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Apr 30th, 2015 | Category: Features

The month of May means a large number of popular plant sales, including annual events from Master Gardeners, local schools, and organizations. Following are just some of the events coming up. Enjoy!

Visitors look over the assortment of plants during the annual plant sale at Cascade Cuts, a wholesale nursery that opens its doors to the public once a year as a fundraiser for Sustainable Connections’ Food & Farming Program. COURTESY PHOTO

Visitors look over the assortment of plants during the annual plant sale at Cascade Cuts, a wholesale nursery that opens its doors to the public once a year as a fundraiser for Sustainable Connections’ Food & Farming Program. COURTESY PHOTO

Mt. Baker Plant Sale: Friday and Saturday, May 1-2. Horticulture students will be selling flowering annual plants, large tomato plants, herbs, vegetable starts and hanging baskets that have been raised over the past six months. Friday hours 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mount Baker High School in Deming.

Growing Veterans Plant Sale: This ongoing sale runs Wednesdays through Saturdays, until May 16. Starts include 84 different varieties of tomatoes, lots of peppers, tomatillos, beans, peas, beets and more. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Growing Veterans main farm, 6458 Martin Place in Lynden. For details see growingveterans.org.

Birchwood Garden Club Annual Plant Sale: Saturday, May 2. This sale offers a wide variety of annuals, perennials and specialty plants, shrubs, vines, vegetable starts and more. Proceeds support the beautification of many local public gardens. The sale runs 9 a.m. until noon at the Bellingham Public Library, lower level lecture room, 210 Central Avenue, Bellingham. See www.birchwoodgardenclub.org.

Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale: Saturday, May 2. More than 5,000 tomatoes starts, including a wide selection of varieties, as well as 4,000 herb and vegetable starts, perennials, native plants, trees, shrubs, ground covers, and living garden art. Master gardeners will be available to answer questions.  The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WSU Snohomish County Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. See www.snomgf.org.

Wind Poppy Nursery Plant Sale Fundraiser for Pioneer Meadows: Saturday & Sunday, May 2-3. This year the farm’s annual spring sale will be held at Pioneer Meadows Montessori for a school fundraiser. Flowering perennials, grasses, and hanging baskets, and the elementary children will be selling tomato starts and refreshments. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2377 Douglas Road, Ferndale.

4th annual Bow Little Market Garden Sale and Swap: Saturday, May 2. Lots and lots of perennial plants, seed and starts for swap and sale from noon to 3 p.m. at Alger Community Hall, 17835 Parkview Lane, Alger.  Friday Creek Habitat Stewards & Skagit Conservation District will give away native plants, and visitors can help themselves to the free pile or bring contributions for it. Sponsored by Chuckanut Transition, Skagit Conservation District and Friday Creek Habitat Stewards, and the Bow Little Market.

WSU Whatcom County Extension Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale: Saturday, May 9. Wide variety of locally grown tomatoes, perennials, herbs, fruit trees and natives for sale. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions at the Plant Clinic and Information Booth. Mini workshops, food sales, vendors and displays on hand. Proceeds support the WSU Whatcom Master Gardener program. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale.

Skagit County Master Gardener Sale: Saturday, May 9. Over 2,500 tomatoes (39 varieties), veggie and flower starts, native plants, perennials, herbs, trees, shrubs, and Mother’s Day gifts. Educational booths, art, food, plant and other vendors on hand. Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions, and visitors can bring used plant pots to be recycled. Family-friendly activities include early day gas engines, classic tractors and antique farm machinery. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon, Building F. Parking and admission are free. See a list of plant varieties at http://ext100.wsu.edu/skagit/mg/plant-fair/.

Island County Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale: Saturday, May 9. A large selection of perennials, native plants, shrubs, veggies and more will be available, as well as a plant clinic and personal help from Master Gardeners. The sale runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Whidbey Island.

Arlington Garden Club annual Plant Sale: Saturday, May 9. Perennials, bedding plants, veggie starts, shrubs and sedums for sale. Coffee and baked goods also sold with proceeds towards improvements along the Centennial Trail. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Plaza by City Hall, 238 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. See www.arlingtongardenclub.org.

Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale: Saturday, May 9. The Center for Local Self Reliance hosts this sale featuring 42 varieties of rare heirloom tomatoes. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center, located at 107 Chuckanut Drive in Bellingham.

Cascade Cuts Annual Plant Sale: Saturday, May 16. This wholesale perennial, annual, veggie and herb nursery is open to the public one day a year as a fundraiser for Sustainable Connections’ Food & Farming Program. Ornamentals, herbs, flowers and more available for purchase. Check out coffee trees, hops, compost tea machines, and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 632 Montgomery Road, Bellingham.

For additional plant sales and listings, see our events calendar.

Published in the May 2015 issue of Grow Northwest 

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