Adding native plants in our gardens, balconies, yards, and parks – even small patches – helps to build a more resilient, sustainable, and healthy Hamilton. Adding native plants helps pollinators thrive, supports biodiversity to expand, and helps make our city greener.
That’s why Green Venture is excited to announce our 2021 Plant Sale and Share. Where you can buy a plant, share a plant, and ‘bee’come an Eco-House Pollinator Pal by growing native plants and sharing seeds. Below is everything you need to know about the 2021 Plant Sale & Share.
This year, we have various offerings available for order. All of our plants were grown locally, right in our very own EcoHouse. Please support Hamilton’s biodiversity by purchasing native plants for your own garden.
Native Wildflower Offerings:
Black eyed susan, Rudbeckia hirta
Giant Ironweed, Vernonia gigantea
Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata
Purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea
Prairie smoke, Geum triflorum
Cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis
Blue vervain, Verbena hastata
New Jersey tea, Ceanothus americanus
Nodding onion, Allium cernuum
Virgin’s bower, Clematis virginiana
Butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa
Common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca
All funds from the Native Plant Sale & Share – will be used to support Green Venture’s gardening and environmental education programming to continue to make our community greener. Be sure to place your order quickly, as quantities are limited!
You can share your extra locally native plants with us! We grew many types of native plants for our sale and to plant at EcoHouse, but we love native plants and we are always happy to expand our collection. So, if you have a locally native plant (in a pot) that is not on our list, and you want to share it, we’re happy to trade one for one. In the ordering form, please be sure to check out the box for trading a plant and let us know which native plant variety you’d like to share.
BEE A Pollinator Pal
When you place your order you can also let us know if you’d like to be an EcoHouse Pollinator Pal. Pollinator Pals can select several native plant seed packs which they will grow. As a Pal you will commit to starting these seeds and sharing any extra seedlings back to us next season – so we can keep the sale and share going! Don’t worry if you’ve never started native plants before, we’ll send seed starting and potting up instructions.
PLACING YOUR ORDER
To place your order, complete our form here and indicate your choices. Payments can be made by sending an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. No password required. Please write ‘ Plant sale’ in the notes section when you complete your e-transfer. Alternative forms of payment can be arranged upon request. All orders and payments must be received by the date of pick up. Orders are first come first served, while quantities last!
PICKING UP YOUR ORDER
Upon ordering you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for a porch pick up.
Porch pick ups are available at: Green Venture Eco-House: 22 Veevers Drive Hamilton, ON L8K 5P5 from September 1st- September 27th on Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Want to learn more about native plants in Hamilton and Ontario?
Check out the following resources:
Hamilton Pollinator Paradise, a project of Environment Hamilton and Hamilton Naturalists’ Club: https://www.hamiltonpollinatorparadise.org/
Carolinian Canada’s In the Zone: https://caroliniancanada.ca/zone
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