Friday, June 4, 2010
Native Plant Sale at Acadia University!
Want to get to know about us and about native plants? Come out on Saturday morning, June 5, 2010, because Baldwin Nurseries will be at the Native Plant Sale at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, from 9am to 12 noon.
The plant sale is being held in the Walled Garden and Conservatory area of the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, adjoining the KC Irving Environmental Science Centre.
Plants grown by the Friends of the Acadia Forest Region Society, as well as nurseries like Baldwins and our friend Jill from Bunchberry Nurseries, will be available for sale.
We're great fans of native plants, because they are adapted to our soils and climate conditions, usually are resistant to local pests, and are handsome, hardworking plants for any landscape situation.
There is a growing interest in using plants native to our region in gardens, and you'd be surprised at just how many native species of perennials, shrubs and trees there are available for you to work with. Many of them are highly attractive to pollinators, have great fall colour, and produce terrific fruit, berries or seeds for wildlife to enjoy as well as for winter interest for us.
So we hope to see you at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens on Saturday morning. Please come and say hello, and mention you saw our blog; we're open for suggestions about posts and information you'd like to hear from us!