Just a reminder!
If you live in the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin, next Saturday May 19th is the day to pick up your order from the Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter’s Spring Native Plant Sale. All the pre-orders will have been sorted, and will be ready for pick-up. But there will be plenty of additional native prairie and shade plants available for you to add to your order or to just simply pick out. This plant sale is a good opportunity to purchase native plants at a lucrative price to add to your landscape, while at the same time “talking to the choir” about native plants, pollinators and the environment in general.
Plants featured are high quality nursery-propagated native forbs, grasses, ferns and vines in 4-inch pots, 1- to 2-year growth. Wild Ones continues in its efforts to save America’s favorite butterfly, along with other pollinators, through the Wild for Monarchs campaign. Through our spring native plant sale, we encourage everyone to buy and plant more milkweed (host plant for monarchs) and more nectar plants (food sources for pollinators). WOFVA volunteers will be on-site to help you plan butterfly and pollinator gardens with native plants, or to integrate these plants into your existing gardens.
The week prior to the plant sale pick-up date, volunteers get together at the WILD Center to stage the pick-up area, unload the truck and sort plants. If this is something with which you’d like to help, contact Donna VanBuecken, Plant Sale Coordinator to volunteer your time.