Our First Native Plant Sale April-May 15, 2021
The Pollinator Plant Kits we sold in collaboration with the Lexington Conservation Department were very popular. All 1200 plants were spoken for, and by now most are in the ground in gardens throughout Lexington and nearby towns! Four species were offered, chosen for their bloom time and attractiveness to pollinators: Zizia aurea (Golden Alexanders), Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot), Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (narrow-leaved mountain-mint), and Solidago caesia (blue-stemmed goldenrod). Grown at a certified organic native perennial farm in New Hampshire, they arrived as robust, healthy young plants.
A huge thank you to Amber Carr, Lexington's Conservation Coordinator, for her leadership; the Conservation Commission, for fronting the funds to order the plants; and to DPW staff for their vital logistical support. Building on this success, we hope to hold another sale later this year or next spring. For more ideas on sourcing native plants for your garden, take a look at our Where to Buy Plants page.