Plants for your Rain Garden
Why native? Flowers and trees that are native to our area have deep roots that suck up water. That is a good thing when you are in a rain garden!
What to plant? Choose from our list. Over the past decades, we have tried out rain garden plants in neighborhood gardens. These are the plants that do well in rain gardens, and people like them.
Trying to buy Michigan Native Plants?
Here is a list of how native nurseries in southeast Michigan.
We are working together! The Conservation District - famous for selling small trees - now holds a native plant sale in the spring and fall, in collaboration with us.
Washtenaw County Native Plant Nurseries
New Leaf Nursery
Michigan genotype native plants.
Chris Oesterlin, Owner. 734-330-7175 email: [email protected]
We are an appointment only nursery and will do whatever we can to meet our customers needs whether it is in-person (six feet of separation) or curbside service.
We are continuing our operation by growing our plants in primarily deep plugs, which we sell in full trays, mix and match kits, or individually. We are currently growing over 150 species and are continuing to add more this season.
Cultivars of North American native species: perennials, trees, shrubs, grasses.
2781 Scio Church Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Mike Abbott, owner
E-mail a plant list to: [email protected]
Are you doing curb-side pickup? Yes, we like pre-orders, but on busy days the phones back up and it’s difficult to keep up. If possible calling during the week helps.
Ypsilanti Native Plant Nursery
Michigan genotype native plants
Laura Bien, owner
--No in-person sales this season
--Orders are via my online store, prepaid: https://www.ypsilantinativeplantnursery.com/shop
--No curbside pickup; free home delivery to residents of 48198 and 48197; scheduled pickup in Depot Town for other residents
Michigan-native plants from wild-collected seed. Offers some ’nearly native’ plants, as well as Michigan natives that are not Michigan genotype.
3825 Nixon Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Matt Demmon, owner
Order online through the Green Things Farm Collective, and pick up at the Farm Stand north of Ann Arbor. For orders of full plug flats or full 3” flats, email us directly: [email protected]. Public sale day on May 17th, at Green Things Farm.
Native Plant Nursery
Michigan genotype native plants and grasses
3000 E Delhi, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Greg Vaclavek, owner
Will start selling after May 15th. Order via phone and curbside pickup at Delhi, or Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market.
Plants with Purpose
at Windy Rock Farm
Pollinator friendly plants with a Michigan native emphasis.
Vince Ste. Marie, Owner
6750 Sharon Hollow Road
Manchester, MI 48158
Are you doing in-person sales?
Yes, while respecting health guidelines. Cash and checks are preferred, but we have the ability to do cards as well.
Are you doing online orders?
We do not have a website, but are happy to provide our brochure/plant listing via e-mail to anyone interested. Phone (734-223-3242) or e-mail ([email protected]) inquiries regarding specific availability are welcome and pre-orders are encouraged. We are not a brick-and-mortar store with set hours, but a family farm with an open-air nursery, so we invite folks to call or e-mail and come out ‘by appointment’. Thursday through Saturday work best. Plant Catalog
Are you doing curb-side pickup? We could do that if a customer wished.
Michigan Nurseries - Outside of Washtenaw County
Michigan genotype native plants, grasses, shrubs, trees.
900 N Every Rd, Mason, MI 48854
Bill Schneider, owner
2021 Public Sale Days - Canceled
After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel our 2021 Public Sale Days. That does not mean you cannot purchase plants from us this spring and the rest of the season.
Retail Customer Pre-Ordering and Pickup
We would like to encourage customers to place orders by email to be picked up at a prearranged date and time. We can do this while maintaining a safe physical distance. You can find an order form and more details on the retail page of our website www.wildtypeplants.com
Adam Huttenstein, [email protected] Northville, MI
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichNatives/
Selling on Etsy, with delivery. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MichiganenseNatives?fbclid=IwAR0hEchhTySdfXX2vPXPzF8Oo3REQIvoyZX6adVB-FL-xHblDcwBHuK8lsI
Sideoats Farm & Native Nursery
Pinckney, Michigan (~15 miles north of Ann Arbor)
Chelsea Lisiecki, Farmer/Owner
Chelsea cell: 206-276-8364
11571 Serenity Ln, Pinckney, MI 48169
*Our farm is our home and currently not open to the public. Please drop us a line to schedule a visit! Or visit the Plymouth Farmer's Market at our booth starting in mid-June.
