Plant Sale Press Release – for immediate release
RI Wild Plant Society’s: “Best Native Plant Sale in Rhode Island”
June 6, 2015 | 9AM -1PM, rain or shine
@URI’s East Farm | Rt. 108, Kingston, RI
Are you a bird-lover? Do you delight in seeing butterflies? Are you committed to supporting pollinators?
Co-evolving over millennia, our local wildlife has formed complex and specialized relationships with our native plants. To support them we must plant the native species on which they depend. Some of those available at the sale include:
For Birds: serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.), spicebush (Lindera benzoin), high + lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium spp.), winterberry (Ilex verticillata), trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), and eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
For Pollinators: sundial lupine (Lupinus perennis), cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), blazing star (Liatris novae-angliae), American-aster (Symphyotrichum spp.), Joe-Pye weed (Eutrochium spp.), and mountain-mint (Pycnanthemum spp.)
Butterfly larval hosts: bird-foot violet (Viola pedata), white turtlehead (Chelone glabra), blue iris (Iris spp.), yellow wild indigo (Baptisia tinctoria), blue vervain (Verbena hastata), and milkweed (Asclepias spp.)
Interested in learning more about which RI native plants are suitable for your landscape?
Join us June 6 with your questions, your cart/wagon, + plenty of trunk-space.
* All profits directly support the work of Rhode Island Wild Plant Society