Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Planting

All the gorgeous sunshine these past few days has me getting so excited to work in my flower gardens. Plants however, can be expensive. Last year I was able to save a LOT of money on flowers and bushes at plant sales.

The one thing that I did wrong was I bought a whole bunch of plants at one sale and took forever to plant them. (It's hard to garden with a toddler.) This year I've decided I'm going to try to go to at least 2, if not more sales and spread out the purchases. My plan is to plant all the ones I buy the same day or weekend! I'll let you know how it goes.

You don't need a huge yard to buy plants, some pots from WinCo can grow you some nice flowers and herbs on your patio. Yesterday I had fresh chives from my garden on our baked potatoes and loved it!

Anyhow - here are some of the plant sales coming up:

Thursday April 16th - Saturday April 18th
This is part of the Spring Fair at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.

Saturday April 18th  9am-5pm
Many of these plants were propagated on the Hospital grounds and their groundskeepers will be there to offer expert advice!
6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle

Saturday April 18th 10am-4pm
Kent Memorial Park 850 N Central, Kent

Saturday April 25th 9am-5pm (Apparently the largest sale in the Puget Sound Region)
Warren G. Magnuson Park (Building 30) 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle

Saturday May 2nd 9am-1pm
9817 51st Ave S, Seattle 98118 (Check out their beautiful gardens too!)

Saturday May 16th (I think it was 8am-3pm Last year)
Kent-Meridian High School

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