Nature Notes: Cheap rain garden supplies on sale

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its annual Tree, Wildflower & Fish Sale through March 13. It has been expanded to offer even more native trees and wildflowers, as well as a rain-garden kit to filter pollution before it hits area waterways.

The FSWCD promotes responsible land use decisions for the conservation, protection, and improvement of soil and water resources through partnering, technical guidance, and education. Their sale is a great way to buy saplings and seeds to make your yard beautiful and beneficial to the environment.

This year, green thumbs can purchase trees such as white cedar, red chokeberry, red maples and other hearty Ohio breeds. Available wildflower packets include varieties for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. The rain garden kit includes 49 pots and costs only $115.