Delaware Nature Society’s (DelNature) Annual Native Plant Sale tradition continues and is now online.
The online preview will start Monday, May 4 at 9:00 a.m. and customers can purchase native plants on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m. through Monday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. Quantities will be limited so be sure to shop early!
More than 120 varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants that will help attract and sustain pollinators are available for purchase this year.
“Many things have changed these past few weeks, but nature always needs native plants. Not only are native plants beautiful, disease resistant and resilient, they also feed our native insects, birds and animals. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlife—and the planet—for future generations. The online sale is going to be a plant lover’s dream. Most of the 3 growers are specialty growers featuring plants we normally don’t get to offer.” said Lori Athey, DelNature Habitat Coordinator.
After making their online purchases, buyers pickup plants curbside on Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17 in a timeslot they choose. Customers picking up plants will remain in their cars while DelNature staff load the plants in the back of their vehicle. The pickup location will be in New Castle County and disclosed at the time of purchase.
For everyone’s health and safety, DelNature staff will follow social distancing rules including meeting people curbside, spreading out pickup times, staying six feet apart from customers, using face masks, and sanitizing hands between orders.
Not only do the plant purchases support diversity in your own garden but proceeds from our sale directly support conservation and management of diverse habitats and protection of our waterways. As over 30% of our wildlife is vulnerable due to habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species, now more than ever, DelNature depends on the support of gardeners like you.
You can create your own native beauty in every season with plants from Delaware Nature Society’s Native Plant Sale. Visit www.DelNature.org/NPS for more information.
Delaware Nature Society’s (DelNature) mission is to connect people with the natural world and improve our environment through education, advocacy, and conservation. Founded in 1964, DelNature is a state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation. We provide the tools for communities to take action and promote the health of the environment through land preservation, wildlife protection, watershed stewardship, and more. We manage over 2,000 acres of land and operate four educational sites: Ashland Nature Center, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center, and Coverdale Farm Preserve.
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