Promoting Native Plants Since 2003
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery, LLC a Certified Woman Owned business, was founded by Susan Tantsits and Louise Schaefer in 2003. Our retail nursery is open from April-October. We sell native trees, shrubs, and perennials in containers to the general public as well as to landscape professionals.
Our services division assists with ecological restoration projects throughout the greater Lehigh Valley. Our services are offered to homes, businesses, and non-profit organizations.
The nursery has been certified as a Way Station for Monarchs by Monarchwatch.org, and also as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. We have helped create countless habitat gardens throughout the Lehigh Valley, overseen conversion of a 20 acre cornfield to wildlife habitat, assisted in meadow creation and restoration, and other similar projects.
Louise Schaefer has a B.S. in Biology from Lehigh University. She is a PA Certified Horticulturist, and has served on the Advisory Board for Penn State Cooperative Extension as well as on the board of Stonehedge Gardens, Tamaqua PA.
Susan Tantsits has over 20 years experience helping home-owners incorporate native plants in their landscapes. She serves on the Floral Design and Greenhouse Management Occupational Advisory committee of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute and is an advisor to the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. She has a B.S. in Education from Bloomsburg University, and a B.S. in Horticulture from Temple University. Sue is a Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist with a certificate in Sustainable Landscapes.
- Hawk Mountain
- Lehigh Gap Nature Center
- Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association
- Pennsylvania Native Plant Society
- Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture