Tuesday, September 16, 2008


September 26-27, 2008 -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eleven vendors from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will be at the 11th Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale, which has been held twice a year since October 2003 and grown into the largest native plant sale in the Washington D.C. area. Several of the vendors carry native trees and shrubs as well as perennials, and several of the vendors specialize in some aspect of native plants, such as fruiting shrubs, wetland plants, carnivorous plants, or native azaleas. A few of these vendors do not come to our local area for any other plant sale.

For a list of vendors, and links to their websites, please see the plant sale website and click on the "vendors" page.

The sale is entirely organized and run by volunteers. No one makes money from it except the vendors. The purpose of these sales is to promote native plant gardening in our region because gardening with natives is better for our watershed, our woodlands, and our wildlife, especially birds. Bringing together a variety of growers makes it easier for local gardeners (especially those new to native plant gardening) to find quality plants and encourages greater demand for natives in the nursery industry.

Please pass this email along to your interested friends. This sale depends entirely on word-of-mouth support. Thank you for helping to spread the word!

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