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We grow plants

New American Gardening cultivates the plants we use in our projects and gardens.  We specialize in native plants for raingardens, birds and pollinators, phytoremediation, and garden installations.   

Plant Matters


 A few among the many native plants grown in the gardens at G-CADD.


asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed

This Swamp milk weed is grown in the slot-lot at G-CADD.  The seed was collected off Rt. 40 between  St. Jacob and Highland, Illinois. Insects love this plant. 


penstemon digitalis

Prairie Beardtongue

This photo was taken along a R.R. right of way in St. Jacob, illinois.  It is thought to be either Penstemon Pallidus or P. digitalis.     


asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca is widely known as the primary nursery for the monarch butterfly and the gardens at G-CADD can attest.  We went from zero to regular monarch sightings in just one season.  This creature was photographed near the East fork of Silver Creek in St. Jacob, Illinois. 


vernonia missurica

Missouri Ironweed

Photographed off Hwy 157 at Hwy. 15 in Centreville, Illinois.  Species is not certain, perhaps V. gigantea or altissima.  Veronia seed was collected from this site and currently grows in Slot-Lot 

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