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!