Wednesday, May 7, 2014

6th Annual UU Native Plant Swap and Sale

Dear Fellow Native Plant Enthusiasts,

Its that time of year again. The 6th annual UU Native Plant Swap and Sale will be held this coming Saturday, May 10th, from 9am-2pm at the UU Center, 75 S. Pomona Rd in Pomona. This just gets better each year. You can come and trade or buy plants. There are several ways to participate. First there is a pre-order that people sign up for each year and this is the day the plants are picked up. Second, you can swap plants. The way this works is you bring your extra natives, volunteer seedlings or divisions potted up and trade for other natives. It costs two plants admission, so say you brought 10 plants to the swap. Two would go toward admission and you would receive eight tickets, to be used to get other plants. Third, there will also be plants offered for sale. I will be there as well as Jesse Connor and Barbera Feidler of the NJ Native Plant Society to offer advice on native plants. There are many awesome plants and as this event grows yearly so does the selection of plants. In the past I have aquired many plants through this swap, including May Apples and Barren Strawberry, Little Bluestem and American Beautyberry. Be sure to sign up for the pre-order list for next years' sale.

I will have the following species available for sale: Common Milkweed(limited), Seaside Goldenrod, Echincea, Liatris, New England Aster, New York Aster, Blue Wood Aster, Prickly Pear, Switch Grass, Butterflyweed, Joe Pye Weed, Sneezeweed, Slender Blue Flag, Blue Vervain, Sundrops, Wild Stonecrop, Spiderwort, Bee Balm, Rattlesnake Master, Brown Eyed Susan, Columbine, Boneset, Purple Fringed Loostrife, Obedient Plant, Foxglove Beardtongue, Cardinal Flower, Great Blue Lobelia, and Sweet Flag.


So come on out and get native plants. And while you are there be sure to check out the onsite rain garden to see how natives look in the landscape. Here's the link! Hope to see you there.

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