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Adding Native Plants to Our Landscape

Our Conservation Plant Sale Loot

The Snohomish County Conservation District held their 25th annual plant sale this past weekend at the Monroe Fairgrounds.

I’m almost ashamed to admit it but this is not my kind of plant sale.

That being said, here’s what I picked up:

Evergreen Huckleberry (Vaccinium Ovatum) x3; Red Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) x5; Kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) x2;  Camas (Camas Leichtinii) x3; White Flowering Yarrrow (Achillea millefolium) x2; Common Thrift (Armeria maritima) x2; Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) x10; Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea); Cascara (Rhamnus purshiana) x 5

Now I just need to find room for all these crazy plants. Since most are okay with part shade, we’ll probably put them in the new beds we’re creating in the back yard.  I’m thinking the Cascara is a bit of a stretch for us – there are five and they can reach up to 30 ft! Anyone want one?

The plant sale also offered a lot of conifers and deciduous trees that looked great!  If we had more than .12 of an acre we may have considered some of those as well.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Enjoy planting you lucky ducks… all snow here… You can never have too many Echinacea. ;>)


    March 7, 2010
  2. I’m sure you’ll find lots of places for your new plants. I love the evergreen huckleberry, I killed mine after one too many moves. I bet you got some great deals.


    March 8, 2010

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