Native Plant Rescue–Schaumburg, IL

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Native Plant Rescue–Schaumburg, IL

UPDATE: 6/29 Today is the last day of the rescue.  

UPDATE: 6/23

The response to the rescue has been incredible and Dennis is heartened to know that his plants will find homes.  At this time, we can’t tell you exactly what plants are there and if you go, you would find what you wanted.  

We will send an e-mail to those who have completed the form.  Thank you so much for helping out a fellow native plant devotee. 


We received notice that Dennis Paige’s gardens will have to be dismantled per order of the condo association board.  Below is his letter and list of plants that are available.  If you would like to rescue some plants, you need to contact Dennis so that he can let the condo association know that someone will be on the property.  You can see a video here of Dennis’s gardens as featured on WTTW: Flower Man

If you would like to help out with the plant rescue, please complete this form here, and we will forward your information to Dennis: Native Plant Rescue

Contact person: Dennis Paige

Greetings to protectors and admirers of the native plant communities,

I am looking for individuals and groups connected to help relocate hundreds of native plants that were established on condominium property in Schaumburg. For 20 years I introduced a wide variety of native woodland, mesic and wet prairie plants on the property including over 175species of forbs, grasses, sedges, shrubs and trees adopting a Chicago Biodiversity Recovery plan. 
 
Currently, I am retired in Colorado but through a recent visit to my hometown of Schaumburg, I discovered that the condo association plans to strip away all of the entire native plant gardens I introduced the past twenty years. Through thoughtful careful planning/application  this project received several awards locally and regionally and major media coverage. I was honored to bring nature back to a residential association with remarkable beauty and wonder.
 
Check out the video presented on Chicago Tonight annually since 2011. This place was an co treasure but the Board did not want to spend a few extra dollars to keep this exceptional place around.
 
Before relocating,  I trained Tall Grass Restoration, Inc. for a year and a half to take over this project. They finished up the year last year but were not hired to return. Without an ongoing ecologically applied practice on the land, the sites were neglected in the hands of a conventional landscaping company that the Board wished to hire.
 

If you are interested in rescuing these plants I need to know the time and date to pass this confirmation to the condo

Picture of Dennis's garden

Picture of Dennis’s garden

management. Very important to note: only native plants which include sedges, grasses, and forbs can be removed not any non-native biennials and annuals which are currently be installed on the property. Trees and shrubs must not be removed either.

 
Below is a complete listing of native plants introduced the Condominium Association.
 
This is not a time to become angry over this change but to be proactive in what can be rescued and restored in a home where they have a chance to live in an ecologically friendly location.
 
Currently I  am writing a book about this wonderful 20 year experience titled:Kneeling For Natives: Memoirs of a Soft Revolutionary Landscaper which I hope to finish in the next 2 years.
 
I know the weather out there is tough for transplanting but each digging into these complex soil communities will bring a wonderful return to your sites. Please bring gallon containers and dig up the earth also not just the plant.
 
Take care and peace with the prairie earth,
Dennis Paige

Native Plant Introduction List  (1996 –2015)

 

Native Plant Designed Habitat (NPDH):  (w) woodland   (p) prairie   (wt)  wetland (seasonal)

Flowering cycle if applicable:

 

Plant type      NPDH   April   May   June   July   August   September October

Actinomeris alternifolia           w    _____________

Wingstem

 

Adiantum pedatum           w        _______

Maindenhair Fern

 

Aguilegia canadensis          w,p          ______

Wild Columbine

 

Alisma subcordatum          wt ___________________

Water Plantain

 

Alllium cernuum                        w,p  ___________

Nodding Wild Onion

 

Amorpha canescens         p      _____

Leadplant

 

Andropogon garardii         p             _______  

Big Bluestem

 

Andropogon scoparius         p         ________

Little Bluestem

 

Anemone canadensis        p       _______

Meadow Anemone

 

Anemone cylindrical         p            ________

Thimbleweed

 

Anemone quinquefolia        w _________

Wood Anemone

 

Arisaema triphyllum       w ______    

Jack In The Pulpit

 

Arisaema dracontium w _______

Green Dragon

 

Asarum canadense w _____

Wild Ginger

 

 

Plant type NPDH   April  May June  July  August  September  October

 

Asclepias incarnata       wt ____________

Swamp Milkweed

 

