I try not to bury you in gardening events and sales...our horticultural community is so rich that it's all too easy to be overwhelmed by all the possibilities, especially now when we're so busy in our own gardens. But here is a one-of-a-kind event and the biggest sale of the season, not to be missed...(If you do want a comprehensive list, check out the Miller Library web page).
APRIL 24 & 25 ARBORETUM PLANT SALE are the dates for this year's Granddaddy of all plant sales. FlorAbundance supports the Washington Park Arboretum, and all the best vendors, bearing choice plants, come from far and near to participate: Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Warren G. Magnuson Park, Building 30, Member Pre-Sale: Friday, April 23, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
MAY 8 - MASTER PRUNERS AND CULTURAL AWARENESS ON WHIDBEY ISLAND - You're invited to visit a glorious, much-published garden belonging to Norm and Danielle Bodine on Whidbey Island. Believe me that the Bodine's are wonderful hosts, and they're holding a Japanese pruning demonstration, garden tour and lunch in their garden and home to benefit the Northwest Language Academy. Masa Mizuno, former landscape director of the Portland Japanese garden and Mark Akai will answer questions, give a pruning demonstration and lead tours of the Bodine's garden from 10 - 12, followed by a delicious lunch. Price is $75, with all proceeds going to the NWLA. Space is limited; learn more and sign up at (360) 321-2101 or at www.nwlanguageacademy.com.
Take a look at the Bodine's South Whidbey garden and come visit on May 8th when it's at the height of spring bloom