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District plant sale offers landscaping with native plants

The Monroe Conservation District will continue to take orders for its annual Native Plant sale until June 7.

Order forms are still available at or one may be mailed to buyers by calling 241-8540 Extension 5. Preordering is recommended, but not necessary, said Catherine Acerboni, district manager. The order pickup and extra plant sale will be June 17 at 9180 S. Custer Rd. (M-50).

Native plants are trees, shrubs, flowers, grasses, ferns and other plants that have evolved in a particular area over thousands of years, Acerboni said. Native plants grow in communities that have evolved together with other plants. As a result, a community of native plants provides habitat for a variety of native wildlife species such as songbirds and butterflies.

“The native plants in Michigan have been here since before European settlement and have adapted to Michigan’s growing conditions, including temperature, rainfall, winds and soils,” she said in an email.