Asclepias purpurascens        p         ______

Purple Milkweed

 

Asclepias syriaca        p           _______

Common Milkweed

 

Asclepias tuberosa       p __________

Butterfly Milkweed

 

Aster ericoides       p     ____________________

Heath Aster

 

Aster azureus                     p __________

Sky Blue Aster

 

Aster dumosus      p   _________

Bushy Aster

 

Aster ericoides                  w,p   __________

Heath Aster

 

Aster laevis      p             __________

Smooth Blue Aster

 

Aster novae-angliae      w,p,wt           _____________

New England Aster

 

Aster saggitifolius           w ______________

Arrow Leaved  or Drummond’s Aster

 

Aster sericeus      w,p _____________

Silky Aster

 

Aster umbellatus wt, w      ______________

Flat Top Aste

 

Astragalus Canadensis      p      _______

Canadian  Milk Vetch

 

Aureoloria grandiflora w        _________

Lance  Leaved  Gerardia

 

Athyrium filix femina w _______

Lady Fern

 

Baptisia lacteal p ______________

White Wild Indigo

 

Baptisia australis p  ______

Blue False Indigo

 

 

Townsquare Condominium Native Intro Plant List (1996-2015)  

 

Plant type NPDH April  May  June July  August  September  October  

 

 

Blephilia hirsata w-wt        ________

Hairy Wood Mint

 

Bouteloua curpendula p     ________

Side Oats Grama

 

Bromus pubescens w        ______

Woodland Brome               

 

Bromus kalmii p          _______

Prairie Brome

 

Bruchloe dactyloides p         _______

Buffalo Grass

 

Cacalia suaveolens wt        __________

Sweet Scented Indian  Plantain

 

Calamagrostis canadensis wt    _________

Blue Joint Grass

 

Caltha palustris wt        _______

Marsh Marigold

 

Campanula rotundifolia p _______

Harebell

 

Caenothus americanus p   _______

New Jersey Tea

 

Carex albicans p      ______

Blunt-scaled Oak Sedge

 

Carex aquatillis wt _____

Long Bracted  Tussock Sedge

 

Carex bicknellii p _____

Copper Shouldered Oval Sedge

 

Carex blanda w     _____

Common  Wood  Sedge

 

Carex buxbaumii wt      ________

Dark Scaled Sedge

 

Carex cephaloidea p _____

Rough Clustered Sedge

 

Carex Comosa wt ______

Bristly Sedge

 

Townsquare Condominium Native Intro Plant List (1996-2015)  

 

Plant type NPDH April  May  June July  August  September  October  

 

Carex crawei wt        _______

Early Fen Sedge

 

Carex  cristatella wt _____

Crested Oval Sedge

 

Carex frankii wt _____

Bristly Cattail Sedge

 

Carex granularis wt ______

Pale Sedge

 

Carex lurida wt _____

Bottlebrush Sedge

 

Carex pensylvanica w ______

Pennsylvania Sedge

 

Carex  scoparia wt ______

Pointed Broom Sedge

 

Carex spengelii wt ________

Long-Beaked Sedge

 

Carex stipata wt ______

Awl-fruited Fox Sedge

 

Carex stricta wt ______

Tussock  Sedge

 

Carex tetanica wt ______

Common Stiff Sedge

 

Carex vulpinoidea wt ______

Brown Fox Sedge

 

Cassia hebecarpa p ______

Wild Senna

 

Caulophyllum thalictroides w ________

Blue Cohosh

 

Chelone glabra wt _________

Turtlehead

 

Cimicifuga racemosa w _______

Black Cohosh

 

 

 

 

Town  Square Condominium Native Plant Intro List  (1996-2015)

 

Plant type NPDH April  May  June  July  August  September  October

 

 

Claytonia virginica w ______

Spring Beauty

 

Coreopsis palmata p  _________

Prairie Coreopsis

 

Coreopis lanceolata p ___________

Sand  Coreopsis

 

Coreopsis tripieris p           _________

Tall Coreopsis

 

Desmanthus illinoensis w ________

Illinois Bundleflower (Sensitive)

 

Desmodium canadense p _______________

Showy Tick Trefoil

 

Desmodium illinoense p

Illinois Sensitive Plant

 

Dodecatheon meadia w,p _______

Shooting Star

 

Echinacea purpurea w,p _______________

Purple Coneflower

 

