Do you want to inject brilliant, fragrant blooms, lush foliage and contrasting textures into your garden, know a passionate gardener who does or need a special Mother’s Day gift? Then come one, come all – and come early – to the 38th Annual Plant and Garden Art Sale in Duvall.
On Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Duvall Library’s parking lot and Riverside Avenue will be transformed into a gardener’s paradise. Twenty vendors will offer hundreds of annuals, perennials, native grasses and plants, evergreen shrubs, and locally grown vegetable and herb starts.
Local artists will showcase their unique garden art, including photography, sculptures, birdbaths, fused glass garden ‘pot stickers,’ wind chimes, tableware and hand carved wooden bowls. Gardening pros, landscape companies and nurseries will be on hand to answer gardening questions, identify plants and share educational materials.
"We encourage people to come early if they want the best selections," said Wendy Shimada, president of the Duvall Civic Club and Friends of the Library, which organize the annual fundraising event. "Year after year, popular items, such as the wide variety of locally grown tomato plants, and Klem’s gorgeous blooming begonias, sell out quickly."
"This year, we’ve noticed an interesting trend: backyard organic gardening is on the rise. More and more people are asking for vegetable starts and want advice on growing produce," added Sue Juhre, who has chaired the event for several years. "Even local businesses have jumped on the bandwagon, donating several items to our raffle basket that are perfect for any gardening project, and we want to thank them for their generosity and continued support."
Raffle tickets for a basket overflowing with more than $1000 worth of gift cards, merchandise and services will go on sale from April 23 through the drawing on May 8. All club proceeds from the event support local library programs and community/social services for Snoqualmie Valley residents, such as Duvall Cultural Commission’s Summerstage, Hopelink, Riverview Education Foundation, Snoqualmie Valley Scholarship Fund and Sno-Valley Senior Center.
For more directions or information about the event, contact Wendy Shimada at (425) 788-2052 or visit www.gardentango.com/2010libraryplantsale.aspx.