During the winter, the horticulture staff and volunteers have been busy propagating plants for the Virginia Living Museum Spring Native Plant Sale.
In November we began planting seeds and placing them in the refrigerator for stratification. After the required number of cold days, stratified flats were moved from the refrigerator to heat mats for germination.
Once seedlings became large enough, they were teased from flats and planted into pots. When outside temperatures began to warm, the plants were moved outside into cold frames to harden off.
Now we have a wide selection of old favorites and some new additions ready for your gardens.
Our 2018 Spring Native Plant Sale begins with our members preview April 19 (4-6 PM.) and continues with our public sale April 21, 22, 28, and 29 (9 AM. – 4 PM.).
The sale will be held in the Conservation Garden and as always, we will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss the wildlife benefits of native plants and help with any particular gardening situations.
All plants are nursery propagated and many are not yet available in the commercial nursery trade. So come and see us for your spring plant needs. For more information on the 2018 Spring Native Plant Sale click here.Plants for sale