Plano Middle School club sponsoring annual native plant sale

The Plano Middle School Leadership Club is sponsoring its fifth annual native plant sale to raise funds for native landscape improvements at the school and to encourage homeowners to incorporate plants that support Illinois wildlife into their gardens.

Orders will be taken through Monday, May 1. Pickup dates will be Wednesday, May 17, from 2:40 to 6:30 p.m. for 17 plant species with earlier growth habits and Wednesday, June 14, for five plant varieties with later growth habits. Pickup location is at the district maintenance building, 802 S. Hale St. in Plano.

Plants, sold in 2-inch plant plugs with good root systems, are easy to plant. Eight species of woodland plants such as Virginia Bluebell and Shooting Star sell for $4 per plant. Sun-loving prairie forbs and grasses like Meadow Blazing Star, Butterfly Weed, Little Bluestem and Prairie Dropseed sell for $2 per plant.

Order forms are available at the main offices at Plano Middle School, Emily G. Johns School or the District Administration Building. If you would like an order form emailed to you, contact Amy Hamilton at 630-392-4394 or ahamilton@plano88.org, or Angie Carreno at 630-552-3608 or acarreno@plano88.org.

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