There are all kinds of advantages to using native plants in landscaping and the Whidbey Island Conservation District is making native species more accessible.
WICD is accepting orders through Jan. 30 on an assortment of 29 Western Washington native species, including Beaked Hazelnut, Red Flowering Currant, Vine Maple, Snowberry and Kinnikinnick. The plants are 1 to 2 years old and range in height from 8 to 36 inches.
All are reasonably priced and most are bare root and sold in bundles of five, although a few varieties are sold individually in small pots.
To view the complete plant list and order online, go to www.whidbeycd.org; you can also contact WICD by phone at 360-678-4708 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pickup for all confirmed orders will take place Friday, March 1 at the WICD office in Coupeville or Saturday, March 2 at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley — just in time for spring planting. Stock is limited.
Revenues from the annual plant sale contribute to WICD programs, including educational workshops and assistance to all landowners on various topics such as farm and forest management and storm water management.