Whidbey Island Conservation District Native Plant Sale
WICD's 2017-18 Native Plant Pre-Sale is done.
But we do still have a few left-over Western Hemlock for sale. If interested, please call the District office at 360-678-4708
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How Does WICD's Native Plant Pre-Sale Ordering & Open Sale Process Work?
From November through January of each year, we accept pre-orders against our native plant inventory. We reserve this inventory from our Conservation District plant grower in Bow, WA and other native plant sources, based on sales from previous years. The plants are harvested in late winter (while dormant) and delivered to us the last week in February.
During the pre-sale period, as an order is purchased, it is reserved from our inventory. If we run out of a species, we try to increase our order accordingly, but often local growers have pre-sold all of their stock. This is why we encourage our customers to order early – you’re more likely to get everything you want. Plus, if we do run out early, we have a better chance of finding more inventory. There is also always the chance that an unexpected weather event can cause a particular crop to fail. In that case, we do our best to track down replacements or offer suitable substitutes.
Our pre-order sale typically ends on January 31st, and we spend February finalizing orders, confirming our inventory, and preparing for the arrival of our plants. In a whirlwind of activity over the course of 2-3 days just before the pickup date, our intrepid volunteers help us bundle the plants into the pre-orders for pickup. There is the possibility that unsold inventory will be available for sale on the Saturday pickup date. So, support your local conservation district, and place your plant order early. Go native plants!