Natural Themes is a business rooted in the principle of “Nature knows best”. The native plant nursery, started in 2006, is in a natural setting featuring meadow, woodland, and wetland. Owner, Bea Heissler, uses her knowledge of the natural environment to help people understand local ecology and the importance of incorporating native plants into our gardens, yards, and properties.

Species and availability of native plants are dependent on seed collection, plant propagation, and availability of plant materials from suppliers. Most plants are propagated on site from seeds, by division, or cuttings. Some are removed locally from areas being developed, trampled or cultivated. No plants are taken from the wild.

Natural Themes Beginnings

In 2006, I took early retirement from a position in outdoor education to start a native plant nursery in Frankford, Ontario.  For those who recognize the importance of biodiversity and wanted to turn their yards into havens for wildlife, it was hard to find plants native to this general area. So, I did my research, found suppliers, did some seed collection and embarked on my lifelong love of working in the soil. 

Every day has been a learning experience… Read more