Calling all gardeners! This Saturday, May 9th, is the annual spring native plant sale at Mercerdale Park. The sale will run from 10-4pm on the 9th (but if you are a member of Washington Native Plant Society [WNPS] you are eligible for early bird entry at 9am). The theme for this year’s plant sale, and the accompanying environmental fair, is NATIVE PLANTS for BIRDS and POLLINATORS. Gardening experts will be on hand to answer questions. There will be a nice selection of native plants for you to use in your landscaping that can serve as refuge for the birds and pollinators who live in our region. In addition, rain garden plants and lovely potted plants for balconies and patios will be available.
If you would like to learn more about gardening for bees, check out this Houzz story slideshow below before going to the plant sale. The article features information on different kinds of native bees, why we should think about the bees native to our region, and how to build habitat for native bees to flourish in.
If you pick up some plants on Saturday, please share what you purchased in the comment section. Bonus points if you share how the plants are helpful for birds and pollinators!!
Photo courtesy of Lisa Lewis