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The 2024 Sale Has Ended. Check Back in Early March for 2025 Plant Sale Information!

 Thank you to everyone who made the 2024 Native Plant Sale a huge success! We were able to provide hundreds of local residents with high-quality native plants. Our sale will be back in April, but check this page again in March for a sneak peek at our 2025 sale offerings!

 

Want to buy native plants? Here's how to do it:

  1. Check this year's sale flyer for a full list of species offered.  
  2. Go to our sale website anytime during April 1-26th to place your order. Our sale website will close early on April 27th. We recommend ordering early for the best selection. Many species sell out during the first week of the sale!
  3. Once you place your order, sign up for a time to pick up your order on our SignUpGenius. Order pick ups will be from Monday April 29th- Friday May 3 from 10am-6pm. If you do not schedule an order pick up by Friday April 26th your order will be cancelled and refunded. We are not able to deliver or mail plants.
  4. Drive to the Major Taylor Velodrome (3649 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN, 46222) anytime during your hour pick up window. Follow the yard signs to the ticket offices (or use this map), and pull up to the curb. One of our EcoLab staff members will be there to help load plants into your car.
  5. Drive home with a big smile, dreaming of your beautiful native garden!

Its that easy! Feel free to email Sarah at smoss@marian.edu with any questions regarding our stock, sale operations, and more.

Tips and Tricks to Making your Pick Up Date Run Smoothly

  • Sign up for a time slot that is convenient for you. Other people are allowed to pick up your order as long as we receive some type of pre-authorization notice. Please list the individual's name in the comment section of your sign up time, or email Sarah with this information.
  •  Use this link to help guide you to the Major Taylor Velodrome ticket offices. The main entrance is just off of Cold Spring Road. Take the long driveway straight ahead, then turn left at your first opportunity. You will see a large parking lot and some buildings. Follow the sidewalk and curb until you see an EcoLab staff member sitting with your order at the far left side of the lot (right next to the ticket offices).
  • Make sure your car is big enough to hold your order, especially if you order trees and shrubs! We recommend placing car mats, towels, or a tarp down in your car to catch any dirt that may shift during your drive home. Ratchet straps are recommended for customers planning on placing their trees in a truck bed. If you are ordering flowers and grasses, we recommend bringing cardboard boxes, 5 gallon buckets, or something else to help minimize any plants from tipping over while driving.

Refresh Your Garden with Beautiful Native Plants This Spring

 Like to spend time in the garden and get your hands dirty? Order native plants from Marian University's annual native plant sale, sponsored by the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab. All plants are of the native Indiana genotype, which helps ensure their success in Indiana gardens and restored habitats.

  • When: Online ordering begins Monday April 1st and closes on Saturday April 27th.
  • Where: Our 2024 sale is all ONLINE! There will be no in-person plant sale day. Scheduled pickups for online orders will be on Marian University campus.

senna and sunflowersOur plants come from Spence Restoration Nursery in Muncie, IN and Woody Warehouse in Lizton, IN. Both are reputable companies and we use their plants on our own restoration work. Check out their websites to learn more about these awesome companies. Spence Nursery's website hosts lots of information about the native plants they sell and their environmental specifications.

A Wide Variety of Flowers, Grasses, and Shrubs are Available

We are selling 30 different species of plants native to Indiana, including flowers, grasses, sedges, shrubs, and trees, all of which are perennial. milkweedFlowers, grasses, and sedges come in 2.375" by 3.75" open-bottom pots. Shrubs and trees are sold in 3 gallon buckets. While they are not large, many of the species will bloom this year if planted in the proper location. Once established, they will provide years of blooms and habitat for you and native Indiana wildlife.

Contact Sarah Moss, Restoration Ecologist, at smoss@marian.edu with questions or comments. Visit the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab web pages and check us out on Facebook and Instagram.

Helpful Resources

Invasive-Free logoWant to know more about native plants? Here are some resources on where to get them, the many benefits of using them, how to install them, and long-term maintenance tips:

Here are resources on how you can make your yard more wildlife-friendly and why it is important:

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