Come out to our Northern Kane County Wild Ones Native Plant Sale on
Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00 to 1:00 at ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Hawthorne Hill Nature Center 28 Brookside Drive Elgin, IL. near I-90 and Route 20. Native plants refer to hardy perennials, trees and shrubs that are indigenous to our area.
Northern Kane County Wild Ones will be holding their 3rd annual native plant sale on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10-1 at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center in Elgin, IL. Native flowers and grasses will be offered for sale. In addition, Ohana Farms, of 3511 Millstream Road, Marengo, IL, will be selling a selection of their native shrubs and trees.
What is a native plant? Why plant native plants? Native plants refer to hardy perennials, trees and shrubs that are indigenous to our area and were present prior to European settlement. Native plants evolved to be grown in local conditions. 1/3 of the dense root systems of prairie grasses and sedges decompose every year, enriching the soil with organic matter and increasing its water-holding capacity. The longer roots of forbs (some as deep as 15 feet) draw water deep into the earth, replenishing the shallow aquifer. This water infiltration and holding capacity prevents runoff, erosion, and flooding. In addition, deep-rooted plants sequester carbon, that is, they draw in carbon from the atmosphere and store it in their leaves and deep roots. Excess carbon in the atmosphere is a contributor to global climate change.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Native flowers, sedges and grasses will be available. EXCLUSIVE ready-to-plant Pat Hill Collections for sun or shade. New this year purchase quality trees and shrubs from OHANA FARMS.
For information visit our events page or call Wild Ones at 847-794-8962.