How it Works
Why Native Plants?
Native plants have evolved to grow in the soils, topography, and climate of western Washington. This gives them decided advantages, including greater resistance to pests and better ability to withstand wet winters and dry summers. Uses for native plants include naturescaping (low-water requirement landscapes), rain garden installations, wildlife enhancement, reforestation, wetland and stream enhancement, and erosion control, as well as landscaping around homes and farms. It is for these reasons that the Pierce Conservation District and other conservation districts across the state promote the use of native plants.
Orders will be taken until January 18, 2018. Plants are sold only in bundles of the listed quantities. All prices include tax. Online order payments can only be accepted in the form of cash, checks, and credit/debit card. Mail-in payments can only be accepted in the form of cash or check. If you are paying by check, please mail to our P.O. Box address (listed on the "Contact Us" page) by January 8, 2018, or your order will be cancelled. Native plants purchased through the District’s plant sale are bare root or plug stock, which means they do not come in pots or burlap bags. The plants are harvested from the field in winter when dormant, and at a time when they are ready to be replanted. These conservation-grade plants have well-developed roots and are easy to handle, transport, and plant. We strive to provide you with large quantities of high-quality, affordable bare root trees and shrubs. The plants are primarily grown or brokered from the Washington Association of Conservation Districts’ nursery located in Skagit County. Also be sure and check out Woodbrook Nursery’s selection of potted native plants, available only on the pick-up days. In the event that we cannot fill all or part of your order, a plant substitution will be offered or a refund will be available.
How to Get Your Plants
Customers must pick-up their plant order on March 2 or 3, 2018 at the Pierce Conservation District office located at 308 W Stewart Ave in Puyallup (note this is a new location, map it). Friday pick-ups are staggered by last name: A-I: 12-2 p.m., J-R: 2-4 p.m., S-Z: 4-6 p.m., OR anyone can pick-up on Saturday, March 3, from 9 a.m.-1p.m. No staggered pick-up on Saturday, and pre-order customers can purchase additional plants either day. Sorry, but we cannot ship your plants. If you miss the pre-order deadline, you can come to the walk-up sale on Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every effort is made to ensure your plants’ roots remain moist. However, they cannot be guaranteed past the designated pick-up days, so orders not picked up on the specified dates will be donated to local non-profits on Wednesday, March 7 at 12 p.m. There are no refunds for orders not picked up. If you do experience high mortality with your plants soon after they are picked up, please call to obtain a replacement plant coupon for the 2019 sale.