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
- 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
- Millersville Native Plants in the Landscape Conference: June 2-4, 2005 www.millersvillenativeplants.org. Three day conference and native plant sale. Highly recommended
- www.epa.gov/greenacres/ – Green landscaping with native plants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- www.newfs.org/index.html – The New England Wildflower Society
- Design Article
- www.state.nj.us/drbc/ – Delaware River Basin Commission for information about water quality and native plant strategies for clean-up. (www.drbc-edweb.net is specifically geared toward educators)
- www.DelawareEstuary.org and www.delep.org
- www.brandywinemuseum.org – Plant info and seed source
- www.treevitalize.net – a partnership to restore tree cover in Southeastern PA. Also www.americanforests.org