We love to see conservation happening everywhere – including in your backyard. We’ll be giving away 200 native shrubs this Spring.
Oak Heritage Conservancy will be giving away native trees and shrubs on Saturday, May 5, from 9am to 5pm at Chan’s Plant Sale in Rising Sun, Indiana.
“Planting a native tree or shrub is a great way to welcome butterflies and birds into your yard,” says Liz Brownlee, Executive Director of Oak Heritage Conservancy.
“This year, we’re giving away native shrubs that wildlife love – and that are beautiful.”
Area residents can stop by 109 N. High St. to pick up one free Elderberry and one free Silky Dogwood.
Elderberry is a medium-sized shrub that have white flowers in spring and purple berries in summer. They like to grow well in full to partial sun, near streams or in moist, well-drained places. Birds love the flowers – as do people!
Silky Dogwood is a shrub that grows to 5-10′ tall, and prefers partial shade. It has creamy white flowers in spring and provides cover for wildlife, including songbirds.
These will be one year old saplings, but they will grow quickly. Instructions for tree planting will be available.
The shrub giveaway is happening at Chan’s Plant Sale – an annual native pollinator plant sale.
While supplies last, Chan will have butterfly weed, a host plant for monarch butterfly caterpillars and an excellent nectar plant for butterflies and other pollinators; anise hyssop, beardstongue, New England asters, catnip, all good nectar sources for pollinators, and lots more!
Priced $2.50 to $5, potted.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 109 N. High St. (Ind. 56) close to flashing light at High and Main streets (Ind. 262)
Sale continues May 10-11-12 and 19, and honor system through September.