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Area Gardens Celebrate Spring

(credit: Phran Novelli)

(credit: Phran Novelli)

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By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Before you get digging this weekend, why not head to a plant sale at the Henry Botanic Garden in Gladwyne, PA?

Founded by botanist and plant explorer Mary Gibson Henry, this historic 50-acre garden is a special spot. Their sale includes plants they helped develop, including the Itea virginica cultivar ‘Henry’s Garnet,’ a native shrub with long, loopy white flowers and lush green leaves that turn scarlet red in the fall.

The Henry Foundation is also famous for their fabulous tomato plants; they do the hard work for you by trying out all kinds of varieties to find the best-fruiting and most robust tomatoes.

The plant sale is open to the public Friday afternoon from 12 to 4 pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm.

Then also on Sunday April 27th, from 10 am to 4 pm, rain or shine, you can head to the Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware for their 10th Annual Wildflower Celebration spring festival.

Walk through the gardens to see all the native wildflowers in bloom and enjoy fun family activities, music, food vendors, discovery stations, and demonstrations where you’ll learn a lot and get great ideas you can use in your garden.

Admission is free that day, and the first 1000 families get a free native plant too.

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