Conservation District plant sale blooms May 5, 6

Apr 11, 2018
Marsh marigold, which likes wet ground, is among the many offerings of flowers, trees and other plants at the Knox-Lincoln Conservation District plant sale May 5 and 6.

Rockport — The Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District holds its annual plant sale fundraiser Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, at the Union Fairgrounds. Hours will be Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The sale offers a wide selection of bare-root fruit trees and berries for home orchards and gardens; native trees, shrubs and vines for conservation, wildlife and landscape enhancement; and native organic, field-grown perennials and herbs in gallon pots – for the pollinators. Plants are available for pre-order through April 27, and for cash-check-credit and carry on the days of the sale.

Saturday at the sale includes vendors, demonstrations and an information fair with displays from local conservation organizations. Offered this year are bee, bat and bird nesting boxes from Final-Lee Acres; handcrafted soaps from Wandering Goat; unique bird feeders from QD Loon; rustic pine benches and picnic tables from Hidden Valley Nature Center’s sustainable forests; annual garden seedlings and soil amendments from Guini Ridge Greenhouses; and cash and carry tree and shrub specials from Crystal Lake Farm & Nursery in Washington. Wild Seed Project will be on hand to demonstrate “native seed bombs”; Knox-Lincoln Beekeepers is bringing an observation honey bee hive; Cheryl Denz of Terra Optima Farm will give fruit tree planting and pruning tips throughout the day; and the conservation district will provide an extensive assortment of plant care fact sheets.

Visit to download a catalog; call 596-2040 or email to receive a catalog by mail; or drop by the District office at 893 West St  to pick one up. For more information, call or email the office.

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