This spring, Friends of Sligo Creek is partnering with Nature Forward to offer 2 ways to create low-cost native plant gardens exclusively for residents of the Sligo Creek watershed. The Sligo Creek Garden Program was created through a collaboration between FOSC and Nature Forward, funded through a generous grant.
Update: Sold Out! Check back in Spring 2024. The plant list, below, can be used by anyone on their own.
Two options are available to Sligo Watershed residents: 1) a Garden Kit for those with 50 square feet of lawn to convert to native plant garden, and 2) a Conservation Landscaping Design Consultation for those who have a minimum of 250 square feet of lawn/non-native gardens available to convert to a native plant garden with significant conservation benefits. You can do 1 or the other, or both. Quantities are limited, so visit the Sligo Garden page to learn more and order today!
For spring 2023, the Sunny kit contains: Roundleaf Ragwort (Packera obovata), Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Wreath Goldenrod (Solidago caesia), Mountainmint (Pycnanthemum muticum), and Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa).
The Shade kit contains: Golden Ragwort (Packera aurea), Dwarf Crested Iris (Iris cristata), Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis), Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), Goat’s Beard (Aruncus dioicus), and White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata).