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Fall Plant Sale
Saturday October 12, 2013 - Sunday October 13, 2013: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, October 12; 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P. M.
Sunday, October 13; 12:00-4:00 P. M.

Saturday morning the shopping begins. Bring your wish list as fall is the prime time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. Roots develop and establish themselves best during the cooler weather resulting in a healthier spring showing. Plants selected for the sale will be native varieties or those that are adapted to zone 7 and offer interesting color, form and/or function. Plants with outstanding characteristics and proven to grow well in Northern Alabama will be showcased as Blue Ribbon Winners.

Landscape designers, master gardeners and our own Harvey Cotton will be available during sale hours to assist with plant selections and to answer your questions. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend all the Fall Plant Sale events. Keep checking back to see the list of outstanding plants that will be available at the sale and compile your wish list.

Fall Plant Sale Raffle Tickets are available for sale in the Shoppe at the Garden or at the Plant Sale. The cost is one for $1,00, six for $5.00 or 12 for $10.00. Prizes include:

Gift Certificates from Across the Pond

A Hand-blown Glass Leaf Tray from Brooks & Collier

A Gift Certificate from Connors Steak & Seafood

An Outdoor Clock and Thermometer from Earth Touch

A Framed Rose Picture from Frame World Art Gallery

Halloween Decor from Glenn's of Huntsville

Garden Shovel Hooks from In Bloom Five Points

Harmony Hollow Wind Chime from Lawren*s

Wooden Rocking Chair from Lewter Hardware Co.

Two Admission Passes from Monaco Pictures

A Gift Card from P.F. Chang's

Decorative Item from Shoppe at the Garden

Plants from Tally Landscaping Service/Hurricane Valley Ornamentals

Gift Certificate from The Enchanted Forest

Fall Plant Container from The Greenery

Tray Bird Feeder and Seed from Wild Birds Unlimited

 

 2013 Fall Plant Sale

Blue Ribbon Winners 

1. RoseCreek Abelia

2. Buxus – The Sheridan Green Series

·       Green Gem

·       Green Mound

·       GreenMountain

·       Green Velvet

3. Beautyberry – Callicarpa Americana

4. Camellia Sasanqua x hybrids

·       Taylor’s Perfection

·       Kanjiro

·       Egao

·       Setsugekka

·       Pink Snow

·       Yuletide

5. Chamaecyparis obtuse ‘Nana’ – Dway
       Hinoki Cypress varieties

6. Diospyros kaki ‘Fuyu’ – Asian Persimmon

7. Hosta ‘First Frost’ – Late Season Hosta

8. Oakleaf Hydrandeas – Hydrangea queicifolia varities

·       Alice

·       Harmony

·       Little Honey

·       Munchkin

·       Pee Wee

·       Ruby Slippers

·       Sike’s Dwarf

·       Snowflake

·       Snow Queen

9. Sweetbay Magnolia – Magnolia Virginiana

10. Tea Olive – Osmanthus fragrans

11. Northwind Switch Grass – Panicum Virgatum ‘Northwind’

12. The Bur Oak – Quercus macrocarpa

The Top Twenty plants are the above listed Blue Ribbon Winners plus the following:

Fringetree – Chionanthus virginicus

Japanese Dogwood – Cornus housa

Fig – Ricus ‘Celeste’

Gardenia – Gardenia jasmindides ‘Frostproof’

Crepemyrtle – Lagustroemia ‘Dynamite’

Apple – Malus ‘Arkansas Black’

Pear – Pyrus ‘Moonglow’

Manchurian Lilac – Syringa ‘Miss Kim’