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    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez

October 16, 2008

Fall Plant Sale and Gardening Festival

What:  Fall Plant Sale and Gardening Festival  

When:  Public Sale - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19.


Where:  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX


Background:  Cacti that bloom in the moonlight and dozens of other new species will be on sale at the biggest native plant sale this fall in Central Texas. The Wildflower Center’s Fall Plant Sale will provide about 300 species and thousands of plants to choose from. Experts will provide hourly tours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. of the gardens, discussing topics such as selecting plants to attract butterflies, the 10 most successful native plants in Texas, and wildflower legends. Wildflower Center staff and knowledgeable volunteers will also help visitors choose the best native plants for their gardening needs. Children can be busy as a bee near in the Courtyard making a paper ecopot with seeds to plant at home.

The Wildflower Center store will host special guests from noon to 3 p.m. both days at the festival. On Saturday,  Molly Dannenmeier will sign her book, “A Child’s Garden,” and Patsy Pittman Light signs “Capturing Nature.” Sunday, Greg Lasley signs “Texas Wildlife Portraits.” Visitors are encouraged to bring their own wagon to carry plants. They can also recycle plastic pots at a collection bin at the front entrance cistern. To view or search types of plants likely to be available, go to: http://www.wildflower.org/collections/collection.php?collection=fall_sale. 

Sponsor:  590 KLBJ AM.

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