SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes wants to make sure avid at-home gardeners can still prepare and plan for a successful planting season by turning its 38th annual plant sale into an online sale, which includes home delivery within a 20-mile radius of the nature center.
Residents can purchase hard-to-find native plants that attract and support local wildlife, particularly butterflies, birds and insects.
“Many in our local communities stray from native gardening simply because they believe a native garden is not as easy or beautiful as the typical popularized garden,” said President and CEO Kay Carlson, in a news release. “The truth is, native gardening is beautiful and includes the added benefits of providing habitats and food sources for dwindling pollinator populations such as bees, wasps, caterpillars, beetles, flies, moths, butterflies and birds. Not only this, but native trees and plants help protect and restore healthy soil and water resources.”
The online sale can be found at shakerlakes.org/plant-sale through April 17. The sale includes a variety of herbs, vegetables, perennials and annuals.
The center also offers pre-assembled “Go Native” plug packs for those new to native gardening and with a small gardening space.
The annual plant sale is an important fundraiser for the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes because it supports public trails, natural habitats and environmental educational programs.