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Fall Native Plant Sale 2016

CNC Members Only on Thursday, September 22
(4 pm to 7 pm)

Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24
(10 am to 5 pm)

Meet Master Gardeners and our Horticulture Staff who can answer your garden questions while you shop for the best selection of native plants, herbs, shrubs, trees and vegetables.  We’ve got a full selection of shade or sun loving perennials for any part of your garden.

The Georgia Native Plant Society (GNPS) and the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District will have representatives and useful information for you there too!

Admission is free to the horticulture area – at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Greenhouse.

Fall is the PERFECT time for planting! Winter enables plants to develop dense root systems for strong healthy growth in the spring. Native plants adapt easily, require less maintenance, and exhibit lower pest loads. All proceeds support gardens, education, and conservation by the Horticulture department.  Purchase Beautyberries, Azaleas, Hazelnuts, Buckeyes Ferns, Foamflowers, Groundcovers, Evergreens, and a variety of Butterfly-Attractors in Full Bloom plus Veggies for your winter harvest.

A great autumn project is to make your garden attractive to wildlife.   You’ll be helping to restore habitats too.  Wildlife need to eat. Planting native shrubs, flowers and trees is the easiest way to provide the foliage, nectar, pollen, berries, seeds and nuts that many wildlife species and especially birds need to survive and thrive. Hawthorn, Viburnum, Beauty Berry and Holly shrubs are great for adding color to attract birds.  To attract pollinators and butterflies, remember to have something blooming through each season.  Remember to plant host plants such as milkweed for Monarch Butterflies. Let your garden GO GREEN! Remember, how you maintain your garden or lawn impacts the health of the soil, air, water and the habitats for native wildlife–as well as the human community nearby. When you plant native plants, you’ll be able to reduce your dependence on chemicals and save money on water.  You’ll be taking important steps to greener gardening.  For additional information, contact our horticulture department staff at 770-992-2055 x 264.

To create a certified wildlife habitat go to: http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/Garden-for-Wildlife/Create-a-Habitat.aspx