It's time! Sarah P. Duke Gardens' Fall Plant Sale is coming up this Saturday, and I have seen for myself the hundreds of beautiful plants to choose from. I sat down with Jason Holmes, curator of the Doris Duke Center Gardens, to find out what we can look forward to this weekend.
|Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'|
The Fall Plant Sale will also feature shrubs and trees, including many Japanese maples and flowering cherries, Holmes says. Below is a particularly red Japanese maple he showed me.
|Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)|
|Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'|
For more information on the plant sale, please take a look at the following videos (1 and 2) featuring Holmes, as well as the event page on Duke Gardens' website.
|Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie'|
Erika Zambello is a graduate student studying Ecosystem Science and Conservation at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.