Most local plant vendors begin taking orders in January and continue until early March. So, now is the perfect time to begin preparing your garden for a thriving and flourishing spring and summer 2022!
Why fill your garden with native plants? Native plants offer many benefits to your yard, soil, and wildlife. They require substantially less water, fertilizer, and fewer pesticides than turf grass lawns. They also provide a habitat for wildlife, pollinators, and birds. Native plants are a great low-water, low-maintenance choice to incorporate into your beautiful garden.
Snowberry, Larkspur, Oregon Iris, Douglas Aster, or Western Red Cedar—which native plants would be right for you? Search and find native plants in the native plant database from the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD).
The Portland area has many places to pick up native plants. Visit the EMSWCD Local Sources of Native Plants site for a complete list of local native plant sales for 2022. Some upcoming sales include:
- Polk Soil and Water Conservation District: Plant sale open online now, with pickup in early March.
- Clark Conservation District: Plant sale open online now, with pickup in February.
- Yamhill Conservation District: Plant sale open online now, with pickup in mid-February.
- Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District: Plant sale open online now thru mid-February, with pickup in March.
- Washington County Small Woodlands Association: In-person plant sale event on March 12, 2022.
- Hardy Plant Society of Oregon: In-person plant and garden art sale, Hortlandia, on April 1–2, 2022.