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Native Plants Tips and Resources

14 Sep 2022 5:17 PM | Deborah Oppenheim (Administrator)

Marigny Green News

Fall is a great time to plant some native plants. Fall is the perfect opportunity to plant more native plants. This is because the soil and temperatures of Fall bring good conditions for root establishment plus it is greater weed suppression. Planting in the fall also gives you a jump on the Spring garden.

Tips and Resources:

  • 1.      Best time to plant is September through the end of October unless the temperatures are too hot. Getting the plugs/seeds too late will not allow them to root.
  • 2.      If you are planting in the ground, choose an area that you want to grow the native plants. Select plants that are appropriate for the space, the proper light, soil, moisture and height.
  • 3.      Once your site is chosen, you must prepare the space. Most native plants prefer well-drained soil. For best results check with native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans https://www.npi-gno.org/resources/.
  • 4.      Local Native Plant Sources
  • Chickadee Natives - Delivery Only
    Harold's Plants, 1135 Press Street, NOLA
    Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy, Old Jefferson
    Pelican Greenhouse , New Orleans City Park, NOLA
    NOLA Bug Lady, 2009 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan
    Rose Garden Center, Marrero
  • Mail Order:  https://www.mailordernatives.com
  • Native Seed Sources:
Coastal Prairie Farms, ULL Ecology Center
Ernst Seeds
Florida Wildflower Cooperative
Louisiana Native Seed
Mossy Oak Native Nurseries
Native American Seed
Prairie Moon Nursery
Roundstone Native Seed
Select Seeds
Swallowtail Garden Seeds
  • Reference:  Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans 2022






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