Spring really snuck up on me this year! One morning I woke up to the sight of trees and shrubs blooming and realized it wasn't winter any more.
With spring comes Plant Sales. And there are several in the Treasure Valley this spring.
April 27: The Idaho Native Plant Society is having its annual native plant sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the usual place: behind the Idaho Fish and Game building at 600 S. Walnut St., Boise. The plant list will be posted on its website after April 17, idahonativeplants.org.
April 27: Hilda Packard is a long-time master gardener and will have a plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon at her home, 1917 N. 9th St., Boise. You can buy plants she has lovingly started from seeds or cuttings, or dug up from her yard. She'll have tomatoes and peppers along with bulbs, corms and lots of different perennials.
May 4: The Idaho Botanical Garden is having it annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To see the available plants, go to idahobotanicalgarden.org, scroll down and click on Spring Plant Sale 2013. The list includes beautiful photos of the flowering plants. Some vegetable and herb plants also will be for sale.
May 4: The Ada Gardeners garden club will have its annual plant sale at 10608 Cruser St., Boise. Several plants will be for sale from 8 a.m. to noon. The club is selling tomatoes and peppers, bulbs and corms, annuals, baskets, shrubs and trees.
May 10 and 11: The Idaho Horticulture Society will have its annual plant sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1211 S. Owyhee in Boise. The College of Western Idaho horticulture class grew the plants; proceeds from the sale are used for scholarships and community service projects. Many kinds of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables will be available.
May 11: The Hidden Springs Farmstead will have a plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Village Green on W. Hidden Springs Drive, Boise. Vegetables, herbs and other offerings will be for sale.
Several garden clubs and high schools will have plant sales. More information on these sales will be coming in this gardening newsletter.
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