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Fernbank Science Center native plant sale - Sept 20

Posted by mayland (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 10, 08 at 11:54

There is a native plant sale on Saturday Sept 20 from 8-4 at Fernbank Science Center (the one oppostite the elementary school, not the Natural History museum).

The webpage has a link to the plant list.

I went to the Spring sale in April and it was great -- very busy and lots sold by the time I got there at 10am. This time I'll try to be there at 8am!

Here is a link that might be useful: plant sale


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RE: Fernbank Science Center native plant sale - Sept 20

Pretty cool list of plants. I did not know about that event. I wonder which plants get scarce by the afternoon?


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RE: Fernbank Science Center native plant sale - Sept 20

I can't read the file with the plant list. Any one else have trouble? It says "the file is damaged and cannot be repaired".


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RE: Fernbank Science Center native plant sale - Sept 20

Esh, I'll email the PDF of the plant list to you.

David, I remember that many of the perennials were sold out by the time I arrived at the spring sale (I got there around 10ish). They had a lot of shrubs/trees left but had defintely sold out of some, but I can't remember which ones, sorry. We bought 2 rhodies (they had lots of those left) and a clethra. This year I want to buy several wax myrtles to plant a screen with, so I'm going to try to get there early.


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RE: Fernbank Science Center native plant sale - Sept 20

Here is the plant list copied over, in case anyone can't access the file (unfortunately they only use the common names, which confuses me no end!)...

Fernbank Science Center
Fall Plant Sale
September 20, 2008, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
All plants subject to availability
Updated 08-19-2008

Anise, Florida
Anise, Yellow
Ash, Green
Ash, White
Aster, ‘Woods Pink’, ‘Woods Purple’
Aster, Climbing
Aster, Yellow Stokesia
Astilbe - Red
Astilbe ‘Ostrich Plume’
Astilbe ‘Peach Blossom’
Azalea, Native spp.
Banana Shrub
Basswood
Beard’s Tongue ‘Husker Red’
Beautyberry, American
Bee Balm, ‘Jacob Cline’
Beech, American
Black Eyed Susan ‘Goldstrum’/‘Herbstonne’
Blackgum
Blazing Star
Buckeye, Bottlebrush
Buckeye, Painted
Buckeye, Red
Buckeye, Yellow
Butterfly Weed
Buttonbush
Camellia spp.
Cardinal Flower
Carolina Buckthorne
Catalpa
Cedar, Atlantic White
Chokeberry, Red
Chrysanthemum ‘Ryan’s Yellow’
Clethra, ‘Ruby Spice’
Coneflower- Purple and Pale Purple
Coneflower, Glossy leaf
Cross Vine, ‘Tangerine Beauty’
Cypress, Bald
Cypress, Pond
Dianthus, ‘Fire Witch’
Doghobble/ Leucothoe
Doghobble/ Leucothoe Dwarf
Dogwood ‘Cherokee Princess’
Eastern Mayhaw
Elderberry, American
False Blue Indigo
Fern, Christmas
Fern, Cinnamon
Fern, Dixie Wood
Fern, Southern River
Filbert, American
Fothergilla, ‘Mt. Airy’
Fringetree/Grancey Gray Beard
Ginger, Wild and ‘Callaway’
Ginkgo
Goldenrod
Gordonia/ Loblolly Bay
Grass, Variegated Maiden
Hawthorn, Parsley
Hearts-a-bustin’
Hibiscus, Swamp
Hickory, Mockernut
Hickory, Pignut
Holly, American ‘Carolina No.2’
Holly, Apollo (male)
Holly, Dahoon (female)
Holly, Dwarf Yaupon
Holly, Savannah
Holly, Sparkleberry (female)
Hophornbeam, American
Hoptree
Hosta spp.
Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’
Hydrangea, Climbing
Hydrangea, Oak Leaf
Jacob’s Ladder
Joe-pye Weed
Lantana ‘Miss Huff’
Lenten Rose
Magnolia, Ash
Magnolia, Bigleaf
Magnolia, Bigleaf Hybrid
Magnolia, Pyramid
Magnolia, Sweetbay
Magnolia, Umbrella
Maple, Red-leaf Maple
Maple, Chalkbark
Maple, Red ‘Autumn Blaze’
Maple, Red ‘October Glory’
Mayhaw, Eastern
Milkweed, Swamp
Mountain Laurel
Musclewood/ Hornbeam
Oak, Laurel
Oak, Live
Oak, Northern Red
Oak, Post
Oak, White
Oats, Upland River
Partridgeberry
Passion Vine, Yellow
Pawpaw
Persimmon
Pipe Vine, Woolly Dutchman’s
Redbud
Rhododendron spp.
Sassafras
Sedum
Serviceberry ‘Cole’s Select’
Silverbell, Savannah River
Silverbell, Big-flowered
Smoketree, American
Solomon's Seal, False
Solomon's Seal, Variegated
Sourwood
Spicebush
Spiderwort, ‘Danielle’
Stonecrop
Sugarberry
Sunflower, ‘Marc’s Apollo’
Sunflower, Swamp
Sweetshrub
Sweetshrub, ‘Athens’
Sycamore
Titi
Verbena
Viburnum, spp.
Virginia Sweetspire ‘Henry’s Garnet’
Vitex
Walnut, Black
Waxmyrtle, Regular and Dwarf
Wichhazel, Common
Yarrow ‘Oertels Rose’
Yellowwood


