Native Plants

**Plant sale is currently closed, will open again in 2017** Native plants are available for purchase through TLC seasonally. All plants are provided by our local partner, Red Buffalo Nursery ( in Hebron, Illinois. Plants are split into four categories (rain garden, prairie garden, pollinator garden, and savanna garden), with individual species chosen by our experts to encourage bloom throughout the season, as well as maximized benefits for local pollinators.

  • In-Season (while supplies last): Plants are available for order. After order is placed, we will contact you with a pickup date.
  • TLC members receive 10% off their order! Enter MEMBER in the coupon code box. Not sure if you're a member? Call us, 815-337-9502. Become a member now
  • Prices are based on a minimum order of 3 half-pint plugs per species, unless otherwise noted
  • Design Tip: Many landscape design experts suggest planting in groups of 3, 5 or 7, with one foot spacing between plants.
  • Watering Tips: Water new plants for the first few weeks, and possibly longer if it is very dry.
  • Need help picking specific plants or advice on native gardening? Sign up for a Conservation@Home visit and we can help pick plants for your specific needs! Call Sarah Michehl at 815-337-9502 or email

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Vision: A community where people take care of their home – McHenry County – by conserving land and water resources for all generations to come.

Mission: To preserve natural, agricultural and scenic land forever, in and around McHenry County, by working with private landowners, communities and other like-minded partners.