Fall plant sale to be held online

Fall is always a wonderful time for planting as it gives your plants time to establish great root systems for the spring.

Due to continued concerns about COVID-19, the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s annual fall plant sale will be online with the catalog open from Sept. 25 to Oct. 8.

The pickup time is from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Plant sales are among the group’s biggest fundraisers of the year and help support the arboretum’s community education and trail-improvement efforts, such as the Nature Book Trail and children’s programs.

For two weeks, participnts may browse the selections of perennials, trees, and shrubs available from the vendors, Tennessee Naturescapes, Riverdale Nursery, East Fork Nursery, and Erin’s Meadow Herb Farm.

These vendors offer a selection of plants including unique conifers, both evergreen and native azaleas, hydrangeas, native shrubs, pollinator plants, and a wide variety of herbs.

Beginning Sept. 25, buyers may log on to utas-plant-sale.square.site/ to shop and make payment. The catalog will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, and close at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8.

All payments must be made by credit card online in advance. No sales on the pickup day are possible.

On the check-out page, buyers will be given the option to choose a pickp time at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave., Oak Ridge.

There are no Saturday pickup times offered.