The Salish Seeds Project Fall Native Wildflower Sale

  • Tue Sep 22nd, 2020 11:05am
  • Life

Submitted by the San Juan County Land Bank

The San Juan County Land Bank is offering a once-a-year opportunity to purchase locally grown wildflowers native to San Juan County. Reserve your plants online Sept. 18-27, and pick them up on Saturday, Oct. 3 at locations on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands.

All plants are produced locally by the Salish Seeds Project. Many of the wildflowers offered are hard to obtain commercially and are uncommon even in the wild. Most are showy, excellent for native pollinators, and drought-tolerant. Twemtu species will be offered, including broadleaf sedum; common red paintbrush; great camas bulbs; Canada goldenrod; Idaho blue-eyed grass; and farewell-to-spring seed.

A complete list of species, descriptions, and prices will be available on the land bank’s website as of Sept. 18. Plant reservations must be made online Sept. 18-27 and picked up at between noon and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Salish Seeds Project nursery at Red Mill Farm on San Juan; Sunset Builder’s Supply on Lopez; and Coffelt Farm on Orcas.

The Salish Seeds Project is dedicated to restoring native wildflowers and grasses in the San Juan Islands. Plants and seeds for habitat restoration are produced at a nursery located at Red Mill Farm in San Juan Valley. In a fruitful partnership, The San Juan Preservation Trust owns the property and the Land Bank runs the nursery. For more information, contact San Juan County Land Bank Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator Tanja Williamson at 360-370-7655 or email tanjaw@sjclandbank.org.