Iris cristata is a low-growing, rapidly spreading plant. It makes a great ground cover for shady areas and will be available for purchase at the Friends of Runnymede Park and Herndon Environmental Network Native Plant Sale. Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Runnymede Park.
Photo Courtesy of Watermark Nursery
Looking for a plant sale with a variety of flowers and plants that are grown specifically to thrive in Herndon's soil and weather? Want to increase the number of birds and butterflies in your garden but don't have any idea where to start? Look no further. On Sat, May 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., locally grown and pesticide-free native plants will be offered for sale at Runnymede Park, 195 Herndon Pkwy.
Friends of Runnymede Park and Herndon Environmental Network present the one-day only event. Featured for sale opportunity are native vines, nectar plants, flowers, including Milkweed the most important plant for Monarch butterflies, and more. The plants are grown by Watermark Woods Nursery, a local business.
Trained volunteers from Runnymede and Herndon Environmental Network will be on hand to suggest appropriate plants based on soil and sun, time and water constraints and bloom dates. Choosing native plants provides vital habitats for local wildlife and pollinators especially bees, birds and butterflies. They generally require less water and are easier to maintain than introduced species.
A full inventory of available plants can be viewed at www.watermarkwoods.com. If someone would like to be sure given plants on the inventory list are brought to the sale, contact Julie Borneman, owner of Watermark Woods. Proceeds from the Native Plant Sale benefit environmental work by the two nonprofit organizations.
For more information about the Friends of Runnymede Park and Herndon Environmental Network visit www.frpweb.org and www.herndonenvironment.org