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.
The event takes place Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton. Admission is free.
Gardeners usually 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 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.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving 230,000 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, more than 90 park sites with active recreational amenities, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,400 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.
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|Date: September 10, 2015
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