2 types: Full Sun & Partly shades - Native dense ground cover #851178

Asked September 25, 2023, 1:48 PM EDT

Hello, I am removing as much grass as possible. I'd love to plant the best type(s) of hardy native ground cover. Area 1: South facing wall that gets a lot of direct sun Area 2: East facing area near a tree so has shade and areas that are in full morning sun. And is there a nursery around that only provides Northwest native plants? Thank you, Lainya Kruger

Marion County Oregon

Expert Response

Thanks for reaching out. Have you explored the OregonFlora's Gardening with Natives website? This is a nifty tool that helps sort plants based on your conditions. Play around with this and let me know if you have more questions. 

The Native Plant Society of Oregon has a nice list of native plant nurseries and plant sales. I'm not sure how often it is updated but it's a good start. And there is a similar list on the OSU Garden Ecology Labs blog post. 

And if you're interested in a related webinar to watch on these rainy days, check out Getting Wild: Using Native Plants to Restore Biodiversity

Have fun with your gardening project!
Brooke Edmunds Replied September 26, 2023, 10:01 PM EDT

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