Plant sales sprouting up this month, just in time for Mother’s Day

Posted 5/2/17

Swan School holds 5th Plant-A-Palooza

Swan School's fifth annual Plant-A-Palooza, taking place Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7, features an eclectic variety of annual flowers, succulents, tropical and …

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Plant sales sprouting up this month, just in time for Mother’s Day

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Swan School holds 5th Plant-A-Palooza

Swan School's fifth annual Plant-A-Palooza, taking place Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7, features an eclectic variety of annual flowers, succulents, tropical and unusual specimens for sale, as well as large cedar hanging baskets full of seasonal bloomers.

The sale is a benefit for Swan School's experimental learning programs. Attendees are invited to bring their own pot and have it filled at the potting station, and horticultural helpers are to be on hand for planting assistance. The event also includes live music played by students, hot dogs and a craft fair. The event is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday at 2345 Kuhn St., Port Townsend.

Master Gardeners’ sale includes plant clinic

The Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation holds a spring plant sale from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6 at H.J. Carroll Park in Chimacum.

The sale offers visitors the chance to buy plants potted and labeled by local Master Gardeners.

Roaming Master Gardeners are to be on hand to answer questions about how to care for the plants purchased and other queries. The foundation also is to conduct a plant clinic during the event, so attendees can bring specimens of problem plants from their garden for diagnosis. Kul Kah Han Native Plant Garden is to be offering native grasses, annuals, perennials, ground covers and shrubs at the picnic shelter next to the garden.

Island plant sale supports community projects

The Nordland Garden Club holds its biennial fundraising plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at the clubhouse at 320 Garden Club Road on Marrowstone Island.

This fundraising event supports several community projects, including the Chimacum School District’s Pi Program, the Backpack for Kids program at Chimacum schools, college scholarships, and maintenance of the clubhouse and grounds as a place for community gatherings. Plants for sale include more than 60 rhododendrons, vegetable starts, tomatoes, herbs, a large selection of perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees, garden-related crafts and a raffle for some great prizes.

Tri-Area Garden Club plant sale set for May 13

The Tri-Area Garden Club and Chimacum High School horticulture students’ annual plant sale is planned for 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, May 13 at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road.

Because of the large number of plants and the rainy spring, the sale takes place in the front-entry commons area at Chimacum High School, not at the high school greenhouse, as it was last year. 

Plants include a wide variety of easy-to-grow perennials, grasses, trees, succulents and many other plants.  All are reasonably priced, and payment can be made by check or cash, with small bills gratefully appreciated.

 The proceeds from this annual fundraiser are used to provide grants for local organizations’ horticulture projects. This year’s grant winners included Habitat for Humanity and The Gatheringplace for their landscaping and gardening projects. Proceeds also helped to fund Chimacum High School’s participation in the national Bee Campus USA program. The Bee Campus program allows the school’s horticulture students to develop bee hives and enhance food production on site for use in the school’s cafeteria.

(Compiled by Leader staff writer Katie Kowalski.)

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