2019 Annual Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale

Posted March 7, 2019 at 5:45 am by

The annu­al Mas­ter Gar­den­ers Native Plant Sale is com­ing soon!

Just in time for spring plant­i­ng – and spring is coming.

There are hun­dreds of natives in con­tain­ers, includ­ing flow­ers, grass­es, shrubs and trees.

Plants from the Sal­ish Seeds project are includ­ed. They grow species native to coun­ty grass­lands, oak savan­nahs and prairies. Plants are grown at Red Mill Farm in San Juan Valley.

Some of the spec­tac­u­lar flow­ers include the choco­late lily, shoot­ing star, Dou­glas aster, prairie star, nod­ding onion, fawn lily, and both the great and com­mon camas.

Shrubs include red flow­er­ing cur­rant, ever­green huck­le­ber­ry, Ore­gon grape, and our state flower, the Pacif­ic Rhododendron.

This year there are madrones in addi­tion to Gar­ry Oaks. Madrones can be suc­cess­ful­ly trans­plant­ed. Be sure to han­dle the roots gen­tly when spread­ing them in the plant­i­ng site. Do not fer­til­ize or add com­post to the soil. Water infre­quent­ly, but deeply, until estab­lished. Madrones pre­fer dri­er soils.

And for the adven­tur­ous, skunk cab­bage! A beau­ti­ful har­bin­ger of spring, there are both plugs and plants. Skunk cab­bage pro­duces its own heat, allow­ing it to flower when the ground is still frozen.

This is a par­tial list – there are more plants at the sale. Please arrive ear­ly for best selection.

Infor­ma­tion on how to plant your natives is avail­able at the sale.

Cash and checks only.

Sat­ur­day, March 16th
9am – 12pm
San Juan Coun­ty Fairgrounds
849 Argyle Ave.
Fri­day Harbor

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