FOCUSED ON GROWING
CreeksideGarden Center
Kim and Cathy Evanzo, Owners/Licensed Growers
Creekside Garden Center is a locally owned and operated nursery, greenhouse, landscape and gift center located at 4015 Fruit Ridge Ave. NW in Grand Rapids. ​
 
Kim and Cathy grow and sell a large variety of northern acclimated plant material. This translates into improved performance and growth success.
 
They carry a great selection of trees, shrubs, evergreens, perennials, annuals and succulents as well as organic soils and mulches.  
 
Creekside also offers a diverse selection of native plants, trees and shrubs. If there is a specific species you need, give them a call and they should be able to get it for you.   Their crew is happy to provide deliveries of materials and they can help with design and project installation.  If quality product, fair prices and friendly customer service is important to you, Creekside Garden Center is the place to be!
 


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​Contact Information:

4015 Fruitridge Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

p   616.785.1177

e   creeksid@msn.com

creeksidegardencenter.com
Designs By Nature, LLC
Vern Stephens, Owner/Licensed Grower
Vern Stephens obtained his bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Michigan State University.  He served for 21 years in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot travelling around the world and the United States. 

Vern, his wife Susan and their son Zachary live on a 40-acre farm in Laingsburg where they operate Designs By Nature, LLC, a native plant nursery and native landscape consulting company.  Each year they work with conservation groups throughout Michigan hosting native plant sales and workshops.  Vern is a member of the Wildflower Association of Michigan (WAM) and served on the board of directors for several years. 

Vern and Sue have over 30 years' experience working with native plants and ecosystem restoration.  They have consulted on projects throughout the state from home landscape design to university/corporate restoration and installation.  Vern recently retired from the Michigan DNR Wildlife Division as a Senior Wildlife Assistant where his work specialized in grasslands and invasive species management.


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​Contact Information:

9874 Chadwick Road
Laingsburg, MI 48848

p   517.230.2923

​e   designsbynature@hotmail.com

Michigan Wildflower Farm
Esther Durnwald, Owner/Licensed Grower
Michigan Wildflower Farm, located in mid-Michigan, is a working farm open for visitation by appointment only.  We sell through mail order, telephone, email and fax.

Michigan Wildflower Farm has been a part of bringing people together with their natural surroundings since 1988.  Many of you know us as producers of Michigan genotype seeds, but did you know that Michigan Wildflower Farm has projects underway ranging in size from 600 square feet to 132 acres and many in between?  We specialize in installation and management of rain gardens, shoreline restorations, detention and retention basins, bioswales, wetland mitigations, CRP and SAFE projects, meadows, prairies and gardens.  Our projects have included business headquarters, housing developments, libraries, municipal offices and single homes in urban and rural settings throughout Michigan.

Michigan Wildflower Farm is a producer of native Michigan wildflower and grass seed.  Our producing plants are from foundation seed collected in Michigan, most within one hundred fifty air miles from our farm in Ionia County.  The species collected were present before European settlement and insofar as it is possible to document, from sites which have not had plant materials introduced from other areas.

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​Contact Information:

11770 Cutler Road
Portland, MI 48875

p   517.647.6010
e   wildflowers@voyager.net


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She Is Growing Wild
Tammy Lundeen, Owner/Licensed Grower
This Michigan native has been an avid gardener since childhood. Now a state licensed and inspected grower, she has been growing native forbs and grasses locally for more than 15 years. Her Advanced Master Gardener and Master Naturalist programs were completed in 2000 and 2005 respectively.
 
The decision to propagate her own plants came while working on restoration projects on both her own 6 acres and for the Izaak Walton League, a project she spearheaded. She is an active member of and/or frequent volunteer for the MSUE Master Gardener program, Dwight Lydell Chapter-Izaak Walton League, River City Wild Ones, Wildflower Association of MI and the Kent County Parks system.
 
​She Is Growing Wild sells and has also contributed over 80 Michigan native species to both the green industry and groups or individuals embracing the native ethic and it’s value. 
 
Seed sources: Kent, Newaygo and Benzie Counties, MI Wildflower Farm and Designs By Nature.

     


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​Contact Information:

Ada, MI

p   616.450.7407
e   sheisgrowingwild@gmail.com