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THPRD hosts fall plant sale Oct. 3

Wide variety of native species will be available in time for autumn planting.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Blanketflower is a showy plant that attracts a variety of butterflies and pollinating insects. It will be available for purchase on Oct. 3 at THPRD's Fall Native Plant Sale.
A large variety of native trees, shrubs, ground covers and perennials will be available at the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s 10th-annual Fall Native Plant Sale early next month.

The event takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center, 15655 S.W. Millikan Way, Beaverton. Admission is free.

Some gardeners may think of spring as the big planting season, but fall is an excellent time to establish native plants in local gardens. Established native plants require less care and water and provide greater wildlife benefits than many nonnative ornamental plants.

“Planting now gives your plants a head start on next spring’s growing season,” said Karen Munday, program coordinator at the Nature Center.

Plant experts, THPRD park rangers, and other knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be on hand to help gardeners make the right choice for their landscape.

The event is sponsored by Friends of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park with proceeds going to park improvements and environmental education.

For more information, call the Nature Center at 503-629-6350.