Landscaping with Natives
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There are many documents and websites which deal with Landscaping with Natives.
This site will try to point the reader to those which are appropriate for Northern Idaho
and Eastern Washington. Please check back later for additional information.
Propagation of native plants
Native Plants Journal publishes both a journal
and a propagation protocol database.(suscription)
Native Plants Journal Home some issues open
NRCS Pullman Plant Materials Center publications
includes technical plant guides and propagation protocol articles about
specific native plants.
Landscaping with Native Plants of the Idaho Panhandle
published in 2011 by Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society has valuable information
for North Idaho native plant growers. A list of bookstores which carry the book
can be found on the Kinnikinnick NPS website.
The second edition released in 2012 may be available at Bookpeople in Moscow Idaho.
Palouse Prairie Field Guide
published in 2016 by Thorn Creek Native Seed Farm has valuable information
for Palouse Prairie native plant growers and enthusiasts.
Authors: Dave Skinner, Jacie Jensen, Gerry Queener. A list of bookstores which carry the book
can be found on the Thorn Creek Native Seed Farm.
The recent edition is available at Bookpeople in Moscow Idaho.
A Field Guide to Grasses and Grass-like Plants of Idaaho
available in 2019 by authors Justin Trujillo and Eva Strand has valuable information
for native plant growers and enthusiasts.
This new edition is available at UI Extension and possibly other locations. More information to follow.
Native Plant Species for this area
Valuable information is in the following documents
Native Plants of Northern Idaho for Landscaping and Restoration (WP).
and Uses of Native Palouse Forbs in Landscaping (PPF/WSU).
Palouse Forbs for Landscaping (PPF/WSU).
Landscaping with Native Plants of the Intermountain Region (BLM).
The Palouse Prairie - A Treasure upon your Land (multi-agency) 2-page 2.4 MB PDF
Dr. Love's Favorite Native Plants and Where to Buy Them 25-page 144 KB PDF
What do the Common Birds in our Gardens Eat? 4-page 166 KB PDF
Landscaping with Native Trees for Wildlife 2-page 316 KB PDF
Landscaping with Native Shrubs for Wildlife 1-page 304 KB PDF
Landscaping with Native Perennials for Wildlife 5-page 368 KB PDF
Pollination, Pollinators and Plants 2-page 91 KB PDF
Sources for native plants
Jacie and Wayne Jensen own Thorn Creek Native Seed Farm and sell seed (packets and bulk) and seed mixes via their
website as well as in some retail stores. Some of the retail stores will also be selling
plants grown from their seed. More information can be found on their
Check out their website which has information not only on the products available
but also plant characteristics and growing requirements.
Near Troy Pleasant Hill Farm, run by Pat and Doug Mason, grows quality native plants
primarily from seed from Thorn Creek Native Seed Farm or locally collected. Their address is 1101 Anderson Rd, Troy, ID. Phone 208-877-1434.
In Potlatch and Moscow, Fiddler's Ridge Nursery,
run by Theresa and John Greiner, is selling some native plants grown by PHF.
Further away but if you are heading north past Athol you might check out their website
Cedar Mountain Perennials .
They are selling some North Idaho natives. Phone 208-683-2387.
Many natives are available either by visiting
Plants of the Wild
in Tekoa Washington or via their online catalog. They will have plants grown from seed from Thorn Creek Native Seed Farm. Phone 509-284-2848
The Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) is the home of the John Crock Learning Nursery. The Nursery has been operating for ten years and is located at 1040 Rodeo Drive in Moscow. It offers a variety of native plants, maintaining about 30 species of native trees and shrubs. The Nursery is open to the public for retail sales during normal business hours. PCEI has served the Palouse region since 1986 “connecting people, place and community.” For plant availability and other nursery information, please visit PCEI John Crock Nursery .
Sage Notes often has advertisements of nurseries in Idaho. Several in Boise and Twin Falls are excellent but are not listed here. Please see their advertisements.
In addition please check on other Native Plant Society websites for landscaping with natives information and for the dates of native plant sales.
Idaho Native Plant Society
Washington Native Plant Society
Oregon Native Plant Society
Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society
White Pine photo by Dr. Wm Hall