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RE: Fernbank Science Center native plant sale - Sept 20

mayland, since you were so kind to post the list for me, here is a list with the scientific names (only the natives, there are a few non-natives that I removed from the list below) - and some of these I could not be sure based on the common name:

Anise, Florida – Illicium floridanum
Anise, Yellow - Illicum parviflorum
Ash, Green - Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Ash, White - Fraxinus americana
Aster, ‘Woods Pink’, ‘Woods Purple’
Aster, Climbing - Ampelaster carolinianus
Aster, Yellow Stokesia - Stokesia laevis
Azalea, Native spp. – Rhododendron spp.
Basswood - Tilia americana
Beard’s Tongue ‘Husker Red’ - Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Beautyberry, American – Callicarpa americana
Bee Balm, ‘Jacob Cline’ – Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline’
Beech, American – Fagus grandifolia
Black Eyed Susan ‘Goldstrum’/‘Herbstonne’ - Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’
Blackgum – Nyssa sylvatica
Blazing Star – Liatris sp.
Buckeye, Bottlebrush - Aesculus parviflora
Buckeye, Painted - Aesculus sylvatica
Buckeye, Red - Aesculus pavia
Buckeye, Yellow - Aesculus flava
Butterfly Weed – Asclepias tuberosa
Buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis
Cardinal Flower – Lobelia cardinalis
Carolina Buckthorn - Frangula caroliniana
Catalpa - Catalpa bignonioides (southern form)
Cedar, Atlantic White - Chamaecyparis thyoides
Chokeberry, Red - Photinia pyrifolia
Clethra, ‘Ruby Spice’ – Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’
Coneflower- Purple and Pale Purple - Echinacea purpurea
Coneflower, Glossy leaf - ?
Cross Vine, ‘Tangerine Beauty’ - Bignonia capreolata ‘Tangerine Beauty’
Cypress, Bald - Taxodium distichum
Cypress, Pond - Taxodium ascendens
Doghobble/ Leucothoe – ? could be Leucothoe or Agarista
Doghobble/ Leucothoe Dwarf - ?
Dogwood ‘Cherokee Princess’ - Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'.
Eastern Mayhaw - Crataegus aestivalis (a hawthorn)
Elderberry, American – Sambucus nigra . ssp. canadensis
False Blue Indigo - Baptisia australis
Fern, Christmas - Polystichum acrostichoides
Fern, Cinnamon - Osmunda cinnamomea
Fern, Dixie Wood - Dryopteris x australis (native hybrid)
Fern, Southern River - ?
Filbert, American - Corylus americana
Fothergilla, ‘Mt. Airy’ - Fothergilla ‘Mount Airy’ (native hybrid)
Fringetree/Grancey Gray Beard – Chionanthus virginicus
Ginger, Wild and ‘Callaway’ – Hexastylis arifolia and Hexastylis shuttleworthii 'Callaway'
Goldenrod – Solidago sp.
Gordonia/ Loblolly Bay - Gordonia lasianthus
Hawthorn, Parsley - Crataegus marshallii
Hearts-a-bustin’ - Euonymus americana
Hibiscus, Swamp – Hibiscus coccineus (perhaps)
Hickory, Mockernut - Carya tomentosa
Hickory, Pignut - Carya glabra
Holly, American ‘Carolina No.2’ – Ilex opaca
Holly, Apollo (male) – deciduous holly (native/japanese hybrid)
Holly, Sparkleberry (female) - deciduous holly (native/japanese hybrid)
Holly, Dahoon (female) – Ilex cassine
Holly, Dwarf Yaupon – Ilex vomitoria (various dwarf cultivars)
Holly, Savannah – Ilex ‘Savannah’ (native hybrid)
Hophornbeam, American - Ostrya virginiana
Hoptree - Ptelea trifoliata
Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’ – Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’
Hydrangea, Climbing - ? (several plants have this common name, could be Decumaria barbara)
Hydrangea, Oak Leaf – Hydrangea quercifolia
Jacob’s Ladder – perhaps Polemonium reptans (if it is the native one)
