Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Adirondack Pollinator Project Plant Sale Underway

monarch on echinaceaAn online Pollinator Plant Sale hosted by the Adirondack Pollinator Project is underway, and will continue through May 31st.

All flowers are local to the Adirondacks and were selected for their ability to attract pollinators, like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The plants are being cultivated without the use of pesticides by locally-owned Cook & Gardener Nursery in Plattsburgh.

From milkweed to bee balm, the plant sale offers twelve, ready-to-plant, blooming-sized species to choose from for only $10 each. If you would like to create a space for pollinators in your yard but don’t know where to start, five pre-designed garden layouts with all the plants needed to create a pollinator garden are available. Choose from designs such as “Monarch Nirvana” and “Hummingbird’s Haven,” at a 10% discount. Plants will be available for pickup on June 12th between 4 pm and 7 pm at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake or on June 16th at Cook and Gardener Nursery between 10 am and 3 pm.

The sale offers plants that are naturally found in the Adirondacks and grown without the application of harmful neonicotinoids, pesticides linked to pollinator decline, providing an opportunity for residents to “go green” while enjoying their flowers and supporting local products.

The sale can be found here.

For more information about the Pollinator Plant Sale, contact Kerry Crowningshield, Outreach Coordinator, Lake Placid Land Conservancy, at kerry@lakeplacidlandconservancy.org, or call (518) 837-5177. More information about APP and its partners can be found here.

Photo of Monarch Butterfly on Echinacea by Kerry Crowningshield.

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