The annual ULM Spring Plant Sale will continue for a second weekend, April 12 13, offering a wide assortment of blooms and blossoms at the Plant Research Center/ULM Greenhouse (3903 Bon Aire Dr., two blocks north of Fant-Ewing Coliseum). Saturday hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday hours are 12 - 5 p.m.
This popular sale, held in support of the ULM Herbarium in the Museum of Natural History, offers a variety of plants: annual bedding plants, geraniums, flower and foliage baskets, foliage plants, perennials, herbs, unusual tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, and Louisiana native wildflowers.
Proceeds typically do four things:
· pay for the operation of the day-to-day costs.
· provide funds to long-term digitization goals. Dr. Tom Sasek is at the beginning stages of the process. The plant sale will allow the purchase of a complete digitization system, providing access to information and high-resolution photos to anyone interested.
· support/create the museum displays related to botany and the educational aids which accompany them.
· improve the infrastructure of the greenhouses and plant research areas.
For more information, contact: (318) 342-1792 or (318) 547-6462.