Spring is our longest season around here. In late January, early sprouts and blooms are already mingling with winter’s ‘official’ flowers yet the fickle weather of the season often lingers until early July. These long springs give plenty of room for plant sales, and we will be participating in six:
Friday March 7 -Northwest Horticultural Society at the University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture, 9:00- 3:00
Saturday April 5- Seattle Audubon at their headquarters, 8030 35th Ave. NE, 10:00 – 4:00
Sunday April 13- Northwest Perennial Alliance at North Seattle Community College, 9:00- 3:00
Friday April 18, 2:00- 6:00 (first hour members only) and Saturday April 19, 9:00- 3:00, Rhodododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way
Friday April 25, 5:30-8:00 (pre-sale and party), Saturday April 26, 10:00-5:00 and Sunday April 27, 9:00-3:00 – Arboretum Foundation Florabundance Sale, Magnuson Park, Seattle, Bldg. 30
Saturday May 3, Master Gardener’s Sale, University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture, 8:00- 5:00
These sales are good in several directions: they support institutions and organizations dedicated to urban greenery and horticultural knowledge, they get people excited about plants and gardening and they send countless choice and rare plants home with people who will beautify the scene while getting some exercise. Meanwhile, the nurseries benefit from the income and exposure.
The variety of plants offered at plant sales in the Northwest is enormous. Just browsing can be an education. Meeting the growers and mingling with plant people enlightens and energizes.
We look forward to meeting customers old and new and sharing some exciting plants.