Featuring 17 varieties of native flowering plants to benefit pollinators that live in the Adirondacks, this year’s sale offers smaller plants at lower prices to make pollinator conservation more affordable and to increase the ecological impact of the sale for pollinators.
Pollinator conservation experts recommend planting varieties in masses, or groups of 3, to help pollinators easily find the pollen or nectar source you are providing. The plants this year are landscape plugs – either 2″ by 2″ (2.4″ deep) containers or 2.2″ by 2.2″ (4″ deep). These will have healthy roots and will triple in size in their first season if properly cared for.
Pollinators will be ready to plant directly in your garden and may even bloom during their first season. All of the plants offered have been carefully sourced or grown from seed to ensure that they have never come in contact with neonicotinoids (a class of insecticides that are harmful to pollinators).
Plant Pick-Up will be available at the VIC at Paul Smiths College on June 10th, 11th, and 12th from 10 am to 2 pm each day, and at the Minerva Beach Pavilion on June 10th from 3 to 6pm.
For more information or to place an order, visit AdkAction’s website.
Photo of Hummingbird courtesy AdkAction.