‘Nurture Nature’s Allies’ native plant sale

Submitted by Master Gardener Foundation of San Juan County

Calling all nature enthusiasts and green thumbs! The eagerly awaited 2024 Native Plant Sale is set to kick off at 8 a.m. on Jan. 27, offering a diverse selection of native flora to enhance your gardens and support local ecosystems. The pickup date for orders is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at convenient locations on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan islands.The preview site is now open to see the selection. Online ordering will start Jan. 27 at 8 a.m. and conclude on March 9, 2024. It’s a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t miss out on the chance to secure your favorite native plants. The official website for preview, ordering and more information is www.mgfsjc.org.

This year, the Native Plant Sale is delighted to reintroduce some favorites from 2023, alongside a selection of new and exciting additions. Plants are available in bundles of five, either as bare root plants or plugs.

Beyond the joy of cultivating a vibrant garden, there’s a greater purpose behind the Native Plant Sale. Gardening enthusiasts play a crucial role in mitigating climate change by opting for native plants. These plants support local pollinators, contributing to the overall health of our ecosystems.

So, why choose native plants? Not only do they beautify your surroundings, but they also provide essential habitat and food sources for the diverse array of pollinators that call our islands home. By opting for native species, gardeners actively contribute to the preservation of biodiversity, making a positive impact on the local environment.

As we embark on the journey into 2024, let’s make a commitment to our environment by participating in the Native Plant Sale. Planting native is not just a gardening choice; it’s a step towards a more sustainable and resilient future. Mark your calendars for Jan. 27, and let the green revolution begin!