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Citizens for Conservation Spring Native Plant, Shrub & Tree Sale

Citizens for Conservation Spring Native Plant, Shrub & Tree Sale

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All are welcome to come and shop over 18,000 hard-to-find plants from 225 species native to the Barrington area at Citizens for Conservation’s 22nd annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale!

It’s coming up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th in the Good Shepherd Hospital barn area, east of the hospital, at 450 West Highway 22 in Lake Barrington.

Buyers can choose from a huge selection of robust, hardy native plants, including perennials, ferns, sedges, and grasses. As part of CFC’s Milkweed for Monarchs campaign to sustain monarch populations, thousands of milkweed plants from numerous species will be available at discounted prices.

May 4th from 11 am-6 pm is pre-order pick up day. All CFC members are welcome to shop on the 4th along with people who have pre-ordered plants. The public sale on May 5 and 6 is from 9 am-3 pm.

Each spring, CFC’s annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale attracts customers from as far away as Wisconsin. Gardeners value the sale both for the abundant supply of hard-to-find native plants and for the information on planting and care shared by CFC volunteers. The sale has been so successful that CFC now offers a native tree and shrub sale in the fall as well.

CFC’s ability to set up this huge event is contingent on volunteers. They particularly need volunteers to set up tables, unload plant delivery trucks, label plants, fill pre-sale orders and arrange plants on tables in the week before the plant sale. At the plant sale they need people who are knowledgeable about native plants to give advice to shoppers and we need people to help load vehicles. After the sale, they need help taking down everything and putting it away. Sign up for a volunteer shift at our next plant sale.

Citizens for Conservation’s mission is “Saving Living Space for Living Things” through protection, restoration and stewardship of land, conservation of natural resources, and education. For more information about the work they do, visit their website at

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Hi guys! Today we'll be checking out some star-crossed lovers! 💔

No, **not** Romeo and Juliet! I mean first of all, the story of 牛郎织女 -- niú láng zhī nv -- dates back to at least the Jin Dynasty -- 250-420 AD 😱. Take that, Shakespeare! Also, Romeo and Juliet may be tragically "star-crossed," but, as the story goes, Niu Lang and Zhi Nu literally *are* stars -- on opposite ends of the Milky Way 😦.

Let's rewind. Zhi Nu is the youngest daughter of the Queen Mother of the West and the Jade Emperor (Hey -- we know who those people are! 😁).

Meanwhile, Niu Lang was a poor. sad, unloved cowherd. As many versions of the story go, though, the cow was magical -- which is never a bad thing 😂. The cow led Niu Lang to steal the clothes of a girl bathing with her sisters in a river.

As questionable as a method as that may seem, it worked! Zhi Nu and Niu Lang were married and had children ❤️.

But there's always a but. And this story's "but" is that the Queen Mother was not happy with this union. Niu Lang had a magical coat (that's another story), and when the Queen Mother tried to separate them, he flew up to try to join Zhi Nu in the heavens.

Unfortunately, the Queen Mother wasn't having it, and she separated the two with a river in the sky, only allowing them to meet on the 7th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar -- "Chinese Valentine's Day."

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