JDCF & Murphy’s Gardens Announce Plant Sale

JDCF and Murphy’s Gardens are once again partnering for a native plant sale to benefit JDCF.  From April 20th-22nd, Murphy’s Gardens will offer bare root trees and shrubs such as red oak, sugar maple American hazelnut, and red osier dogwood.  From May 18th-20th, native plants, such as dense blazingstar, purple coneflower, and showy goldenrod will be on sale.  Quantities are limited and plant selection may change due to availability.

Why native plants? Lots of reasons! Once established, native plants generally require little maintenance. Because native plants are adapted to local environmental conditions, they require far less water and are drought-resistant, saving time, money, and resources.  The colorful array of birds, butterflies and moths, including the iconic monarch, are all dependent on native plant species for habitat and protective cover. Studies have shown that increasing the number of native plants in urban and rural landscapes has been linked to increased diversity and overall number of pollinators. Studies have also shown that increasing the number of native plants in urban and rural landscapes has been linked to increased diversity and overall number of pollinators.

Please contact the friendly staff at Murphy’s Gardens with any questions. Thanks in advance for supporting local business and landscapes!

Upcoming Events

Fantastic Frogs & Friends Frog Walk

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring the whole family to Fantastic Frogs & Friends, a frog walk beginning on the east side of the Meeker Street footbridge along the Galena River Trail in downtown Galena, IL. Learn all about frogs and toads, join us in a toast to spring, and then take part in a guided hike down the trail […] Read More

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Bluebird & Red-headed Woodpecker Workshop

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Everyone is invited to enjoy a workshop on two of our most beautiful native birds, bluebirds and red-headed woodpeckers. This morning workshop will be filled with interesting and colorful information about these beautiful birds, including how you can help monitor bluebird trails and local woodpecker populations, and even attract them to your property. You are […] Read More

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JDCF’s Portage Site: A Center of Native American History

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary Grand Opening

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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