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Posted on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 : 9:30 a.m.

Upcoming plant sales help support community gardens

By Monica Milla

Lots of plant sales are coming up in the greater Ann Arbor area in the next month. Sales hosted by local community gardening organizations and garden clubs provide healthy, hardy plants, most grown right in our area, at good prices. The proceeds also benefit gardening programs in our community.

Upcoming sales include:

May 11 and May 12, Growing Hope Plant Sale. 3 to 7 p.m. on May 11; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 12, in conjunction with the Ypsilanti Garden Fair. A wide variety of plants, plus raised bed kits, Growing Hope merchandise and great gifts for Mother’s Day. Growing Hope Center, 922 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti.

May 12, Chelsea Area Garden Club Plant Sale. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Thousands of plants available from local gardens: annuals, perennials, ferns, hostas, wildflowers, ornamental grasses, vegetables, and herbs. Proceeds support civic beautification, grants, and scholarships. More information: 734-475-9748. Palmer Lot, 222 S. Main St., Chelsea, across from City Offices.

May 12, Dexter Garden Club Plant Sale. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A large selection of plants: annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, small trees and shrubs. You'll find old favorites plus a selection of new and unusual varieties. Plants grown by club members as well as donated by local groups and commercial growers. Proceeds from the sale support gardening programs in the community. The Gazebo at Monument Park, Baker Road and Main Street, Dexter.

May 12 and May 19, Project Grow Community Gardens Plant Sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and basil plants, grown organically from seed by Project Grow volunteers. In front of The People's Food Co-Op, 216 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor.

May 19, Saline Stone and Thistle Garden Club Perennial Sale. 8 a.m. to noon. Plants grown by members. 50 cents to $3 each. Proceeds from the sale support gardening programs in the community. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, call Laura at 734-944-2195 or Elizabeth at 734-429-1107. UAW Hall, 601 Woodland Drive, Saline.

June 2, Ypsilanti Garden Club Second Annual Plant Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until all plants are gone. Perennials (yarrow, phlox, liatris, ferns, hostas, grasses and more). Most plants are dug from club members' gardens, with some donated by Good Scents Gardens, the cutting garden on the club's garden walk last year. Expert gardeners will be available to offer advice and answer questions about plants. Sale takes place in association with the Normal Park Yard Sale. In front of the Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 N. Congress, Ypsilanti.

If you know of a garden club or community garden plant sale not listed here, leave a comment and I'll update the article to include it.

Monica Milla, the Garden Faerie, is a master gardener volunteer, instructor, speaker, garden coach and author of "Fun with Winter Seed Sowing."


Sarah Rigg

Wed, May 2, 2012 : 10:48 a.m.

Yes, i was going to mention Matthaei as well. They have several plants sales in May, including a mother's day sale and one in coordination with Wild Ones on (I think) the 9th.


Tue, May 1, 2012 : 11:37 p.m.

You should include the sales being put on by the Matthaei Botanical Garden which help support its valuable work. Here is the link to their website which has all the details: