Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale

Posted January 21, 2019 at 9:17 am by

 

Inter­est­ed in using native plants in your landscape?

There are many won­der­ful rea­sons to use PNW natives: they are often long lived and don’t need main­te­nance, they pro­vide year-round col­or and gar­den inter­est, they can be used to sta­bi­lize hill­sides and pre­vent ero­sion, and some are drought and heat tol­er­ant, help­ful in a warm­ing cli­mate. And they’re a “wel­come mat” for wildlife, pro­vid­ing food and homes for ben­e­fi­cial insects, amphib­ians, birds and mammals.

This year’s selec­tions include a dozen species of bare root ever­green and decid­u­ous trees, shrubs and peren­ni­als like the ever-pop­u­lar Red Flow­er­ing Cur­rant and Mock Orange.

Order your plants now. Orders are due March 1st. 

Order ear­ly for best selec­tion, as quan­ti­ties are lim­it­ed and often sell out.

There will be many more plants avail­able in con­tain­ers at the sale, includ­ing a large selec­tion of local­ly grown plants from Sal­ish Seeds.

Full descrip­tions, cul­tur­al require­ments, and the order form are locat­ed here.

The Native Plant Sale is pre­sent­ed by the Mas­ter Gar­den­er Foun­da­tion of San Juan Coun­ty in Coop­er­a­tion with Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty Exten­sion San Juan County.

  • Sat­ur­day, March 16th  from 9:00 am to noon at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds, 849 Argyle Avenue, Fri­day Harbor.
    (Orcas and Lopez islanders: Pick up your orders at the Orcas Island Grange or at Sun­set Builders, 10am – 12pm.)

The WSU Mas­ter Gar­den­er Pro­gram is a nation­al­ly rec­og­nized pro­gram that trains vol­un­teers to serve their com­mu­ni­ties through hor­ti­cul­tur­al edu­ca­tion and out­reach. Once vol­un­teers receive train­ing, they pro­vide research-based, edu­ca­tion­al infor­ma­tion to the pub­lic on veg­etable and fruit gar­den­ing, native plants, orna­men­tals and land­scape main­te­nance, com­post­ing, plant prob­lem diag­no­sis, pest con­trol, and many oth­er con­cerns. For more infor­ma­tion about San Juan Coun­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­ers vis­it the web site or call 360–378-4414.

Rea­son­able accom­mo­da­tions will be made for per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties and spe­cial needs who con­tact the WSU San Juan Coun­ty Exten­sion office at 360–370- 7663 or mg.sanjuancounty@wsu.edu at least two weeks pri­or to the event.

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