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Fall Native Plant Sale returns to Tualatin Hills Nature Park
September 20, 2013
Fall is officially here, and there’s no better time to get native plants into the ground to spruce up any home garden.
Shoppers can select from a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and flowering plants for every corner of the garden at the annual Fall Native Plant Sale, Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Tualatin Hills Nature Park (15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton). Admission is free.
“Planting now gives your trees, shrubs and plants a head start for next spring and summer,” said Karen Munday, program coordinator at the Nature Park Interpretive Center. “Winter rains will do the watering for you; while the growth isn’t noticeable on top, roots are getting established in the soil below.”
Native plants produce a landscape that needs little care, water, fertilizer, or pesticides. They also provide greater benefits for wildlife than traditional landscaping.
Visitors to the Native Plant Sale can browse a broad selection of more than 100 varieties of plants available for purchase. Inquisitive gardeners can consult with knowledgeable THPRD staff and volunteers about native plants and their benefits; they’ll help you find the right plant for your needs.
All proceeds from the Fall Native Plant Sale support the Friends of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park and go toward future park improvements and educational programs. For more information, call the Tualatin Hills Nature Park Interpretive Center at 503/629-6350.
Formed in 1955, 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, 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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Director – Communications
Date: September 20, 2013
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