GREENVILLE, Del. (May 1-4, 2014)—Delaware Nature Society will hold its annual Native Plant Sale at Coverdale Farm Preserve. The Native Plant Sale is open to the public on Saturday, May 3, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday, May 4, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The members’ exclusive preview sale is Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Admission is free. This year’s theme is “Inspired Plant Combinations.”
Habitat Outreach Coordinator Lori Athey said, “We will have beautiful plants for every gardener from novice to expert, and lots of knowledgeable people on hand to answer your questions and help find the right plants for you. We have plants for every garden situation from sun to shade and wet to dry, plants for birds and butterflies, plants for pollinators, edible plants and more!”
The Native Plant Sale features more than 300 varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants for all growing conditions. Some are introductions from the nearby Mt. Cuba Center and many species attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies. Native plants need less fertilizer and water than non-native plants and are often less expensive and easier to maintain because they are specially adapted to the local climate, soil type, and wildlife and are more resistant to threats like pests, drought, frost, and disease than non-native plants.
Create your own masterpiece with plants from Delaware Nature Society’s Native Plant Sale, May 1-4, at the Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville, Delaware. Visit www.delnature.org/nativeplantsale to view the Native Plant Sale catalog and for more information.