2014 Schedule of Sales and Events!

It’s that time of the year again – the time when I have to predict the future and announce what plant sales and events we plan to be at. So here goes. Dates first for easy reading.

And don’t forget you can always specially request plants to be picked up at these events!!

March 15 – 16 – that’s this weekend! As always we kick things off with the Sequim Garden Show, a great local show that is worth the drive from outside the area, and timely if you have an early spring gardening bug to appease. This year I am hoping a large banner I ordered that says “WATER WISE PLANTS” will arrive in time and will draw more attention to our booth! We’ll see if it makes a difference.

After that I have four more weeks to get the nursery in gear for spring, which is a luxury I have not had the last few years. The Bloedel Reserve sale, which has been huge for us in the past, is not happening this year. I hate to say it but I am not really feeling too bad about that, since three major plant sales three consecutive weekends is VERY difficult & I always felt completely burned out by the end of it with the spring season still in full swing and demanding my attention.

April 12 – 13. So next it’s Hortlandia (Hardy Plant Society of Oregon) in Portland. This seems to be the Northwest’s biggest and best these days, worth the trip from Seattle! Some people even come from exotic far off places like California and Spokane.

April 18 – 19. Rhododendron Species Foundation sale in Federal Way, Washington.

May 3 – 4. Clackamas County Master Gardener Spring Fair, Canby, Oregon. This is a new one for us. Hey, we’ll try anything once!

May 17. Heronswood garden open and sale, Kingston.

May 30 – June 1. Spring OPEN HOUSE here at the nursery in Sequim!

July 12. Heronswood garden open and sale, Kingston.

July 25 – 26. Summer OPEN HOUSE here at the nursery in Sequim! We’re making this one a two-day event this time; you can still come Sunday but please schedule an appointment.

August 9. Fronderosa Frolic in Gold Bar. Haven’t heard from Judith yet, but assuming it’s on we’ll do it.

September 6. Heronswood garden open and sale, Kingston.

September 12 – 13. Northwest Horticultural Society Fall Sale in Seattle, not confirmed but probably doing it.

September 13. Salem Hardy Plant Society sale.

September 20. If we can, we’d like to try the HPSO Fall Plantfest (Portland). This is not confirmed.

September 26 – 27. Fall OPEN HOUSE here at the nursery in Sequim! We have pushed this one way back this year due to all the other weekends in September being full. We hope that by that time people will still have money left over for plants, and we may get a little rain by then putting people in the mood for planting. As with the summer open house this will be Friday and Saturday only.

If we can think up anything to do in October we’d like to do it. I wouldn’t mind adding an event in July or August also, if it were only one day. Ideas are welcome.

Also note that we will not be at Sorticulture this year. It was a great, fun event and we did not lose money, but it was not worth the logistical challenges. It was really tough to keep the nursery watered simultaneously with all the back and forth to Everett.

Despite the challenges, regional sales are a lot of fun because it is a chance for us to catch up with other nursery folks as well as customers who live too far away to visit us at the nursery. We hope you will come out to one (or several) of them and see us this year!

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Sequim Garden Show. Hey this looks like fun, right?

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Loree / danger garden
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 08:43:00

    That’s quite the list, you’re going to be busy! Glad you’re back in Portland in April…

    Reply

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