Native Plants 101 Workshop: Select the Right Native Plants for Your Eastern U.S. Garden

Confidently choose native plants that will work in your yard, look good, AND attract pollinators and wildlife.

Do you dream of having a yard that is alive with beautiful butterflies fluttering from one flower to the next, songbirds singing or flying back to their nests with food for their babies, and a plethora of other animals living in the thriving ecosystem you’ve created?

Native plants are the key to making that dream come true.

🦋 Maybe you know that, but you aren’t sure where to start – how do you even know what plants are native to your location?

🦋 Or maybe you shy away from native plants because you live in a neighborhood where you can’t have your yard or gardens looking wild and crazy.

🦋 Or maybe you just feel overwhelmed and discouraged because you can’t find any native plants at your local garden centers.

I’ve helped countless people solve all these challenges (plus many others) and I can help you too.

What people I’ve helped have to say:

  • After doing what you suggested, I discovered 3 native plant nurseries within 20 minutes of my home! It’s a small world, and it is amazing how much help you have already been to me!
  • I have access to lots of people who have plant knowledge, but it is really nice to have someone who is thinking about the plants as part of an ecosystem and not just a garden.
  • This was really helpful, thank you. I realize I’ve been overthinking this and making it harder than it needs to be.


Native Plants 101 Workshop: Select the Right Native Plants for Your Eastern U.S. Garden

Celebrate Earth Day by learning how to confidently choose native plants that will work in your yard, look good, AND attract pollinators and wildlife.

During this live, interactive, online workshop, I’ll help you:

  1. Build confidence so you feel more empowered in your ability to choose native plants that not only support local pollinators and wildlife, but also reflect your personal aesthetic preferences.
  2. Save time, money, and effort by sharing expert guidance, tools, and resources so you can select the right native plants for your yard without getting overwhelmed or wasting time and money on plants that don’t work for your location and goals.
  3. Overcome common challenges by providing you with practical strategies so you can find local native plant nurseries and work with your unique (and sometimes difficult) site conditions.

We anticipate this workshop being offered again in either Fall 2024 or Spring 2025. Join the waitlist to be the first to learn when registration re-opens.

What’s included:

  • 2-hr live, interactive, online workshop
  • Full replay access for 1 month
  • Native Plants 101 Worksheet
  • Bonus: 20-minute follow up call to answer that “Oh, I wish I had thought to ask _______” question which almost always seems to come up after an event is over. ($125 value)

Questions? Contact me and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about the workshop.

This workshop is for you, if you…

  • live in the eastern U.S.
  • want your property to look nice while also attracting and supporting local pollinators and wildlife.
  • wonder “How do I know what plants are native to my specific area?”
  • struggle with choosing the right native plants for your property and your goals.
  • feel frustrated because you don’t know where to find native plants for sale in your area.
  • are tired of generic, cookie-cutter solutions that never seem quite “right” for your situation.
A bumble bee on a cluster of anise hyssop flowers.

What people I’ve helped have to say:

  • Every time I talk to you, I learn something new. Thank you for all you are doing.
  • You taught me many things that I didn’t realize I needed to know. There’s a lot of information out there, but you don’t always know what you are missing.
  • I appreciate everything you do and how much you share with us.

Who am I?

Hi! My name is Shannon Trimboli and I live in southcentral Kentucky. I have always loved nature and have a Masters degree in Ecology and a Bachelors degree in wildlife biology. I am the founder and co-host of Backyard Ecology™, author of 2 books, and owner of a small, local, native plant nursery. I am passionate about sharing my love of nature with others, inspiring them to form their own connections with nature, and helping them take action to create their own thriving ecosystems.

Gardening season is about to start!

What better time to learn about native plants and how to pick the right ones for your garden and landscape so that you can begin attracting pollinators and wildlife while also having a beautiful yard?

Don’t miss your chance to join me for this transformative workshop experience. Secure your spot now!