New England Aster and other local plant species will be available for purchase at D&R Greenway Land Trust’s annual Fall Native Plant Sale on September 11 and 12, 2015.

D&R Greenway Land Trust invites the public to its annual Fall Native Plant Sale, held outside the Johnson Education Center from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 11 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 12. The Nursery is located at One Preservation Place, Princeton.

D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery is a community resource for regionally native plants that contribute to a healthy, biodiverse ecosystem. D&R Greenway nursery staff is available to advise the best choice of plants for gardening projects.

Featured at the sale will be floral-themed art by Mary Ackerman Buckwalter, a well-known local artist. A generous 80% of the proceeds from the sale of Buckwalter’s art will go to D&R Greenway and is tax-deductible to the buyer.

Native plants are adapted to central New Jersey’s climate, making them more drought-resistant than most exotic plants, and also provide essential food and habitat resources for wildlife. In the fall season, wildlife are busy storing enough food for hibernation or migration, and native plants are rich in the calories they need to get them through winter or to warmer climates. Gardeners can help by adding native plants to their property. An example is winterberry, whose bright red berries persist into early winter and provide a late-season food source.

D&R Greenway’s plants are grown from genetically local seeds gathered on their preserves, and from locally sourced plugs and bare-root plants. They are tended in the nursery throughout the year by staff and skilled volunteers.

Plants are available in quart, gallon and two-gallon-sized pots from $5 to $15. A full catalog is available online at drgreenway.org/PlantCatalog.html. Please contact Emily Blackman, Nursery Manager, to check species availability at (609) 924-4646, or eblackman@drgreenway.org.

D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery will offer four additional Friday afternoon sales this season from 3 to 5 p.m. on September 18 and 25, and October 2 and 9.