June 2 column: Friends of Manito plant sale

Friends of Manito plant saleHere is a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: Friends of Manito ready to help you spring forward. It is about their spring plant sale, which will be held next Saturday (June 8th), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. just east of Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory on Spokane’s South Hill. If you are a member of the Friends of Manito, you can shop early between 8 and 9 a.m.

They do a great job of bringing in hardy perennials, vines and shrubs that are tried-and-true plants for Inland Northwest gardens, or the latest cultivars that would make great additions to your garden.

New this year, they will also be selling edible plants such as grapevines, berries and hardy kiwis. They will have succulents in containers, as you can see by the photo above.

There will also be DIY demonstrations throughout the sale. Here is the schedule:

*10:00 a.m. Bob Coulter will be demonstrating how to make a retaining wall.

*11:00 a.m. It’s easy to make a paver/stone garden path. Find out how.

*12:00 p.m. A great garden begins with soil. Chemical free organic compost will be discussed and yes, it can be delivered to your home.

*1:00 p.m. Nick Scheel will teach us how to build an appealing & useful deck.

*2:00 p.m. Theodora Sallee will show us how to make a creative, and fun garden bench.