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Rouge Store: Native Plants, Rain Barrels, Consultations & More!


Pre-Orders OPEN for Spring of 2023!

Though the 2022 season is closed, you can place your pre-orders now for Spring of 2023!

Give that special someone the gift of a RainSmart consultation, rain barrels, native plants, gift cards, a Rouge membership, or a clean water donation.

Do great things! Explore the sliding-scale price options below to find your best opportunity to make your home and community a better place to live.

Get an extra 10% off by becoming a member of Friends of the Rouge! Members, add your code at checkout.

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  • Native Plant Kit, with Design Included

    Native Plant Kit, with Design Included

    $109.00 $65.00 - $131.00
    Plant kits take the difficulty out of using native plants! Each plant kit contains 38 Michigan genotype 3" native plant plugs. Each kit also comes with a recommended design layout. All you need to do is prepare the planting bed, follow the layout, plant, water (got rain barrel?) and enjoy!

    DID YOU KNOW? You can get a discount by purchasing a membership with Friends of the Rouge! See below for details.
    • Buy 2 at $95.40
    • Buy 3 at $92.70
    Native Plant Kit, with Design Included

    Native Plant Kit, with Design Included

    $109.00 $65.00 - $131.00
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  • MAIL ORDER—Native Plants — 50 PLUGS, Single-Species

    MAIL ORDER—Native Plants — 50 PLUGS, Single-Species

    $114.00 $93.00 - $136.00
    Full flat single-species kits of 50 3" plugs, shipped right to your door! How convenient is that? Select your species below to order.

    SHIPPING: your order will ship in Spring 2023, likely in late-May or early June. You'll receive an update by May 2023 with an expected arrival time. You'll have flexibility to adjust your arrival day if needed.

    DID YOU KNOW? You can get a discount by purchasing a membership with Friends of the Rouge! See below for details.
    • Buy 2 at $99.90
    • Buy 3 at $97.20
    MAIL ORDER—Native Plants — 50 PLUGS, Single-Species

    MAIL ORDER—Native Plants — 50 PLUGS, Single-Species

    $114.00 $93.00 - $136.00
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  • RAIN BARREL STARTER KIT Rain Barrel, Stand, & Diverter

    RAIN BARREL STARTER KIT Rain Barrel, Stand, & Diverter

    $149.00 $107.00 - $179.00
    Save water, save money with a rain barrel! The rain barrel starter kit provides everything you need to get started: a rain barrel, a stand, and a diverter, all at a discounted rate. With five available colors, start saving today with the perfect barrel for your home! All barrels were used previously for international shipping and have been re-purposed rather than discarded to the landfill. Each color line may exhibit variations in colors from what is shown (especially the blue and green lines; see pictures for examples).
    • Buy 2 at $130.50
    • Buy 3 at $127.80
    RAIN BARREL STARTER KIT Rain Barrel, Stand, & Diverter

    RAIN BARREL STARTER KIT Rain Barrel, Stand, & Diverter

    $149.00 $107.00 - $179.00
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  • Native Plant Flat, 38 Plugs, Single Species

    Native Plant Flat, 38 Plugs, Single Species

    $79.00 $46.00 - $95.00
    Each Native Plant flat contains 38 Michigan genotype 3" native plant plugs, of the species of your choice. For most urban gardens, mass planting just a few native species is the easiest and most affordable way to create great looking gardens!

    Make it a Triple Flat Combo to get $5 off per flat. You'll receive three flats and a maximum of three species (38 plugs each, for 114 total plugs)

    DID YOU KNOW? You can get a discount by purchasing a membership with Friends of the Rouge! See below for details.
    • Buy 2 at $69.30
    • Buy 3 at $66.60
    Native Plant Flat, 38 Plugs, Single Species

    Native Plant Flat, 38 Plugs, Single Species

    $79.00 $46.00 - $95.00
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  • Get 10% Off with a FOTR Membership

    Get 10% Off with a FOTR Membership

    $35.00
    Membership with Friends of the Rouge has its benefits! Members generally receive discounts on Friends of the Rouge's sales and events. Become a member today, and you'll receive a coupon code that you can then use to receive a discount on all products and services sold in the store.

    NOTE: Purchase your membership BEFORE purchasing other products to ensure you receive the membership discount. You will receive the discount code in your receipt.
    Get 10% Off with a FOTR Membership

    Get 10% Off with a FOTR Membership

    $35.00
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  • Red Rain Barrel (50 / 55 Gallon)

    Red Rain Barrel (50 / 55 Gallon)

    $84.00 $47.00 - $102.00
    Save water, save money with an upcycled rain barrel. With five available colors, start saving today with the perfect barrel for your home!
    DID YOU KNOW? You can get a discount by purchasing a membership with Friends of the Rouge! See below for details.
    • Buy 2 at $72.90
    • Buy 3 at $70.20
    Red Rain Barrel (50 / 55 Gallon)

    Red Rain Barrel (50 / 55 Gallon)

    $84.00 $47.00 - $102.00
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  • RainSmart Dream and Design Services

    RainSmart Dream and Design Services

    $79.00
    Achieve your environmental goals for your home landscape! Friends of the Rouge will help you plan improvements to your home landscape that could include: rain gardens, pollinator gardens (or other conservation landscapes), rain barrels, strategic tree placement, as well as other essential strategies. Additional services beyond what's listed below are available at our low hourly rate of $70/hr. Not sure about add-ons? Feel free to start simple, and add-on later as needed.

