2013 Schedule of Sales and Events!!

Today I finally applied for the last sale we want to do, so I think I have a pretty good idea what 2013 will look like for regional plant sales. Here is where you will be able to find us this year, and I have also included our open house dates too! As always we welcome your special requests for ANY of these events. Click the links for more information and directions (though a couple of these have yet to be updated from last year).

Sequim Garden Show – March 16, 17 – Sequim, Washington

Bloedel Reserve Premier Plant Sale and Open House – April 6, 7 – Bainbridge Island, Washington (Directions)

HORTLANDIA (Hardy Plant Society of Oregon) – April 13, 14 – Portland, Oregon

Rhododendron Species Foundation Spring Plant Sale – April 19, 20 – Federal Way, Washington

Heronswood Open House – May 18 – Kingston, Washington (still waiting on an official announcement for that one)

(First ever) Spring Open House! – May 31st, June 1st ONLY! – here at the nursery in Sequim.

Sorticulture – June 7 – 9 – Everett, Washington. We are now confirmed to participate in this sale, a new one for us this year.

Summer Open House! – July 26 – 28 – here at the nursery in Sequim.

Fronderosa Frolic – August 10 – Gold Bar, Washington

September Open House! – September 6 – 8 – here at the nursery in Sequim.

Salem Hardy Plant Society Fall Sale – September 14 – Salem, Oregon. I have not absolutely confirmed this sale yet, but as it is the only regional fall plant sale of its kind in western Oregon, chances are excellent that we will do it.

Northwest Horticultural Society Fall Sale – September 20, 21 – Seattle, Washington – also not confirmed, but we have done it every year in the past.

On our open house dates, we regret having to make a couple changes – especially the September one – since it would be nice to have had these really finalized from the get-go. However one other regional plant sale made a late change forcing us to work around it. Hopefully nothing else will change, but if anything does we will be sure to post it here!

Of course, remember, these are not your only opportunities to shop for our plants, since you can also make an appointment to visit any time we are available. We will be glad to have you.

So as long as I’m typing, I’ll get in my plug for the Sequim Garden Show, which is now just a week away. This sale is good for me since it helps me to get my butt in gear and get a little more focused for the upcoming season. It is a fun and easy going atmosphere and the folks are always so nice. The horticultural interest here is pretty impressive for a small town show, I might add. In addition to the exciting selection of plants we will be bringing (lots of Chilean and New Zealand plants this year), you won’t want to miss all the cool Sedums and succulents from Phocas Farms, and many other nurseries will be representing at the show.

Finally – and I will announce this again later – I will be giving a presentation at the Bloedel Reserve during their open house on April 7th at 1 pm. You can come and hear me talk about “Southern Hemisphere Plants: Discerning the Hardy from the Tender” – so bring all your hardiness questions about your favorite Southern Hemisphere Plants! I probably have your answer, since I have killed hundreds of them, and kept excellent records.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. georgeinbandon,oregon
    Mar 08, 2013 @ 17:19:22

    wish i could listen to your presentation on the southern hemisphere plants—there is so much from down there that seems to like our PNW just fine. good luck with all the sales and talks.


  2. Ian
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 00:01:50

    Thanks George! If we do the Salem sale, this time I will have the chance to set up the night before (since it does not conflict with NHS this year), so perhaps I won’t be so beat the next morning for the sale. I had to stop at a rest area and take a nap on the way back last time… not as young as I used to be, I guess.


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