Joe-pye Weed - Eupatorium purpureum
Magnolia, Ash – Magnolia ashei
Magnolia, Bigleaf – Magnolia macrophylla
Magnolia, Bigleaf Hybrid
Magnolia, Pyramid – Magnolia pyramidata
Magnolia, Sweetbay – Magnolia virginiana
Magnolia, Umbrella – Magnolia tripetala
Maple, Red-leaf Maple – Acer rubrum
Maple, Chalkbark – Acer leucoderme
Maple, Red ‘Autumn Blaze’ - Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ (native hybrid)
Maple, Red ‘October Glory’ - Acer rubrum 'October Glory'
Milkweed, Swamp – Asclepias incarnata
Mountain Laurel – Kalmia latifolia
Musclewood/ Hornbeam - Carpinus caroliniana
Oak, Laurel - Quercus laurifolia
Oak, Live - Quercus virginiana
Oak, Northern Red – Quercus rubra
Oak, Post - Quercus stellata
Oak, White - Quercus alba
Oats, Upland River - Chasmanthium latifolium
Partridgeberry – Mitchella repens
Passion Vine, Yellow – Passiflora lutea
Pawpaw – Asimina triloba
Persimmon - Diospyros virginiana
Pipe Vine, Woolly Dutchman’s - Aristolochia tomentosa
Redbud – Cercis canadensis
Rhododendron spp.
Sassafras – Sassafras albidum
Sedum – Sedum ternatum (perhaps)
Serviceberry ‘Cole’s Select’ – Amelanchier x grandiflora `Cole's Select'
Silverbell, Savannah River Halesia (not sure which kind)
Silverbell, Big-flowered - Halesia (not sure which kind)
Smoketree, American – Cotinus obovatus
Solomon's Seal, False - Maianthemum racemosum
Solomon's Seal, Variegated (not native)
Sourwood – Oxydendron arboreum
Spicebush – Lindera benzoin
Spiderwort, ‘Danielle’ – hopefully Tradescantia virginiana
Stonecrop – sedum, perhaps Sedum ternatum?
Sugarberry - Celtis laevigata
Sunflower, ‘Marc’s Apollo’ - Helianthus
Sunflower, Swamp – Helianthus angustifolius
Sweetshrub – Calycanthus floridus
Sweetshrub, ‘Athens’ – Calycanthus floridus ‘Athens’
Sycamore - Platanus occidentalis
Titi - Cyrilla racemiflora (perhaps)
Verbena – some are native, some aren’t
Viburnum, spp.
Virginia Sweetspire ‘Henry’s Garnet’ – Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’
Walnut, Black – Juglans nigra
Waxmyrtle, Regular and Dwarf – Morella cerifera
Wichhazel, Common - Hamamelis virginiana
Yarrow ‘Oertels Rose’ - Achillea millefolium
Yellowwood - Cladrastis kentukea


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RE: Fernbank Science Center native plant sale - Sept 20

The Southern River Fern has many common names. It is also known as:
River Fern
Widespread Maiden Fern
Southern Shield Fern
Southern Maiden Fern
Southern Wood Fern
Kunth's Maiden Fern
It is Thelypteris kunthii(Syn. Thelypteris normalis) and is more commonly referred to as Widespread Maiden Fern and that name fits it's habit perfectly, under the right growing conditions!
It is a common roadside Fern in the Southern part of GA, but can also be found in scattered locations in the Piedmont.
Southern River Fern is a rather obscure common name for this Fern.
I'm somewhat surprised to find anyone using it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Thelypteris kunthii


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RE: Fernbank Science Center native plant sale - Sept 20

They really do have a fantastic selection, I just wish this plant sale was later in the year when I will need to have these plants for planting!!

GGG


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RE: Fernbank Science Center native plant sale - Sept 20

Esh, thank you for the Latin names, that is really helpful! I might buy a Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush) as well, there is one outside my kids' daycare center and it has fantastic flowers in spring, and now.

