Native Plants in the Garden
It was such a nice sunny weekend that we decided to go on a little walk in the woods behind the house. I found that the walk was a great way to show Jason some of the plants I pre-ordered from the Snohomish County Conservation District plant sale.
During and after our walk we talked about the plants and the benefits of each. I like incorporating native plants into the landscape because they need little care when planted in the right place. Plus, I like feeding the wildlife. I even bought the deer a couple bushes to munch on that I’ll plant along the property line (away from our fenced yard).
The Conservation District no longer accepts pre-orders but their sale is this Saturday at the Monroe Fairgrounds if you want to check it out.
Here’s what I ordered:
- Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
- Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
- Pacific Rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum)
- Evergreen Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)
- Red Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum)
- Mock Orange (Philadelphus lewisii)
- Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)
- Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum)
- Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant)
- Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)
- Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera) – Bareroot
Snohomish County Conservation District Plant Sale at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA Commercial Building (#400)
Doors are open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday February 28, 2015.
When I first started my garden here, I bought lots of the same native plants from the Pierce Conservation District and the King Conservation District plant sales. Those sales are a great, inexpensive way to fill out a garden with some natives that you can pretty much just set and forget (as long as you get them in the right place to begin with, like you said.)
We can give you wild currents plants and some Licic bushes. There were lots of Mock Orange at the cabin
Bring a tarp with you next time and we will give you plenty
Now that you have cleaned out your pond and yard for spring all you need to do know is check that bat house for maintenance issues.