Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Major Plant Sale

From palms to peppers and petunias.... the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens  is having its once a year "March Mart" plant sale at the end of this week.  Volunteers spent today in the sun placing price and information tags in each of the thousands of plants that go on sale Thursday.

Here we have Love2Plant setting up her "Children's Corner" where a special selection of dwarf vegetable plants are on display; suitable for container gardening.. we will be hosting that on Thurs and Friday.

Mercer members get first pick on Thursday March 21st from 8:00 to 2:00 which is "Members Only Day".  You can become a Mercer Society member with an inexpensive sign-up on Thursday if you choose.  "Regular Folk" can shop Friday from 8:00 to 4:00 and Saturday from 8:00 to 2:00.   Membership also gets you a 10% discount at a number of garden related businesses like Plants for All Seasons as well as discount coupons for the plant sale... check out the many benefits HERE .  If you choose to join, you can sign up at the info booth when you arrive.  It will likley pay for your plants.

Bring your own wagon or borrow one when you arrive by leaving your drivers license hostage.

From Norchester we like to get to Mercer by taking Louetta as far as it will go until you turn right (south) on Aldine Westfield just after passing under the Hardy Toll Road . Then it is just a few miles south to Mercer.. parking on the right side of Aldine Westfield.

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