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Refresh your garden at native plant sales

Start your fall garden with perennial native plants that are drought and flood tolerant and return every year. Check out these local, native plant sales and more native plant nurseries nationwide.

A variety of native wildflowers, sedges, grasses, trees and shrubs suitable for shade, partial shade, sun, dry or moist conditions are good options for fall planting. To find lists of native plant sales in cities across the country, visit Choose Natives or find a native plant nursery in the National Native Plant Nursery Directory.

Here are upcoming sales in the Kansas City / Lawrence area. Check with the event sponsor or vendors for pre-ordering options.

 

Grassland Heritage Foundation’s Fall Native Plant Sale

Thursday, September 15, 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Cottin’s Thursday Farmers Market, 1832 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS

 

Grow Native Plant Sale

Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m. – 2p.m.

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO

Vendors include:

 

Deep Roots Native Plant Sale

Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. – 2p.m.

Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO

Vendors include:

Native plants offer many benefits to gardens, including:

  • Attract pollinators
  • Deep root systems that require less water
  • Adapt well to temperature extremes, drought and flooding
  • Crowd out invasive plants
  • Resist disease and pests
  • Require less maintenance
  • Clean the environment and improve soil quality

Photo: Missouri Prairie Foundation

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