August 9, 2022
Dear fellow Gardeners,
We are eager to tell you about our work preparing for the Fall Online Plant Sale in September. Presently, the plan is to have approximately 900 plants available for purchase. For those of you who have shopped our Online Plant Sales before, this will be familiar to you – with only date changes. For our Online Plant Sale newbies, here’s how it works.
First, visit the website www.bcmgva.org from Thursday, Sept. 1, through Thursday, Sept. 8, (or until plants sell out) to place and pay for your order. You will be able to pay using PayPal, Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover. Second, mark your calendar to pick up your plants in person on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Brunswick County Extension Office, 25 Referendum Drive, greenhouse area behind Building N, Government Complex, Bolivia. Master Gardener volunteers will gather your purchased plants for you to see and then load them into the vehicle for you.
We are also excited to tell you that we are expecting to have at least four vendors with us during our Plant Sale pick up! You can bring your pruners and gardening implements to have them sharpened by Bertrand’s Mobile Sharpening Service and enjoy some more plant buying with folks from Going Native Gardens and Ed’s Plants. Richard Jones will also be with us selling carnivorous plants.
Plants available will include the following (but please know that nurseries sometimes have availability issues – for which we are sorry when it happens):
|Common Name||Botanical Name||Category|
|Muhly Grass ‘White Cloud’||Muhlenbergia cap. ‘White Cloud’||Grass|
|Pink Muhly Grass||Muhlenbergia capillaris||Grass|
|Switchgrass ‘Purple Tears’||Panicum vir. Purple Tears||Grass|
|Switchgrass ‘Shenadoah’||Panicum vir. ‘Shenandoah’||Grass|
|Little Bluestem ‘Blaze”||Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Blaze’||Grass|
|Little Bluestem ‘Standing Ovation’||Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’||Grass|
|Mountain Mint||Pycnanthemum muticum||Perennial|
|American Beautyberry||Callicarpa americana||Shrub|
|Spotted Beebalm||Monarda punctata||Perennial|
|Coral Honeysuckle||Lonicera sempervirens||Vine|
|Virginia Sweetspire||Itea vir. Henry’s Garnet||Shrub|
|Dwarf Yaupon Holly||Ilex vom Shillings||Shrub|
|Dwarf Yaupon Holly||Ilex vom Bordeaux||Shrub|
|Chokeberry ‘Low Scape’||Aronia ‘Low Scape’||Shrub|
|Southern Wax Myrtle||Myrica cerifera||Shrub|
|Viburnum tinus||Viburnum tinus||Shrub|
|Pineapple Guava||Feijoa sellowiana||Shrub|
|Inkberry Holly||Ilex glabra||Shrub|
A photo of each plant offered and details about its sun and water requirements will be posted on the website as we get closer to the sale start date.
Thanks again in advance for supporting the Extension Master Gardener volunteers. As always, happy gardening!
Wanda Maggart, President
Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Association
ADDITIONAL 2022 PLANT SALES BEING PLANNED AND FINALIZED
Cart Sales are being planned for various times throughout the year in order to sell plants propagated especially for the purpose of the specific Cart Sale or to offer plants remaining from previously held plant sales. Dates will be posted on this website when Cart Sales are scheduled along with the list of plants for sale.
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