KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Native plants growing in gardens at the Klamath County Museum will be featured in a plant walk scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 13.
The free walk is being offered one week in advance of native plant sales scheduled for May 20 at the museum. Methods for obtaining and growing native plants will be discussed.
Wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees will be identified during Saturday’s walk.
A variety of wildflowers, grasses and shrubs will be offered in plant sales that open at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20. Plants are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no early sales.
Most of the plant species being offered have been growing for several years at the museum.
The plant walk and sales are offered to provide ideas to property owners interested in using native plants in home and office landscapes. Native plants support native insect and bug populations, which in turn provide food for birds and other animals.
Native plants are often more drought-tolerant and climate-adapted than commercially grown ornamental plants.
The plant sales are sponsored by the Klamath County Museum and the Klamath Basin Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon.