Certified Naturally Grown(CNG) is a certification model for small farms that use only natural methods and ingredients. The peer-review inspection process encourages continual sustainability improvements and enables farmers to share knowledge to facilitate those changes. We are proud to offer a wide variety of ornamental perennials and shrubs all grown without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.
Except for our herbs you probably won't be eating our plants so why does it matter that our plants are certified naturally grown? The main reason is to help protect our ecosystems.
Many pesticides used in large nurseries are toxic to our endangered and threatened pollinator species. Here at The Green Seed Nursery we have implemented an all natural Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses beneficial insects, microbes and natural soaps and oils to control insect pests without harming pollinators.
We are reducing our carbon footprint by using 100% local and natural potting mix ingredients. Synthetic fertilizers which are produced from fossil fuels are responsible for up to 400 million tons of Co2 emissions annually. Our primary fertilizer is a locally sourced natural agricultural byproduct.
When you purchase plants from us you can be sure that you are getting a product where the sustainability of our practices and the products we use has been thoroughly considered.
You can pick up you plants in person or have them delivered to your door. See below for pick up and delivery information.
If you select order pickup at checkout your order will be pulled and ready for pickup at our nursery within 2-4 business days. We will contact you with further pickup instructions and to schedule a 2 hour time window for your order pickup.
Alternatively, you can request to pick up orders under $200 at the Oregon City Farmers Market. We to not attend the market every week and it is seasonal for us so this option may not always be available.
We deliver to most of the Portland metro area in 10 days or less. We also deliver to additional areas in the North Willamette Valley with a 2-4 week delivery time.
We have 3 delivery zones and pricing based on your distance from our nursery. Look for your zipcode below for your delivery rates:
Zone A: $50 delivery, $200 minimum.
Zip Codes: 97013, 97045, 97002, 97068, 97027, 97267, 97222, 97015, 97032.
Zone B: $75 delivery, $300 minimum.
Zip Codes: 97005, 97008, 97223, 97225, 97221, 97219, 97239, 97205, 97201, 97204, 97227, 97211, 97212, 97232, 97218, 97213, 97220, 97230, 97024, 97030, 97080, 97233, 97216, 97215, 97214, 97202, 97206, 97266, 97236, 97086, 97089, 97022, 97023, 97004, 97042, 97038, 97373, 97362, 97071, 97026, 97303, 97305, 97037, 97115, 97132, 97140, 97137, 97020, 97070, 97062, 97224, 97035, 97034, 97267.
Zone C: $125 delivery, $500 minimum.
Zip Codes: 97208, 97209, 97210, 97227, 97217, 97203, 97229, 97206, 97124, 97231, 97113, 97116, 97123, 97119, 97148, 97111, 97127, 97128, 97101, 97114, 97371, 97304, 97301, 97302, 97351, 97321, 97330, 97331, 97333, 97389, 97332, 97352, 97392, 97317, 97325, 97383, 97385, 97381.
Yes, in 2023 we will be opening our gardens and nursery to the public for the first time. For more information click here.
We are also open by appointment for nursery shopping. However, for small purchases of 1-3 plants we ask that you order online for pick-up (feel free to email us if you need suggestions on plants for your space).
We do not offer a warranty or returns on plants.
We care for, handle and deliver our plants with utmost care. We will double check your order before delivery or pickup. Please take your time and inspect your plants upon delivery or pickup. If a plant is damaged or doesn't meet your expectations we will provide an alternative or refund.
Always feel free to contact our Nursery for clarification on our policies or with any concerns.
We do our best to choose photos that clearly represent what the plants will look like in a garden setting. That being said, all plants are unique in their own special way and everyone tends to their garden a little differently. The plants you order from us are in common nursery sizes and will take time to grow into the landscape. Depending on when you purchase your plant it may change appearance with temperatures, light or its stage of growth.
1. Dig a hole slightly larger than the pot your plant is currently living in. Mix compost in with the soil you've dug for filling the hole later.
2. Remove your plant from its pot, and place your plant in the hole. If the root ball is very thick with roots it may be beneficial to loosen the roots a bit before planting.
3. Finally, plant the top of the rootball level with the soil and cover ground with 2" of mulch. It can be beneficial to make a small mound when planting for better drainage.
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