Echinacea pallida p ____________

Pale Purple Coneflower

 

Eleocharis  palustris wt        ______

Spike Rush

 

Elymus canadensis w,p   __________

Canada Wild Rye

 

Elymus virginicus wt       _____

Virginia Wild Rye

 

Erigeron annus w,p ___________________

Daisy Fleabane

 

Eryngium yuccifolium p _________

Rattlesnake Master

 

Erythronium albidum w  ______

White Trout Lily

 

Eupatorium dubium w       _________

Joe Pye Weed

 

Town Square Condominium Native Plant Intro List  (1996-2015)

 

Plant type NPDH April  May  June  July  August  September  Octobe

 

Eupatorium fistulosus w     _________

Hollow Joe Pye Weed

 

Eupatorium maculatum wt       _________

Spotted Joe Pye Weed

 

Eupatorium perfoliatum p   ____________

Common Boneset

 

Filipendula rubra wt ________

Queen of the Prairie

 

Fragaria virginiana p           _________

Wild Strawberry

Galium boreale p _____

Northern Bedstraw

 

Gaura biennis w  _______

Biennial Gaura

 

Gentiana andrewsii p _________

Bottled Gentian

 

Gentiana flovida w,p,wt _________

Yellowish Gentian

 

Geranium  maculatum w __________

Wild Geranium

 

Geranium robertianum w     ____________________________

Herb Roberts

 

Geum triflorum p _____

Prairie Smoke

 

Glyceria striata wt ______

Fowl Manna Grass

 

Helenium autumnale p, wt ____________

Sneezeweed

 

Helianthus divaricatus w _________

Woodland Sunflower

 

Helianthus grosseserratus wt _________

Saw-toothed Sunflower

 

Helianthus laetiflorus w,p _________

Showy Sunflower

 

 

Town Square Condominium Native Plant Intro List  (1996-2015)

Plant type NPDH April  May  June  July  August  September  October

Helianthus occidentalis __________

Western Sunflower

 

Helianthus rigidis p _____________

Prairie Sunflower

 

Heliopsis helianthoides   w,p _________________

False Sunflower

 

Hieracium canadense p _______

Canada Hawkweed

 

Hepatica acutiloba w _______

Sharp-lobed Hepatica

 

Heracleum maximum wt     _________

Cow Parsnip

 

Hierochloe odorata wt          _______

Sweet Grass

 

Huechera richardson w,p __________

Alumroot

 

Hydrophyllum virginianum w ____________

Virginia Water Leaf

 

Hypericum kalmianum wt,p ________

Kalm’s St. John’s Wort

 

Hystrix patula w _______

Bottlebrush Grass

 

Iris  virginica shrevei wt __________

Blue Flag Iris

 

Juncus effuses wt ___________

Common Rush

 

Juncus torrey’s wt ________

Torrey’s Rush

 

Lactuca biennis w _________

Tall blue Lettuce

 

Liatris aspera p         _________

Rough Blazingstar

 

Liatris pycnostachya p ___________

Prairie Blazingstar

 

Liatris spicata wt ________________

Marsh Blazingstar

 

Lilium michiganense p ______

Michigan Lily

Town Square Condominium Native Plant Intro List  (1996-2015)

Plant type NPDH April  May  June  July  August  September  October

 

Lithospermum latifolium wtp  _________

Broad-leaved Puccoon  (American Gromwell)

 

Lobelia  cardinalis wt __________

Cardinal Flower

 

Lobelia siphilitica wt ________

Great Lobelia

 

Lupinus perennis p _________

Wild Lupine

 

Lycopus americanus wt ________

Common Water Horehound

 

Koeleria cristata p       ________

June Grass

 

Mainthemum canadense w ___________

Wild Lily of the Valley

 

Mertensia virginica w      ________

Virginia Blue Bells

 

Mimulus ringens wt ______________

Monkey Flower

 

Monarda fisulosa w,p __________

Wild Bergamot

 

Oenothera  biennis p ____________

Evening Primrose

 

Oenothera pilosella p,wt   _________

Prairie Sundrops

 

Osmorhiza claytoni w _________

Sweet Cicely

 

Oxalis stricta w ________

Yellow Wood Sorrel

 

Oxalis violacea w ________

Violet Wood Sorrel

 

Panicum virgatum p     __________

Switch Grass

 

