Go Natives! Nursery is a small retail native plant nursery in Richmond Beach, north of Seattle in Shoreline. We offer more than 180 species of native plants from throughout the Pacific Northwest. We grow out most of our plants from bare root and plugs, and scour wholesalers from the Willamette Valley to British Columbia for interesting plants. Our plants are ideal for rain gardens, creating backyard wildlife habitat, and residential landscaping. Go Natives! Nursery can also broker plant orders for large projects like commercial landscaping and restoration sites. Don Norman started Go Natives! Nursery in 2004.
At the Nursery
Another winter season at Go Natives! finds us buying many plants in bare root to keep from running out. Check our inventory and ask us about plants you want! We are working on next year’s orders also!
This winter Chelsie installed 3 new grow-out beds for ground covers. The wet beds are keeping our rain garden plants, including our skunk cabbage, devil’s club, and bog plants, very happy. We went to Oregon to get fruit trees and brought back some extras or the nursery, as well as some new plants: Narrow Leaf Milkweek (Asclepias fasicularis), some beargrass, and meadowrue. We also have some Desert King figs and commercial blueberries!
Our Inventory has recently been updated. This was done on February 28, 2017 – ask about plants you want that you do not see, ie if they are blank in the inventory, and say available in the comment column, we can usually obtain those for you! But just ask – we can help you find plants! We are scouring the area! Also, if you see something in the inventory you might want for the spring let us know and we can set some aside for you.
Remember…..We are often around on closed days and always available for appointments! We are still open only mid-day 3 days per week.
Go Natives! Nursery can locate more than 200 species of native plants from around the Pacific NW! Our inventory includes a wide variety of rain-garden plants like Juncus patens, Kelsey dogwood, plugs of Carex obnupta, Labrador Tea , and many others such as skunk cabbage, nodding onion and Yellow-eyed Grass. Our latest new addition, Curl leaf Mt. Mahogany (Cerocarpus ledifolius) is an evergreen shrub of the southern Willamette valley in Oregon that we have never carried before. We also were able to locate some large Western White, Jeffrey, and Ponderosa Pines along with Incense Cedars. Also Silk Tassel.
We believe in plants that are ready for the real world. Plants that are propagated or potted at our nursery are given low amounts of organic fertilizer, mycorrhyzal fungi for healthy root systems and appropriate soil mixes. We practice integrated pest management and don’t rely on chemical treatments that weaken the plant’s natural ability to cope with natural stressors. We use non-chlorinated water.
Go Natives! Nursery works with wholesalers from the Willamette Valley in Oregon to British Columbia, ferreting out small mom and pop operations that are providing quality product with high “in the ground” survival, at excellent prices.
Take a look at our inventory for quantities and pricing. It’s best to confirm what’s in stock prior to ordering as sometimes things move too fast for us to keep it updated. For large projects, Go Natives! Nursery brokers larger orders than are shown in our inventory. To discuss your project, contact Don Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting the Nursery by appointment: To visit and buy plants outside of our public hours, please make an appointment by sending an email to email@example.com. The nursery is located in Richmond Beach at 2112 NW 199th St. We are down the hill – not at 199th Place (as some mapping systems have put customers on a wild goose chase!)
If you can, send a list of what you would like to pick up at our nursery and we can pull the plants ahead of time and have them ready for you to pick up. Don and his truck are available to help get plants to your place. We offer a consultation with help on a plan, with delivery and placement of plants for $75.