Thank you for your interest in the Whatcom CD Native Plant Sale and for your commitment to using native plants!
The 2021 sale was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who supported our sale this year. In spite of a lot of uncertainty and some major adaptations, we sold more plants than ever before.We sold over 30,400 plants, which will help protect water quality and enhance habitat throughout the region! Special thanks to our partner and host, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association!
If you missed out this year, we will be back again in spring 2022.
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Are you looking for more information on the plants you ordered?
- Check out our Plant Description Sheet and click on each species for detailed descriptions!
- Click here for a helpful planting guide.
- Click here to access our 2021 Conservation Calendar, which features monthly planting tips and highlights various native species.
Pat and Tony own a bluff with a beautiful view of the Puget Sound, but it’s not always acting pretty. It’s sandy, sensitive and has even had some landslides. They started looking into plants that would help protect and stabilize their land, and after connecting with their local conservation district, they discovered the native plant sale.
The purpose of the WCD’s annual plant sale is to promote the stewardship and conservation of our natural resources. The plants sold at this sale are “conservation grade”, which means they are graded on their ability to survive, not on their ornamental value. Seedling plants are not large (generally between 10” and 36” tall), so your order will fit in the trunk or back seat of your car. On the scheduled pick up days, you can drive through our pick up event and we will put the order in your vehicle.
Planting native trees and shrubs can provide many positive benefits to your property and the natural environment such as improved water quality, enhanced fish and wildlife habitat, reduction of wind and soil erosion, cleaner air, reduction of energy costs, and beautification of your property! This sale is a great opportunity to purchase low cost native plants and to get them in the ground before the growing season begins. Experienced conservationists will be available to answer your native plant questions.
The event is a self-supporting program of the Whatcom Conservation District with support by loyal volunteers and local businesses.
Additional Info and Links
WSU Extension Trees of Washington - Download your free copy with this link
P = (Plug): Seedling grown in a plastic tube for 1 year. A plant grown as a plug will develop a more fibrous root system than one grown in the field.
BR = Bare root: seedling with soil removed from roots.
Other helpful Native Plant Sites:
- WSU Plants of the PNW
- Washington Native Plant Society
- The Burke Museum of Hatural History and Culture/University of Washington Herbarium
- USDA Plant Database
- LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center
- WACD Plant Materials Center
- Hansen's Northwest Native Plants Database
- E-Flora BC
- USDA Forest Service-Celebrating Wildflowers
- Native Plants PNW
- WSU Extension Community Horticulture