Also, for native plants Native Plant Salvage Foundation organizes events where they salvage native plants from development sites to sell once or twice a year. If you volunteer to help salvage the plants you can take some home for free. The organizer always has great hot food for her volunteers at the events. The organization I work for partners with them regularly.
Thanks Eric! I like their volume options (I'm mostly thinking in multiples of ten), selection and that they don't seem to require incorporation to register as a wholesale account. So many nurseries turn up when I search, it's helpful for a quick narrowing from like-minded people ;)
A few more tips on Lawyer:
They have "conservation grade" that usually means a kinked stem or funny root or something - but great stock at half or less the regular price
They have a literal fire sale in June -- stock goes to about 60% discount for a while as it comes out of cooling and what doesn't sell goes on the bonfire... (this isn't broadly advertised so you might need to call and ask..)
Justin Michelson wrote:There's an awesome mail order nursery called "Native Foods Nursery." They are in Oregon, but they ship throughout the NW. Very permie! Native Foods Nursery
That looks like a great nursery and also welcome to the site! I'm going to have to check them out - I'm a huge fan of panting edible natives!
Quick note - they seemed expensive to me when I was looking at their list but I noticed that if you click on a specific plant you can choose from a range of sizes. The listed price seems to always be for one of the bigger sizes. Once I spotted this their prices don't seem bad for potted plants. If I end up ordering from them I will likely go for the smaller sizes.
Another nursery to add to the list. If you are wanting to order a large amount of native plants try the Washington Conservation District Association. They let anyone order wholesale but you have to order a minimum of $200 worth of plants. Their plants are all bareroots or livestakes and they only deliver January through I think March. I have used them to get some of my hedgerows established.
While it's not a nursery, when I lived around Olympia about ten years ago, Black Lake Organic south of town was the best little garden shop I've ever been to. The last time I went (2yrs ago), it was more oriented towards the emerging Washington market of the time but still had awesome deals on cover crop seed and fertilizers (2$/lb for a lot of staples). I have had good luck with all of the products of theirs I've tried (dozens of different seeds and soil amendments). I plan to try to stop by any time I am driving through the area, though being in northern CA that has become rare.