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Native plants are a great choice for hedgerows, gardens, streamside plantings, meadows, woodlands, and more because they provide food and shelter for wildlife and pollinators and are well-adapted to local moisture regimes and soil types. Willamette Valley native plants can tolerate cool wet winters and warm dry summers. They do not require added fertilizers, and rarely need supplemental water after a year or two of summer watering to help them get established. We promote the use of native plants with our native plant sale and other handy resources.
Marion SWCD holds two native plant sales each year to help you create beautiful, diverse wildlife habitat. We hold an Autumn Native Bulb Sale and a Spring Bareroot and Containerized Native Plant Sale.
Place your order now though February 10! With over 100 species on the list, we’re sure to have something that works for your project! Once you have ordered, you will be able to scheduled your pick up time for March 1 or 2 at Bauman’s Farm & Garden in Gervais.
Proceeds from the sale fund scholarships for students from Marion County studying natural resources at an Oregon college or university.
Search for native plants in our easy-to-use, image-rich database, filter by habitat type, growth form, and other characteristics.
The Meadowscaping Handbook: Designing, Planting and Managing an Urban Meadow is a compilation of knowledge and “lessons learned” designed as a “how-to” publication to help gardeners, landscape professionals, and ecologists in the Willamette Valley plan, design, plant, and maintain native plant meadows on small urban plots.
This fact sheet produced by Xerces Society features regionally native plants that are highly attractive to pollinators and are well-suited for small-scale plantings in gardens, urban greenspaces, and farm field borders, and on business and school campuses.
Audubon Society has created a native plant database in support of birds. Enter your 5-digit zip code to use Audubon’s native plants database and explore the best plants for birds in your area, as well as local resources and links to more information.