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About the Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale

My aim is to promote native plant gardening in our area because gardening with natives is better for our watershed, our woodlands, and our wildlife, especially birds. Bringing together many growers selling a variety of plants makes it easier for local gardeners to find quality plants and encourages a greater demand for natives in the nursery industry. Nursery vendors from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and South Carolina will be at the sale.

The sale is entirely organized and run by volunteers. No one makes money from it except the vendors. Parkfairfax Unit Owners Association provides the location free of charge. Neighbors and members of Tree Stewards of Arlington/Alexandria assist in running the sale as volunteers. I organize these events as a labor of love to promote native alternatives to invasive, exotic garden plants and the use of watershed-friendly gardening practices.

Admission is free and open to all — Parkfairfax residents and non-residents alike.

Rosa palustris are pink,
Viola sororia are blue,
Native plant gardens are better for our Bay,
And birds, bees, & butterflies, too!

Three Reasons for Coming to the Native Plant Sale this Spring:

Take back the outdoors this spring after our horrific winter!
Do I need to say anything more about this?

NOTE: I am still updating the website for the spring sale on April 25, 2015. Please email me if you have any questions. (My contact information is at the bottom of this page.) –Scott

Trees fare best when planted in fall, and many vendors will offer a fine selection of trees!
Over half of the vendors will offer trees for sale among their plants. At least six of these vendors will have a notable selection of trees and shrubs. For an idea of which tree species a vendor may bring, check the “Vendors” page and use the available website link and/or contact information to learn more.

Our current weather has become perfect for gardening!
Fall has arrived. Forecasted coming rains will bring much-needed moisture to our area. The weather forecast for the coming weekend is sunny. What could be nicer than spending a beautiful fall day shopping for rare and unusual native plants from some of the best vendors in the region?

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