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Native plant sale returns Oct. 19

By Staff | Sep 19, 2013

The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society is hosting a native plant sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Manatee Park in Fort Myers.

Trees, shrubs, grasses, wildflowers and vines that provide nectar for pollinators, larval hosts for butterflies and healthy food for birds will be available in one- and three-gallon pots. With every order, the Florida Forest Service is providing one free one-gallon native slash pine tree while the supply lasts. Information will be provided on native plbnt landscaping and its benefits for a healthy environment, including water and wildlife.

The plant sale will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park, located at 10901 Palm Beach Blvd., across from the FP&L power plant. Proceeds benefit the Coccoloba Chapter as they continue to promote the preservation, conservation and restoration of native plants and native plant communities.

The Florida Native Plant Society’s annual state conference will be held in Fort Myers, at Florida Gulf Coast University in May 2014. For more information visit: www.fnpscoccoloba.org