Go Green: Native plant sale continues

ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Garden Club and the Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District are offering an online sale of native trees, shrubs, perennials and other plants that support pollinators and wildlife. Sale plants also were chosen because of their functional attraction for their contributions to particular types of habitat.

For instance, both turtlehead (Chelone glabra) and marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) are attractive to bees and are good shoreland stabilizers as well. Shrubs offering erosion control along with pollinator-friendly blooms and/or fruits attractive to birds include: Bayberry, sweet pepper bush, red chokeberry, nannyberry, Ninebark and Persian lilac.

Trees on offer range in size from larger shade trees such as red oak, sugar and red maples to more moderately sized river birch, mountain ash and Sargent crabapples. Planting instructions will accompany all sale purchases and a qualified arborist will be present a pick up to answer further questions.

All orders can be picked up at the club’s annual Pink Tulip Festival on May 18 at Donald Little Park, State Street in Ellsworth. Online orders can be placed at https://hancockcountyswcd.org/shop. For more info, contact Zack Steele at 667-8663 or [email protected].

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