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 servicess 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.
We are pleased to introduce our staff for the season. Our Services division includes Liz Stauffer, Landscape Services Manager who keeps things humming along. A graduate of the Longwood Program, Liz holds a degree in Environmental Science and has been with Edge of the Woods since 2007. She is ably assisted by Chris Snyder, who has 10+ years experience on a landscape crew. Joining them are Tomias Peoples, Anna Carr, and Ron Fillis.
The nursery staff includes Toni Casaceli as Nursery Manager, Brian Hoffman Sales Manager, Arianne Roberts Inventory Manager, Brandon Everett, propagation and workshop leader. MaryEllen Snyder and Ginny Maroulis join us part time to assist with customer service, potting, and garden maintenance.
Denise Bertsch and Linda Gery help us with all sorts of things behind the scenes, from artwork to scheduling to banking.
- Hawk Mountain
- Lehigh Gap Nature Center
- Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association
- Pennsylvania Native Plant Society
- Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture