Long Island Native Plant Initiative’s East End plant sale continues through 2 p.m. today, Saturday, at Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus in Northampton, aka the Riverhead campus.
All plants on sale were grown from seed gathered on Long Island.
At the event Friday, Diane Herold of Westhampton (photo) got introduced to the Virginia Mountain Mint by Long Island Native Plant Initiative president Paul Anderson of Calverton. He pointed out to her that the mint is a deer-resistant plant, because deer don’t like the way it smells or tastes.
Ms. Herold on Friday was buying plants for a buffer she is planting for the Town of Southampton in Remsenburg.
The sale is held in greenhouses at the college campus.
For more information on the program and plant sale, visit the Long Island Plant Initiative website.
Saturday’s event kicked off at 9 a.m. and runs through 2 p.m.
Purple Top/Grease Grass
Common Milk Weed
Joe Pye weed
Round-headed Bush Clover
Hairy Bush Clover
Slender Bush Clover
Eastern Prickly Pear
Slender-leaved Mountain Mint
Virginia Mountain Mint
Black Eyed Susan
Smooth Blue Aster
New England Aster
Hairy White Field Aster
New York Ironweed