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Loudoun's Last Native Plant Sale for 2013!
Saturday, September 14, Rust Nature Sanctuary
 
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“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrain of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after winter.

- Rachel Carson



 

Time to get your Native Plants!

Buttonbush - a terrific nectar source
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!

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.
     
And...What about Milkweed?
Yes!! We have 288 milkweed plugs available (in addition to the mature plants that the nurseries bring).

The plugs just came in from Monarch Watch and they're ready for planting! They were cut back for shipping so they don't have enough leaves for feeding caterpillars this fall but their roots are robust and ready to grow!

Plant them now and they'll come back strong next spring in time for the return of the Monarchs!

As you plant your Monarch Waystation, please register it with Monarch Watch! It's fast and easy, provides and example for others to follow and shows how your garden can make a difference! (but if you don't register it, we don't know you created it!)

 

 
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.


New England Asters - a must for any fall garden
 
Come on Out for this Great Event! Let's Go Native!
Location:
Rust Nature Sanctuary
802 Children’s  Center  Rd.
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

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

For more information, contact Ann Garvey at agarvey@loudounwildlife.org


Native honeysuckle, the hummingbirds love it!