Parthenium integrifolium   p     __________

Wild Quinine

 

Parthenocissus quinquefolia w

Virginia Creeper

Town Square Condominium Native Plant Intro List  (1996-2015)

Plant type NPDH April  May  June  July  August  September  October

 

 

Penstemon digitalis p __________

Foxglove Beard Tongue

 

Penstemon cobaea p _____

Showy Beardtongue

 

Podophyllum peltatum w _____

Mayapple

 

Petalostemum purpureum   p     _______

Purple Prairie Clover

 

Phlox paniculata p ________

Garden Phlox

 

Phlox divaricata w    _________

Blue Phlox

 

Phlox pilosa p        ________

Downy phlox

 

Physostegia virginiana     p,wt __________

False Dragonhead

 

Polemonium reptans w       ______

Jacob’s Ladder

 

Polygonatum biflorum w      _______

Solomon’s Seal

 

Potentilla simplex p _______

Common Cinquefoil

 

Potentilla arguta p _______

Prairie Cinquefoil

 

Pteretis nodulosa w

Ostrich Fern

 

Pycnanthemum virginianum   w,p, wt       _________

Mountain Mint

 

Ratitibida pinnata w,p __________

Gray-headed  Coneflower

 

Rudbeckia hirta w,p _____________

Black-eyed Susan

 

Rudbeckia  triloba                w        _______

Thin-leaved Coneflower

 

 

Town Square Condominium Native Plant Intro List  (1996-2015)

 

 

Plant type NPDH April  May  June  July  August  September  October

 

Rudbeckia subtomentosa p        ________

Sweet Black-eyed  Susan

 

Rubus odaratus w       _________

Purple Flowering Raspberry

 

Ruellia humilis p       __________

Wild Petunia

 

Silene regia w    ________

Royal  Catchfly

 

Sagittaria latifolia wt      _______________

Common Arrowhead

 

Sanguinaria canadensis w      _______

Bloodroot

 

Scirpus cyperinus wt  ________________

Wool Grass

 

Scirpus atrovirens wt ________

Dark Green Rush       

Silphium integrifolium   p ___________

Rosin Weed

 

Silphium lacinatum p      __________

Compass Plant

 

Silphium perfoliatum wt ________

Cup Plant

 

Silphium terebinthinaceum   p, wt _________

Prairie Dock

 

Sisyrinchium albidum p     ______

Blue-eyed Grass

 

Smilacina racemosa w _______

False Solomon’s Seal

 

Smilacina stellata w _______

Starry Solomon Seal

 

Solidago altissima w,p ___________________

Tall Goldenrod

 

 

Town Square Condominium Native Plant Intro List  (1996-2015)

 

Plant type NPDH April  May  June  July  August  September  October

 

Solidago caesia w   __________________

Blue-stemmed Goldenrod

 

Solidago grominfolia w ____________

Lance-leaved goldenrod

 

Solidago flexicaulis p ___________

Zig-zag Goldenrod

 

Solidago nemoralis p   __________

Old Field Goldenrod

 

Solidago ridelli p ___________

Riddell’s Goldenrod

 

Solidago rigida p     ____________

Stiff Goldenrod

 

Solidago speciosa p      ____________

Showy Goldenrod

             

Solidago ulmifolia w __________

Elm-leaved Goldenrod

 

Sorghastrum nutrans p _______

Indian Grass

 

Sporobulus heterolepsis p        _______

Prairie Dropseed

 

Stylophorum diphyllum w _________

Celendine Poppy

 

 

Thalictrurm dasycarpum p _________

Smooth Meadow Rue (white)

 

Thalictrum  polygamum w,wt ____________

Tall Meadow Rue

 

Tradescantia ohiensis p   _______

Spiderwort

 

Trillium grandiflorum   w  ______

White Trillium

 

Trillium sessile w _______

Sessile Trillium

 

Trillium undulatum w _______

Painted Trillium

 

Triosteum illinoense w ______

Illlinois Horse Gentian

 

 

Town Square Condominium Native Plant Intro List  (1996-2015)

 

Plant type NPDH April  May  June  July  August  September  October

 

Verbena hastata p, wt   _________________

Blue Vervain

 

Vermonia fasiculata p, wt   _________

Common Ironweed

 

Veronicastrum virginicum p __________

Culver’s Root

 

Viola pedatifida p ______

Prairie Violet

 

