SFA Gardens to host plant sale at Pineywoods Native Plant Center
September 1, 2011 - Shirley LunaNACOGDOCHES - The annual Fabulous Fall Festival plant sale at Stephen F. Austin State University's Mast Arboretum will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.
A wide variety of hard-to-find, "Texas tough" plants will be available, including new introductions, Texas natives, heirlooms, perennials, and exclusive SFA introductions. Most plants are extensively trialed in the gardens before being offered to the public.
The plant sale benefits the SFA Mast Arboretum, Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, Gayla Mize Garden and educational programs hosted at the gardens. The programs reach more than 15,000 students of all ages each year.
The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information, call (936) 468-4404, or visit http://arboretum.sfasu.edu and click on "garden events."