Locally native plants attract locally native wildlife like butterflies and hummingbirds, which depend on them for survival. These critters have been “growing up for thousands of years in this area, and feeding on the plants here,” said Mike Swingholm, the ENC’s Grounds Manager, “so you’ll have no trouble seeing them in your garden after bringing plants home from the sale this weekend!”
This Saturday, February 16th from 9AM to 3PM you can learn all about these plants at the Environmental Nature Center’s Winter Plant Sale. The plant sale will focus on native plants that are flowering at this time of year.
Native plants can help you save money on water, and add their colorful touch to a garden. Planting natives will help you eliminate pesticide use – native plants are adapted to this area so have natural defenses against pests.
Visit the Center on Saturday Feb. 16th from 9AM to 3PM to purchase native plants for your garden! Call 949-645-8489 or email Mike for more info. – Jeff Garrett, ENC Intern