Sep 18th, 2014

Fall Plant Sale Features Ornamental Grasses

by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Pink Muhlygrass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)

Pink Muhlygrass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)

This Friday and Saturday, September 19 – 20,  is our annual Fall Plant Sale. The Fall Plant Sale features regional vendors selling rare and interesting plants, unique landscape objects and exciting items for your garden. Of particular interest this year are the ornamental grasses that we just planted in front of the Conservatory. Our supplier for those grasses, Poplar Ridge Nursery, will be here both days selling Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) and Pink Muhlygrass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) two of the fabulous grasses that are featured in our Conservatory display.  These grasses are also special because before we planted theme here in the Conservatory display, we tested them extensively to make sure that they’d do well in Richmond’s climate. Ornamental grasses are a great addition to any garden because they are good for the environment. They don’t require much watering, they only need to be cut back once per year in the late winter and they encourage wildlife while filtering out excess nutrients from the soil.

Prairie Dropseed

Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus herterolepis)

Best of all, there is no admission required for Plant Sale; regular admission to enter the Garden. In addition, the Garden Shop will offer 15 percent off  all purchases to Garden Members who shop during the Fall Plant Sale.  Bring your carts and wagons to make shopping even easier!  And don’t miss the Fancy Phoenix, a Garden-influenced upscale mini-estate sale, right here at the Plant Sale.

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Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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