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CLEMSON — South Carolina residents planning to spruce up their gardens should look to the South Carolina Botanical Garden for just what they need.

The Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sales will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, for Friends of the Garden and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays April 14 and 28, for the public. Friends of the Garden memberships will be available at the gate for non-members who want to shop April 13. Friends of the Garden memberships also are available at http://bit.ly/FriendsOfTheGarden.

All sales will be held in the nursery section of the Botanical Garden, 154 Lacecap Loop, off of Perimeter Road in Clemson.

This year’s sales feature a larger selection of edible plants than in the past. There also are quite a few plant species from the Chihuahuan Desert that have exhibited resource-neutral adaptability and performance in South Carolina climates. Botanical Garden experts have found these species to thrive in South Carolina’s climate and tolerate local soils and humidity without supplemental water.

A large selection and variety of plants will be available, including summer annuals, naturally grown vegetable transplants and herbs, bog plants, perennials, ferns, shrubs, grasses, trees and fruits. Many hard-to-find native plants also will be there. A majority of the plant material is produced in the nursery and many selections are propagated from the Botanical Garden’s own plant collection.

The Upstate Daylily Society will be at the sales with selections from its collection, stocking the popular Collector’s Corner with rare plants available in limited quantities.

Botanical Garden staff members, Master Gardeners and Clemson horticulture faculty will be on hand to assist with the selection of plants for use in home landscapes. More information is available in the catalog of plants. Print catalogs will be available at the gate.

Plant sales are major fundraising events for the South Carolina Botanical Garden. All profits support operations and enhancements in the Garden. For information, contact Misty Shealy, nursery and greenhouse manager, at 864-656-3405 or mdsheal@clemson.edu.

For more information, go to http://bit.ly/2018SCBGPlantSale.

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