Sept. 17-19: Botanic Gardens holds fall plant sale
Echinacea is among the plants that will be available at the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens sale.


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3:11 p.m., Sept. 2, 2010----The University of Delaware Botanic Gardens will hold a fall plant sale from Friday, Sept. 17, through Sunday, Sept. 19, in the plant production area behind Townsend Hall on South College Avenue.

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Hours are 4:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept.17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 19.

The plant sale is open to the public.

A complete plant list is available on the UD Botanic Gardens website.

Foliage takes center stage at this year's fall plant sale. Great gardens don't have to always be about flowers, and foliage carries a garden through the seasons long after flowers have faded away. Even when nothing is blooming, the variety of color, texture and form provide depth to a garden and furnish a sense of intrigue and character that goes beyond bloom.

A lecture by Jules Bruck, assistant professor of landscape design in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will highlight the plants that are included in the fall sale.

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the Townsend Hall Commons. Bruck will show ways to design a garden using native perennial plants. Learn about color, texture and form in design while seeing stunning combinations of plants.

Cost for the lecture is $5 for members of the UD Botanic Gardens Friends and $10 for nonmembers. Registration is required for the lecture by calling (302) 831-0153 or sending email to [].