Kirtley Cox, Amelia and Richard Lane, Charlie Kidder and other chapter members help customers at last year’s plant sale. Photo by Bobby Ward

We hope to be back at Raulston Blooms in 2021 – watch this space!

The Spring Plant Sale is the main fundraiser for the Piedmont chapter. Money raised enables our chapter to support our program co-sponsor, the JC Raulston Arboretum. In addition, plant sale funds allow us to host chapter programs, featuring outstanding, nationally known speakers such as Hans Hansen of Walter’s Gardens and Panayoti Kelaidis of Denver Botanic Gardens, as well as internationally known speakers through the NARGS traveling speaker program.

All this is made possible by our members, who share wonderful plants from their own gardens. Here are some tips for your plant donations, from Plant Sale Chair, Jim Hollister:

Please provide plants in clean pots.
Generally minimum size would be 3.5″ pots.
Please avoid invasives… We are able to share plants because they offset or seed nicely, but if they are thugs, it is better not to pass them on.
Let us know if you need pots or labels or assistance in transportation.
Contact Jim Hollister with any additional questions. 919-624-4312

Sample plant label by Jim Hollister
A plant potted and labeled, with photo, ready for sale
Photo by Amelia Lane