I know I’m not the only one out there jonesing to get out in the garden, despite tonight’s forecast for some white stuff. To tide you over, here is a small listing of my favorite spring plant sales…
Early Bloomers Plant Sale (2011)
Arboretum, Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At Plant Donations and the Pat Calvert Greenhouse
“Long one of the Northwest’s best-kept gardening secrets, Early Bloomers has become an area favorite. Featuring plants that bloom early in Northwest gardens and many others, the sale offers a great start on spring planting with hundreds of favorite and unusual plants. Perennials, shrubs, small trees, herbs and much more, with many surprises!”
We went to this last year and got lots of great stuff. It is mostly donated by members, and plants tend to be small, but definitely worth checking out. Word to the wise, parking is a PAIN – very small lot. We ended up parking in another lot and trekking back to the sale.
FlorAbundance Spring Plant Sale (2011)
Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Member Pre-Sale & Party
Friday, April 29, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Warren G. Magnuson Park, Building 30
“This magnificent sale, the largest in the Puget Sound region, features a glorious variety of plants from dozens of the region’s specialty nurseries. Species and hybrid rhododendrons, unusual annuals, favorite and rare perennials, trees, shrubs, beautiful conifers, groundcovers, vegetable starts, grasses, vines and even more. “If you love gardening, the Arboretum Foundation’s spring plant sale feels like horticultural heaven,” says garden writer Ann Lovejoy.”
The Arboretum’s big fundraising sale – lots of vendors and plants! Bring a wagon! I got a currant last year, among other things.
NW Horticultural Society 4th Annual Spring Ephemerals…and More! Plant Sale
Northwest Perennial Alliance Spring Plant Sale
AND The Big Daddy –
Master Gardener Sale
Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7th and 8th
Center for Urban Horticulture
The Lovely Miss Z and I went to this one last year – we splurged and bought the pre-sale tickets where they give you wine and food! Definitely my favorite sale of the year! Got all my tomatoes here! And probably some other things I didn’t need…damn wine.
I tried to post the info for Seattle Tilth’s sales but it doesn’t appear to be posted yet.
And though Swanson’s is a for-profit nursery, they do have a big sale where you can get some sweet bare root plants for 40% off!
Thurs., February 10, – Sun., March 13
Early Spring Sale – 40% Off all Bare root Roses, Fruit Trees & Shrubs
The Early Spring Sale starts Thursday, Feb. 10th, and runs through March 13th. Save 25% off on all Perennials, Herbs, Groundcovers, Potted Trees & Shrubs. Save 40% on all Bare root items including: Roses, Small Fruits & Berries, Fruit & Flowering Trees, and Shrubs. The best selection, and the best time to plant fruits and berries is now! We have a huge selection of blueberries, cane berries, fruit trees, and strawberries – All on sale at 40% off.