Press release from Patrick Hennessey at WCC:
NATIVE PLANT CENTER OFFERS PLANT/WILDFLOWER PRESALE OPPORTUNITY THROUGH FEBRUARY 19; ACTUAL TWELFTH ANNUAL NATIVE PLANT WILDFLOWER SALE ON APRIL 30
Chase away those winter blues and start planning for spring! Once again, The Native Plant Center (NPC) at Westchester Community College is offering flower and plant lovers an opportunity to place presale orders, through February 19, as a prelude to its annual sale at the college. Shoppers can get a jump on the landscaping season by pre-ordering now from a presale list of over fifty plants that can be viewed in color on the website: www.nativeplantcenter.org.
The annual sale of choice North American plant species and varieties selected especially for our region, along with limited quantities of elusive rarities takes place on Saturday, April 30. But orders for a unique array of varieties, many which may not be included in the regular sale, are being taken now. This year’s sale includes an exciting mix of native trees, shrubs, flowering perennials, ferns and grasses with a special focus on wetlands and bird-attracting plants. shapes, textures and colors. The Native Plant Center sale offers an opportunity to grow “greener” with a fantastic selection of native plants, many of which are not commonly found at nurseries.
Whether your garden is large or small, sunny or shady, wet or dry, Native Plant Center staff and volunteer plant experts will be on-hand to help you find that perfect plant. The public sale will be held, rain or shine, on April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, on the lawn in front of the Administration Building, with ample parking nearby in Lot #1. It is open to everyone free of charge. This year, the NPC will be joined by representatives from other like-minded organizations and vendors of sustainably-manufactured goods. Previous Wildflower and Native Plant Sales have been huge successes so we encourage you to arrive early.
The Native Plant Center is dedicated to educating individuals about the importance of wildflowers and native plants of the Northeast. As the first national affiliate of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, the college’s Center is extending the educational and environmental concepts of the Texas Center to this region. It shares information on choosing, growing, and maintaining native plants and offers lectures by native plant experts. Its mission is education on the environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of native plants in the Northeast.
The Native Plant Center is a program of the Westchester Community College Foundation. For information on Native Plant Center events, see the web site at www.nativeplantcenter.org or phone 914-606-7870.