Helping you find native plant sales, native nurseries and related events is one of our main objectives. Most mainstream garden shops offer native species but some also offer invasive plants from other continents — plants such as English Ivy (Hedera helix), Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia spp) and Periwinkle (Vinca minor and Vinca major), to name a few. Our fragile landscape is currently overwhelmed by these aliens and we can’t continue to add them to our own gardens where they can escape cultivation. We hope you patronize our independent growers of native plants, participate in some informative and entertaining events and transform the area around your home into a natural oasis.