“...Oh give me some loam, where my plants want to roam, not that ground hard to till known as clay...”
Want the dirt on dirt for your own home on the range? Talk to expert gardeners and volunteers during the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s Spring Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 28, at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton.
The annual sale will take place from 10 am to 2 pm. Admission is free.
“Even though native plants are adapted to our climate and soils, they still need some care when planted to give them the best chances of success,” said Karen Munday, program coordinator at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center.
“Come talk with our staff and volunteers to pick the right plant for the right spot in your garden. Plus you can browse information from local organizations to learn more about what you can do to augment your soil, save water and reduce pesticides in your garden.”
The Spring Native Plant Sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. Proceeds support environmental education programs and future improvements at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park, a 222-acre wildlife reserve near downtown Beaverton. Gardeners can select from an array of shrubs, ground covers, perennials and trees.
A small selection of native plants -- including trilliums and other early-blooming wildflowers – will be available at the Nature Center in the weeks leading up to the plant sale during normal business hours (8:30 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 5 pm on weekends).
The Tualatin Hills Nature Center hosts education and recreation programs for children, adults and families – including summer camps – throughout the year. For more information about the Native Plant Sale or other THPRD nature programs, call 503-629-6350.
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 240,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 95 park sites with active recreational amenities, nearly 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and about 1,500 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
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|Date: February 26, 2018
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