By Pamela Todd
Pre-order your plants from WildOnes and pick up May 17.
Gardening with natives has never been easier, thanks to West Cook Wild Ones. For the next two weeks, you can order all of those hard-to-find natives that will make your yard come alive again with birds, bees, butterflies, and unique flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs - then drive by and pick up your plants at Dominican University in River Forest on May 17. This year, West Cook WildOnes has a brand new Shopify site with gardening tips, photos, and descriptions of how and where to use each plant, along with notes on the species that will be attracted by the leaves, flowers, fruit, and seeds. Plan your garden today, then order online with a few clicks. Only pre-orders will be accepted and they are due by March 31. While you’re shopping for native plants, don’t forget to register early and receive a discount on West Cook Wild Ones' Living Landscapes Native Gardening Conference featuring Doug Tallamy and 7 other presentations on rain gardens, roof gardens, native garden design, and more. The conference is also at Dominican University on May 17.