SPRING PLANT SALES ARE UNDERWAY!
One of the best ways to get hold of native plants that are locally grown is to get to the native plant sales held state-wide each spring and fall. There are great sales going on through May. Here is a list for you, with links to websites:
Native Plant Sales 2013
Nice weather means time to start planning trips into Virginia’s beautiful mountains. Chris Ludwig, Chief Biologist of VA Conservation & Recreation, Div. of Natural Heritage, AND co-author of Flora of Virginia, has put together this great guide, with photos, telling where the best places are for views and blooms.
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The SPRING BULLETIN is here! News of the Flora’s distribution, and the VNPS annual meeting in September, botanical discussion on “Redbuds and Legume Subfamlies,” and an intimate visit to Rockwood Park – all this and more just a click away! Spring Bulletin
Time to Celebrate! The Flora of Virginia, a book cataloging Virginia’s native plants, has now been published and is already in the hands of those who pre-ordered. This historic accomplishment is the product of 12 years of work between collaborating partners, with members of the Virginia Native Plant Society providing funding, leadership, and expertise. The Flora describes 3,164 taxa in 200 families, with 1,400 captioned, scaled, and botanically accurate drawings. You can get a copy by sending a check: Click here for mail order info
The Virginia Native Plant Society donated funds to enable the Center for Plant Conservation to learn how to conserve it. It is being featured by the Washington Post in this article by Patterson Clark:
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Blandy Experimental Farm Virginia Natural Heritage The Flora of Virginia Project
and the State Arboretum