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Are Your Plants Safe? 

Neonicotinoids, a class of pesticide extremely toxic to bees and other pollinators, are often used in the production of ornamental trees, shrubs, and flowers commonly purchased for home and business landscaping. The chemical, called a ‘systemic,’ moves throughout the entire plant, making pollen and nectar in flowers toxic- learn more here. NCAP researched Northwest nurseries to discover the ones growing neonic-free and abstaining from the sale of neonics. Please vote with your dollar by supporting these nurseries!

If you are a neonic-free nursery in the Northwest, please take this brief survey so we can add you to our list!

Retailers Selling Neonic-Free Plants

This list contains retailers who sell ornamental plants that are neonic-free. Also included with a note are retailers who carry some neonic-free plants and identify them through signage or labeling, and retailers who offer at least 2/3 of their stock as neonic-free and can readily identify this stock to customers. NCAP determined nursery suitability for this list based on self-reported information obtained from nursery representatives. NCAP has not independently verified the absence of neonicotinoids in plants from these nurseries via laboratory analysis. 

OREGON RETAILERS
Applegate Nursery Williams 541-659-0183
Blooming Junction Cornelius 503-681-4646
Bosky Dell Natives West Linn 503-638-5945

Cornell Farm*

Portland 503-292-9895
Dancing Oaks Nursery Monmouth 503-838-6058
Doak Creek Native Plant Nursery Eugene 541-484-9206
Down to Earth Home & Garden Eugene 541-342-6820
F&B Farms and Nursery Woodburn 503-982-2748

Garden Fever!

Portland 503-287-3200
Garden Thyme Nursery Silverton 503-551-1875
Jockey Hill Nursery Scappoose 503-543-2614
Morning Shade Farm (berry plants) Canby 541-543-7566
NatureLee Inspired Gold Hill 541-324-8107
The Plant Connection Ashland 541-482-6114
Plant Oregon Talent 541-535-3531

Schreiner's Iris Gardens- note that azaleas use neonics

Salem 503-393-3232

Shooting Star Nursery*

Central Point 541-840-6453
Skyline Nursery North Plains (24655 NW Dixie Mountain Rd) 503-621-3434
Willamette Gardens Corvallis 541-990-0948
Xera Plants Sherwood 503-612-9950

*Roughly 2/3 of plants in retail store are neonic-free

WASHINGTON STATE RETAILERS
Emerson Gardening Services Vashon 206-567-5492
Gardensphere Tacoma 253-761-7936
Lebec Oaks Lavender, LLC Forks 818-825-3868
Lee Farm and Nursery Fall City 425-531-1331
Plantas Nativa Bellingham 360-715-9655
Watershed Garden Works Longview 360-423-6456
Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery Gig Harbor 253-857-6808

Wholesalers Growing Only Neonic-Free Plants

These wholesalers do not use neonics on their plants. Choose these at your local retailer when you can. And tell your retailer you'd like to see them carrying more ornamental flowering plants from these suppliers!

OREGON WHOLESALERS
Balance Restoration Nursery, LLC Lorane 541-942-5530
Beaverlake Nursery Beavercreek 503-632-4787 
Blooming Advantage Cornelius 503-357-2904
Blooming Nursery, Inc. Cornelius 503-357-2904
Bosky Dell Natives West Linn 503-638-5945
Cedarglen Floral Company Damascus 503-658-3370
Champoeg Nursery Aurora 503-678-6348
Dancing Oaks Nursery Monmouth 503-838-6058
Doak Creek Native Plant Nursery Eugene 541-484-9206
Garden Thyme Nursery Silverton 503-551-1875
Heritage Seedlings, Inc. Salem 503-585-9835
Iwasaki Bros., Inc. Hillsboro 503-640-2734
Jockey Hill Nursery Scappoose 503-543-2614
Log House Plants Cottage Grove 541-942-2288
Northwoods Nursery Molalla 503-651-3727
Pacific NW Natives, LLC Albany 541-928-8239
Plant Oregon Talent 541-535-3531
Scholls Valley Native Nursery, LLC Forest Grove 503-516-9129
Schreiner's Iris Gardens Salem 503-393-3232
Seattle Native Plants Burien 206-953-7313
Seven Oaks Native Nursery Albany  541-757-6520
Willamette Gardens Corvallis 541-990-0948
Xera Plants Sherwood 503-612-9950
WASHINGTON STATE WHOLESALERS
Amro Nurseries Shelton 360-490-0466 
Fir Run Nursery Orting 253-229-7952
Green City, Inc Rention 425-228-6488
Lee Farm and Nursery Fall City 425-531-1331
Perennial Pleasures Bow 360-766-6584
Skagit Gardens Mt. Vernon 360-424-6144
WACD Plant Materials Center Bow 360-757-1094
Watershed Garden Works Longview 360-423-6456
Wild Bird Bamboo Friday Harbor 360-378-2924
Windy Meadow Nursery Ferndale 360-384-5348
Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery Gig Harbor 253-857-6808

Is your favorite nursery neonic-free? Use this nursery card to ask before you buy and let us know what you find out!

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Looking for nurseries growing neonic-free garden plants elsewhere in the country? Check out Beyond Pesticides

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  • Kris Driessen
    commented 2016-09-05 17:05:05 -0700
    Gertens is neonicotinoid free, Minnesota. Lowe’s is working on it, but won’t be for 4 yrs. They are to label the nicotinoids though. I would hope everyone becomes neonic-free, especially the Walmarts, Home Depots, and Menards. I have not noticed as many bees this summer!