June 17th, 2019

There are numerous great reasons why planting and integrating PNW NATIVE PLANTS has become an increasingly popular and effective choice when looking for ways to make our landscaping and communities more sustainable.

NATIVE PLANTS CREATE A NATURAL HABITAT

By choosing to plant native species, we are helping create a natural wildlife habitat, thus attracting all our amazing native pollinators & beneficials. These birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficial bugs are not only beautiful and fun to watch, but help pollinate our flowers and crops, fight pests and improve our soil.

NATIVES ARE LESS WORK!

Another excellent quality of including natives in our landscaping, is that they are already well-suited and adapted to our climate and region, therefore requiring less maintenance and water. Once established, they will likely thrive with little care or the need for water, fertilizer or pesticides. This makes them even more suitable for any problem or tricky areas we may have. Keep in mind, that as the plant is being established (typically the first couple years) maintaining regular watering is very important.

UNDERSTAND YOUR PLANTS’ NEEDS!

Just like with all plants, it is critical to understand what the precise requirements each plant needs. Natives can be petite shade-loving perennials or a huge tree needing full sun. So be sure to carefully choose native plants that are specifically adapted to the particular space, soil and light conditions where they will be placed.

New to Natives? It’s likely you already have some in your yard. Even adding well-chosen native plants to parts of your landscaping will likely make a difference. One need not completely revert to an untamed, jungle-looking yard, to get the great benefits of native plants. There are many diverse PNW native choices out there that add both beauty and biodiversity to our yards and gardens.

Spring is the perfect time to plant natives, and Farmington Gardens has a great selection of PNW native plants of all varieties, and getting more in all the time!   *Keep in mind, both locations have slightly different inventory and selection. We do our best to accommodate our customers’ needs. Don’t see something you’re looking for? Ask one of our expert staff! Here is a list of many of the PNW Native Plants we carry;

PERENNIALS & GRASSES

  • Blue-Eyed Grass
  • Coast Trillium
  • Common Camas
  • Common Snowberry
  • Deer Fern
  • Idaho Fescue
  • Oregon Oxalis
  • Pacific Bleeding Heart
  • Slough Sedge
  • Spreading Rush
  • Western Sword Fern
  • Woodland Strawberry
  • Yellow-Eyed Grass

SHRUBS

  • Black Twinberry
  • Baldhip Rose
  • Blue Elderberry
  • Bush Cinqufoil
  • Common Snowberry
  • Douglas Spirea
  • Evergreen Huckleberry
  • Indian Plum
  • Kinnikinnick
  • Nootka Rose
  • Ocean Spray
  • Oregon Grape
  • Pacific Ninebark
  • Pacific Wax Myrtle
  • Pea Fruit Rose
  • Red Elderberry
  • Red Flowering Current
  • Salal
  • Salmonberry
  • Subalpine Spiraea
  • Western Spiraea
  • Woods Rose

TREES

  • Big Leaf Maple
  • Bitter Cherry
  • Black Cottonwood
  • Cascara
  • Choke Cherry
  • Doug Fir
  • Native/Western Crabapple
  • Oregon White Oak
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • Quaking Aspen
  • Red Alder
  • Shore Pine
  • Vine Maple
  • Western White Pine