Native Plant Sale Now Open!
We are excited to present our 6th annual native plant sale!
We hope you enjoy browsing the more than 45 varieties of native plants available at lhfplantsale.givesmart.com. The deadline for online orders is Thursday, May 5, at 5 pm. Pickup for online purchases, as well as an in-person sale for any remaining plants, will take place on Saturday, May 7, from 9 am - noon, at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental & Cultural Center, 125 Landing Road, Landing.
Please note, the photos supplied on the online order page are generally of mature and blooming plants, the plants provided will be well-rooted, seedlings in quart containers unless otherwise noted (see picture for example). Our native plants are supplied by Well-Sweep Herb Farm and are grown organically - without chemical pesticides or fungicides.
Why native plants?
Native plants occur naturally in a region in which they evolved and are easier on the environment because they are adapted to the local landscape and generally require less water, less fertilizer, and little maintenance after they are established.
Native plants play an integral part in the world's ecosystem and are important for the healthy populations of birds, native bees, butterflies, bats, and many mammals. They provide significant support for many pollinators, such as the Monarch Butterfly, whose populations are under stress. Pollinators play a crucial role in the production of fruits and vegetables, as well as the health of plant and wildlife communities.
Natives can even improve water quality. With deeper root systems, native plants effectively hold soil in place and help filter out pollution from stormwater runoff. allowing heavy rainwater to be absorbed into soils rather than overflowing into storm drainage systems, protecting our waterways and reducing flooding
We hope you will choose to add some native plants to your yard or garden this spring.