The third annual Native Plants Sale & Festival in June was a huge success. We are proud to have sold over 2,000 fantastic plants native to Maine!
We’ve also spent the last few months planting hundreds more at Gilsland Farm and at various locations in Portland. At each of these sites, we’ve noticed more bees, butterflies, and birds — and we appreciate the photos and updates many have sent. Please keep them coming!
Now we have even more great news. The plants sale, stewardship projects, and special orders have yielded a beautiful and beneficial surplus of diverse plants — ferns, wildflowers, shrubs, and trees. These plants remain available for sale on a first-come, first-serve basis, and can be seen and purchased at the Gilsland Farm Nature Store.
As was reported earlier, Maine Audubon has also begun propagating and growing our own plants from seed. We collect these seeds ourselves or buy them from the Wild Seed Project, and then sow them outdoors over winter. This “chain of custody” is very important for us to assure best growing practices. We’ve been nurturing these special seedlings all summer, and they are now ready for their new home in your garden, yard, or other property.
Over the next few weeks, we will profile a native plant species we have in stock, laying out its benefits to birds and other wildlife. These plants — and many others — will be on sale while supplies last!