Native planting advice

Looking to establish a new prairie?

Contact us about our mentoring program!

Websites that we recommend:

Neil Diboll’s prairie nursery catalog is a great site for plant identification with color photos of all the plants for the Midwest.

EPA Publications (we’re working on updating the links)



Planting Policies


Newly revised to include a wider variety of native landscaping ecoregions, this comprehensive guidebook continues the tradition of “how to” information, along with a newly developed list of book resources. You can order a copy for just $10 (includes shipping and handling) at our Wild Ones Store. Wild Ones Landscaping with Native Plants is also available on-line at Environmental Protection Agency web site.


Doug Tallamy Presentations on DVD, $10.00

Toward Harmony with Nature 2014, Native Plants, Natural Landscapes

Part 1: “The Value of Having Native Plants in our Yards”

Part 2: “Creating Healthy, Biodiverse Neighborhood Corridors”

 We now have Doug Tallamy’s (award winning author of Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens) most recent presentations available for you on DVD.  Filmed with a live audience during the January Wild Ones Fox Valley Area “Toward Harmony with Nature Conference,” the presentations are in two parts.   Part 1: “The Value of Having Native Plants in our Yards” (approx. 1 hr.) and Part 2: “Creating Healthy, Biodiverse Neighborhood Corridors” (1-1/4 hr. plus Q&A) along with the added bonus of the Wild Ones song written and sung by folksinger Steve Hazell (Intro & song approx. 1/4 hr.).

Available on the Wild Ones website: