A Native Plant Sale shopper admires pots of prairie grasses

A Native Plant Sale shopper admires pots of prairie grasses (Photo: Kathy King)

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Native Plant Sale: Dormant in 2020, Will Return in 2021 Arboretum News

For 30 years, the Native Plant Sale held at the UW–Madison Arboretum has provided local gardeners with a reliable source for native plants. Since 1990, the Friends of the Arboretum…

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