Grassland Heritage Foundation's 10th Annual Native Plant Sale

GHF is proud to announce that our 10th Annual Spring Native Plant Sale is almost here! The sale will be held Saturday, May 14th, 2022 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church in Downtown Lawrence, KS. In addition to in-person shopping, we are offering preorders exclusively for GHF members now through May 8th.

Our spring plant sale is GHF's biggest fundraiser of the year. All of the money earned from this sale will be used to further promote our mission of prairie preservation though education, stewardship, and land protection. Specifically, the sale of each plant will help fund our education and community outreach events that share the importance of the tallgrass prairie and how individuals can help protect our native landscapes.

See below for all of the information about our sale this spring, including descriptions of our Garden-To-Go Kits and how to preorder plants.

Plant Sale Information

We are offering 66 species of plants native to our region with a little over 1,700 individual plants available. You can find the list of plants that will be at the sale by clicking the button below:

To find more information about a plant on the list, click on the botanical name of the plant on the list to bring up the Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder page for the plant. Here you will find photos, the size of the plant, and other gardening and care information. You can use this information to best match the site that you hope to plant in.


One the day of the sale, all plants are $4 each. 


Most plants will be in 3.5" pots although the size of the actual plant will vary according to species.  GHF cannot replace plants that do not live once they are taken home.


We accept cash, checks, or card payments. 


We also encourage you to bring your own box to carry your plants home in.

 

Volunteers will be available to help you select plants for your space and answer any native plant gardening questions that you may have! We'll also have lots of information available if you are new to gardening with native plants.​​

 

Spring Native Plant Sale

Saturday May 14th, 2022

10 AM to 1 PM

Trinity Episcopal Church's Courtyard

1011 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044

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New this Year: Native Plant Garden Signs

We will be selling aluminum, 9"x6" garden signs to display in your garden!

Native Plant Gardening Resource

If you are new to gardening with natives or would like to learn more, GHF helped create a comprehensive guide to gardening and landscaping with native plants, in partnership with K-Sate Extension- Douglas County and the Kansas Rural Center. This is a great local resource as you begin to plan and design your garden space. Our Planting Natives in Northeast Kansas Resource Guides can be found at:

https://plantnativeks.weebly.com/

Garden-To-Go Kits

Interested in native plant gardening but don’t want to plan out an entire garden? We’ve done the hard work for you- our Garden-To-Go kits are artfully designed to offer you a beautiful garden that will also be great habitat four our native pollinators and wildlife. Each kit has 15 plants total. Our kits have been designed for about a 6’x6’ space (or a 6’x15’ space for the Plants for Birds kit), but you are welcome to add the plants to existing gardens or create your own garden design with the plants provided! Each kit comes with planting instructions, a suggested design and layout, and information about the plants included. These kits will be available for our member preorder and a few of each kit will be reserved for the day of the sale. If pre-ordered each kit will cost $52.50. Kits purchased on the day of the sale will cost $60.00. See below for a brief description of each kit, as well as a breakdown of the plant species and quantities included.

 

  • Edible Native Plant Garden, designed by Courtney Masterson, Native Lands LLC- Did you know that quite a few of our Kansas native plants are edible and medicinal? Courtney Masterson has curated a beautiful garden that features some of these versatile plants. This kit is designed for full sun and hosts blooms from April through September. 

    • Common violet, Viola sororia x3

    • Spotted beebalm, Monarda punctata x2

    • Pale purple coneflower, Echinacea pallida x2

    •  Viriginia wild rye, Elymus virginicus x2

    • White prairie clover, Dalea candida x2

    • Carolina rose, Rosa Carolina x2

    • Yarrow, Achillea millefolium x2

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  • Plants for Birds Garden, designed by Jayhawk Audubon Society- Native plant gardens are a great way to provide more habitat for our wildlife, including birds. Depending on species’ preferences, birds may eat insects, seeds, fruits, or a combination. Our Plants for Birds kit of native flowers and grasses focuses on providing food for birds from early summer to winter. Whether you are an avid birder looking to attract birds to your yard or simply interested in helping out our native birds, this full sun garden kit is a simple way to create a bird-friendly garden space. 

    • Smooth beardtongue, Penstemon digitalis x3

    • Rough ox-eye, Heliopsis helianthoides x3

    • Gray-headed coneflower, Ratibida pinnata x3

    • Sweet coneflower, Rudbeckia subtomentosa x2

    • Showy goldenrod, Solidago speciosa x1

    • New England aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae x1

    • Indian grass, Sorghastrum nutans x1

    • Canada wild rye, Elymus canadensis x1

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  • Monarch Oasis Garden- The monarch butterfly continues to be threatened due to the loss of breeding and overwintering habitat. Planting more milkweed, the monarch butterfly’s host plant, and other native plants for nectar is one way to help support monarch populations. This garden kit was designed to include a few species of milkweeds, as well that plants that bloom throughout the year. Best planted in full sun, this is a great, easy-to-grow kit for beginners interested in starting a native pollinator garden.

    • Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata x2

    • Butterfly milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa x3

    • Spider milkweed, Asclepias viridis x2

    • Prairie blazing star, Liatris pycnostachya x3

    • Sand coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata x2

    • Dogtooth daisy, Helenium autumnale x2

    • Smooth blue aster, Symphyotrichum leave x1

  • Urban Area Native Garden (Partial Shade Garden)- Many towns here in Kansas are lined with large trees which makes for great shade in the heat of the summer but can leave gardeners with limited options. This kit is designed for partial shade and is great if you have a shadier yard or gardening space.

    • Hoary skullcap, Scutellaria incana x2

    • Elm-leaved goldenrod, Solidago ulmifolia x2

    • Golden groundsel, Packera obovata x2

    • Wild geranium, Geranium maculatum x3

    • Curly wood sedge, Carex radiata x2

    • Wild columbine, Aquilegia canadensis x2

    • Woodland phlox, Phlox divaricata x2

 
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Native Lands

To learn more about the great restoration work that Courtney Masterson does, visit Native Lands LLC's Facebook page at:

www.facebook.com/ForThePrairie

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Plants for Birds

For more information about how to create a bird-friendly garden visit Jayhawk Audubon Society's website at:

www.jayhawkaudubon.org/plants-for-birds

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GHF Member Preorder

Presale for our Spring Native Plant Sale has concluded for this year! If you were not able to place an order ahead of time, we welcome you to join us at the sale, in-person on Saturday May 14th. If you have already placed an order and have any questions, please send an email to ghfplantsale@gmail.com

Preorder Pick Up- Preorders can be picked up drive-thru style on Friday May 13th from 5 PM- 7 PM or during the sale on Saturday May 14th between 10 AM and 1 PM. You should have been sent a survey to indicate when you would like to pick up your order.

Send your plant sale questions to GHF

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