Get in your orders for Fall Sustainability Sale by Sept. 14

  • Great Blue Lobelia is one of the native plants that will be available during TLC's fall sustainability sale to benefit The Land Conservancy of McHenry County.

    Great Blue Lobelia is one of the native plants that will be available during TLC's fall sustainability sale to benefit The Land Conservancy of McHenry County. Courtesy of The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

  • Order native trees, like the red oak at the fall sustainability sale to benefit The Land Conservancy of McHenry County.

    Order native trees, like the red oak at the fall sustainability sale to benefit The Land Conservancy of McHenry County. Courtesy of The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

  • The downy serviceberry features showy spring flowers which mature into berries loved by birds.

    The downy serviceberry features showy spring flowers which mature into berries loved by birds. Courtesy of The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

 
Submitted by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County
Updated 8/21/2020 8:48 PM

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County will offer native plants, shrubs and trees for preorder until Sept. 14 during its Fall Sustainability Sale.

Items are available on TLC's website, www.ConserveMC.org under "Store."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Native trees selections are: American hornbeam (blue beech/musclewood), bur oak, red oak, swamp white oak, and white oak. Native shrubs offered include: American black currant, American hazelnut, black chokeberry, downy serviceberry, elderberry, nannyberry, New Jersey Tea, ninebark, and pasture rose.

Native grass selections include: blue joint glass, bottlebrush grass, bristly sedge, brown fox sedge, dark green bulrush, porcupine sedge, prairie dropseed, and side-oats grama.

Native plants include: blue flag iris, butterfly weed, Canada anemone, Culver's root, great blue lobelia, jack-in-the-pulpit, Jacob's ladder, lady fern, maidenhair fern, marsh blazing star, nodding wild onion, Ohio spiderwort, pale purple coneflower, prairie coreopsis, prairie smoke, rattlesnake master, rough blazingstar, royal catchfly, sensitive fern, smooth blue aster, spotted Joe Pye weed, swamp milkweed, tall bellflower, white turtlehead, white wild indigo, wild bergamot, wild columbine, wild geranium, wild petunia, and yellow pimpernel.

Many landscape design experts suggest planting in groups of 3, 5 or 7, with one-foot spacing between plants.

The sale offers a variety of native plants, shrubs and trees locally sourced from Red Buffalo Nursery in Richmond and Majestic Oaks Nursery in Spring Grove.

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During the sale, select one-gallon oaks are available for $9. Plants start at $3 and shrubs start at $28 and are listed as appropriate for sun, shade, or wet areas.

Items are available for pickup, which will take place Sept. 18-20 by prearranged time slot in or near Woodstock.

TLC members receive 10 percent off their orders with a special member code.

A portion of the sales from the Spring Sustainability Sale supports TLC's land preservation work in McHenry County.

For more information or advice regarding native plant gardening and restoration, contact Sarah Michehl at smichehl@conservemc.org or call (815) 337-9502.

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a member-based private nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural, scenic and agricultural land.