Wendy Gaffaney on Aug 17, 2019

5 out of 5 stars    

Outstanding shop! When I consider the cost of materials, the quality of the dirt, the time and effort involved in individually packaging each plant in beautifully folded newspaper to prevent mess and the fact that nothing can actually be shipped for free — this shop is somebody’s serious labor of love. Every plant I ordered (29 potted plants) looked very good 24 hours after going into the ground and all look epic and gorgeous one week later. thank you for being such a fabulous butterfly resource and all the time and love you put into something (for example the care of the plants) —I don’t think you can possibly be making much of a profit so I and the world’s local critters thank you for your love.

CDA82 on Jul 12, 2019

5 out of 5 stars    

Heathy plants, well packaged. Thanks! 

Why we do what we do.

Taking my passion to the field and practicing seed starting and other growing methods that have never been attempted using the science of nature has put my methods ahead of the rest. The results are healthier plants that can adapt anywhere in their native range across the country.  Making the basis of eco-region specific seeds a myth. Our unique soil mix along with our natural growing methods makes our plants more adaptable in any situation. The reason the success of our plants is second to none. 


Season Open May 13th

Monday - By appointment only

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Wednesday -  By appointment only

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Friday - By appointment only

Saturday - By appointment only

​Sunday - By appointment only

Matthew Swank


Biologist / Ecologist

My passion for growing and sharing native plants with the nation started in 2014 when we began helping out the Monarch butterfly. As I studied and learned more about how each native plant had it's own set of special purposes, my passion grew to learn more. Then I studied soil science and the importance of these plants to the insect groups as well as our local wildlife. These plants and insects are what sustain nearly all the life on the planet. Without them humans would become extinct. I use all this knowledge and spread it to those who want to understand more about the importance of our ecological system. This knowledge includes that we should respect and learn to live with and help sustain our local insects, birds and other wildlife. 
We've turned native prairies into housing developments, malls, crop fields, etc. But we never think about the dwindling source of food that we are creating for our local insects and wildlife. Our main focus is to restore much of the lost acreage so we can balance out nature once again.

Carl on Jul 21, 2019

5 out of 5 stars    

Absolutely phenomenal on ALL fronts. Matt is an exceptional seller who responded to each and every one of my ultra-annoying messages about bloom time and things of that nature. The plants arrived beautifully with healthy root systems and absolutely no yellowing or any fungal disease of any sort. There really is no point for me to purchase plants from any one else. Absolutely amazing!! A+

Nicole on Aug 2, 2019

5 out of 5 stars    

Arrived perfectly, and is growing beautifully. We even have a baby monarch caterpillar - a few weeks after planting! Will definitely be back for more next year! 

Wendy Gaffaney on Aug 17, 2019

5 out of 5 stars    

Gorgeous plants! So happy to find these and thank you for all of the info in your shop (like why to grow things), super thrilled with how healthy all of the plants I received have been, all arrived looking like they’d been in a dark box for a few days but each plant looked so good 24 hours after going into the ground that I know they were in outstanding health to begin with. Love your shop, thank you!

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Ruth on Jul 19, 2019

5 out of 5 stars    

Plant is in fantastic shape. So excited to add this to my garden. 💖 

About Us

Due to the extensive amount of business we provide for our nation, we are by appointment only at our Amery location. Call to make an appointment.

dimples1863 on Jul 11, 2019

5 out of 5 stars    

Amazing people! Great communication!!! Plants exactly as described!! Will definitely order from again!!!!!!!

Ruth on Jul 19, 2019

5 out of 5 stars    

Healthy plants .... The post office crushed the box but the plants were well wrapped and padded and best of all .... Not damaged. 
Excited to add these to my garden. 💖

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Wendy Gaffaney on Aug 17, 2019

5 out of 5 stars    

All 12 plants are thriving and I could tell they had been well loved/tended before they got to me. I ordered a number of different plants (12 of the butterfly weed mentioned here, but also swamp milkweed (12 plants), little blue stem (3 plants) and spice bush (2 plants). I would normally purchase locally but everyone was out of stock (lots of butterfly gardens going in) and just wanted to say this shop is is outstanding. Each set of plants arrived in its own box, packaging was as recyclable as possible, plants were shipped with the moisture content they would need to travel, of the 4 boxes one had fallen somewhere along the way and those plants are looking wonderful too! I have gardened for a long time, when I look at what I received (quality of dirt, etc) I believe this shop must be somebody’s labor of ❤️ outstanding service, 

Duza925 on Aug 13, 2019

5 out of 5 stars    

My plants came as advertised. They were packaged well and with care and looked very healthy. Seller had excellent communication and you can tell they take pride in what they do; I would not hesitate to order from them again. The rest is up to me!