AFFEW Presentation Series | Benefits of Native Plant Gardening

Join us for an informative presentation on the benefits of adding native plants to your landscape. These amazing plants have adapted over centuries, making them easier to grow and beneficial for the birds, animals and other critters in your yard. They are better suited to handle extreme temperatures, diseases and pests in their local environment. They also adapt well to a variety of soil conditions with limited water. The best part, these beautiful plants continue to add to your landscape over time!

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    Native Plant Sale

    Second Saturday in June | Rotary Park, Ludington

    Help protect our species by gardening with native plants! AFFEW will offer a variety of native plants for sale the second Saturday in June. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds and are hosts for for many insects, birds and animals. Native plants also require minimal maintenance and their deep root system absorb more water than a traditional lawn. With the continuous decline of the Monarch butterfly population you can make a difference by creating a habitat for these beautiful and important orange butterflies!

    Since its inception, AFFEW’s Native Plant Sale has helped introduced thousands of native plants to our community! In April we accept preorders for a variety of garden flats that include 38 native plant plugs and a layout for a 4’x10′ garden. The day of the sale we’ll have a LARGE selection of native plant species and shrubs available for you to make a habitat for these beneficial insects.

    Having problems with deer eating your plants? View the list of deer resistant native plants from the Lansing chapter of Wild Ones. We’ll have several of these plants available the day of the sale.


    Hometown Habitat explains the importance of using native plants along with highlighting success stories in conservation landscaping.