most beneficial to wildlife are not particularly attractive or might not be as well-behaved. Milkweed, Phacelia, Douglas Aster, and Nootka Rose come to mind. It's ultimately up to you to try and balance wildlife value with the aesthetic requirements of your landscape or garden.
In general, the more biodiversity you can get away with, the better.
Do you use pesticides/herbicides?
We use slug killer (ferric sodium or iron phosphate, both approved for organic use).
Are you an organic nursery?
We use a combination of organic and conventional practices. We lean on organic fertilizers and substrate as much as possible but still use mineral fertilizers to supplement. Some of the wholesalers we work with use mineral fertilizers or slow-release fertilizer pellets.
An item I want is out of stock. When will it be back in stock?
Depends on the plant! We don't grow every plant every year. We're still new to this and figuring out the best growing plan and process. If you're interested in a particular species, please let us know by signing up to get notified when the plant is back in stock; or by simply leaving us a message expressing your interest.
Where are your plants sourced?
We track the seed source / provenance of all of the plant materials we bring in. Most of our plants are sourced from the Willamette Valley. Nearly all of our plants are sourced from within Oregon.
Some of our stock comes from wholesalers. We only buy from wholesalers who also track their seed sources and care about preserving local genetics. Of the plants we grow ourselves, some are grown in seed beds where several different seed sources are combined and bred together.
How sure are you of your plant IDs / sources?
We take extreme care in identifying our plants and tracking seed sources. We reference Oregon Flora vols. I and II, Jepson eFlora, and Flora of the Pacific Northwest, 2nd edition in keying out our plants. We always try to identify to the subspecies or variety where possible. We double-check seeds or plants that we receive from wholesalers to verify they match the purported ID.
We label all of our plants with a seed source reference number. Our priority is to grow Willamette Valley plants first, though we grow some from other regions where WV sources are unavailable and the risk of outbreeding depression seems low. We aim to track seed source by Ecoregion first, but will use county when only the county is known.
A few of the plants we sell have unknown seed sources. For those species we are actively seeking better sources. We strive to only work with suppliers who care as much about local genetics and provenance as we do.