Meanwhile, my duties as Siver Spring Garden Club's President have taken over and I've spent many hours this week getting our May club newsletter out along with putting together plans for our annual GardenMart, which is our big annual club fundraiser. Here are the details:
>>Sat, May 9, Silver Spring Garden Club's Garden Mart, 9:00am-1:00pm, Wheaton, MD
The Silver Spring Garden Club's annual Garden Mart plant sale is for bargain-seekers and plant-lovers. Come early for best pick of annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs, houseplants, wildflowers, and much more. Our annual raffle is just $1 per ticket or 6 for $5 and we have some great prizes! This event is rain or shine. Fee: $0/Free. Pre-registration is not required. Outside the Visitors Center at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton MD. For directions: http://www.brooksidegardens.org/. For more information on the club: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SilverSpringGardenClub/. Remember to Bring Your Checkbook -- Brookside has no ATM and the Club cannot accept credit cards! See PDF versions of our flyer and raffle ticket forms posted on 5/3 at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SilverSpringGardenClub/files/<<
The fun part about this sale is that half of our plants come in from member donations from their own gardens and you just never know what you are going to get. I've bought some sweet little Alpine strawberries and clumps of variegated liriope from the leftovers in past years. This year, I'm not really looking for anything in particular beyond my ongoing search for cheap epimediums and large-leaved hostas (and by "large-leaved" I mean monster-sized).