From humble beginnings in 2005 selling plants out of our founder's driveway, Native Plants Unlimited has expanded each year to encompass multiple seasonal plant sales and hundreds of Midwest native species! We are now proud to offer retail's widest range of native plants in Central Indiana!
Our Mission:To empower the public to establish sustainable landscapes, create native gardens, and restore habitat in Indiana and beyond by supplying the plants, resources, and experience necessary to make it happen!
Karin Maloney Anderson- Owner, Manager
Karin’s background is in archaeology, natural resources, and natural history interpretation. She has her undergrad from Ball State, and MA from The Ohio State University. Karin has worked as a contract archaeologist, raised four children at home, spent six years as a history interpreter for Hamilton County Parks and Recreation, and assisted the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma as a cultural resources specialist.
Although she came to habitat restoration in a round about way, she is committed to this new direction life has set in front of her. She owes this new venture to homeschooling, and the interests and skills of her 4 wonderful children. Karin enjoys keeping up with archaeology and human ecology news, making maple syrup from her backyard trees, converting the family’s landscaping to natives, and volunteering with the Hamilton County Democrats, as time allows.
Hollyn Anderson- Co-Owner, Director of Natural Resources and Education
Hollyn Anderson specializes in natural history, wildlife biology, traditional arts, and interpretation thereof. Currently plugging away at updating and fleshing out NPU's species profiles, photo index, and educational content!
She is proud to have volunteered at For the Birds of Indiana wild bird rehabilitation center, Ball State’s Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, as an interpreter and fossil preparator at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and to have worked as a Natural History Interpreter at Conner Prairie. Now she has her sights set on ecosystem restoration and education on her home turf and beyond. Any hand crafts or natural material processing hanging around the sale tables are a sure sign she is nearby...
Éamonn Anderson- Co-Owner, Director of Business and Communication
Éamonn (ay-mun) graduated from Ball State in 2016, in Telecommunications Sales and Marketing. He started at GameStop while still in university and stayed on for 6 years, including 3 years as assistant manager. He left last spring and was looking for something new, when lockdown happened. Shortly after, we began the process of purchasing NPU. We couldn’t do this without him- serendipity for the win.
Éamonn enjoys a dark stout, and a good game of Magic. He discovered the art of pickling and candying hot peppers this summer, a welcome addition to the pantry! He collects classic video games and consoles and enjoys media analysis video essays. Look for him at checkout, and keeping the business side humming along.
George Peregrim- Founder Emeritus
In 2005, NPU founder, George Peregrim, could not find local sources for the diversity of species he was planning for his yard. He needed prairie plants, raingarden plants, shade plants, support for critically scarce pollinators, and host plants for monarch butterflies and other native species. Having just completed the Indiana Wildlife Federation's Backyard Habitat class, he was inspired to create Native Plants Unlimited to specialize in regional native plants species. From the humble beginnings selling about 30 species in his driveway, he expanded the business to include well over 100 species during the spring plant sale!