The SSM Horticultural Society has come up with their own Top 10 Reasons why you don’t want to miss their Annual Plant Sale this coming Saturday:
10. Lovely lovage. We’ll have a bunch of pots of this aromatic and tasty perennial herb, which is fantastic in soups and stews but can also be eaten like asparagus or even made into candy! Read more about lovage
9. Compost. Clay soil bumming you out? Adding some compost will help your plants grow better. Lemieux will be bringing us a load of this brown gold, so bring your blue box and fill ‘er up for a small fee!
8. Or how about some coir blocks? Coir expands to 8 times its volume and is a 100 per cent organic and environmentally friendly alternative to peat. Clean North will have some at our plant sale! Read more about coir
7. Mmmmm….farmers market! The Algoma Farmer’s Market will have some vendors with tasty local goods at our plant sale…and we hear one of them will be bringing trillium!
6. An egg a day keeps the doctor away! What’s better than an egg? How about a free-range, organic egg from Pearce Farm? Farmer Jennie will have a cooler full of her farm-fresh brown eggs!
5. Herbs...If you like to cook and are ready to get your herb garden rolling, we will have a variety of herbs for sale on Saturday.
4. Do the mosquitoes interfere with your gardening? Try attracting more bats to your yard with a Clean North bathouse, available for sale on Saturday. Bats can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes per hour!
3. Gardening magazines! Our nearly new table is VERY popular, especially the magazines….Many articles are timeless, and these babies sell like hotcakes!
2. Perennials, perennials, perennials….At bargain prices! We will have many garden faves: irises (including some unusual copper-coloured ones!), lily-of-the valley, peonies, daylilies, ladysmantle, geraniums, masterwort, fall sedum, giant phlox, fernleaf bleeding heart, evening primrose, currants, a bridal veil spirea, rhubarb, and more!
And the number 1 reason to come the Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society Plant Sale on Saturday…..
1. It’s a fun celebration of gardening and a wonderful way to support the good works of the Hort Society, including the SAH Mental Health and Addictions Garden, the Allard St. Community Garden, and community gardening education.
[highlight]Sale starts at 9 am (no earlybirds, please) and runs till noon, rain or shine. It takes place at United Baptist Church, 41 Malabar Dr.[/highlight]
Have questions or would like more information? Visit them on the web at www.ssmhortsociety.com