Citizens for Conservation will hold its 16th annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 from 9 a.m-3 p.m. A huge selection of robust, hardy native plants will be available for purchase and knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.
Native plants provide many advantages for gardeners and the environment. They do not require fertilizers or pesticides which saves gardeners both time and money. In addition, their deep, fibrous root systems firmly anchor soil to help conserve water and prevent erosion. Native plants do not require watering, but instead provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
Native forbs (flowering plants) and grasses can be pre-ordered but will also be available on the day of the sale. Trees and shrubs must be ordered in advance. Gardeners who wish to order before the sale can find an order form on the CFC website at www. Citizensforconservation.org. Pre-ordering increases your chances of getting the plants you want. The deadline for advance orders is April 21.
The sale will be held at CFC’s headquarters, 459 W. Highway 22, in Lake Barrington, across from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. If you have questions, or wish to have an order form mailed, call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283).