Each year, we look eagerly forward to spring native plant sales. There’s nothing like bringing home a trunk full of goodies for our yards. We normally enjoy sunny weekend mornings browsing for plants.

This spring, however, has been anything but normal. We’re happy to stay home and keep our community safe. But we’re also left wondering what we CAN do to keep our spirits up and nurture our little corner of the world. We asked our partners how they are adjusting their services, and put together this list of ways to keep some native plant normalcy in your spring.

Plan Your Next Garden
Visit information pages from Deep Roots and Grow Native! for ideas, templates, plant lists, and more.

Arrange a Driveway Drop Off
KC metro delivery of native plants is available from City Roots Nursery, Green Thumb Gardens, and Parson’s Gardens. Pay online or over the phone, no human contact required.

Order Plants for Shipping
Available from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and Izel Plants.

Browse Online Seed Sources
Get seeds mailed from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery and Prairie Moon Nursery.

Buy A Gift Certificate
Small businesses get the funds now to help them through difficult days, you get plants later for your garden. Available from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, Sow Wild Natives, Happy Apple’s Farm, and Green Thumb Gardens.

Take a Hike
Enjoy fresh air and exercise safely: Visit parks on off-peak hours. Avoid popular trailheads. Keep 10 feet of distance between your family and others. Bring your own water and carry out your trash. Try one of our favorite places to visit.

Look Forward to Visiting Nurseries Later
Sow Wild Natives 2020 opening date is delayed indefinitely, keep an eye on their website for more details.
Happy Apple’s Farm will tentatively begin taking preorders April 18th for delivery or drive-up pickup the next week.

Please Note:  This information was accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it was published (3/27/20).  As things change and develop, services offered will likely change.  Please contact organizations and vendors directly to receive the latest information.  For our regular, non-pandemic list of native plant vendors and sales, please click here.

We encourage everyone to follow health officials’ guidelines to help slow the spread of the virus. Stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you once it’s safe!