A Little Time and a Keyboard: 2022 Native Plant Sales in the Chicago Suburbs

2022 Native Plant Sales in the Chicago Suburbs

Saturday, March 12, 2022

2022 Native Plant Sales in the Chicago Suburbs
2022 Native Plant Sales in the Chicago Suburbs 

Time to think gardens! I have put together a list of Chicago suburban native plant sales. I will add to it as more information becomes available. You do have to order ahead for some, so take a peek:

Why Plant Native Plants?

Native plants are essential for supporting our native wildlife including bees, butterflies and birds. Planting native plants helps ensure the biodiversity of our region while supporting our pollinators. Mammals use natives for important cover. A variety of wildlife consumes seeds and nuts from natives. Monarch butterflies only can lay eggs on milkweed making the presence of the plant essential. Adding more native plants to our region increases vital habitat and enriches our wildlife experience.

I have been planting natives in my yard for over a decade. They return year after year. Plus, I have created a lovely progression that keeps elements in bloom all the way through fall. I enjoy quite a range of wildlife visiting my yard. 

What I love about native plants in addition the wildlife they support is that they in general are easy to maintain - because they are specially adapted to our region! However, when choosing the ideal plants for your yard remember to consider soil and light conditions. Overall, my natives don't require much watering. They do not need fertilizers or pesticides which not only indicates ease of care but encourages gardeners to introduce potentially harmful chemicals into our environment.

List of Native Plant Sales:

April 23 Wheaton Native Plant Sale, City of Wheaton Public Works, 8:30AM-11AM

April 24 Earth Day Celebration at Emily Oaks, Skokie, 12PM-4PM, Earth Day festivities plus a native plant sale

April 30 Pick up for Volo Bog Native Shrub and Tree Sale, must order by April 22

May 1 WPPC Native Plant Sale, McHenry County College Cafeteria, 12PM-3PM, cash and check only

May 7 - 8 Native Plant Sale, Independence Grove, Libertyville, 9AM-3PM Sat, 10AM-2PM Sun, 

May 7 - 8 Citizens for Conservation Native Plants Sale at Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Barrington, 9AM-3PM each day, online orders through April 17

May 13 - 14 2022 DuPage Forest Preserves Native Plant Sale, Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook, sale in person only, May 13 10AM-7PM, May 14 9AM-2PM, there is also ticketed pre-sale

May 13 - 14 McDonald Farm Plant Sale Pick Up, Naperville, order online April 11-26 for natives, May 5-8 for veggies

May 21 - 22 Native Plant Pick Up, Spring Valley Nature Center, 10AM-4PM, order online through April 29

June 9-11 Spring 2022 Native Plant Sale by West Cook Wild Ones, Maywood and Lemont pick ups, online sales open March 19

2022 Native Plant Sales in the Chicago Suburbs

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