Plants will help attract birds, bees and butterflies
Spring is one of the best times to garden in Houston, so mark your calendars for the popular Spring Plant Sale at the Houston Arboretum. A variety of Texas natives will be featured, including perennial and annual wildflowers (including milkweed), grasses, shrubs and trees. These plants are perfect for attracting butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your yard or garden while helping to conserve water, reduce mowing, protect the soil and save money on fertilizer and pesticides. A few of the 60+ plant varieties available include Crossvine, American Beautyberry, Texas Persimmon and Oakleaf Hydrangea.
A list of spring plants for sale is available at houstonarboretum.org/event/spring-plant-sale-2.
All proceeds from the Plant Sale benefit the Arboretum’s conservation and education efforts.
WHO: The Houston Arboretum holds plant sales in both spring and fall. Arboretum members receive discounts on all plant purchases.
WHEN: Friday, Apr. 1 and Saturday, Apr. 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: 120 West Loop North, Houston, 77024 (between Post Oak Boulevard and Woodway Drive)
Note: The Plant Sale will be located just inside the Arboretum’s 610 Entrance gate on the south side of the entrance road. (The Arboretum has two entrances – Loop 610 and Woodway Drive.) Shoppers are asked to park along the 610 Parking Loop and then walk over to the sale. There will be a small pull-in area to load plant purchases.
COST: Admission to the Fall Plant Sale is free; all are welcome. Plant prices are as follows: $4.50 – 4 inches; $11 – 1 gallon; $12 – Milkweed and $30 – 3 to 5 gallons.
MORE: Guests are encouraged to arrive early for best selection. If you have a wagon, bring one to help transport your plants. There will be a limited number of wagons available for use.
For more information about the Spring Plant Sale or to join the Arboretum and enjoy all the benefits of membership, visit houstonarboretum.org or call 713-681-8433.
Photo Caption: The Houston Arboretum’s Spring Plant Sale on Friday, Apr. 1 and Saturday, Apr. 2 offers many choices of plants and flowers that can attract bees, butterflies and birds to your garden. Photo credit: Courtesy of Houston Arboretum