Native plant sale at Arboretum a quick sellout

Oct 27, 2022 | Mountain Gardening

On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Heaps Peak Arboretum held its fall native plant sale to raise funds to help keep the Arboretum running for the remainder of this year. According to an Arboretum volunteer, dozens of prospective customers were already lined up at 7:30 a.m., waiting for the event to begin at 9 a.m. In the meantime, a truckload of plants arrived and was unloaded in front of the Arboretum’s entrance. Arboretum volunteer Karen Proffitt (right) helped load plants onto a cart.
At 9 a.m., the line of customers advanced forward, with people grabbing whatever plants they were looking for. According to Carol Kinzel, the former president of the Rim of the World Interpretive Association, all 300-plus plants were sold by 10 a.m., leaving late arrivals out of luck and empty-handed.


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