Where to Buy Plants
Two good lists of sources for native plants are maintained by:
National Audubon Society's Native Plants Database--search on your zip code, click the “Local Resources” tab.
Specific nurseries we like:
Russell’s Garden Center Wayland, conveniently located near Lexington and has a native plants section, many from Van Berkum Nurseries, which does not use neonicotinoid pesticides on their stock.
Mail order nurseries:
Plants and Seeds: Prairie Moon Nursery and Praire Nursery, offer native plants and seeds--including many that are native to eastern Massachusetts. Their websites provide an extraordinary amount of helpful information directed to the novice gardener. You can find advice and even pre-selected plant kits for creating site-specific pollinator, songbird and other wildlife gardens.
Johnny's Seeds in Maine.
Wild Seed Project of Portland Maine
Also watch for local native plant sales. One of the largest is run by Grow Native Massachusetts and is held in the spring in Waltham.