|Penn's Morris Arboretum Annual Plant Sale: May 10-11
May 7, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 32
On Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, the Morris Arboretum will host its annual Plant Sale at the Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm, across the street from the Arboretum’s public garden. Friday is Members-only day, so now is a perfect time to become a Morris Arboretum member for first picks on great plants. Saturday is open to the public.
The 2013 Plant Sale will once again showcase an unusual and hard-to-find selection of plants all grown by local nurseries familiar with our climate and soils so their selections are well suited to thrive in this area. In annuals, an interesting selection of begonias will be offered such as Begonia boliviensis ‘Bonfire Scarlet,’ which has a profusion of eye catching, dark red flowers, and Begonia x ‘Doublet’ an easy care, fibrous begonia with loads of double blossoms. Or try something new such as Browallia, covered with blue and white star shaped blooms, or Torenia that features snapdragon like flowers in a range of colors.
The Arboretum’s plant sale is always full of interesting perennials and woody plants that are not widely available at most local retailers. This year in perennials, hearty herbs will be featured that include lavender, chamomile and rosemary.
A special selection of roses is offered this year, both old and new, dating from as early as 1513 on up to 2006. And available this year, for the first time, are Earth-Kind ® roses, a special designation made for select rose cultivars.
Friday, May 10, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., is Members-only day. All Morris Arboretum members will receive a 10% discount on their entire Plant Sale purchase and receive a free dividend plant.
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. is open to the public.