Mid-Atlantic and Coastal Landscape Resources

Mid-Atlantic and Coastal Landscape Resources:

Native Plant and Hardy Plant Sources

  • East Coast Garden Center 30366 Cordrey Road Millsboro, DE 19966, 302-945-3489 ph.  Newly established native plant section
  • Octararo Native Plant Nursery www.octoraro.com, 717-529-3160 ph, 717-529-4099 fax. Mostly wholesale.  Has coastal plants including Beach Plum in stock.
  • North Creek Nurseries www.northcreeknurseries.com, 877-326-7584 ph, 610-255-4762 fax.  Plugs of native plants.
  • Ernst Conservation Seeds www.ernstseed.com 814-336-2404 ph, 814-336-5191 fax.  Wetland seed source
  • Maryland Natives Nursery, Inc www.marylandnativesnursery.com, 410-529-3883 ph, 410-529-0552 fax.  Wetland plant source
  • Environmental Concern Inc. www.wetland.org, 410-745-9620 ph, 410-745-3517 fax. Annual plant sale.  Also, offers wetlands courses and information.
  • Delaware Nature Society www.delawarenaturesociety.org 302-239-2334: Annual native plant sale
  • Delaware Native Plant Society www.delawarenativeplants.org ,302-674-5187.  Annual native plant sale

Planting Guides

  • Partnership for the Delaware Estuary www.DelawareEstuary.org, 302-655-4990 ph, 302-655-4991 fax: Habitat EnhancementProgram; terrific, understandable information sheets about native plants, horseshoe crabs and conservation landscaping
  • National Wildlife Federation www.nwf.org: Backyard Habitat Program
  • National Audobon Society www.audobon.org: Attracting wildlife to the landscape
  • Environmental Protection Agency www.epa.gov/greenacres: Gardening with Native Plants, Wetlands information
  • Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay www.AllianceChes.org: BayScapes program
  • Delaware Cooperative Extension Service.  Provides list of coastal perennial and shrubs.  Available from the Property Manager’s office
  • Liveable Lawns www.delawarelivablelawns.org/
  • Delaware Sea Grant Program Marine Advisory Service www.ocean.udel.edu 302-645-4346.  Publishes “Delaware’s Coastal Dunes” that includes plant lists.
  • US Dept of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service,Cape May Plant Materials Center http://plant-materials.ncrs.usda.dov/njpmc/, 609-465-5901.  Researches and releases new coastal plants.

Delaware Plant/Landscape Organizations and Resources

  • Delaware Center for Horticulture www.dehort.org : “Plants for a Livable Delaware” pamphlet
  • Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife Aquatic Resources Education Center www.dnrec.state.de.us/fw.are.htm 302-653-2882 ph.  Adopt-A-Wetland Program
  • Delaware Native Plant Society www.delawarenativeplants.org Publishes literature regarding Delaware’s native plants.  Specifically recommended publication: Delaware Native Plants for Landscaping and Restoration, 2000.
  • Delaware Estuary Program www.nj.gov/dep/watershedmgt/delaware_estuary.htm, 609-883-9500 ext 217 ph, 609-883-9522 fax. Outreach and education.
  • Delaware Nature Society www.delawarenaturesociety.org , 302-239-2334: Designated Backyard Habitat organization for Delaware
  • Delaware River Basin Commission www.state.nj.us/drbc/, 609-8883-9500 ph, 609-883-9522 fax: Information about the health of the river.
  • Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control  www.dnrec.state.de.us/dnrec2000/ and www.destateparks.com, 302-739-5285: Greenways & Trails Newsletter, Stream Corridor landscape resource.  Also publishes The Flora of Delaware an  annotated checklist which is comprehensive but unwieldy for the non-horticulturist.

 Pennsylvania Organizations and Resources