Photo of two children planting natives

Sunday Planting by Kim Lowman Vollmer, 2018 Photo Contest third place – Child or Children category

Wild Ones and its members are the “Native Plant Experts”. If you want to learn what plants are native to your areas, which ones are right for your site conditions, where to purchase them, or how to work with your local government to create ordinances friendly to native plants, we can help.

You’ll also find a wealth of useful information in “The Grapevine”, “Invasives on the Horizon”, and “Mysteries Explored”; links to each issue are found below. These member-favorite retired Wild Ones Journal columns are as relevant today as they were the day they were published. If you’d like to access current issues of the Journal, please visit our Membership page.

If there’s a topic of interest about which you can’t find information, please let us know by emailing [email protected] We’re happy to help!

Affiliate (Non-Profit) Members – COMING SOON!

Affiliate Members are non-profit organizations which share Wild Ones’ vision and values. Whether you need additional information, inspiration or relaxation, this is a good place to start. Please let them know you found them on the Wild Ones website!


Wild Ones members and like-minded groups have extensive knowledge and information regarding native plants and natural landscaping. These blogs will help you learn the what, when, where, why, and how of native plants.

Business Members – COMING SOON!

Wild Ones’ Business Members are native plants experts. They have a wide range of products and services to support your native plant habitat. From landscape design to plant/seed/tree supply to installation, this is the place to look for companies which can help. Be sure to tell them Wild Ones sent you!

Citizen Science

The great thing about Citizen Science projects is that almost anyone can do them! Check out the options and get involved in tracking insect populations, monarch migration, number of local native plant species, and more!

The Grapevine

The Grapevine was one of the longest-running features of the Wild Ones Journal. Written by former Journal editor Maryann Whitman, The Grapevine touches on environmental issues large and small.

Invasives on the Horizon

This series of articles was published in the Wild Ones Journal in 2008-2009. They were written by Janet Allen, member of the Wild Ones Habitat Gardening in Central New York Chapter and Journal Contributing Editor.

Monarch caterpillar on milkweed

“Got Milkweed?” by Peggy Steichen. 2018 Photo Contest – Pollinators entry.

Milkweed – COMING SOON!

Milkweed is often considered the “spokesplant” of the native plants movement because its crucial role in the monarch butterfly’s life cycle has been well-publicized.

If you want to know more about milkweed, click here.

Mysteries Explored – COMING SOON!

A series of mysteries relating to natural landscaping and the ways we are part of this delicate system of connections – explored by Wild Ones member (and former Journal editor) Maryann Whitman.

Native Plants

If you’re looking for information about native plants in general, Wild Ones is here to help!


This is the place to access the latest articles, information, and research about native plants and why we need to preserve and restore native habitat. Click here to catch up on the latest news.


Every native plant in the ground helps, but for a global impact, you need to work with partners and like-minded organizations. Together, we are making a difference, one landscape at a time. To learn more about our partners and what resources they offer, click here.

Weed Ordinances – COMING SOON!

Unfortunately, not all local governments and homeowner associations recognize native plants and understand their importance. If you need help fighting an ordinance or helping your community leaders write an ordinance that is friendly to native plants, click here.