If you’ve never seen the Old South’s moss-dripping canopies of huge oaks shading many a coastal highway, here’s a native plant sale you may want to check out.
Along U.S. Highway 98 near Fairhope, Alabama, the Weeks Bay Reserve will hold its 23rd annual sale of native plants Friday through Sunday, beginning each day at 9 a.m. Master gardeners from the scenic area will be on hand to provide growing tips and other advice.
“These are some of the finest landscape plants on the market,” said Fred Nation, one of the sale’s organizers and author of Where the Wild Illicium Grows. “Probably 150 different species will be represented. Beautiful perennials, shrubs and a few trees.
“The glory of our plants are the shrubs and the herbaceous plants. They make this place special.”
The sale, which benefits the Weeks Bay Reserve and is run entirely by volunteers, features unique and hard to find native plants, such as pitcher plants.