Spring is here - and so is the Muskoka Heritage Foundation Annual Native Tree & Shrub Sale!
Butterfly weed Asclespias tuberosa This red/orange flowering plant attracts pollinators and is also drought resistant.
Bear berry Artostaphylos uva-ursi This native ground cover is suitable for your shoreline restoration projects, in the riparian area. it is drought and salt resistant. It also attracts pollinators and adds a splash of colour to your garden!
I wrote last spring about why native plants are important for your gardening projects. Who can resist a garden that is colourful, disease and pest resistant, low maintenance, and provide habitat for wildlife? It just makes good sense!
WHAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING YOUR GARDEN THIS SPRING:
- Duplicate natural growing conditions
- Consider soil type, moisture, sunlight, wind
- Take clues from what is already growing
WANT TO KNOW MORE?:
- More tips on starting your own native plant garden
- Tips for choosing native species: wildflowers, trees, & shrubs
- Not sure if it's a native species? check the native plant database
- Problems with deer? Check out these deer resistant gardening techniques
- Need planting tips? Check out this information sheet
- Orders must be placed by May 9th (email form or call in)
- Pick up your order in Huntsville, Bracebridge, or Bala on May 14, 2011
- Special workshops and information available at Bracebridge location