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Buy native plants, help Whidbey

There are all kinds of advantages to using native plants in our landscaping and the Whidbey Island Conservation District is making native species more accessible.

Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting orders through Jan. 30 on an assortment of 29 Western Washington native species, including Beaked Hazelnut, Red Flowering Currant, Vine Maple, Snowberry and Kinnikinnick. The plants are a year or two old and range in height from eight to 36 inches. All are reasonably priced and most are bare root and sold in bundles of five, although a few varieties are sold individually in small pots, according to a news release.

To view the complete plant list and order online, go to www.whidbeycd.org; you can also contact WICD by phone at 360-678-4708 or via email at sandy@whidbeycd.org.

Pickup for all confirmed orders will take place Friday, March 1 at the WICD office in Coupeville or Saturday, March 2 at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley, just in time for spring planting.

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