Prepare for spring in the garden! Adkins Arboretum, offering the Chesapeake gardener the best selection of landscape-ready native plants for more than two decades, announces its Spring Native Plant Sale. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s rich variety of education programs, scheduled to resume later this year, that teach about the Delmarva’s native plants and their connection to a healthy Chesapeake Bay.
Due to ongoing recommendations regarding COVID-19, the spring sale will be conducted entirely online. Orders will be accepted through Thurs., April 8 at adkinsarboretum.org and will be fulfilled via timed pickup. There will be no in-person shopping at the Arboretum.
Plants for sale include a large variety of native perennials, ferns, vines, grasses and flowering trees and shrubs for spring planting. 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 honeysuckle entices hummingbirds, while tall spikes of purplish flowers grace blue wild indigo. Milkweed provides critical energy for monarch butterflies on their winter migration to Mexico, and native azaleas present a veritable rainbow of colorful blooms.
As always, Arboretum members receive a generous discount on plants that varies according to membership level. To join, renew your membership or give an Arboretum membership as a gift, visit adkinsarboretum.org or contact Kellen McCluskey at email@example.com.
For more information on plants, purchasing or pickup procedures, visit adkinsarboretum.org, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 410-634-2847, ext. 0.
CUTLINE: Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) thrives in a wide range of conditions and provides nectar for a host of bees and butterflies. Adkins Arboretum’s Spring Native Plant Sale will offer milkweed and many other native perennials, trees, shrubs and more, with sales conducted entirely online and fulfilled via timed pickup. Orders will be accepted through April 8. Photo by Kellen McCluskey.