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Earth Day Native Plant Sale 2014


Many thanks to all who came to our 9th Annual Native Plant Sale!

We hope you (and the birds, bees, butterflies...) enjoy your native plants. See you next spring!


Image of Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)[+ ZOOM] Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

A great way to help preserve our native flora -- and our environment in general -- is to plant native vegetation around our homes and businesses. Luckily, New Jersey residents have lots of beautiful and interesting native plants to choose from.

When you landscape with native plants, not only are you likely to save money and resources by using less fertilizer, soil additives, and water, you are also helping to strengthen the complex web of connections linking native species and ecological processes in your local ecosystem.

Plant the Pinelands in your garden this spring!

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Plants include:

  • Trees like Sweetbay Magnolia, Atlantic White Cedar, Pitch Pine, and Flowering Dogwood
  • Shrubs like Beach Plum, Mountain Laurel, and Highbush Blueberry
  • Wildflowers like Butterfly Weed, Cardinal Flower, and Eastern Columbine
  • Grasses like Broomsedge Bluestem, Little Bluestem, and Pennsylvania Sedge
  • Vines like Virginia Creeper and Trumpet Honeysuckle
  • Wetland plants like Woolgrass, Swamp Milkweed, and Blueflag Iris
  • NEW for 2014: Sweetgum, New Jersey Tea, Wax Myrtle, Post Oak, Carolina Rose, Wild Pink and more!

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Image of Checking out the selection of native plants.[+ ZOOM] Checking out the selection of native plants. ©PPA

Pricing: Prices range from $2.50 for plugs, $6.00 for quarts, and up to $18.00 for larger trees and shrubs.

Time: Saturday, April 26th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Pinelands Visitor Center will be open. Light refreshments will be served. Enter our free drawing for a PPA Prize Pack!

Activities: Enjoy tours of the historic barn and farmstead. Browse native plant gardens, PPA merchandise, and educational displays at PPA's visitor center. Information tables from local organizations. Photography exhibit - Pathways Through The Pines - by Rosanne Bornholdt and Ann-Marie Woods.

Kids Activity: Rancocas Watershed Ambassador, Geoff Richer will have his watershed model out so children can learn how pollution enters our waterways. Children can put “pollution” on this sloped model of a town and see how they get washed into a common body of water.

MEMBER BENEFIT: The plant sale is open early to PPA members only on Friday, April 25th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You must be a member to purchase plants on Friday. This early plant sale is a great membership perk - Become a member today!

Proceeds go towards furthering PPA's mission to protect and preserve the Pinelands. Plants are supplied by Pinelands Nursery, Fernbrook Nursery and New Moon Nursery. We greatly appreciate their support!

For directions to PPA, click here.

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