115 Plant Varieties Chosen for Bird and Butterfly Appeal
Popular plants, rare plants, knowledgeable plant advice, habitat improvement for birds and butterflies: the Eastside Audubon Pacific Northwest Native Plant Sale brings it all to Kirkland this Saturday.
The sale is from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Kirkland Children’s School, 5311 108th Avenue NE, in Kirkland.
More than 115 plant species will be available, all chosen for their suitability to typical local garden conditions. Sales staff will help shoppers choose plants that will thrive in every area of the garden as well as attract birds and butterflies.
Popular plants for sale will include Western Trillium, Woods Strawberry, and Red Huckleberry. Among the hard-to-find species will be Common Quamash, Tiger Lily, and unusual Black Swamp and Wild Gooseberry varieties. Plants like those just don’t turn up at commercial garden centers. A complete plant list is available at http://ow.ly/auvMA.
Plants, shrubs and trees will be sold in containers from 4 inches to 5 gallons, and wheelbarrows and assistance will be available to help purchasers with larger items. Checks, cash, Visa and MasterCard will be accepted.
Native plant enthusiasts may bring bona fide Pacific Northwest native plants, shrubs, and trees to donate to Eastside Audubon at the sale.
In addition to encouraging the restoration of native habitat for wildlife, the sale will raise funds for Eastside Audubon’s programs in conservation and education. Visit www.eastsideaudubon.org.