GGG, are you not planting yet b/c its too hot, or b/c you are still fixing your yard after the tornado? I know you said you had to do some extensive repairs, I hope everything has gone well. Were there any areas of your yard that were undamaged or do you have to plant everything new?

Fernbank has updated the list for the plant sale, its a little shorter now, so there must be some things that they are not stocking. Here is the new list:

Fernbank Science Center
Fall Plant Sale
September 20, 2008, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
All plants subject to availability
Updated 09-15-2008

Anise, Florida
Anise, Yellow
Ash, Green
Ash, White
Aster, ‘Woods Pink’, ‘Woods Purple’
Aster, Climbing
Azalea, Native spp.
Banana Shrub
Basswood
Beautyberry, American
Black Eyed Susan ‘Goldstrum’/‘Herbstonne’
Blackgum
Buckeye, Bottlebrush
Buckeye, Painted
Buckeye, Red
Buckeye, Yellow
Buttonbush
Catalpa
Cedar, Atlantic White
Chokeberry, Red
Chrysanthemum ‘Ryan’s Yellow’
Clethra, ‘Ruby Spice’
Coneflower- Purple and Pale Purple
Coneflower, Glossy leaf
Cross Vine, ‘Tangerine Beauty’
Cypress, Bald
Cypress, Pond
Dianthus, ‘Fire Witch’
Doghobble/ Leucothoe
Doghobble/ Leucothoe Dwarf
Dogwood ‘Cherokee Princess’
Eastern Mayhaw
Elderberry, American
Fern, Christmas
Fern, Cinnamon
Fern, Dixie Wood
Fern, Southern River
Filbert, American
Fothergilla, ‘Mt. Airy’
Fringetree/Grancey Gray Beard
Ginger, Wild and ‘Callaway’
Ginkgo
Goldenrod
Gordonia/ Loblolly Bay
Hawthorn, Parsley
Hearts-a-bustin’
Hibiscus, Swamp
Hickory, Mockernut
Hickory, Pignut
Holly, American ‘Carolina No.2’
Holly, Apollo (male)
Holly, Dahoon (female)
Holly, Dwarf Yaupon
Holly, Sparkleberry (female)
Hophornbeam, American
Hoptree
Hosta spp.
Hydrangea, Climbing
Hydrangea, Oak Leaf
Joe-pye Weed
Lantana ‘Miss Huff’
Lenten Rose
Magnolia, Ash
Magnolia, Bigleaf
Magnolia, Bigleaf Hybrid
Magnolia, Pyramid
Magnolia, Sweetbay
Magnolia, Umbrella
Maple, Red-leaf Maple
Maple, Chalkbark
Maple, Red ‘Autumn Blaze’
Maple, Red ‘October Glory’
Mayhaw, Eastern
Milkweed, Swamp
Musclewood/ Hornbeam
Oak, Live
Oak, Northern Red
Oak, Post
Oak, White
Oats, Upland River
Partridgeberry
Passion Vine, Yellow
Pawpaw
Persimmon
Pipe Vine, Woolly Dutchman’s
Redbud
Sassafras
Sedum
Serviceberry ‘Cole’s Select’
Silverbell, Savannah River
Silverbell, Big-flowered
Smoketree, American
Solomon's Seal, False
Sourwood
Spicebush
Sugarberry
Sunflower, ‘Marc’s Apollo’
Sunflower, Swamp
Sweetshrub
Sweetshrub, ‘Athens’
Sycamore
Titi
Verbena
Viburnum, spp.
Virginia Sweetspire ‘Henry’s Garnet’
Vitex
Waxmyrtle, Regular and Dwarf
Wichhazel, Common
Yellowwood


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RE: Fernbank Science Center native plant sale - Sept 20

Impressive list!
Guess I'll pass, this time around. There are a few items of interest, but water, or lack thereof, is of prime concern to me right now. Rainbarrels are almost empty and no prospects for refilling them anytime soon!
Will not be the first time that I've experienced ZERO rainfall during the entire month of September.
Rb


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RE: Fernbank Science Center native plant sale - Sept 20

I see in today's paper that Georgia Perimeter College is having their FERN MADNESS sale on the same day. I have gone to that before and they have a nice selection of ferns and other native plants. It is fun to stroll around the gardens as well.

One of the ferns recommended in the article is Northern Maidenhair - despite the name, it is native to this area as well. It's a wonderful fern and I've never found it to be picky.


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RE: Fernbank Science Center native plant sale - Sept 20

Sale is tomorrow! (or Today if you're reading this on Saturday morning)


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