“Planting native plants is one of the most beneficial acts you can do for our environment,” said Terrence Boyle, Friends of Reinstein Woods board president. “Native plants are an excellent choice for gardeners because the beauty of these flowers and shrubs enhance the landscape and usually require less fertilizer and water, while helping wildlife.”
Nineteen flower and shrub varieties are available for pre-order, including butterfly milkweed, cardinal flower and New England aster.
Please note that these plants are not wild seed natives. However, they are all species that are native to this area and grown in a local nursery, according to Friends of Reinstein Woods.
All flowers will come as seedlings in one-gallon pots. Shrubs will come in two-gallon pots.
Plants will be available for pickup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew. Purchases can also be picked up from 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 3.
The sale will raise funds to support environmental education programs offered by Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve.
For more information about which plants are available, descriptions of the plants, or any questions regarding the sale, please call 716-683-5959.