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Native plant sale at PMS

Sale will raise funds for landscape improvements at the school

The Plano Middle School Leadership students will hold the seventh annual Native Plant Sale to raise funds for native landscape improvements at the school and encourage homeowners to incorporate plants that support Illinois wildlife into their yards. 

Orders will be taken through Wednesday, May 1, with a pick-up date of Wednesday, May 15, from 2:40 to 6 p.m. at the Maintenance building, 802 S. Hale.  

Plants are sold in 2-inch plant plugs, with good root systems and easy to plant. Plugs sell for $2 or $3, depending on species. Plant species available this year include top favorites like butterfly weed and little bluestem, as well as new offerings like marsh marigold, long-beaked sedge, leadplant and stout blue-eyed grass.

As a special offering this year, orders totalling $50 or more will be eligible to receive a free one-hour yard consultation by members of The Conservation Foundation. The TCF promotes native plant use by homeowners through a yard sign program called, Conservation@Home.

Order forms are available at the Plano District 88 website on plano88.org, at Plano Middle School, 804 S. Hale, Emily G. Johns, 430 N. Mitchell Drive, or the Plano Schools District Administration office, 800 S. Hale. For questions regarding the plants, sale or orders, contact Amy Hamilton at 630-392-4394 or ahamilton@plano88.org.

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