Native Plant Sale returns to Nature Park

Proceeds benefit park improvements and programs

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The sambucus racemosa or red elderberry is one of the many native plants that will be sold during Saturday's event at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park.Fall is officially here, and there’s no better time to get native plants into the ground to spruce up any home garden.

Shoppers can select from a wide variety of trees, shrubs and flowering plants for every corner of the garden at the annual Fall Native Plant Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park, 15655 S.W. Millikan Way. Admission is free.

“Planting now gives your trees, shrubs and plants a head start for next spring and summer,” said Karen Munday, program coordinator at the Nature Park Interpretive Center. “Winter rains will do the watering for you; while the growth isn’t noticeable on top, roots are getting established in the soil below.”

Native plants produce a landscape that needs little care, water, fertilizer or pesticides. They also provide greater benefits for wildlife than traditional landscaping.

Visitors to the Native Plant Sale can browse a broad selection of more than 100 varieties of plants available for purchase. Inquisitive gardeners can consult with knowledgeable park district staff and volunteers about native plants and their benefits; they’ll help you find the right plant for your needs.

All proceeds from the Fall Native Plant Sale support the Friends of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park and go toward future park improvements and educational programs.

For more information, call the Tualatin Hills Nature Park Interpretive Center at 503-629-6350.