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This Saturday - Native Plant Sale Family Event & Activities!!

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by OSimpson, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. OSimpson

    OSimpson Certified Master Naturalist

    Sep 24, 2006
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    Fall is the best time for planting, and natives are your best choice for plants that are low maintenance, beautiful, and great for attracting birds and butterflies to your garden.
    Are you planting a Monarch Waystation? Make sure you get Goldenrods, Asters and other fall bloomers for nectar!
    Location:Rust Nature Sanctuary
    802 Children’s Center Rd., Leesburg, Virginia 20175

    Saturday, September 14
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    For more information, contact Ann Garvey atagarvey@loudounwildlife.org

    Deer Resistant Plants Resource

    Chat with Experts, Check out Exhibits, Visit with Monarch Butterflies before they head to Mexico!!
    In addition to the plants, visit with local experts on native plants and the wildlife that they attract.
    In the wise words of Janet Davis of Hill House Farm & Nursery,"Forget the mums! Plant goldenrod and asters!"

    Exhibits at the sale include:
    - Monarch butterfly waystations - we'll bring caterpillars and chrysalides for you to look at and might even have Monarchs to release!
    - Plants to attract birds and amphibians

    - Audubon at Home program
    - Native bee houses
    - Pollinator license plate applications
    - Help desk for advice on growing natives

    Between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. enjoy freshly made fajitas and beverages for sale at the Good Grubbin’ food truck.

    Nature By Design and Hill House Farm & Nursery will have a large selection of locally native plants for sale.

    To see plant lists or place advance orders, visit their websites at:www.nature-by-design.com and www.hillhousenativeplants.com.
    Please note that not all plants listed on the vendor websites will be available at the sale so if you know what you'd like to buy ahead of time, give them a call and place a pre-order.

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