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Support the Indiana Wildlife Federation and Hoosier wildlife by purchasing and planting native plant species. Through a partnership with Cardno nursery, we sell high-quality, low-maintenance, and cost-effective nursery propagated native plants. These species thrive in the soil, moisture, and weather of our region, making them the perfect addition to your garden no matter what thesoil is like.
At Spence Restoration Nursery, we continue to expand our availability of native plants and seeds to better meet our customers’ needs. Our plants are well known for their exceptional performance in the field. They are grown in 2 3/8” square by 3 ¾” deep open bottomed pots, ensuring a large, vigorous root system. We continue to maintain an inventory of over one half million plants available for prompt shipment. Read more about us >>
The staff of Dropseed Nursery is committed to protecting the natural communities and native plants of our region. We value large-scale natural area restoration and management projects that protect native species and natural processes. We also value small backyard plantings of native species that conserve water, attract wildlife and reduce the use of fertilizers and pesticides. Margaret Shea, the owner of Dropseed – has over 25 years of training and practical experience in natural areas management, restoration and biological inventory. Margaret holds a Master’s Degree in Ecology from Indiana University.
Native plants require less maintenance, less water, and provide better soil stability than non-native plants. Because native plants originated in this region, they are adapted to the climatic conditions, including temperature, wind speed, sunlight, and rainfall that occur within the region. These adaptations allow native plants to thrive under the conditions present here. Typically, that means saving money on water bills and saving time pruning, weeding, and transplanting. Plants native to this region have long root structures providing more soil stability and maintaining better plant structure. This means that your native plants will come back year after year with minimal time and energy input from you. Native plants provide better soil stability thereby reducing soil erosion. They are also adapted for the communities present in Greater Lafayette and interact better with insect, bird, and other wildlife populations providing greater biodiversity and long-term sustainability. Plants that evolved in this region are adapted for the dry summers, cold winters, and wet springs and falls. They thrive under these conditions without coddling and provide nourishment and habitat to native wildlife present within the community. (Source: www.tippeconow.com)