Betsy Burlingame, Master Gardener Plant Sale chairman, readies potted plants for the sale. Photo by Amanda Rosenberg

Variety of plants on sale from Master Gardeners

A broad selection of perennial shrubs, groundcovers, flowering perennials, vegetable starts, herbs, ornamental grasses and native trees and shrubs will be on sale at the WSU Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, Sequim, on Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7.

The sale runs 9 a.m.-noon Saturday and 10 a.m.-noon Sunday; all remaining plants will be half-price Sunday.

Plant sale chairman Betsy Burlingame said that plants in this sale have been cultivated locally so prospective buyers will know that they are well suited for local gardens. Master Gardeners have pruned and potted the plants and they will be on hand at the sale to help gardeners select plants for the growing conditions of their property and to answer questions.

Perennials include pulmonaria lungwort, day and oriental lilies, iris, leopard’s bane and columbine. Groundcovers include ornamental strawberries, ajuga, sweet woodruff, thrift, saxifrages and sedum. Rhubarb, chives, oregano, rosemary, Sweet Sicily and chives also will be readily available. There also is a limited supply of red osier dogwood, California allspice, black current and exotic bromeliads.

Burlingame also said that there is a large collection of used garden art, tools, books and other items for sale.

The annual plant sale is sponsored by the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County.

Proceeds help to maintain local demonstration gardens on Woodcock Road, west of Sequim, and Fifth Street in Port Angeles and gardening education programs throughout Clallam County. For more information, contact 565-2679.

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