Adkins Arboretum will hold its annual Fall Native Plant Sale on Sat., Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arboretum in Ridgely, Md. The sale benefits the Arboretum’s education programs and affords the public an opportunity to learn about the Delmarva’s native flora and its role in land stewardship practices.
Cooler temperatures and increased moisture make fall an ideal time to plant, and native flowers and trees provide food and habitat for wildlife and make colorful additions to home landscapes, whether in a perennial border, a woodland garden or a restoration project. Native asters bloom into the fall months, while shining sumac adds structural interest to the landscape. Many native plants produce seeds, flowers and fruits in the fall that attract migratory birds and butterflies.
In addition to a broad selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns and grasses for fall planting, items for sale will include recycled rain barrels, used and new gardening and horticultural books, and nature-themed gift items.
A plant sale preview walk will be held Wed., Sept. 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Plants will not be for sale, but the preview walk affords participants a chance to ask questions and plan their gardens. A members-only plant sale will be held Fri., Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Members who join on either sale day receive 10% off plant, gift shop and new book purchases. Master Gardeners will staff an information booth to answer gardening questions. Sale days can be crowded, so please leave dogs at home. For more information, call 410-634-2847, extension 0 or visit www.adkinsarboretum.org.
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, extension 0.