Sunday, March 19, 2017

Native Plant Sales in the Chicago Suburbs


Black eyed susans in the prairie





















Planting native plants in your yard provide an excellent way to bolster butterfly and bee populations. Plus, I have found prairie natives can be quite easy to take care of. After all, they are especially adapted to the local environment! So while planning out your spring and summer gardens, consider adding some more natives. In my experience over the years, native plants tend to sell quickly. I have rounded up several local native plant sales on the horizon and each allows you to order ahead of time. I highly recommend pre-ordering if you are able to -- especially if you are looking for milkweed for the monarchs. Keep these sales on your list:

April 23: Skokie Native Plant Sale at Earth Day Celebration

April 29 Wheaton Native Plant Sale: Public Works Building, 8:30AM-12:00PM

May 6-7: Citizens for Conservation Native Plants Sale at Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Barrington, 9AM-3PM

May 12-13: Native Plant Sale at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, 11AM-7PM May 12; 9AM-2PM May 13

May 13-14 Lake County Forest Preserves Native Plant Sale at Independence Grove, May 13 9AM-3PM, May 14 10AM-2PM

 May 19- June 3: Conserve Lake County Sale at Almond Marsh in Grayslake, 9AM-3PM, closed Mondays & Tuesdays

May 21: Native Plant Sale by Schaumburg Community Garden Club held at Spring Valley Nature Center 10:00AM-2:00PM
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