Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Brodhead Watershed Assn. Native Plant Sale May 31 - June 1, Monroe County

Local gardeners just can’t go wrong at Brodhead Watershed Association’s annual Native Plant Sale to be held May 31 to June 1.  The popular sale will feature environmentally responsible flowers and shrubs sure to flourish in area gardens.
The sale will be held at Pocono Township Fire Company’s “carnival building” on Route 611, Tannersville, Monroe County.
The Friday sale, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is for members only. Join BWA at the sale to receive first pick of the most sought-after plants, as well as a 10 percent discount!
Saturday’s sale will run 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The membership discount also applies this day.
“This year’s sale will be the biggest and best.  We’ll have over 100 different varieties of perennials totaling over 1,000 plants,” said Deb Mattie of Paradise Township, sale organizer.
There will also be a selection of trees and shrubs.
Almost every gardener in the Poconos wants deer-resistant plants, and the BWA won’t disappoint them. “The majority of the plants are deer resistant,” Mattie said.
“As usual, our informative signs will answer your questions and give you all the information you need,” she said. Expert gardeners will also be available to answer questions and help choose the appropriate plants for your garden.
The Penn State Master Gardeners will also host a display booth and presentation for those wishing more in-depth information about greener gardening.
Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.
Visit the Native Plant Sale webpage for information and printable plant lists.  Also available are plans for rain gardens, native plant gardens and more.  Questions should be directed to 570-839-1120 or send email to: info@brodheadwatershed.org with questions.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Brodhead Watershed Association website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Association.  Click Here to become a member.
(Photo: Suggested plan for sunny rain garden.  More plans are available.)
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Pollinator/Native Plant Resources
There are lots of resources available to help property owners landscape with native plants, and now is the best time to start planning for Spring projects.  Here are just of a few of the resources available--
-- Brandywine Conservancy: Forested Riparian Buffer Planting Guide
-- National Audubon: Native Plants Database
-- Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan - Learn Why Pollinators Are At Risk In PA
You can also check with land trusts, watershed groups, PA Audubon and Trout Unlimited Chapters, county conservation districts or other groups near you to see how they can help.
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