Northwest NEWS

March 18, 2002

Home & Garden

Native plant sale set

Celebrate spring, and start planting! Stillwater PTSA, in cooperation with King Conservation District, will be holding a bare root native plant sale March 23, 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at True Value Hardware and Nursery in Duvall. All plants will be sold on a first-come basis. Great prices ranging from $1 to $3 per plant. Native plants are drought tolerant, disease and pest resistant and attractive to beneficial wildlife. Proceeds will go to Stillwater PTSA's Nature in the Classroom program.
   Available plants:
   Red flowering currant - An early blooming shrub that is sure to attract migrating hummingbirds. Pink to deep red, drooping flowers and small palm shaped leaves. Grows from five to 10 feet high.
   Nootka rose - The perfect no-maintenance rose. The delicate soft pink flowers bloom in the summer months and then produce small rose hips for fall color. Reaching 10 feet in height, the Nootka rose grows in full sun and performs well in moist to dry soil.
   Grand fir - A tall stately tree and popular for Christmas trees. Grows well in moist soils and tolerates shade better than any of the other firs.
   Additional plants include Douglas fir, cedar, Sitka spruce, serviceberry, native crabapple, Indian plum, twinberry, black hawthorn and cascara.