Native Plant Sale

NATIVE PLANT SALE

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018

Sunday, May 20th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

Schaumburg Community Garden Club and Spring Valley together host the annual Native Plant Sale. 

Turn your typical suburban yard into a native haven attracting birds, butterflies, and other  pollinators that benefit wildlife.  Even a soggy area of lawn can become attractive and engaging.  Native plants provide an ecologically sound rain garden that is better adapted to handle rain water runoff.  Have a problem shady area?  No worries.  Native plants offer variety of greens and leaf sizes that make beautiful woodland settings.  Native plants not only add beauty; they also allow us to make a positive impact on soil, water, and air quality.  Not sure where to start?  Master Gardeners will be available at the sale to answer your questions regarding plants and gardening!

What happened to the Backyards for Nature Fair?  It has changed to this scheduled event on Sunday, April 22nd named Free Earth Day Party!

Celebrate your connection to the Earth with games, crafts, birdhouse building, free wildflower seedlings and more! Activities are for the whole family!

Plant Pick-up Information:  2 day choice

Saturday, May 19th, 1 pm – 3 pm OR Sunday, May 20th, 10 am – 2 pm 

Sale Location: ONLY 1 day Sale

Sunday, May 20th, 10 am – 2 pm   Please visit us on TENT SALE DAY as additional plants and shrubs are available for purchase on that day!

Location of pre-order pick up AND tent sale day:

Spring Valley Nature Center
1111 E. Schaumburg Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60193
Get Directions (847) 985-2100

Ordering Information

We offer native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees as well as some non-native perennials at our sale.

About the Plants

Most of the prairie plants are provided as small 2.5″ plugs  2 -3 years old with a fully developed root system in a 5” deep soil mass.  Most woodland arrive in  4-½” pots.  Non-native perennials come in 4-½” pots and #1 gallon pots.

All trees and shrubs offered for sale come as 5-gallon potted plants. Newly planted shrubs will, with proper care, put on excellent growth due to extensive root system. Order early since quantities of these will be limited.  However, any trees and shrubs not sold can be purchased during the autumn season until early frost.

How do I know What to Select?

We have provided information about each plant, including flower color, bloom season, height, spread, moisture, and light requirements.  We also indicate which plants will attract bees, butterflies or hummingbirds.

Check out our Plants Page for details on our plant selection:

Plant information and images with on-line purchase coming soon!

Additional Parking

Overflow parking this year will be at the District 54  Administrative office, 524 W. Schaumburg Rd., (½ mile west of Spring Valley).  Shuttle Bus available.

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