Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Cephalanthus by Lori Athey for Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale

    Thank you for making our first ever Fall Sale a success!

    Save the Date for our Spring 2021 Native Plant Sale

    Help replant local forestland!

    Middle Run Valley Tree Planting

    Saturday, November 14
    9am – Noon
    Grab some garden gloves and come support wildlife by planting trees!

    Learn More & Register

    Fall is for Keystone Trees and Shrubs!

    This season is ideal for planting trees and shrubs!

    • Cooler wetter fall weather means less watering
    • Shortened days plus cooler temperatures helps roots develop before winter dryness and the following summer’s heat
    • Enjoy your new fall foliage!

    Keystone plants are the special native plants that are essential to keeping the food web functioning. Without them, your local food web can fall apart.

    Only about 5% of the local plant species host 70 to 75 % of the local Lepidoptera (butterflies, moths & skippers) species which are important pollinators and food for other animals. Native trees and shrubs are key, including oak, blueberry, and willows which help support hundreds of species of butterflies and moths.*

    *Based on the research of Dr. D. Tallamy, UD Professor and author of Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard

    Thank You

    Growers and Donors

    NorthCreek Nurseries, Octoraro Farm, and Octoraro Native Plant Nursery


    Lori Athey, Kristen Travers, Joe Sebastiani, John Harrod, Tom Davis, Derek Stoner, Linda Young – Winterthur, Jamie Pruitt, Shannon Modla

    All proceeds of the Native Plant Sale benefits Delaware Nature Society and our mission to improve the environment through education, conservation and advocacy. Your support of the sale helps us to advance this important work.

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    Thanks To Our Sponsors

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    Chanticleer - A Pleasure Garden logo
    Delaware Center for Horticulture DCH Wilmington logo
    Gateway Garden Center Hockessin logo
    Cotswold Gardens logo
    Janssens Market Greenville logo
    M&T Bank logo
    Red Tail Restoration logo
    Wild Birds Unlimited Hockessin logo