There are many reasons to landscape with native plants. Native plants are adapted to the region, including the soils and climate, and require little maintenance once established. Native plants provide valuable food sources for many insects and songbirds that they cannot get from most traditional ornamental plants. Native plants have strong, extensive root systems that help rain water infiltrate deep into the soil and protect the soil from erosion.
Orders can be picked up from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Ottawa Conservation District office, 16731 Ferris St. in Grand Haven Township. A native plant presentation will also be given from 6-8 that evening by Vern Stephens from Designs by Nature. Following the presentation, from 8-9 p.m., additional native plants will be available for sale.
Order forms can be obtained by contacting the Ottawa Conservation District office at 846-8770, ext. 5; or online at www.ottawacd.org.