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We would like to direct you to the following for more information on native plant gardening as well as other horticultural, green industry and ecological sites. 

NCN Carex Collection

https://issuu.com/northcreeknurseries/docs/ncn_carex_collection

Our Carex Collection offers a selection of sedges working as verdant groundcovers adaptable to a wide variety of site conditions. From obligate to upland conditions, sedges thrive in as assortment of environments, help to control erosion, provide habitat, and are an excellent native alternative to Liriope and Mondo grass. Discover the power of this versatile genus!

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Carex Collection

NCN Dry Shade Collection

https://issuu.com/northcreeknurseries/docs/ncn_dry_shade_collection

Notoriously considered one of the most challenging sites in the garden; dry shade locations can be a test to even the most experienced gardener. In such competitive conditions, many shade perennials fail to thrive—but with the right plants, proper establishment, and care during periods of drought—dry shade gardens can be a showpiece! Blooming early spring through fall, here are a few of our favorite plants for dry shade.

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NCN Dry Shade Collection

NCN Fern Collection

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Perfect for challenging sites, ferns are low-maintenance, lush, and inviting. There is a fern for all garden locations—from dry shade to moist sunny spots. In addition to texture, some species of ferns provide architectural appeal such as Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis and Adiantum pedatum; while others, such as Polystichum acrostichoides and Matteuccia struthiopteris can help stabilize soil erosion.

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Fern Collection

NCN Green Roof Collection

https://issuu.com/northcreeknurseries/docs/ncn_green_roof_collection

Cities have become large areas devoid of plants and therefore devoid of the benefits derived from plants. Green roofs, when properly specified and maintained, can deliver some of those lost ecosystem services of stormwater management, nectar supply, aesthetics, and habitat that were there before the city was formed. —Ed Snodgrass

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NCN Green Roof Collection

NCN Groundcover Collection

https://issuu.com/northcreeknurseries/docs/ncn_groundcover_collection

While a low height is preferred, what truly makes a plant a groundcover is the way it expands to form solid, interconnected mats of foliage. Their ability to form dense leaf cover smothers and eliminates weeds naturally, while providing multiple seasons of interest from flower to foliage. Here are our top picks for moist sun, dry sun, moist shade and dry shade.

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NCN Groundcover Collection

NCN Pollinator Collection

https://issuu.com/northcreeknurseries/docs/ncn_pollinator_collection

How is your plant palette poised to keep native plants, pollinator health, and the health of our environment at the forefront of market demand? Are you ready to meet the needs of your customer? Bees and other pollinators need pollen, nectar, and shelter all season, from early spring through late fall—North Creek’s Pollinator Collection will help you achieve just that!

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NCN Pollinator Collection

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Erosion Control

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Erosion Control

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Plant Palette: Erosion Control

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Fall & Winter Interest

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Fall & Winter Interest

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Plant Palette: Fall & Winter Interest

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Groundcovers and Green Roof Species

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Groundcovers and Green Roof Species

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Plant Palette: Groundcovers and Green Roof Species

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: North Creek Unique™ Perennials

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: North Creek Unique™ Perennials

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Plant Palette: North Creek Unique™ Perennials

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Pollinator Species

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Pollinator Species

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North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide-Pollinator Species

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Rain Gardens

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Rain Gardens

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Plant Palette: Rain Gardens

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Species by Light and Soil Requirements

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Species by Light and Soil Requirements

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Plant Palette: Species by Light and Soil Requirements

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Top Sellers - Wholesale to Retail

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Top Sellers - Wholesale to Retail

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Plant Palette: Top Sellers - Wholesale to Retail

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Urban Low-Height Meadows

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Urban Low-Height Meadows

https://issuu.com/northcreeknurseries/docs/northcreek_fullslick_urban_meadow

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR XERIC SOILS
Not all meadow plants are neat enough to aesthetically fit into high visibility urban spaces nor are they all adapted to tough city conditions. Here are some species that thrive in urban conditions, bring the beauty of wild places right back into our lives, and help balance the effects urbanization has on our environment.

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Urban Low-Height Meadows

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Urban Stormwater Systems

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Urban Stormwater Systems

https://issuu.com/northcreeknurseries/docs/northcreek_fullslick_urban_swm

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENGINEERED, SAND-BASED SOILS
North Creek recommends finding inspiration from coastal species and perennials which have adapted to thrive in such environments. This palette offers a refreshing new aesthetic: mid-height vegetation with stunning color, texture, pollinator value and excellent stormwater treatment function. Most importantly, these plants flourish in urban conditions.

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Urban Stormwater Systems

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Woodland Plant Palette

North Creek Nurseries Planting Guide: Woodland Plant Palette

https://issuu.com/northcreeknurseries/docs/northcreek_fullslick_woodland

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MESIC SOILS
Through years of trials at North Creek, we now offer a diverse plant palette that not only thrives in woodland conditions while looking great spring through fall – and some of them even shine with glossy, evergreen foliage in winter.

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Woodland Plant Palette

North Creek Nurseries Potting Schedule

North Creek Nurseries Potting Schedule

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Potting Schedule