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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual initiative to increase awareness for the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Join us tomorrow, Saturday, October 18 for our annual PINK DAY event at all locations. We'll have the Sentara Pink Kiosk on hand and we'll donate 15% from select pink plant and pumpkin purchases to Sentara Cancer Network. So come check out all the pink possibilities for your autumn garden!

Here are just a few of our favorite PINK plants for fall:

Pink Shi-Shi Camellia - Sometimes called Shi-Shi Gashira, this pink, flowering evergreen shrub has a low, spreading form and slow grow habit. Shi-Shi’s main attraction is its flowering. Each October, this camellia will bloom beautiful pink flowers that last through December.

Pink Encore Azaleas - These easy-care shrubs offer three seasons of blooms and are ideal in any garden setting. The pink blooming Autumn Empress has rich, dark green leaves that provide the perfect backdrop for the pink semi-double flowers. Its upright habit makes it a nice focal point in any garden setting.

Pink Pansies - These charming and easy to care for annuals hav always been a cool season favorite. You may still have some pansies from last spring in your garden beds. Look around and see if they are perking up for fall. With color choices that span the rainbow, pansies bloom in white, yellow, purple, blue and yes, of course PINK!

Pink Mums - These divas of the garden are a must-have for fall. No other fall flower delivers as much color for as long as good old mums. With their tight, mounded habit and stunning bloom cover mums are perfect for mass plantings & work exceptionally well in container plantings and pots.

Join us Saturday, October 18th for PINK DAY >>

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