WANTED: Plant donations for new school butterfly garden
I volunteered to be the chair of the PTA beautification commitee for our new elementary school, North Forest Pines in Wake Forest, and also volunteered to create a butterfly garden for the kids! The school is brand new, and the PTA started with zero dollars this year, so I am looking for donations of your extra plants! :-)
(nothing precious, pricey or special - common is fine)
Pick up for any donations would be easy at the Fall or Spring Raleigh plant swap
plants, shrubs, small flowering or unusual trees, seeds, bulbs, cuttings
mints (except chocolate and spearmint), homestead purple verbena, English Bluebells, blueberry, lavenders (any kind), beebalm (esp red), lamb's ear, sunflowers, variagated monkey grass, coneflower, salvias, butterfly bush, daisys, black-eyed susan, dianthus, rudbeckia, mums (single flwr mums would work great), walking stick verbena (I have a couple, but if someone has a surplus a few more would be so much better), tall phlox, creeping phlox, carolina jasmine, elephant ears, iris, daylilies (any, even orange ditch lily), daffodils or other bulbs for sun, thornless berry plants (other than blackberry), trumpet vine, other vines?
* Dicliptera suberecta (Hummingbird Plant)
* would LOVE corkscrew willow (cuttings is fine or rooted cuttings even better)
Flowering butterfly or hummingbird plants I haven't thought of...
something low-growing for around stepping stones (lemon thyme, or anything similar) - need suggestions on this...
plants or seeds for kid-fun plants: peppers, moon flower, sunflwrs, gourds, daisy seeds, others? seeds for annuals (marigolds, petunias, vinca)?
If you have suggestions for great plants, I would love to hear them! Please, share all your ideas and thoughts!
Also looking for broken colorful china or stoneware and colored glass wine bottles for making stain-glass
(decorated) stepping stones.
Thanks in advance!!