There’s nothing that says “spring” like the Duvall Civic Club Plant and Garden Art Sale, now in its 46th year. It takes place the day before Mother’s Day, on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot behind the old Duvall library, along Riverside Avenue.
“Plants are beautiful; they enrich your life,” Civic Club President Georgene Jones commented. “And by holding this plant sale each year, the Duvall Civic Club is able to use the funds raised to help enrich the quality of life in our community.”
The Civic Club uses proceeds from the plant sale to pay for scholarships for Cedarcrest High School students and help fund community services such as the SnoValley Senior Center, Hopelink, the Duvall Library, the Riverview School District, and Summerstage performances.
If you have plants you would like to donate to the sale, you can drop them off with Civic Club volunteers. Contact Claire at (206) 371-4579 for drop-off locations and information. The plant sale includes outdoor plants only, and all plants must be potted.
“We would love to have your potted perennials, veggie starts, herbs, annual flower starts, ground cover, and other landscaping greenery,” Civic Club member and plant sale volunteer Claire Eaton explained. “Donating to the Civic Club plant sale and attending the plant sale event gives all of us the opportunity to come together and give to each other.”
The plant sale also features vendors selling plants, gardening supplies, garden art and more. And back again this year will be the always-popular children’s potting corner, run by children’s librarian Katherine Huber, where kids can pot flowers for Mother’s Day. “The children have such fun making gifts for their moms,” Katherine said. “And it’s free!”
And to find out more about the club, see the Duvall Civic Club’s Facebook page. Civic Club meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month (except for July and August) at 7:00 p.m. in the old library’s downstairs meeting room.
Barb Olsen is a local writer and journalist and a volunteer with the Duvall Civic Club.