Sept. 3 Column: Friends of Manito Plant Sale

Friends of Manito, coneflowers

September means one thing to Inland Northwest gardeners: the Friends of Manito will be holding their fall plant sale and it’s time to get our plant shopping lists in order! My garden column is a preview of the sale so you know what to expect and highlights five wonderful plants that will be available. Here is a link to it: Colorful options at annual plant sale.

The sale will be held next Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. just east of Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory.

Over the years, I’ve purchased many, many plants from their spring and fall sales, and they are truly the stars in my garden! I interviewed plant sale manager Janis Saiki for my column and in it, she shares her criteria for picking out the very best plants.

Janis is also a wonderful photographer. Once again, her photographs are featured in the Manito Park calendar, which will be available at the sale for just $15. Be sure to check it out!

Now, since we’re talking about buying and planting perennials, I decided the topic for this week’s “Everyone Can Grow A Garden!” video should be on planting perennials in the fall. Here it is: