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Seedlings for sale

WESTPORT The Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District is now holding its annual seedling sale. Available is a large selection of bare-root tree and shrub seedlings and transplants for erosion control, wildlife habitat improvement, windbreaks and reforestation. Groundcovers and wildflower seed mixes can also be purchased The tree and shrub seedlings and transplants are sold as bare-root stock. They are not potted, nor balled in burlap. Six different wildflower seed mixtures are available. Blends can be purchased for sunny or shady areas and for attracting birds, butterflies and beneficial insects to your gardens. An annual wildflower seed blend can be used to add color to an established wildflower garden or be planted by itself to create an annual wildflower bed full of color. Also available are slow release fertilizer tablets that will provide necessary nutrients for up to two years, and water gel, which helps to retain moisture around the roots. Order deadline is March 18. Orders will be available to be picked up the last week of April in Westport. Information and order forms are available at the office at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Center (second floor), 3 Sisco Street, Westport or by calling 962-8225 weekdays.

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