Tillamook, OR. As you prep your garden this year – make sure to incorporate some native plants! To “Bring Back the Natives”, Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP) is taking their annual spring native plant sale online this year.
“We have had incredible success taking our native plant sale online last year and we are excited to offer another opportunity for community members to purchase native plants this spring” said Jesse Kane, Community Engagement and Education Coordinator for TEP. “We hope that even though the community can’t visit 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 Spring plant sale.
Online ordering is open today Monday April 18th at 12:00 pm and close at 6:00 pm on Sunday, April 24th. Customers can pick up their orders from 12:00 – 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 30th at TEP’s Native Plant Nursery, 6820 Barrack Circle Drive, Tillamook. TEP Staff and volunteers will be on hand to load customer’s cars. See ORDER NOW button below – or click here to go to the plant sale information and order form page.
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.