TNI’s Greenhouse Gang has been working all season long to bring native plants to you! Need new plants for your yard? GO NATIVE!
TNI will have a Native Plant Sale on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the recently constructed greenhouse, located at the first driveway on the left past the intersection of South Levis and Levis Lane. This is located behind our branded TNI sign on South Levis near Cypress Pond. Guests can park in front of the brown garage.
Individual plants are priced $1 through $7
Groups of plants priced up to $20
Cash or check are accepted.
List of available plants:
Culver’s root- limited amount
Downy wood mint
Hairy mountain mint
Illinois bundle flower
Lance leaf coreopsis
Prairie phlox- limited amount
Purple prairie clover
Short green milkweed- limited amount
Slender mountain mint
Spotted bee balm- limited amount
Yellow giant hyssop
All proceeds go towards the mission of The Nature Institute of preservation, restoration, and education.
Why native plants?
– Native plants are beneficial to the physical environment.
Because native plants are adapted to local conditions they develop deep and extensive root systems. This conserves water and holds soil in place preventing erosion. They are naturally resistant to disease and pests, and do not need artificial fertilizers or synthetic pesticides.
– Native plants are beneficial to wildlife.
Native plants evolved with indigenous fauna and fill an important niche in the ecosystem. They provide habitat and food for butterflies and moths, bees, hummingbirds, songbirds, beneficial insects, and mammals.
– Native plants are beneficial to people.
Once established, native plants require very little maintenance. They are sustainable, and live longer than non-native species. They are naturally resistant to drought, disease, and pests, and do not need additional water or toxic chemicals. Native plants save people time and money.
Want to plan for your shopping trip? Check out this brochure to see growing details.