    BOOKING OUT THREE WEEKS MINIMUM. We're getting a lot of requests, and we're understaffed this season. Please expect to book at least three weeks out (or more) for virtual consultations, and potentially longer for in-person consultations. If you need prompter service, you can try https://therouge.org/rain-garden-pros

    DID YOU KNOW? You can get a discount by purchasing a membership with Friends of the Rouge! See below for details.
    RainSmart Dream and Design Services

    RainSmart Dream and Design Services

    $79.00
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  • Rain Barrel, 55 Gallon (Multiple Colors)

    Rain Barrel, 55 Gallon (Multiple Colors)

    $89.00 $52.00 - $107.00
    Save water, save money with a 55 gallon upcycled rain barrel. With five available colors, start saving today with the perfect barrel for your home! All barrels were used previously for international shipping and have been re-purposed rather than discarded to the landfill. Each color line may exhibit variations in colors from what is shown (especially the blue and green lines; see pictures for examples).
    • Buy 2 at $77.40
    • Buy 3 at $74.70
    Rain Barrel, 55 Gallon (Multiple Colors)

    Rain Barrel, 55 Gallon (Multiple Colors)

    $89.00 $52.00 - $107.00
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  • Lets Build a Rain Garden—Picture Book

    Lets Build a Rain Garden—Picture Book

    $10.00
    Children's picture book "Let’s Build a Rain Garden" leads children into Michigan ecology through verse. Written by Rouge River resident Sally Wenczel.
    Lets Build a Rain Garden—Picture Book

    Lets Build a Rain Garden—Picture Book

    $10.00
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  • Give the Gift of Clean Water

    Give the Gift of Clean Water

    $25.00
    This holiday season, give a gift that lasts a lifetime—the gift of clean water—for your friend or loved one.
    Give the Gift of Clean Water

    Give the Gift of Clean Water

    $25.00
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  • Rain Barrel Pedestal, Upcycled Wood

    Rain Barrel Pedestal, Upcycled Wood

    $39.00$35.10
    Not getting the kind of water pressure you would like out of your Rain Barrel? Give gravity a little boost with a Rain Barrel Pedestal! DID YOU KNOW? You can get a coupon code for 15% off by purchasing a membership with Friends of the Rouge! See below for details.
    • Buy 2 at $33.30
    • Buy 3 at $31.50
    Rain Barrel Pedestal, Upcycled Wood

    Rain Barrel Pedestal, Upcycled Wood

    $39.00 $35.10
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  • RainSmart Rain Garden Sign

    RainSmart Rain Garden Sign

    $24.99
    Inspirational, educational, and just plain beautiful sign for your rain garden. By posting this sign, you'll be connecting your rain garden to the 1,000 Rain Gardens for the Rouge campaign, and you'll also be helping to support your neighbors to follow your lead by planting their own rain gardens. Our goal is to see EVERY rain garden that is visible to the public get a sign.

    NOTE: your rain garden must be authorized by Friends of the Rouge to be allowed to purchase a sign. If you purchase a sign for which you have not been authorized, Friends of the Rouge will reimburse your purchase, less any processing fees. To submit your rain garden request for authorization, please send photos of your rain garden (ideally showing before and after construction) to RainSmart@TheRouge.org.

    Thank you, and happy rain gardening!
    RainSmart Rain Garden Sign

    RainSmart Rain Garden Sign

    $24.99
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  • Rouge Store Digital Gift Card

    Rouge Store Digital Gift Card

    $25.00
    Any time of year is a great time to give someone special the gift of a clean water future for their Rouge River! Gift cards may be used on any item or service offered on the Rouge Store (therouge.org/store).

    LIMITED TIME ONLY: MEMBER DISCOUNT ELIGIBLE! Use your 10% member discount NOW on your gift card purchase to get more for less. Buy a $100 gift card for $90, or a $50 gift card for $45. Not a member? Become one today!
    Rouge Store Digital Gift Card

    Rouge Store Digital Gift Card

    $25.00
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  • UPCYCLE Rain Water Diverter

    UPCYCLE Rain Water Diverter

    $42.00$37.80
    How do you plan to get the water from your downspout into the rain barrel? Rain water diverters provide one option. In addition to this Upcycled option, there are many other options available on the internet. We recommend reviewing these options carefully to find the right connection option for your home. At the bottom of this store item, you'll find a video that walks you through the Pros and Cons of various models.
    UPCYCLE Rain Water Diverter

    UPCYCLE Rain Water Diverter

    $42.00 $37.80
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  • Additional Donation / Payment

    Additional Donation / Payment

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  • UPCYCLE Tumbling Composter

    UPCYCLE Tumbling Composter

    $199.00 $149.00 - $239.00
    Eliminate back strain with this hip level composter, made from Upcycled shipping barrels.
    DID YOU KNOW? You can get discount by purchasing a membership with Friends of the Rouge! See below for details.
    UPCYCLE Tumbling Composter

    UPCYCLE Tumbling Composter

    $199.00 $149.00 - $239.00

    UPCYCLE Tumbling Composter

    $199.00 $149.00 - $239.00
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  • UPCYCLE Stationary Composter

    UPCYCLE Stationary Composter

    $99.00 $62.00 - $117.00
    Built from an Upcycled shipping container, this composter is one of the lowest cost composters available and doesn't require use of new plastic in its manufacture.
    DID YOU KNOW? You can get a discount by purchasing a membership with Friends of the Rouge! See below for details.
    • Buy 2 at $86.40
    • Buy 3 at $83.70
    UPCYCLE Stationary Composter

    UPCYCLE Stationary Composter

    $99.00 $62.00 - $117.00
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