PAC holds native plant sale

Published 5:38 pm Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) will hold a native plant sale to benefit conservation beginning Thursday, May 3. Plants will available for sale Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m – 2 p.m. while supplies last. The sale will take place at the PAC

A tub of native plants like those PAC will sell during its native plant sale starting Thursday, May 3. (photo by Mary Savard)

office, 850 North Trade Street in Tryon.
All plants are native to the area and are being rescued from a N.C. Department of Transportation right-of-way scheduled for clearing. Tryon Garden Club and PAC have worked together to rescue these plants.
Some of the species for sale will include: Sweet Betsy trillium, bloodroot, Solomon’s seal, Christmas fern, may apple, wild hydrangea, sweet shrub and hepatica.
There are several benefits to landscaping with native species. For example, once the plants are established, they require minimal care; they are ecologically valuable, sustaining native butterflies, beneficial insects, birds, mammals, reptiles and other native species; and landscaping with natives helps restore the character of the land and places fewer demands on resources.
For more information, contact PAC at 828-859-5060 or e-mail landprotection@pacolet.org.
– article submitted
by Pam Torlina