The Native Plant Center’s 19th annual Native Plant Sale is Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at Westchester Community College, across from Parking Lot No. 1.
Among the selections will be several of the 60 species used in our New American Cottage Garden. Replicate this wonderful new installation to beautify and benefit your own landscape. The mix of perennials, grasses, ferns, vines, shrubs, and trees attract wildlife—and people, who find peace and a sense of place within the natural-design setting.
Trees and shrubs such as river birch, inkberry, and summersweet add structure to your setting. The flowers of golden alexander, orange butterflyweed, and purple coneflower pop with color. Other perennials such as wild geranium, moss phlox, and wild pink serve as ideal groundcovers. The adored trumpet honeysuckle vine draws hummingbirds. Switchgrass, purple lovegrass, and Christmas fern bring year-round interest. Also available will be some wet-loving plants found in our water feature but able to grow in moist garden soils such as marsh marigold and blue flag iris.
Other enduring favorites will also be available at the sale, including species not easily found elsewhere.
Native plant specialists will be on hand to answer questions and assist gardeners in choosing great options for their sites. Admission is free. Members of The Native Plant Center can enter at 9:30 a.m.
For further information or to volunteer, please call or send an e-mail to The Native Plant Center.