East Michigan Native Plants
(formerly Designs by Nature East)
Michigan genotype native wildflowers and grasses.
Angela Nelson, owner
Are you doing online orders? What is the website/ contact info? YES!! That was our focus to start this year! We have several URLs for our website with our name conversion... each will redirect to the above site.
Are you doing curb-side pickup? YES! Orders online can be picked up street-side at our nursery just outside of Durand, where there is a no-contact pickup station. (free)
We, also, are now shipping (fees apply) to anywhere in Michigan! (We aren’t licensed, unfortunately, to ship outside of Michigan.)
We are, also, offering no-contact delivery (fee applies) to addresses in Shiawassee, Genesee, or Lapeer Counties!
Orders can be placed online, via email and by calling us at 810-333-7501
Hidden Savanna Nursery
Michigan genotype native plants, grasses, shrubs, trees.
Chad Hughson, owner
100 N Van Kal St
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
All sales are entirely outdoors with 6’ distancing and masks/covering required and we will be limiting the number of people shopping at one time. No children under 16.
We will do orders via email or phone, but we are having difficulty keeping up with communications as we have not had seasonal staff yet this spring.
We will do contactless pick-up if desired. Nursery is on 33 acres; so spacing is not an issue :-)
Specimen & Architectural Grade Michigan Natives
Lynnette Fouch Bugenske
2749 Schemm Street
Saginaw, Michigan 48602-3727
BetterFinds is taking orders, delivering within our Lansing to Midland client base, and, still vending at our normal, early-opening Farmers Markets in May & June — Midland Area, Meridian Township (Okemos), and Eastern Ingham (Williamston). And if someone makes it worth The Lady’s time, would be happy to drive to the Ann Arbor area – if nothing else, meet us halfway in Williamston.
That said . . . . Best link is BetterFinds Facebook Page – info; daily images of available stock; all the information.
And if you would be so kind to include a link to our blogpost in your communication — ‘2020 Michigan Native Plant Sales & Events’.
Plants for Ecology
Plants for Ecology is a native plant business based in Troy, Michigan. All the plants I carry are native to Michigan. Read on to find out more, and please share this with others. Thank you.
Brendan Nolan, Owner and Operator
My 2020 native plant sales are all moving online through this website. Simply choose “Purchase Native Trees and Shrubs” and/or “Purchase Native Plants” from the menu above. As always, a percentage of the profits will support three great organizations: West Bloomfield Nature Room, Stage Nature Center, and Clinton River Watershed Council. Plants will be available online through June 11th 2020. Thank you for all the orders so far. What a great response! Species will be added as they become available. Please continue to check back.
Michigan Wildflower Farm
Michigan genotype native seeds
11770 Cutler Rd, Portland, MI 48875
Esther Durnwald, owner
We are taking and processing seed orders made online, email and telephone. We are primarily shipping seed orders, but if customers are local or passing through our area we are happy to schedule curb-side pick up for this.
We are experiencing higher than ever online seed orders for we are inspired and oh so grateful for at this time.
Four Seasons Nursery
North American Native Plants, including trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses.
Traverse City, MI
Our retail plant selection includes trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses. We also continue to promote our PLANT MICHIGAN/PLANT NATIVE program, encouraging homeowners to use native plants. We are the Traverse City dealer for Morgan Composting products, both bulk and bagged, as well as bulk mulches for topdressing your garden.
Here is a beautiful shady rain garden. Iris virginica (Blue Flag Iris) and Canada Anemone create a simple and beautiful planting plan.