The Fall Native Plant Sale will be on Saturday October 13th from 10am to 1pm at the Agricultural Hall Grounds
All plants are grown on Mayne Island by the Mayne Island Conservancy from seeds and cuttings collected locally by hand. The plants are grown in our plant nursery without the use of artificial fertilizer or any pesticides. We use 100% rainwater to water our plants. Care is taken to follow best practices for seed collection, and to collect from a genetically diverse group of individuals to maintain the diversity of natural plant populations.
Benefits of Gardening with Native Plants
Living here in the Southern Gulf Islands we are fortunate to enjoy more plant and animal diversity than nearly anywhere else in Canada! Plants are the most important component of our ecosystem; they capture energy from the sun and bind it into sugars for consumption by insects and animals, and provide structural habitat for other plants and animals. Plants hold our soils together, slow rainwater to recharge our drinking aquifers, and store CO2.
Using native plants on your property helps connect your home to adjacent natural areas, bringing you interesting and beneficial animals such as mason bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Once established in the appropriate habitats, native plants will grow maintenance free.
Seablush (Plectritis congesta)
Red flowered currant (Ribes sanguineum)
Salmon berry (Rubus spectabilis)