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Native plant sale 2014 is now taking orders

January 22, 2014 · Updated 5:15 PM

With the New Year rolled over and the seed catalogues arriving daily in the mailbox, gardeners are making their to do list for the perfect dream garden. The Master Gardeners of San Juan County have a suggestion: The Annual Native Plant Sale. Nothing is better for the garden, for your environment and the community, or for your back than planting native plants.

The Master Gardener Annual Native Pant Sale is now taking orders for plants to be delivered on March 29 on San Juan Island, Orcas Island, and Lopez Island. Orders are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Order now for the best selection. Certain popular species sell out quickly. Some trees such as Alaska yellow cedar, doug fir, and gary oak sell out each year. Other shrubs, such as evergreen huckleberry, Oregon grape, red flowering currant and serviceberry are gone before you know it. This year they have some new stock including quaking aspen, rocky mountain maple and silk tassel as well as all time favorites red osier dogwood and pacific crabapple.

Find the entire list of plants and print out an order form at http://sanjuan.wsu.edu/mastergardeners/index.html.

Don’t miss the chance to get the perfect plant for that hard to plant space in your garden, say organizers.

If you cannot access the Internet, call the WSU Extension Office at 378-4414 and ask that an order form be sent to you. Deadline for ordering is Monday, March 24. Plants are available for pick up on Saturday, March 29 at: San Juan County Fairgrounds on San Juan Island, the Orcas Grange on Orcas Island, and Sunset Builders on Lopez Island. Questions? Call Kris Bayas, 378-4414 or email Jane Wentworth (janew@ckwentworth.com).


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