Spring is here! You may look around the yard discovering what was under all that snow with the inspiration to dig in and get dirty or you may look at it with a groan, wishing you knew how or where to start to make it the garden of your dreams. We can help! Check out some of these upcoming plant sales to talk to experts and get native plants that thrive in our environment. It will turn even the blackest thumb green.
Friends of the Volo Bog Native Shrub & Tree Sale
Order before April 13 pick-up April 20 & 21
Volo Bog State Natural Area, Ingleside
The third annual sale features native plants for your yard. Proceeds support the educational programs, projects, and events at Volo Bog. Order online before April 13.
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County Spring Plant Sale
Order before May 6 pick-up May 10 and 11
The Land Conservancy Office, Woodstock
All plants are provided by our local partner, Red Buffalo Nursery in Richmond, Illinois. Plants are split into three categories with individual species chosen by our experts to encourage bloom throughout the season, as well as maximized benefits for local pollinators.
Citizens for Conservation Annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale
May 4 and 5, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Good Shepard Hospital Barn, Barrington
Choose from hundreds of native plants including perennials, grasses, sedges, ferns, wildflowers, shrubbery and receive expert advice on native gardening and discounts on milkweed to aid the struggling Monarch population. Online ordering available March 1 – April 14.
WPCC Native Plant Sale
May 5, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
McHenry County College Cafeteria, Crystal Lake
Over 150 species of native plants will be available for any environment including: prairie, savanna, woodland and wetland. There will also be organic heirloom garden vegetables and herbs from W&M Landcorp Organic Nursery. Arrive early as supplies are limited .Cash or check only.
Organic Vegetable Plant Sale
May 11 and May 18, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Smart Farm, Barrington
Locally grown, organically grown vegetable plants for sale. You will want to arrive at the sale early as supplies are limited.
Master Gardner Plant Sale
The University of Illinois Extension – McHenry County, Woodstock
Master Gardeners have dug up their favorite perennials along with homegrown vegetable starts at great prices. Master Gardeners will be onsite to answer questions about your lawn and garden. Cash or check only.
Did we miss your favorite sale? Tell us about it in the comments.