Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, September 30, 2023
1pm – 3pm
The SSI Garden Club is very happy to announce that the Fall Plant Sale is coming up at the end of this month. The sale offers hundreds of plants propagated by the club’s members, alongside plants donated by local nurseries needing to reduce stock, all for sale at bargain prices.
Fall is a great time to add plants to your garden. The cooler weather of autumn makes being outside pleasant, not only for us gardeners, but also for the establishing of plants in to your gardens.
This year, you will find a large array of both ornamental and edible plants. Ornamentals include hydrangea, rose, heuchera, Shasta daisy, lavender, wooly lambs ears, sedums, campanula, daylilies, gaura, sunrose, hosta, blanket flower, sedge, and many more. Edibles include strawberry, black currant, Desert King fig, black elderberry, Himrod grape, autumn olive, and more. Herbs for culinary and medicinal use that are great at attracting pollinating insects include thyme, comfrey, catmint, feverfew, motherwort, yarrow, and wood sage.
Chorus Frog will be there, offering winter greens, herbs, perennial flowers, and organic seed garlic. Also, Salish Sea Succulents will be selling their lovely, easy-to-care-for plants, with sales going directly to the Manu Children’s Shelter in Botswana.
The sale is only 2 hours long, from 1 to 3 pm. Bring a box to put your plants in, and a few extra boxes, if you can, for someone else to use. Payment is cash, check or e-transfer only (no credit cards).
Salt Spring Island Garden Club Facebook Page
The Garden Club Board approved a proposal by Moe Wendt to have a Facebook page for members of the Garden Club. It is a club members only page and can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/3027768934182480 or by searching for Salt Spring Island Garden Club on Facebook search. If you have any trouble finding the page, contact Moe via email and he can send you a FB invitation to join. You must be a Facebook member to join the page.
The page is primarily for members to share garden photos, gardening questions, and to make announcements of Garden Club events. It does not, in any way, replace the SSI Garden Club website. It is completely voluntary to join.