Tillamook, OR. Fall is a wonderful time to plant native species, because Mother Nature does all the watering for you! To “Bring Back the Natives”, Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) is taking their annual fall native plant sale online this year.
“To keep our community and staff safe, we have transitioned our annual fall plant sale to online pre-ordering and drive-thru, contactless pick up,” said Alix Lee, Community Engagement and Education Coordinator for TEP. “We hope that even though the community can’t browse our native plant nursery right now, they’ll still take the opportunity to bring a few new plants home.”
Native plants – those that occur naturally in a region in which they evolved – are the foundation of our natural ecosystems and help protect biodiversity. They provide food and vital habitats for native wildlife.
Landscaping choices have meaningful effects on birds and insects, as well as other plants and animals. Natural landscaping, also called native gardening, is the use of native plants, including trees, shrubs, groundcover, and grasses which are indigenous to the geographic area of the garden.
Tillamook Estuaries Partnership’s plant sale features hardy native trees, shrubs, and forbs suited to survive in our Pacific Northwest landscape. Typically used in habitat restoration projects, the stock is adapted to the local climate and has well-developed root systems.
To bring you even more variety and specialty plants, TEP is partnering with Aldervale Native Plants – a local native plant business devoted to helping folks add Pacific NW native plants to their yard for the health and enjoyment of people and wildlife.
Perhaps you’d like to bring some share to your yard with a Vine maple (Acer circinatum) or Red-Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)? If you are looking for an evergreen groundcover for your garden, try Kinnickinick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) or Broadleaved stonecrop (Sedum spathufolium). Or maybe you’d like to attract more pollinators with Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) or Yellow monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus). There is something for everyone this year at the Bring Back the Natives fall plant sale.
Online ordering starts TODAY, Wednesday, October 14th and close at midnight on Tuesday, October 27th. Customers can pick up their orders from 12:00 – 3:00 pm on Saturday October 31st at TEP’s Native Plant Nursery, 6820 Barrack Circle Drive, Tillamook. TEP Staff and volunteers will be on hand to load customer’s cars. To place your order, go to https://tbnep.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/TEPNurseryFallPlantSale/tabid/1179251/Default.aspx
Proceeds from the sale will benefit Tillamook Estuaries Partnership’s Native Plant Nursery and habitat restoration projects throughout northwest Oregon. Supplies are limited and available on a first ordered, first served basis.