Change is in the air here in Northern Virginia. The night temps are lowering, some leaves are starting to change colors, summer flowers are fading while fall flowers are getting a kick-start. Hardy winter pansies are beginning their bloom cycle that will take color into the winter and next spring. Fall mums are putting on a show that will last four to six weeks. Ornamental cabbage and kale are frost-proof additions to pots and garden beds as are grasses, asters and cold hardy fall annuals.
If you are in the Leesburg, Virginia area, you will find all these and more at the Monroe Technology Center’s annual Fall Plant Sale. Agriculture department students are eager to help you make selections and proceeds from the sale help support their scholarships.
The dates and hours are Wednesday, Sept 13, 10-6pm; Thursday, September 14, 10-5pm; and Friday, September 15, 10-4pm. You will find us at 715 Childrens Center Rd, SW. Hope to see you there!
7 thoughts on “Fall is Near”
Gary and I with our doggies just had private tour. The plants are lush and beautiful. Hoping for perfect days.
Oh how I remember working the Fall Plant sale. I so much loved all the plants, but seeing the faces of the people with joy and excitement was a close comparison. May you have a great sale!!!
Thanks Rena. It is always great to see the fall color and the people. Today there were many familiar faces as well as many new.
Debi, I see we are having lots of rain 😔🌧 Have you had a good turn out?
Sara, the rain in the first part of the day did not seem to deter the customers. We saw a fairly steady stream of wagons loaded with mums and pansies as well as trees, shrubs and other plants. Hoping that rain won’t be too bad Thursday and Friday and that many people will be able to make it to the sale as we have lots of beauty left.
Always beautiful flowers and plants! Hope the sale is very successful😊🌼🌷🌹🌺🌻🌳🌴🌿
Thanks Tammy! We had a successful sale and will open tomorrow from 10-3 for a Final Sale of what is left.