Feeling inspired by all the good buzz around native plants? (For more on that, read the myth!) We’ve rounded up your best bets to pick up new seeds and seedlings now, from plant sales through the spring, to actual stores specializing in native plants open year-round.

Arbor Day Plant Sale at Morton Arboretum
April 27-29 (native included, but not exclusively native)
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL

Native Plant, Tree, and Shrub Sale with Citizens for Conservation
May 5-6
459 W. Highway 22
Lake Barrington, IL

Backyards for Nature Fair & Native Plant Sale with Schaumburg Park District
May 6
Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm
1111 E. Schaumburg Rd.
Schaumburg, IL

2012 Native Plant Sale in the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
May 11-12
Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 31st St.
Oak Brook, IL

Lake County Forest Preserves’ 15th Annual Native Plant Sale
May 12-13
Independence Grove Visitors Center
Libertyville, IL
May 12, 2012

46th Annual Bloomin’ Festival at the Chicago Botanic Garden

May 18-20 (native included, but not exclusively native)
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL

2012 Midewin Alliance Native Plant Sale  
May 19
30239 S. State Route 53
Wilmington, IL

Go Native Plant Sale at Lake Forest Open Lands
May 19-20
350 North Waukegan Rd.
Lake Forest, IL

Retailers

Natural Garden Natives  
6N800 Route 25
St. Charles, IL

Pizzo & Associates Native Plant Nursery
10729 Pine Road
Leland, IL

Possibility Place Nursery
(by appointment only)
7548 W. Monee-Manhattan Road
Monee, Illinois

Red Buffalo Nursery
10502 Seaman Road
Hebron, IL

Happy planting!

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