ROXBURY, NJ –The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) this year is using an online system to take orders for its annual native plant sale, but customers will still be able to pick up their purchases in person.

The non-profit organization, based in Landing, is offering more than 40 types of plants, all native to New Jersey. The sale runs until 6 p.m. May 21.

Those who order plants will be able to pick them up at scheduled times on May 23 at the foundation’s headquarters at 125 Landing Road. Staff and volunteers will be wearing face masks, and the LHF is asking that anyone getting out of their vehicle to do the same.

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“Native plants require fewer resources, less maintenance and cost less money while also promoting a healthy ecosystem,” noted the LHF.

The plants for the sale are being supplied by Well-Sweep Herb Farm, said the LHF. It said they are all grown organically and come labeled. Most come in quart containers although a couple come in 3-quart containers.

“Though not native, we couldn't resist adding some organically grown tomatoes to the sale as well,” said the LHF.

The plant pick-up schedule is based on last names:

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. - Last name starts with A - E

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. - Last name starts with F - L

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Last name starts with M - R

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. - Last name starts with S – Z

Additionally, LHF board chairman Marty Kane “has generously volunteered to deliver plants to the four towns surrounding Lake Hopatcong (Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mt. Arlington, and Roxbury)” to people unable to come on pick-up day because they are quarantined for health purposes or other significant reasons.

“Please be respectful and only request this service if needed,” said the foundation. Contact marty@lakehopatcongfoundation.org to make arrangements. 

“By choosing native plants in your yard, you are not only helping wildlife, you are creating a healthier place for yourself, your family, and your community,” said LH F Communications Director Holly Odgers “You are also making choices that are beneficial to the health of Lake Hopatcong, its watershed, and even the planet.”

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