Viola pedata p _______

Bird’s Foot Violet

 

Zizia aurea w, p, wt          _______

Golden Alexander

 

Town Square Condo Native Woodland/Prairie Trees/Shrubs in targeted sites

 

Acer rubrum

Red Maple

 

Amelanchier arborea

Downy Serviceberry (Juneberry)

 

Cornus alternifolia

Pagoda Dogwood

 

Cornus racemosa

Grey Dogwood

 

Cornus stolonifera

Red Osier Dogwood

 

Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Green Ash (due to EAB these established trees are being removed)

 

Gleditsia triacanthos

Honeylocust (established)

 

Gymnocladus dioicus

Kentucky Coffee Tree

 

Juniperus virginiana

Eastern Red Cedar

 

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulip Tree

 

Pinus strobes

Eastern White Pines

 

 

Town Square Condo Native Woodland/Prairie Trees/Shrubs in targeted sites

 

Quercus bicolor

Swamp White Oak

 

Quercus macrocarpa

Bur Oak

 

Quercus rubra

Red Oak

 

Pyrus ioensis

Prairie Crabtree

 

Quercus palustris  ( established)

Pin Oak

 

Symphoricarpos albus

Common Snowberry

 

Thuja occidentalis

Northern White Cedar

 

Tilia Americana

American Basswood

 

Viburnum dentatum

Arrowwood Viburnum

 

Viburnum cassinoides

Withe Rod

 

Viburnum lentago

Nannyberry

 

Plants purchased from:

Backyards For Nature Fair – Spring Valley Nature Center, Schaumburg, IL

Country Road Greenhouse – Rochelle, IL

JF New – Walkerton, IL

Midwest Gardens, Saint Charles, IL

Natural Gardens – Saint Charles, IL

Pizzo and Associates

Possibility Place, Monee, IL

Random Acres – Schaumburg, IL

 

 

Plants rescued from:

Home of Bob Brusenbach, Lindenhurst, IL * (transplanted not rescued)

Home of Tony and Sandy Meo, Schaumburg, IL  (transplanted not rescued)

The Wild Ones  (Rolling Meadows,  Hoffman Estates, Long Grove-Reed Turner woods)

District 54 Nature Center-Schaumburg, IL

Friendship Village (Herb Demel steward overseeing preserved woodlands and prairie garden from Ruth MacIntyre )

Jane Solarz home  – Park Ridge, IL

Coventry Woods – Schaumburg estates home off Schaumburg Rd. west of Friendship Village

 

 

 

 

Seed Exchange

Spring Valley Nature Center – Schaumburg, IL

Citizens For Conservation (for Spring Creek Restoration Project)

Friendship Village, Schaumburg  under Herb Demel

 

Donations and Grants

North Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District – Palatine, IL $1000

JF New

Pizzo and Associates

Country Road  Nursery

 

 

Projects primarily funded through Town Square Condominium Association – Schaumburg, Il

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34 Responses to “Native Plant Rescue–Schaumburg, IL”

  1. Kim

    Just starting my garden. Trying to grow all native plants for butterflies and bee collection. Are plants still available?

    Reply
  2. Celena

    H there, when can plants be picked up and is there a price? I will be in he neighborhood on Friday 6/23

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    • Stephanie

      Hello. Thank you. Please complete the form linked up in the post and we will get your info to Dennis.

      Reply
  3. Addiz

    I would love to rescue some plants! I am attempting to grow only natives on my side yard to help our butterflies

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  4. Amanda Bingenheimer

    Hello Dennis. I just submitted the form. We have 40 feet of native plants that we would love to bring some of your lovely plants to. They would be a wonderful addition and very taken care of and enjoyed by many bumblebees, insects, birds and resting places for bunnies. Thank you for your efforts. – The Bingenheimers

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  5. Gayle Weyland

    I live in the neighborhood and interested in rescuing some plants. How do I go about it.

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  6. Denise Sue der

    The Schaumburg Community Garden Club members would be interested
    In helping to rescue the plants.
    Can be used at Historical Schweikher House gardens inSchaumburg.

    Reply
  7. Kristofer Bochat

    Thank you Stephanie for coordinating this. I saw the video on wgn I think with the interview with dennis. The plants look awesome. I filled out the form and I hope to hear from him.

