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Get Your Native Plants

It is that time of year- time to order your native plants! 

Native plants are beautiful, low maintenance, grow well in our environment and are good for bugs, birds and the circle of life.  They attract pollinators. Their Long root systems allow natives to withstand storms, heat, cold and other weather conditions.  Also, these root systems help stop erosion.

Pre-order now! Pickup and in-person browsing available April 23 & 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Wild Toledo native plant nursery (follow signage from Anthony Wayne Trail). https://wildtoledo.org/collections/wild-toledo-native-plants-sales

Our climate is changing for the worst. We need to help Mother Earth by being attentive to  what we plant. Anything we can do to help preserve nature as it is supposed to be is helpful and one thing we can easily and inexpensively do is plant natives in our yards and gardens.

NOW – Through May 6 – Toledo – Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District is celebrating Native Plant Month by offering our annual Backyard Conservation and Native Plant Sale! To place an order, visit http://Lswcd-natives.square.site. Orders will be ready for pick-up on May 13, 2022 between 9:00AM and 5:00PM at the Lucas County Fairgrounds (1406 Key St., Maumee OH 43537). Everyone, whether a Lucas County resident or not, is welcome to place an order.

Natives are perennials and will come back and reproduce every year making your native gardens even more effective and beautiful.

If you are not yet accustomed to the look of natives in your yard, start along a fence or yard line.  Maybe plant in a spot that hasn’t taken kindly to other plantings.  You will learn to love the look and ease of native plantings. 

As the Audubon Society says, “Restoring native plant habitat is vital to preserving biodiversity. By creating a native plant garden, each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals.”

Don’t go into the wild and pick natives.  This is counterproductive.  Rather contact the following sellers and purchase a few natives now for May planting.

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