2008-05-29 / News

Wild plant group to hold annual sale

The RI Wild Plant Society invites everyone to the best native plant sale in Rhode Island.

The sale will be on Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to noon on Flagg Road at the University of Rhode Island campus.

Native plants are adapted to the particular combination of soil, temperature, and rainfall in Rhode Island. They require little, if any, supplemental water, fertilizer, pesticides, or other chemicals. This provides economic benefits through reduced energy costs, water and maintenance; ecological benefits, by enhancing ecosystem stability and reduced chemical use; and aesthetic benefits, through the natural beauty native plants provide.

The sale will offer a great selection of wildflowers and native shrubs often not available in local nurseries. There are plants available for every location, wet places, dry places, acid soils and shady areas. This is a great opportunity to replace plants lost during the winter. Among the offerings will be trilliums, bloodroot, columbine, asters, bleeding heart, wild blue phlox, Virginia bluebells, Jack in the pulpit, mayapple, Solomon's seal, Christmas fern, maidenhair fern; bog plants, and tons of gorgeous native laurels, azaleas and rhododendrons. Knowledgeable members of the RI Wild Plant Society will be on hand all day to answer your questions and give out plant information. For more information visit the website, www.riwps.org.

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