Native plant sale by Friends of Mounds State Park

LAPEL, IN - Decorate your property with Indiana plants and wildflowers this year with help from the eighth annual Friends of Mounds State Park native plant sale, May 14.

The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park’s visitors center lawn. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Mounds State Park group, which supports the park financially and through volunteerism.

Plants vary in price, with most being less than $10. There will be at least 80 different species available. Plants are available while supplies last, so get there early.

May is the perfect time to plant flowers. Native flowers attract butterflies and other wildlife, require less water, are hardier and can be planted in less-than-perfect soils.

Plants include black cohosh, bergamot, Northern sea oats, big bluesteam, New Jersey tea, Virginia bluebells and bloodroot.

For more details about specific plants, or for questions about the sale, call (765) 649-8128.

The event is free, though standard park entrance fees of $7 per in-state vehicle and $9 per out-ofstate vehicle apply.

Mounds State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2977.htm) is at 4306 Mounds Road, Anderson, 46017.

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