Saturday, June 17th, 10am-noon Mason-Lake Conservation District Office
Get some amazing plants for your butterfly garden, rain garden or front yard landscaping! All plants are provided by Vern Stephens of Designs by Nature. Any garden flat that you purchase will come with a planting plan and design for your new garden!
Below are links to our 2017 Order Form Plant List and descriptions on most of the native plants.
Bring in your mystery plants! – If you have an oddball plant that has recently shown up in your yard or garden, bring it in to the native plant sale on June 17th and we will help identify it for you. This way, you can decide if it gets to stick around in your garden this year, or if you want to replace it with something new.
Why go native?
Native plants are great for any landscape and are highly tolerant to our year-round weather conditions. Native plants can adapt to poor quality soils because of their extensive root systems. They are drought tolerant and require less maintenance. With proper installation practices, establishment may be less than 2 years.
Native grasses and wildflowers provide wildlife benefits also as they attract insects that are food sources for game and song birds. They provied nesting and resting areas as will as cover from predators. Some serve as areas of thermal protection during the winter months and the grasses are high in nutrients as forage for grazers. The seed heads of the flowers are also a good food source for many species of wildlife.