The Brodhead Watershed Association will again host its popular Annual Native Plant Sale, where every plant is a non-invasive species. Responsible gardeners seek out these plants that do not harm the local environment.
The sale will be held June 3-4, at Pocono Township Fire Company’s “carnival building” on Route 611, Tannersville.
The Friday sale, which runs 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is for BWA members only. Visitors can sign up for membership at the sale to get a 10 percent discount on plant purchases.
Saturday’s sale is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experts will be available to offer advice on gardening, and how native plants make gardening easier on gardeners and the environment.
Native plants are best adapted to the local climate, growing season, and soils. They often do not need as much watering, and they do not spread too much, as invasives do. Non-native plants may not provide pollinators (such as bees and butterflies) with enough nectar or pollen.
Replacing invasives with native plants returns the environment to a more natural state, where plants and wildlife evolved successfully together.
A list of the native plants that will be for sale is posted on the website.For more information, visit the Annual Native Plant Sale webpage, call 570-839-1120 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.