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ANNUAL NATIVE PLANT SALE–APRIL 23 & 24, 2021–ADVANCE ORDERS ONLY!

ORDERING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS YEAR’S PLANT SALE, WHICH IS BY PRE-ORDER ONLY. If you placed an order we will be contacting you soon to schedule a pick-up time, as well as sending you a sales receipt. We had an overwhelming response to our sale, and thank everyone for your support!

Pick-up for our 2021 CT native plant and plug sale is at the Chester Fairgrounds, April 23-24, 2021 (see times below). Due to the large number of orders we’ve received, we may be extending pick-up to Sunday, April 25.

Our plan is to follow strict Covid-19 precautions of social distancing and mask wearing during sale preparations, and to set up contactless, curbside pick-up. As a reminder, the sale is by pre-order only, so there will be no extra plants available on the sale days.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for future plant sales, you can contact our office at ctrivercoastal@conservect.org, or 860-346-3282.

Shrubs, Perennials and Trees

Our online plant store is now closed as our order deadline has passed!

Our 2021 plant sale will be held April 23-24 at the Chester Fairgrounds, Kirtland Terrace, Chester.  All plants must be ordered in advance; there will not be any extras available at the Fairgrounds.  Order pick-up will be scheduled in advance and will take place, Friday, April 23, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, and Saturday, April 24, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.  Sign-up information will be provided after orders are placed.

The 2021 brochure and order form are now on our website (see link above), and have been sent in the mail. Please be aware that we have an expanded selection of plants in our webstore, so be sure to check our offerings in the store! Photographs and more detailed descriptions of our 2021 plant selections are included on our webstore.

This year’s sale features a wide variety of shrubs, ground covers, edibles, evergreen trees, flowering perennials, ferns, grasses and sedges. Evergreen trees are being sold as plugs instead of bare root seedlings; plugs don’t have to be planted immediately, have less transplant shock, and have a greater survival rate. We are also offering a selection of flowering perennial landscape plugs, which can be purchased in our webstore. These are a low cost and easy way to plant a landscape.

As in the past, our plant selections feature a variety of pollinator plants, edible landscaping plants, wet-loving plants for rain gardens, and plants suitable for waterside buffer gardens.

More information about our sale offerings and other CT native plants, along with information about edible landscaping and other resources, can be found at the websites listed below.

Check out these links for additional information:
UCONN Plant Database
Connecticut Botanical Society
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Edible Landscaping, National Gardening Association
Edible Flowers, What’s Cooking America
Alternatives for Invasive Ornamental Species, CT Agricultural Experiment Station (open pdf)

SHRUBS, GROUND COVERS AND EDIBLES

PERENNIAL GROUND COVERS-FLOWERING PERENNIALS-FERNS-GRASSES

BARE ROOT TREE SEEDLINGS

FLOWERING PERENNIAL LANDSCAPE PLUGS

GARDEN EXTRAS

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