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Still time to order from seedling program through county soil and water conservation

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, such as you'd expect to buy from a commercial nursery.

Specials this year are blueberry, nanking cherry, golden currant, and American plum.

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 it self 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 - especially important during a dry spring and summer.

March 18 is the last day to place an order. Orders will be available April 22 in Westport. To get an order form or more information check our Web site - essexcountyswcd.org., call 962-8225 weekdays, e-mail: essexswcd@westelcom.com, go to our link at www.co.essex.ny.us, or come our office at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Center (second floor), 3 Sisco Street, Westport.

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