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February 24, 2014
A while back, we read an article in the Wild Ones journal that caught our attention and we felt it needed to be passed on to you. Wild Ones continues to be a widely recognized voice for native plantings that create living landscapes through grassroots efforts by example, education, marketing and personalized support.
The article discusses a fairly newly coined term, "nativars", which is a name for...
November 5, 2013
I was pleased to be contacted by my buddy Jim McCormac in early spring and learn about his vision of having a prairie on the grounds of Ohio Division of Wildlife's Fountain Square complex. After a visit to the site to discuss planting and management, the project moved forward. We supplied one of our Native Short Grass Meadow mixes in April and it was planted shortly thereafter. The area has progressed...
October 23, 2013
Harvest season is still in full swing here at OPN. This time of year finds us focusing primarily on Goldenrods and Asters. These are the number one and two native herbaceous genera in terms of the number of native insects that they support. This is one reason that we utilize them in our mixes; they are a main component in prairie and native plantings. It takes a lot of material from the field to produce...
September 17, 2013
Here's a good one from the Ohio Prairie Nursery vault. This article originally appeared in the March 2007 issue of Country Living Magazine. Our General Manager, Bob Kehres is quoted in the article and the material discussed still stands true today. If you are interested in learning more about Ohio's Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden please click here. The Highland Nature Sanctuary is part of...
September 10, 2013
At OPN Seed (Ohio Prairie Nursery) we believe education plays a huge role in understanding what goes into creating and maintaining your native plant gardens or prairies. We are always available via our website, Facebook or by giving us a call, but if you are craving more information, books are always a great source to turn to. Today, we are sharing the books that have a special place in our library....
August 28, 2013
Over the years, Ohio Prairie Nursery has worked with Preservation Parks of Delaware County to develop seed mixes that fit their needs. This article, written by their Marketing & Communications Manager, describes the results of some of their native plantings. The Queen Anne's Lace and Chicory mentioned are not native species but do count as "Wildflowers" since they were not planted. These two species...
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