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Gardening: Four Major Plant Sales on Three Consecutive Saturdays

First up, on  Saturday, April 29, it’s the Lane County Master Gardener Association Plant Sale from 9 am to 3 pm, next to the ice rink at the Lane County Fairgrounds. This is typically a huge sale offering all kinds trees, shrubs, flowers and veggie starts.

Then 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, May 6, it’s Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah Native Plant Sale at the Buford Park Nursery (the printed version of my recent column about this nursery gave the wrong date). This sale offers natives only, lovingly grown at the nursery from seed gathered in the greater Mount Pisgah area: some shrubs, lots of forbs, grasses.

The two sales on Saturday, May 13, are timed so you can visit both. The Hardy Plant Sale, sponsored by the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group, is 9 am to 2 pm at the Lane County Fairgrounds. More than 20 vendors, a mix of nonprofits and commercial nurseries from all over Oregon, offer a rich selection of ornamental trees, shrubs and perennials, some natives and a smattering of annuals and veggie starts.

And the same day, 10 am to 5 pm, Food for Lane County’s Summer Plant Sale is  at the Urban Youth Farm, 705 Flamingo Avenue, Springfield. Veggie, flower and herb starts in small sizes include 65 varieties of tomato, 25 sunflowers, 35 peppers, etc. And music!

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