Friday, February 10, 2017

Spring is Coming...Order CT Native Plants and Support Local Conservation!

2016 plant sale customers arriving to pick up their orders. The
store space, donated by Tanger Outlets, was full of plants!
It may be cold and wintry out, but it’s not too soon to plan for spring planting! The Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District’s 26th annual plant sale fundraiser will take place April 28-30, 2017 at Tanger Outlets in Westbrook. Now is the time to take advantage of the wide variety of CT native shrubs, ground covers, evergreen tree seedlings, flowering perennials, ferns, grasses, and culinary herbs offered in our 2017 sale. Whether you'd like to enhance your landscape with natives, grow your own berries, have an herb garden, provide food and cover for wildlife, attract butterflies, hummingbirds and songbirds, promote pollinator health and survival, improve drainage with a rain garden, or protect water quality…you won't be disappointed in our selection!

This year’s list features some new plants, such as the hard to find Pussy Willow, the fragrant Sweetfern, and the graceful tiered Pagoda Dogwood; and an expanded ground cover and perennial section. We are also offering two Garden in a Box grouped selections in rustic pine boxes, one to attract pollinators, and the other hummingbirds and songbirds. These are perfect for a special gift! We will also carry the popular Collins Organic Compost again.

For a copy of our 2017 brochure and order form, and photos and more information about our extensive plant selection, go to the "Plant Info/Photos" tab on our website at

Quantities of certain plants are limited, so don’t miss out—reserve your plants by sending in an order, and order early for the best selection! Orders are due April 7, 2017. There are also extras available the days of the sale. If you have questions or would like to receive a hard copy of the brochure and order form, contact the District office at 860-346-3282.

The Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Middletown, works to conserve the natural resources of towns in the lower Connecticut River watershed and coastal areas through technical assistance and education. All proceeds from the plant sale support our conservation work. For more information about District programs and services, visit our website at

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