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  8. Kathleen Graham

    Hello Dennis,

    A friend emailed me regarding the demolition of your gardens.
    I am so sorry! I wish we could have known sooner! I am out in Kendall County, an Advanced Master gardener, a master naturalist and volunteer with the Chicago Botanical garden in the Illinois Plants of Concern monitoring.

    Our Master G ardener group supports the care of several garden areas as long as they can be used to educate the public and it sounds like yours sure has! If it’s not too late, you might want to appeal to the U of I county extension office closest to you asking for help.

    As far as the plants. I mix the natives with traditional in my gardens. But I am out in the gardens daily so plants given to me will not be forgotten to languish, they’ll certainly get the care they need to thrive. WE have quite a few rare and threatened plants here in Kendall county that we monitor. I would likely try to get these plants reproducing well and then plan to try to pay them forward in the preserve I monitor or to other naturalists that I know are encouraging more natives. My house is presently a Monarch Waystation and I DO have a lot of pollinator traffic as well as gardener snakes, toads, chipmunks. I never use chemicals.

    Plants I am interested in. Your scope of plants is certainly wider than my knowledge!
    I am looking these up individually to read the growth habits and requirements. I think l would like 2 of each, just in case one fails. I would be coming from Yorkville, IL, a pretty far suburb. I would be available at different times during the week and week-ends if it must be done as a community effort.

    I don’t meant to be greedy in that I don’t know what quantities you have or what the urgency to move them is. If you have extra plants that you are worried will not be taken, I will be glad to except them and am sure I can find homes for them out here.

    At this time, I would NOT be interested in the tall prairie grasses

    I have marked *** the ones I particularly would want to try.

    Thanks for all you years of growing and studying to make this a special place!
    I am sure you have learned a lot and that the people hearing about and coming to see the results of your efforts were inspired and awed!

    Is this a place we can still explore if we come now, before it begins being dismantled?

    Actinomeris alternifolia w _____________ ******
    Wingstem

    Adiantum pedatum w _______
    Maindenhair Fern

    Amorpha canescens p _____ ******
    Leadplant
    Anemone cylindrical p ________**
    Thimbleweed

    Anemone quinquefolia w _________
    Wood Anemone

    Arisaema dracontium w _______***
    Green Dragon
    Aster azureus p __________***
    Sky Blue Aster

    Aster dumosus p _________ ****
    Bushy Aster

    Aster ericoides w,p __________***
    Heath Aster

    Aster laevis p __________
    Smooth Blue Aster

    Aster novae-angliae w,p,wt _____________
    New England Aster
    Cacalia suaveolens wt __________***
    Sweet Scented Indian Plantain

    Cassia hebecarpa p ______
    Wild Senna

    Chelone glabra wt _________***
    Turtlehead

    Desmanthus illinoensis w ________***
    Illinois Bundleflower (Sensitive)

    Desmodium canadense p _______________***
    Showy Tick Trefoil

    Desmodium illinoense p ***
    Illinois Sensitive Plant

    Dodecatheon meadia w,p _______
    Shooting Star

    Erigeron annus w,p ___________________
    Daisy Fleabane

    Eryngium yuccifolium p _________***
    Rattlesnake Master

    Eupatorium dubium w _________***
    Joe Pye Weed

    Eupatorium fistulosus w _________
    Hollow Joe Pye Weed

    Eupatorium maculatum wt _________
    Spotted Joe Pye Weed

    Filipendula rubra wt ________
    Queen of the Prairie

    Gaura biennis w _______
    Biennial Gaura

    Gentiana andrewsii p _________***
    Bottled Gentian

    Geranium robertianum w ____________________________***
    Herb Roberts

    Geum triflorum p _____****
    Prairie Smoke

    Helenium autumnale p, wt ____________
    Sneezeweed

    Helianthus divaricatus w _________
    Woodland Sunflower

    Helianthus grosseserratus wt _________
    Saw-toothed Sunflower

    Helianthus laetiflorus w,p _________
    Showy Sunflower

    Let me know if there is availability , whether you have them well marked in the garden and then what your time frame is for getting them out.

