The order deadline for our Annual Tree Sale is coming right up. April 21 is the last day to place your order for these great plants.
Imagine going into your backyard to pick a plum for breakfast. How about making a yummy currant tart with the grandkids? There’s nothing quite like taking the kids on a field trip to your own yard to pick food you’re going to bake or make jam with.
Additionally, the flowers from many of our offerings offer fragrance for your aromatherapy needs and cutting opportunities to feed the eyes. Several plants, like the smokebush and ninebark, turn beautiful colors in the fall, creating more interest in your garden throughout multiple seasons.
I have a honeylocust tree and love how I can just rake the tiny leaves into my flowerbeds for mulch. The small leaves don’t mat down like bigger ones, so don’t need to be removed in spring to allow bulbs to poke through. There are a multitude of benefits from this one tree: beauty, air purification, soil retention, habitat for wildlife, cooling shade for folks sitting on the bench beneath it, and mulch for my garden. Nice.
The Showy Mountain Ash is native to the north shore of Lake Superior so its gotta be tough. We asked staff from the various parks departments we work with throughout the metro area for their feedback on what we should offer in our sale. We heard back that they’d like to see this tree planted more in our region.
Remember, if you don’t have the space to plant anything more in your yard, tax-deductible donations to parks can also be made through our sale. We work with over twenty cities in the metro to facilitate donations to parks. If your city isn’t on our list, please contact us and we’ll work our hardest to bring them into the fold.
Go to http://friendsoftheparks.org/annual-tree-sale/ to place your order today.