Thursday, April 15, 2010

Native Plants for your Property!

It's time again for the Muskoka Heritage Foundation's annual native tree and shrub sale!

{Encourage hummingbirds in your garden by planting perennials like Joe Pye weed}

Why choose native species?

  • They are better adapted to the diverse weather and soil conditions of Muskoka
  • They are more resistant to pests and diseases
  • They provide excellent wildlife habitat
  • They are better able to survive periods of drought
  • They require little maintenance
  • Most importantly: they help us reconnect with our natural heritage

The order form is now available at the MHF website. You must order ahead of the Saturday, May 15th pick-up date. Check out the website for pick-up times and locations. You can also find lots of information on the website about the growing conditions best suited to the native trees, shrubs, and plants we will be selling- like Joe Pye weed.

Check out the 'Stewardship Resources' page here on the blog to get more information about how to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden and tips for native species gardening. Look under the 'native species' and 'habitat' sections.

New for the sale for 2010: At the Bracebridge location only, short presentations will be given throughout the morning on native plant gardening and restoration. There will also be additional plant species for sale.

See you there!

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