    Juncus torrey’s wt ________
    Torrey’s Rush

    Lactuca biennis w _________
    Tall blue Lettuce
    Lilium michiganense p ______
    Michigan Lily

    Parthenium integrifolium p __________
    Wild Quinmine

    Penstemon digitalis p

    Lilium michiganense p ______
    Michigan Lily
    Town Square Condominium Native Plant Intro List (1996-2015)
    Plant type NPDH April May June July August September October

    Lithospermum latifolium wtp _________
    Broad-leaved Puccoon (American Gromwell)

    Lobelia cardinalis wt __________********
    Cardinal Flower
    Lobelia siphilitica wt ________
    Great Lobelia
    Lupinus perennis p _________************
    Wild Lupine

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  9. Jacqueline Beck

    I am a member of Mozart Community Garden in Humboldt Park in Chicago. I am looking for any native plants that do well in full sun. We have a small bed that is part shade too. We are looking to re-design our beds and would love plants that attract bees. Please let me know if and when plants are available for pick up.

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  10. Steve Schmidt

    I tried downloading the form but get an error message – resource not available or something like that. Is the form still available?

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  11. Ken Mozingo

    Hi Dennis, So sad to hear about this. I could use a good number of plants to add to two Monarch Waystation gardens I am leading in their development – one at Oswego Presbyterian Church in Oswego and one at Kendall County Historical Society Lyon Farm in Yorkville. I just used the Native Plant Rescue link to register. Ken Mozingo (a Kendall Co. Master Naturalist)

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  12. Daniel Cartalucca

    I would help move some, I have room for some in a few gardens on my property. When do they have to go by,

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  13. Robert J Kartholl III

    Hello,

    Thank you Dennis for posting this info and for keeping a clear head in what is certainly a bothersome situation. I am the volunteer steward for the Fischer Farm in Bensenville. I did submit my info thru the form above but just want to make known that I can probably find a home for any plants that do not find takers. We have several acres in restoration and a small corps of volunteers to move plants around. Timing will be key so I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Thanks. Rob K

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    • Stephanie

      Hi Rob, Have you received the e-mails, and have you been able to make it out there? Your spot sounds ideal.

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  14. Robert J Kartholl III

    Hello,

    Thank you Dennis for posting this info and for keeping a clear head in what is certainly a bothersome situation. I am the volunteer steward for the Fischer Farm in Bensenville. I did submit my info thru the form above but just want to make known that I can probably find a home for any plants that do not find takers. We have several acres in restoration and a small corps of volunteers to move plants around. Timing will be key so I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Thanks. Rob K

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  15. Marge Machacek

    I am interested in the Maidenhair Fern, the false sunflower and the shooting star. Also the Jack in the Pulpit. Jacobs Ladder and the ostridge fern. Thanks you for considering my request

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  16. Stephanie and Kenneth Richards

    Hello, Dennis. I am extremely sorry to hear about this situation. My husband Ken and I both work in sustainability/environmental policy and are in the process of building a passive solar home on a 7.5 acre lot near Lake Monroe in Bloomington, IN. Our plan is to build a beautiful native garden that flows into the woodlands. We are happy to take any plants you have to spare and welcome you to visit the plants in their new home. We look forward to working with you on this! P.s. I know it is a 4.5 hour drive and don’t mind.

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  17. Kelly Swieca

    I have a certified unschooled black thumb. Anything you have painstakingly managed to grow I would probably manage to effectively mishandle without lots of advice. Which is a shame as I have nice space. But I just wanted to thank you for such effort to put together something so gorgeous as I appreciate what I myself lack the mobility to create to preserve the species as well as the bees and butterflies. I am spreading the word.

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  18. Vicki

    Hi Dennis,

    Please let me know if there are more plants available as I’d love to go tomorrow. What a wonderful gesture and great opportunity for everyone!

    Thank you,
    Vicki

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    • Stephanie

      Hi Vicki, Dennis is in CO and unable to determine what’s around, or not, and we are just being a central point of information here. People have reported that popular, easy-to-recognize species have mostly been taken. There may still be some gems but it could take someone good at identification to know that. If you’re close, you could go.

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    • Stephanie

      Hi Amy, It’s not automatic. I will send an e-mail later today. Thanks!

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  19. Mary Ann

    did you get notice that you can just go and select plants left and if so what is the address? Mary Ann

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  20. Mary

    I just came across this article. So sad. I live in a small town home community and myself and others have created beautiful gardens around our small area that is considered “ours”. Some native, some not.
    Our next board meeting is going to be about how much planting is too much. I have saved this video clip to show the board if necessary.
    Thank you for all that you have done, especially raising awareness!

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