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Rain barrel, native plant sale

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More than 60 varieties of sun-loving, shade-loving and savanna plants will be for sale May 10 and 11 at the North Bay Pavilion at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Route 137 east of Milwaukee Avenue near Libertyville. Besides plants, rain barrels and compost bins will be for sale only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, while supplies last. Plants include native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, vines and trees that thrive in local gardens. Native plants naturally thrive in Lake County soil and weather, requiring less time, effort and expense to maintain. They provide valuable food and shelter to native birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Visit www.swalco.org or (847) 336-9340; lakecountyil.gov/stormwater or (847) 377-7700; or, lcfpd.org/plantsale or (847) 367-6640.

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