Ecological Restoration Specialists

Sound Native Plants

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PLANT-OF-THE-MONTH

Profiles the characteristics of a different native plant each month, both common and rare

NURSERY

Species descriptions, plant lists, current availability,prices, and ordering information

INSTALLATIONS & MAINTENANCE

Landscape contracting services, slope stabilization examples, and project photos

CONSULTING

Planning, design and permitting for wetlands,streams, and sensitive habitats

EDUCATION

Workshops and lectures for homeowners and continuing education for professionals

Landscaping

LANDSCAPING

Find ideas for using native plants instead of cultivars in your landscape, with side-by-side examples

Recent News and Notes

SNP no longer accepting used pots

For years we’ve accepted used pots from the community, and washed and reused them. Sadly, we must now discontinue this service, for two reasons. First, we have grown increasingly concerned about the role of nurseries in spreading potentially disastrous plant pathogens. For example, sudden oak death was introduced into the Pacific Northwest by a nursery […]

Garry oak – Quercus garryana

Quercus garryana, also called Garry oak or Oregon white oak, is the only oak native to Washington, ranging from California to British Colombia. It has lobed, deciduous leaves, and greenish-yellow flowers which appear in separate male and female catkins. First peoples traditionally used the acorns for food, eating them roasted or treating them using various methods to remove the […]

Jasmine Doughty's Illustration of Mock Orange

Salmonberry – Rubus spectabilis

Plant of the Month Rubus spectabilis Salmonberry Salmonberry is a deciduous shrub in the rose family. This shrub is one of the earliest to flower, and its vivid magenta blossoms can be observed right now. It has fine prickles along its woody stems, trifoliate, toothed leaves, and edible berries. The edible fruits are delicate and […]

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Sound Native Plants featured in The Olympian

Casey Dehe of Sound Native Plants places seedlings in a former pasture in the Woodard Bay Natural Resource Conservation Area along Shincke Road north of Olympia on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. TONY OVERMAN — Staff photographer Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/2015/01/28/3549795/face-of-woodard-bay-conservation.html