The best time of year to plant is Fall. The soil is warm and the cooler air temperatures help new plantings overcome transplant shock, roots have time to grow before the cold sets in — and even longer before plants will start to grow again in the spring — when early spring bloomers will sustain early pollinators if planted now.

Due to the pandemic, the Potowmack chapter of VNPS has not been able to hold our in-person plant sales this year. We count on selling plants that don’t over-winter well in pots. In order to make room and to find homes for our plants, we have decided to have an end of season sale so our loyal customers can enjoy our bounty.

All of our potted plants may be purchased, but we have reduced the price of 24 species to $3 each or 2 for $5. In addition, we are offering 11 other species at the rate of 1 free plant for each plant you purchase. We have sale prices for Milkweed, White Wood Aster, Great Blue Lobelia, Wild Bergamot, Orange Coneflower and New England Aster, to name a few.

The sales prices will be in effect for the remainder of the season. We are open for sales every Wednesday morning in September and October from 10 am until 1 pm until we close down the beds for the winter.

We have also marked down almost all our grasses, sedges and rushes, and many of our small trees are FREE, so here’s a good opportunity to give them a try! Come see what we have!

Please bring a box to carry your purchases home.

We will happily accept empty pot donations in the 1- to 2-gallon size.

Cash or checks only, please.

Our sales take place behind the Horticulture Center at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA.

We observe Fairfax County COVID-19 Guidelines.