Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
People and Wildlife Living in Harmony

Fall Native Plant Sale
Sunday, September 14 · Morven Park

 
Home
About LWC
Programs and Field Trips
Citizen Science Environmental Monitoring
Habitat Restoration
Issues and Actions Alerts
Educational Resources
Habitat Herald Archives
LWC Store
Join
Volunteer
Contact Us
Local Links
Site Map and Search

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrain of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after winter.

- Rachel Carson



 

Beautiful Native Plants
Wild Senna
Wild senna (Cassia hebecarpa) is a native that blooms in the summer. (photo: S.A. Ferguson)

Fall is the best time to plant native perennials. Their root systems will have a stronger start and more vigorous growth than the perennials you plant in the spring.

Beautiful fall blooming flowers, shrubs, trees, vines and ferns will all be available at the Native Plant Sale at Morven Park. Nature By Design, Hill House Farm & Nursery and Watermark Woods will have a large selection of locally native plants for sale. 

To see which plants each nursery carries or to place an order ahead of time, visit the nurseries’ websites and check out their plant lists. Please note that not all plants listed will be available at the sale so if you know what you'd like to buy ahead of time, just let them know and they'll bring them for you.

Plants can be purchased using cash, check or credit card.

   
What to Learn More About Native Plants? Start Here.
Monarchs
Information on Monarch Butterflies at the Spring 2014 sale. (photo: Katherine Daniels)

Even if you don't know much about planting and growing native plants, the sale is a great place to start. All of the plants are carfully labelled with growing instructions and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions and provide advice. Information tables at the sale include:

  • Native plant Help Desk
  • Plants to attract birds
  • Monarch butterfly waystations
  • Audubon at Home program
  • Recognizing invasive plants

There will also be a used book sale with books on nature, wildlife, gardening and related topics.

   
Eat Lunch, Buy Coffee

Between 11am and 2pm enjoy freshly made fajitas and beverages for sale at the Good Grubbin' Food Truck. Good Grubbin' is based in Ashburn and serves Northern Virginia.

We'll also have shade grown coffee for sale from Earth Sangha

Advice on Natives
Expert advice from volunteer Diana Carter. (photo: Tony Garvey)
Come Check It Out

Location:
Morven Park
17263 Southern Planter Lane
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

The sale will be held at the upper end of the big parking lot.

Date and Time:
Sunday, September 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Choosing Plants
Choosing plants at the Spring sale.(photo: Tony Garvey)