Environmental Concern (EC) will offer an attractive variety of quality native homegrown plants at their Spring Native Plant Sale and Monarch Festival on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. With over 47 years of experience growing plants native to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, EC is sure to have the perfect plant to fill that troublesome spot in your garden.

EC’s Professional Landscape Architect, Diane Miller, and Nursery Managers, John Sandkuhler and Lyndsey Pollock will be available to answer customer’s questions about creating rain gardens, living shorelines, and stormwater management ponds. EC’s native plant specialists will help visitors choose the appropriate plants for specific site conditions. While at EC, visit the demonstration gardens for ideas and inspirations. Special discounts will be offered on select plants including purple mistflower (Eupatorium coelestinum) and northern sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium).

Purple mistflower (Eupatorium coelestinum) blooms from July through October.

We invite you to take part in EC’s first Monarch Festival, a new addition to the Spring Plant Sale. EC is raising awareness about the dramatic decline in Monarch habitat, and the need to increase habitat in the Mid-Atlantic region. Join EC’s Seed Stewards program and receive a butterfly tote filled with Monarch materials. We’ll keep the children busy with Monarch activities while you shop!


Come out to Environmental Concern’s Campus on Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-11, bring your family and friends, and enjoy shopping for native plants, learning from EC’s staff, and munching on Monarch treats. Visit www.wetland.org or e-mail reception@wetland.org for more information.