for preparing plants for the Sale
as the mature plants can be lifted, Club Members will be trimming,
wrapping and labeling hundreds of divisions from a wide variety
of hardy plants ready for the May 10 event.
used ensures that the plants will stay strong and healthy
for about three weeks if kept outdoors in the shade and out
of the wind. Labeling advises on flower colour, height and
sun and shade preferences.
will also be transplants potted up and ready to be hardened
off, and annuals and vegetables and herbs. Then there are
the widely sought-after specialty plants and shrubs, not to
forget the house plants.
all somewhere around 2000 plants will be offered for sale
at this Valley Gardeners annual fund-raising event.
gardener and long time Club Member Shirley Marston is
demonstrating the techniques of preparing perennial
plants for sale -- armed with gardening tools, wet newspaper,
plastic bags and label