Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring Plant Sale Countdown

By Emma Loewe
The time has finally arrived—the annual spring plant sale is about to begin! The preview sale for members is from 4-6 p.m. today (you can join on site), and the public sale is Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers and staffers here at the Gardens have been working furiously to organize all the flowers, shrubs and herbs for sale this year. Here are a few pictures that capture today’s scene over here at the Doris Duke Center.


Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on this season’s expansive collection


Vibrant pink peonies and beautiful geraniums are available for purchase

More exotic plants like cacti and Chinese yellow banana are also on display this year

Gelsemium 'Pride of Augusta' add some height to this year’s lineup

while Lutea compacta bring in a burst of golden color

You can also look over our extensive display of seeds and bulbs, including seeds gathered directly from Duke Gardens plants.

So come on down, grab a wheelbarrow and select some new additions for your garden!
 More information is available here. Find directions to Duke Gardens here. Parking is free during the sale, and there will be assistants on hand for shoppers who need help transporting plants to their cars.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens creates and nurtures an environment in the heart of Duke University for learning, inspiration and enjoyment through excellence in horticulture. The Gardens is at 420 Anderson St.

Columnist Emma Loewe is an environmental policy major at Duke University and a work-study assistant at Duke Gardens.

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