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Tis the season: Master Gardener plant sales and more

May 2nd, 2018 | Category: Features

Welcome May! This month brings a variety of plant sales, including the much-loved events from the Master Gardener groups. Have a look at what’s coming up, and all enjoy all the plants!

Lots available at the Whatcom Master Gardener sale at Hovander Park, this year held Saturday, May 12. COURTESY PHOTO

Lots available at the Whatcom Master Gardener sale at Hovander Park, this year held Saturday, May 12. COURTESY PHOTO


Birchwood Garden Club’s 26th Annual Plant Sale: Saturday, May 5. Annuals, perennials, indoor plants, veggie starts, pots, books and choice selections from members gardens will be available for sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit numerous community organizations including maintenance of the Whatcom Museum and Bellingham Public Library gardens along with donations of gardening literature for both adults and children at the library. 9 a.m. to noon. Bellingham Central Public Library, lower level conference room.  210 Central Ave., Bellingham. See


Native Plant Sale: Washington Native Plant Society-Salal Chapter: Saturday, May 5. Take advantage of the Washington Native Plant Society-Salal Chapter’s 19th annual spring sale to expand—or begin—your backyard habitat for wildlife. Time is from 10 a. m. to noon, in the Native Plant Garden area of the Skagit Display Gardens, at WSU’s NW Research and Extension Center (16650 State Highway 536) in Mount Vernon. Expect to find a good selection of native trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, ground covers and ferns. For more information and a list of plants available contact Brenda at


Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale: Saturday, May 5. More than 5,000 tomatoes starts, 4,000 herb and vegetable starts, perennials, native plants, trees, shrubs, ground covers, perennials, living garden art. Master gardeners will be available to answer questions. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WSU Snohomish County Extension, McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. (425) 357-6010,


WSU Whatcom County Extension Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale: Saturday, May 12. Over 20 varieties tomatoes, vegetable starts, perennials, herbs, natives and more! Master Gardeners available to answer questions at the Plant Clinic and Information Booth. Mini workshops, food sales, vendors and displays. Proceeds support the WSU Whatcom Master Gardener program. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale.


Skagit County Master Gardener Sale: Saturday, May 12. 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. Master Gardener help with gardening questions. Recycle your used plant pots. Enjoy early day gas engines, classic tractors and antique farm machinery too. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mount Vernon, Building F. Free admission and parking. See a list of plant varieties at


Island County Master Gardener Sale: Saturday, May 12. Check out this plant sale’s wide selection of perennials, native plants, shrubs, and veggies from 9 a.m. to noon at Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn RD., Whidbey Island. Expert Master Gardeners will be present to help you identify any of your plant problems. Personal Shoppers are also available to help you choose the right plants for your property and garden.


San Juan County Master Gardener Sale: Saturday, May 12. This annual sale filled with veggies, herbs, perennials and more runs from 9 a.m. to noon at Mullis Community Center, Senior Services, 589 Nash St, Friday Harbor. Find many of the homegrown  and heirloom plants you love.


Everett Garden Club Sale: Saturday, May 12. Assortment of indoor and outdoor plants, garden art and plant related items. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until sold out), corner of 52nd and Evergreen Way (Party Display & Costume parking lot) in Everett. See


Annual Cascade Cuts Plant Sale: Saturday, May 19. This wholesale nursery, opens to the public one day a year to benefit Sustainable Connections Food & Farming Program. The sale includes perennials, annuals, veggie starts, and herbs. All sales support Food to Bank On, the annual Whatcom County Farm Tour, and more. “This fundraiser is a wonderful way to get the plants you want for the season and support our local farmers,” said Sara Southerland, Food & Farming Program Manager. “Proceeds from years past have enabled us to expand our new farmer training program and keep the Whatcom County Farm Tour going. It’s the perfect win-win.” The sale runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at  632 Montgomery Road, Bellingham (King Mountain neighborhood). For more information, see or call (360) 647-7093.


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