Brodhead Watershed hosts native plant sale
Any gardener who’s ever braved a chilly April or sweltered while watering new plants through a baking-hot summer knows the ready benefits to September planting.
For those gardeners looking to take advantage of these benefits - for one, the soil is warmer; there’s no frozen mud in September - Brodhead Watershed Association is hosting an online Native Plant Sale, with ordering in July and curbside pickup of the plants on Sept. 12 in Tannersville. The sale will be for prepaid preorders only.
Approximately 60 types of perennial plants, shrubs and vines will be available, with categories for sun- and shade-loving plants, as well as deer-resistant ones.
All of them are native to this area, so they will be beneficial to the local ecosystem and require less care.
Plants you get at the Sept. 12 sale will have plenty of time to spread their roots and absorb the soil’s nutrients before they enter winter dormancy as the ground freezes. Those critical fall weeks of root growth in late September and well into October will also boost the plant’s resistance to frost heaving.
The native plant sale is open for online orders until 5 p.m. on July 30, at https://bwa-plant-sale.square.site.
All orders will be prepaid and distributed by contactless curbside pickup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at Pocono Township Fire Hall’s “carnival building” on Route 611, Tannersville.
Bring your receipt and ID to verify your purchase.
BWA members get 10% off their entire purchase. Shoppers can buy a BWA membership online along with their plants.
All sales are final.
The Brodhead Watershed Association is a nonprofit environmental organization formed in 1989 and is dedicated to protecting and preserving water resources and the environment of the Brodhead watershed.