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Saving Pollinators at Mercer Bookmark

Saving Pollinators at Mercer
Mercer’s always been butterfly friendly, but now it’s a certified waystation. Mercer recently introduced a new Pollinator Garden, funded in part by a grant from the Native Plant Society of Texas. Located near the Children’s Garden, this garden features pollinator favorites such as milkweed, black-eyed Susans, and Mexican sunflowers. The garden’s location was chosen carefully as a transition between the Shakespeare Garden and the Children’s Garden, which also contains nectar-producing plants. Jacob Martin, Mercer’s greenhouse manager, said Mercer hopes the garden will help spread awareness

Mercer Botanic Gardens Celebrates Grand Reopening During March Mart Plant Sale Bookmark

Mercer Botanic Gardens Celebrates Grand Reopening During March Mart Plant Sale
Celebrate the grand reopening of Mercer Botanic Gardens and browse a variety of hard-to-find plants during the annual March Mart Plant Sale Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mercer Botanic Gardens. Purchase a TMS membership to gain VIP early access to the sale Friday, March 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Visit www.themercersociety.org to learn more about becoming a TMS member and the various membership benefits. “Mercer staff have worked hard to recover

Top Plants at March Mart Bookmark

Top Plants at March Mart
With spring around the corner, experts with The Mercer Society (TMS) are preparing a lineup of old favorites and new cultivars set to transform your garden this spring. TMS Grower Brandon Hubbard gives an overview of some of the plants that will be available at this year’s March Mart. “We are focusing on collecting and cultivating unusual and unique plant species that people won’t find anywhere else,” said Hubbard. “Shoppers will find a few rare plants and specimens that have been difficult to collect for