Save the date for two opportunities this coming weekend to consult with experts and select the plants best suited to your gardening style and available space.
“Plant Sale with the Pros”, Olbrich Gardens
The staff of Olbrich Botanical Gardens hosts its “Plant Sale with the Pros“, Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM (Friday) and from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM (Saturday). Look for tents, 3330 Atwood Avenue.
The sale features Wisconsin-hardy annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs and more. Master gardeners and Olbrich’s horticulturists are available to answer questions. Proceeds from the sale benefit Olbrich Gardens. See the 2014 Plant List!
Native Plant Sale, Arboretum
The Friends of the Arboretum hosts its annual Native Plant Sale, Saturday, May 10, from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Look for tents near the Visitor Center. Information sheets are available online for the various native trees, shrubs, prairie, savanna and rain-garden plants available at the sale.
While every effort is made to supply a quantity of each species, the Friends cannot guarantee that everything will remain available, or in the quantities desired, upon your arrival.
My rule of thumb (green thumb, that is!)–get there early! Experts will be on hand to help you locate species and to answer questions.