Local plant sales
Depending on where you live plant sales may be a possibility again this spring. It great fun to see new plants, learn about them and have new color and use in your yard or patio.
The local audubon is having one again this year and its a favorite of mine. You tend to get more herbs and wild plants there.
You can buy or swap and buy. I like to swap.
The sale is May 20 so I am going to get my plants dug up now so they will look healthy when I take them. I make sure my plants look healthy, pots are clean and they are well marked. If they are different I make a plant ID and instruction sheet for them
I plant to take around 200 plants and figure I will get credit for about $400 worth of plants. Prices are determined by pot size.
I plan to take CutLeaf Coneflower, Beebalm (monarda), Queen of the Prairie, violet, cattail, ferns, sweet woodruff in larger pots. Spearmint, lemon balm, black eyed susan, lily of the valley in smaller pots. And some extra veggie plants in small cups. I may dig up a few small trees to take for my side forest area.
You can find plant sales and swaps in local newspapers and online. I love them because I always learn new things and meet fascinating people.
This is also a way I make extra income in the warmer months
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