• Spring Sale Pick Up & Workshop Event
    Pick up your pre-ordered plants or shop a limited supply of plants.  Stay for a workshop, from 9am - 1pm on April 29th at Retzer Nature Center.
  • Spring Sale & Workshop Event

    FREE Workshops - Pre-registration available!

    Sat., April 29. 9 am - 1 pm
    Rain or Shine
    Retzer Nature Center
    Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels 8:30 - 9am                        Discover how rain barrels can help restore a more natural water flow while saving you money, and how to install one.  Learn about rain gardens - their benefits, function, plant choices and basic installation tips. 
    Home Composting Workshop 9:15 - 9:45am  Learn how to create compost, how to use it, the "hot or cold" method, and different bin styles to build or buy.  Discover the secrets of healthy soil for beautiful lawns & gardens and the role compost plays. 
    Native Plant Landscaping 10 - 10:45am  Discover the best way to bring natural plantings to life on your property.  We'll cover the pros and cons of different planting approaches, what your natural areas should look like over the first several years, grouping vs. separating, plant choices based on soil-type, seedlings, and more. 
    Native Wildflower Walk 11 - 11:45am   Join the Retzer Nature Center naturalist for an up-close & personal exploration of some of our native wildflowers in their native habitat.  See newly-blooming wildflowers bordering the trail through the spring forest ground-layer.  Come away with an admiration for these hardy perennials as we discuss the fascinating lives of these plants. 

  • Compost Bins and Rain Barrels


    • Single Rain Barrel and Diverter: Includes a 55 gallon recycled food-grade barrel (usually blue) and a Rain Reserve diverter kit. 
    • Tandem Rain Barrels and Diverter: Includes 2-55 gallon recycled food-grade barrels (usually blue) and a Rain Reserve diverter kit with two connecting hoses and spigots.  


    Rain Reserve diverter kit with two connecting hoses and spigots (included with Rain Barrels). 


    Compost bin: The Home Composter is made of 100% recycled plastic with snap-lock construction, large capacity of 13 cubic feet, 36 x 30 assembled size, fits in most cars, dual slide-up doors and large locking lid. Composting book included. 

  •  Common Plants 

     Black-Eyed SusanBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)   Butterfly WeedButterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)   
     Cardinal FlowerCardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis Common MilkweedCommon Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)    
     Culver's RootCulver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)  Early SunflowerEarly Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides
     Golden AlexanderGolden Alexander (Zizia aurea Great Blue LobeliaGreat Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) 
     Image Not AvailableHeart-leaved Golden Alexander (Zizia aptera Hoary VervainHoary Vervain (Verbena stricta)  
     Image Not AvailableIronweed (carex bicknelli) Jacob's LadderJacob's Ladder (Polemonium reptans)  
     Image Not AvailableMeadow Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis)    Mountain MintMountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)
     New England AsterNew England Aster (Aster novae-angliae Image Not AvailableObedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)
     Pale Purple ConeflowerPale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida Prairie Blazing StarPrairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya
    Prairie CoreopsisPrairie Coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)
     Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii)Image Not Available
     Prairie SmokePrairie Smoke (Geum triflorum Rattlesnake MasterRattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) 
     Image Not AvailableRed Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)   Rough Blazing StarRough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera)
     Sky-blue AsterSky-blue Aster (Aster azureusSpiderwortSpiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)
     Sweet Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa)Image Not Available
     Tall Bellflower (Campanula americana)Image Not Available
     ThimbleweedThimbleweed (Anemone cylindrica)   Image Not AvailableTurtlehead (Chelone glabra)   
     Image Not AvailableWestern Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis Wild ColumbineWild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) 
     Wild GeraniumWild Geranium (Geranium maculatum Image Not AvailableWild Petunia (Ruellia humilis)

     Wood Mint (Blephilia hirsuta)Image Not Available
     Yellow ConeflowerYellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)
  •  Legumes   

     White Wild IndigoCream Wild Indigo (Baptisia leucophaea)        LeadplantLeadplant (Amorpha canescens)     
     Image Not AvailableNew Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)   Purple Prairie CloverPurple Prairie Clover (Petalostemum purpureum)  
     White Prairie CloverWhite Prairie Clover (Petalostemum candida)         White Wild IndigoWhite Wild Indigo (Baptisia leucantha)  
     Wild LupineWild Lupine (Lupinus perennis)   

  • Grasses  

    Image Not AvailableCopper Shouldered Oval Sedge (Carex bicknellii)Little BluestemLittle Bluestem (Andropogon scoparium)
    Image Not AvailableTorrey's Rush (Juncus torreyi)Prairie DropseedPrairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)
    Side-Oats GramaSide-oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)Virginia Wild RyeVirginia Wild Rye (Elymus virginicus