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Tualatin Hills Nature Center hosts native plant sale

Native plants require less water, fertilizer and pesticides than non-native ornamentals.


SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Tualatin Hills Nature Center will host its annual sale of native plants on April 25.The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District will host its 15th-annual Spring Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 25.

The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center, 15655 S.W. Millikan Way.

“We are fortunate to have a beautiful array of native plants in our region,” said Karen Munday, program coordinator at the center. “You can easily find the right native plant for any spot in your garden.”

Native plants help create backyard habitat for birds, butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife. Once established, they often require less water, fertilizer and pesticides than non-native plants.

Gardeners will be able to choose from more than 150 species of trees, shrubs, ground covers and perennials and learn about these plants from nature center staff. A resource fair featuring community partners will offer additional information.

Some native plants, including trilliums and other early-blooming wildflowers, already are available for purchase at the center until 5 p.m. daily.

The Friends of Tualatin Hills Nature Park sponsors the sale to support environmental education programs and future improvements at the 222-acre wildlife reserve.

For more information about the plant sale or other THPRD nature programs, call 503-629-6350.

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