Help celebrate the Year of the Bird with native plants and join us for Aullwood’s 14th Annual Native Plant Sale, featuring dozens of species of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs and grasses!
The public sale is Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (new time) at the Charity A. Krueger Farm Discovery Center, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton OH 45414. (If you pre-order plants, you may pick them up on Friday, April 20th from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM and purchase additional plants before the sale opens to the public on April 21st.) Admission to the Native Plant Sale and both Aullwood Center and Farm is free on April 21st! See Aullwood's 2018 Native Plant Sale Catalog online now for plant photos and complete information, as well the plant sale order form. (Friends of Aullwood members should watch their mailboxes for a copy of the plant sale catalog coming soon!)
Have you been longing for warmer days and the return of wildflowers and wildlife? Now is the perfect time to survey your yard, create a plan and prepare for your dream garden with Aullwood’s Native Plant Sale!
- First, create a basic map of your current landscaping and note which areas are sunny, shaded or stay moist over most of the growing season.
- Next, select a small area to renovate or go all in for an “extreme garden make-over!”
- Visualize the perfect garden landscape — what colors, flower heights, grasses, shrubs, flower shapes and overall appearance do you see?
- Do you want to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees or song birds?
Now that you have a plan, you'll be able to use Aullwood’s Native Plant Sale Catalog at https://aullwood.audubon.org/NPS_2018_Catalog to begin selecting the perfect native plants for your yard. You can also get a head start by visiting the National Audubon Society Plants for Birds website at http://www.audubon.org/plantsforbirds. As spring arrives, you’ll be ready to roll up your sleeves and remove the non-native lawn grass, honeysuckle and garlic mustard in your yard, install your new native plants and finally make your dream garden a reality!
(Upper image "Common Yellowthroat (male)" and lower image "Baltimore Oriole (male)'' by Ruhikant Meetei, used by permission, all rights reserved)