Bird Buzz Native Plant Sale!

Purchase Native Plants from the EEA and Natural Habitat Evanston right here; natives offer birds berries to eat, nectar to feed from, insects to eat, and a place to nest...


Welcome to our first ever native plant sale!

Buy Here

Click here to join the EEA and get a discount on your plants! PLEASE NOTE THE PLANT PURCHASE LIMITS IN ORANGE.


When

Online sales run from now until May 8. Collect your plants on Saturday, May 22: 9:30AM-1:30PM


Where

Pick up will be at the City of Evanston's Morton Civic Center Parking Lot, 2100 Ridge, enter at the North end of the parking lot and you will be directed to the pick-up area. Parking will be clearly marked the day of the sale.  Bring boxes or bags to collect your plants. For larger orders flats may be available. 

How it Works

Purchase your plants on-line,  print your receipt or save it on your phone. Collect your plants on May 22 at the Morton Civic Center.  A time slot for your pick-up (by last name alphabetically) will be assigned to you between 9:30AM - 1:30PM to ensure COVID safe distribution.  Your reminder email will be sent out close to the sale date. IMPORTANT: SAVE YOUR RECEIPT.


The sale is organized so that you can select plant communities that will build habitat for diverse native insects and birds.  At this inaugural (pilot) sale, we are highlighting certain native plants that support the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (RPBB), which relies on them. They are also great plants for wildlife other than the RPBB:  any plants listed in the store below with *RPBB* by their names will help the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee.  Ultimately we want to achieve a richly diverse natural habitat in our city of Evanston and beyond!  The sale is organized to help you find the right plants for your garden:

  • Monarch Native Plant Garden - Full sun
  • Woodland Wild Flowers Semi-Shade Garden
  • Multi purpose - Wet or Average Garden (Read more about Rain Gardens below)
  • Ground Covers and Favs under 3' - mostly sun to part sun
  • Shrubs & Trees - Variable Garden settings

All wildflowers will be sold and distributed as plugs. 

Shrubs and trees will be sold in #2 gallon - #5 gallon pots, ranging from 18" - 36" tall.


Sale Proceeds support the EEA and NHE's mission and the Evanston Ecology Center programs. 


    IMPORTANT: SAVE YOUR RECEIPT. After purchasing your plants on-line, print your receipt or save it on your phone. You will need it to collect your plants on May 22 at the Morton Civic Center parking lot. You will be assigned a time slot for your pick-up (by last name alphabetically) to ensure COVID safe distribution.  This will be clearly posted and you will receive a reminder email close to the sale date.                                                                                                                                                             


    Monarch Native Garden - Full Sun

    PLEASE LIMIT PURCHASE TO 3 PLANTS OF EACH VARIETY.

    Woodland Wildflower Native Garden - Semi-shade to dappled shade   

    PLEASE LIMIT PURCHASE TO 3 PLANTS OF EACH VARIETY. 5 PLANTS EACH OF ROSEY SEDGE.

    Trees & Shrubs Native - Varied Garden Settings

    PLEASE LIMIT PURCHASE TO 2 PLANTS OF EACH VARIETY.

    These trees and shrubs can relate to different garden areas. Please read their preferred conditions on the purchase page. The size of the plants being sold are indicated by the Common Name.


    Multi-Purpose Wet to Average Native Garden - Sun to part-shade

    PLEASE LIMIT PURCHASE TO 3 PLANTS OF EACH VARIETY. 

    Multi-purpose Native Garden doubles as a Rain Garden: From these plants, you can create a rain garden to reduce the water from your downspouts that flows into the city storm sewer, which makes it easier for the sewer system to manage stormwater without overflows into Lake Michigan.  Or you can redirect puddles toward these plants so that the water goes where you want and reduces flooding in your yard. Rain gardens also recharge the local water table to help trees during droughtier times.

    It's easier to do than you might think: Remove your existing sod to form a 4" ponding area at least 10' from your house foundation. Voila a two for one: less flooding and more habitat!  Look below for more information on Rain Gardens.

    Native Groundcovers

    PLEASE LIMIT PURCHASE TO 3 PLANTS OF PRAIRIE SMOKE OR PRAIRIE ALUM5 PLANTS EACH OF PUSSY TOES. 10 PLANTS EACH OF OAK SEDGE.

    Native Favs From 1-3' H

    PLEASE LIMIT PURCHASE TO 3 PLANTS OF EACH VARIETY.

      Be a Part of Growing Native Gardens in Evanston!




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