The Northwest Horticultural Society sure makes charitable giving fun for us all - especially their early spring plant sale in support of the Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture. The library is an amazing resource, open to all gardeners, students, professionals. It's a true Northwest treasure.
Join the NHS in supporting the library - all you need do is spend March 9 hanging out with a bunch of keen gardeners, buy some gorgeous hellebores (etc. etc.) and listen to Dan Hinkley give a talk or two - tough duty!!
This year's NHS Early Spring Sale event takes place on March 9th, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 N.E. 41st Street, behind University Village). Over twenty vendors will bring their spring specialities for you to choose from.
Dan will be selling plants from Windcliff as well as speaking at 10 a.m. on "Foliage First" and at 1 p.m. "The Moment at Windcliff - Winter Gives Way to Early Spring". And bring your questions - not only will the vendors be available to ask about the plants they're selling, but at 11:30, Richie Steffen, Lorene Edwards Forkner and Marty Wingate will sit on a Q&A Question Panel - your chance to stump the horticulturists. (Speakers are all donating their time - the event is all about supporting the library...
Tickets to Dan's lectures are $5, on sale starting at 8:30 am. All other events are no charge.
For more nformation, visit the NHS webpage emai:l email@example.com or call: 206-780-8172
The impressive ist of vendors is on the NHS webpage....take a look at a couple of salivating-worthy plants Bouquet Banque is bringing with them: Top to bottom:Podophyllum pleiantha (fall color), the charming Cyclamen coum "Maurice Dryden', and a plant that's new to me Dichroa fibrifuga...part of the fun of this sale is that vendors bring unusual and even rare plants..
Tom will lecture at 1 p.m. on Sunday March 24 at the Center for Urban Horticulture; the doors will open at noon for plant and seed sales. Cost is $5 for NPA members, and $10 for non-members at the door.
This lecture is $5 for NPA members, non-members $10 at the door.
More information about the lecture can be found here.
Tom is that rare combination of vastly experienced, yet seriously funny - I hope he considers it a compliment to be deemed "the David Sedaris of Gardening". I know David Sedaris has talked alot about his family, animals, smoking, and the French...but never about plants that I can remember....even more reason to come hear Tom on March 24...