Reflection Riding is inviting the Chattanooga community to the first Brunch and Blooms to promote the sale of native plants. The event will be held at the Reflection Riding Native Plant Nursery on Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
“There are many reasons to shop local and buy native plants," said Reflection Riding's Administrative Coordinator Mary Corson. "It helps preserve Chattanooga’s biodiversity because our wildlife depends on native plant species to survive."
Brunch and Blooms is being held to encourage people to shop native plants and to celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity. Guests will be treated to brunch-style appetizers and cocktails while they shop. There will also be live music courtesy of the Chattanooga based band, Call Me Spinster.
“Native plants are generally easier to grow and cheaper to maintain because they are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur,” said Ms. Corson.
Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased on www.reflectionriding.org. Tickets for members are $20 and $25 for non-members. Kids 10 and under are free.
Sisters Rosalie, Rachel, and Amelia formed the trio Call Me Spinster after unearthing their grandfather’s accordion in a closet and spending several summers learning pop covers on a hodgepodge of acquired instruments, from the mandolin to the washboard, glockenspiel, and upright bass. Spinster melds familial harmony and old-timey sensibilities with pop sounds, reviving classics of doo-wop, 80’s art pop, and 90’s boy band rock.