Plant sales planned this weekend

Those seeking to put those chilly April blues behind and fully embrace the warmer temps of springtime can get their gardens going by attending Saturday plant sales.

Sales are planned in Sequim and Port Townsend on Saturday.

Spring plant sale

Plants, saplings, perennials and vegetable starts will be featured at the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday — with a half-price sale from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road in Sequim.

Veggie starts include tomatoes, peppers (sweet and hot varieties), salad greens, squash and zucchini. Native flowering perennials like snowberry, Pacific ninebark, red flowering currant, thimbleberry, twinberry, mock orange, ocean spray and red-osier dogwood will be available.

Fresh herbs will include rosemary, sage, parsley, thyme, mint and oregano.

Trees such as red cedar, grand fir or Douglas fir will be offered.

An expanded houseplant section will include such plants as aloe vera, holiday cactus, spider plants, inch plants and purple oxalis.

Gardening gifts and gently used tools and supplies will be available. Tickets for the Petals and Pathways Garden Tour on June 24 also will be on sale for the early-bird price of $15.

“Our offerings have been lovingly fussed over by our own Clallam County Master Gardener volunteers who will be on hand to give free advice and answer questions about your purchase,” according to a Master Gardener press release.

Proceeds from the sale will go to maintenance of the 2.4-acre Woodcock Demonstration Garden and the 5th Street Community Garden demonstration in Port Angeles.

Funds from the plant sale also will support Master Gardener community services such as the Youth Enrichment Program (YEP) in our local schools, as well as Green Thumb Education Series and Digging Deeper presentations.

Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Parking is available both in the west entrance lot and adjacent to Buttercup Lane.

For more information, visit the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County’s website at www.clallammgf.org.

Gariss Gardens

The Jefferson County Master Garden Foundation will have no sale this spring, but others have stepped in to fill the void.

Local flower growers from Gariss Gardens, Fawn Meadow Farm and Mats Mast Gardens have joined together for the largest plant sales in Jefferson County this spring from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Gariss Gardens at 501 27th St., just off Discovery Road, in Port Townsend.

Along with a broad selection of over 2,000 flowering favorites for gardens and containers, the sale also features harder to find, unique annual flower starts, landscaping natives, perennials, trees and herbs.

Special guests to the sale are Jefferson County ceramic artists Heather Gordon and Michelle Townsend who will have an assortment of handmade vases available.

For more information, see https://www.garissgardens.com/.

Plant-a-palooza

Swan School’s Plant-A-Palooza will offer a wide and eclectic variety of annual flowers, succulents, edibles, locally grown strawberries, and beautiful large, hanging baskets full of seasonal bloomers this weekend.

The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 2345 Kuhn St., Port Townsend.

It is sponsored by Swan School as a benefit for its project-based learning programs.

Swan students will host a bake sale and hot dogs hot off the grill.

Swan School is celebrating its 40th year as an independent elementary school in Jefferson County.

For more information, contact Swan School at 360-385-7340 or Gariss Gardens at garissgardens@gmail.com.

Looking ahead

Gardeners who can’t get out this weekend can look ahead to the Food Bank Growers Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13.

Ready-to-grow veggies, herbs, pollinating flowers, trees and ornamentals will be sold at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona Ave., in Port Townsend.

A special donation from WSU Master Gardeners of over 100 hosta plants also will be offered at this sale. Volunteers will be on site to help with growing tips for new plants.

In addition to plants, a raffle will offer chances to win a garden trellis, a hanging succulent garden or other surprises.

Food Bank Growers volunteers grow plant starts for 11 FBG gardens, to give to food banks, and for fundraising sales.

For more information, contact FoodBank Growers@gmail.com.

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