Fall is Ideal for Adding Native Plants

As summer fades and we start to clean up our yards for the winter season, don’t put your digging tools away! This is a great time of the year to plant perennial native plants.red flowering currant web

Native plants provide wonderful habitat for our native wildlife. They offer food and a good place to find shelter and nesting sites. Use them to attract songbirds and beneficial insects to your yard. They are also useful in water quality projects such as rain gardens!

Rain Gardens are designed to take the rainwater that runs off your roof, sidewalks or other hard surfaces, and allow the water to slowly drain into the soil. This gives homeowners the chance to help recharge water in our local aquifers.

Want to learn more about rain gardens? We are offering a FREE Rain Garden workshop:

What is a rain garden …and why do I want one?

Monday, September 30, 2013

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Clackamas United Church of Christ 15303 SE Webster Rd., Oak Grove, OR 97267

Interested in finding out more about native plants and their uses? Check out the Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington and these additional documents:

Native Plants for Willamette Valley Yards
Native Plants for Willamette Valley Yards
7.1 MB
Maintaining Your Rain Garden - Field Guide
Maintaining Your Rain Garden - Field Guide
Maintaining Your Rain Garden - Fieldguide.pdf
Version: July 2013
8.2 MB

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