It’s (almost) spring and the annual plant sale needs you!

  • Written by Barb Olsen
Customers look over the offerings at last year’s plant and garden art sale. Photo by Wendy Shimada
For even a gardener with a brown thumb like myself, the 39th annual Duvall Civic Club Plant and Garden Art Sale at the library promises a good time, full of great plant bargains, the chance to chat with neighbors you haven’t seen all winter, seasoned gardeners with advice to share, art vendors, garden suppliers and children’s activities.

The plant sale takes place on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, May 7, along the street behind the Duvall Library. The sale will include specialty plants such as plush baskets of Reiger begonias. It will also make good use of the treasures that residents from around the area donate, and here’s where you come in.

Starting now and continuing through Friday, May 6 the Civic Club will collect plant donations. If you’ve got unwanted perennial offshoots or other unneeded plants in your yard, consider potting those extras and donating them to the plant sale.

The sale can use your perennials, flower and veggie starts, herb starts, annuals, shrubs and small trees. Large shrubs or small trees can be donated in heavy-duty garbage bags with soil around the roots. (The sale does not accept donations of house plants or invasive species.)

You can leave your plant donations at the donation site at 15606 3rd Ave NE in Duvall, or contact Wendy at (425) 788-2052 to discuss possible pickup if you’re located in the Duvall area.

Pots and plant tags are available at the donation site. And you’ll find informational fliers at the Duvall Library as well that explain how to donate your plants.

"People never know what they’re going to find at the plant sale," event chair Sue Juhre said, "and that’s part of the fun. They might discover just the plant they’ve wanted or maybe some great vegetable starts for this year’s garden. It’s also a real community event, with opportunities to make new friends and run into old ones. We’re excited to be planning this year’s event because the plant sale has become something people look forward to every spring."

The plant sale also offers an opportunity to help the Duvall Civic Club raise funds for vital community needs and projects such as Hopelink, the Sno-Valley Senior Center, Duvall Library programs, the Riverview School District and local cultural organizations such as Summerstage.

For more information about the plant sale or how you can help, contact Sue at (425) 788-7965.

You can find out more soon as well on the Duvall Civic Club’s facebook page. And while you’re there, please consider signing up as a Civic Club facebook friend.

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