Native plant sale starts this week

Submitted by San Juan County Conservation Land Bank.

Native plant lovers take note – the Salish Seeds Project’s annual fall wildflower sale is almost here. Reserve plants online Sept. 13 – 19, then pick them up on Saturday, Oct. 1 at locations on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez, Shaw, and Waldron islands. All plants are produced locally by the Salish Seeds Project, a joint program of the San Juan County Conservation Land Bank and the San Juan Preservation Trust. The sale opens online at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 on the Land Bank’s website at

Quantities are limited. Early shopping is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Native wildflowers are beautiful, attract pollinators and other wildlife, and are perfectly adapted to our island habitats. The 2022 fall sale features over 20 species of plants in 4” pots, including past favorites Canada goldenrod, red-flowering currant, and seashore lupine. Seed packets and native onion bulbs will also be available. An advance guide to the sale, featuring descriptions and photos of the plants, is available now on the Salish Seeds Project webpage.

The price per plant offsets the cost of production, allowing the Land Bank to provide this community service.

About the Salish Seeds Project

The Salish Seeds Project enables the restoration of native wildflowers and grasses in the San Juan Islands. Plants and seeds of species native to coastal grasslands, oak savannahs, and rocky meadows are produced at a nursery located at Red Mill Farm on San Juan Island. In a fruitful partnership, The San Juan Preservation Trust owns the property and the Land Bank runs the nursery. Grants and private donations have funded nearly all the nursery infrastructure.