Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Upcoming Native Plant Sale!

I just love spring (except for the never-ending rain). It seems I spend my days planting seeds, buying seeds, poking in the local garden centers, talking about gardening (on the radio) and writing about gardening (everywhere else!). Plus, there are so many plant sales - from garden clubs to small neighbourhood sales to places like the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens.

Here are the details:

Native plant sale
Saturday June 4, 9am – 12pm
Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

(Wolfville, NS) – Pollinators such as butterflies, bees and bats are in decline and in need of our help. Pollinators play a vital role in our environment by pollinating human food crops and contributing to local biodiversity. Major threats include habitat loss, pesticide use, disease and loss of food sources. A great way for individuals to help support pollinators is by creating pollinator-friendly gardens using native plants.  

Buy local native plants for your own pollinator garden at the Friends of the Acadian Forest Region Society’s annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday June 4 from 9am to 12pm in the Walled Garden and Conservatory at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens on the Campus of Acadia University in Wolfville.

Plants available for sale will include Turtlehead, Labrador Violet, Meadow Rue and the rare Swamp Milkweed. These plants have been grown by volunteers from seed collected in the Botanical Gardens. A variety of other native plants including trees and shrubs will be offered from local nurseries.

All money raised from the plant sale goes to support conservation of the Acadian Forest Region. The Gardens are open daily and free to the public. For more information, visit our website at <>  or phone 902-585-1917.


  1. Some of those purpley cabbages look familiar...

  2. Purple yes, not the giant ones though.. they're doing ok at this point now!


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