After the brutal winter Mother Nature sent us this year, I am wondering if we’ll have a Stravinsky spring! But regardless of the weather, the path to a wonderful growing season starts by attending the fifth annual expanded Perennial Premiere Plant Sale on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. This annual salute to spring will have something for everyone’s gardening style: from traditional-in-ground gardens to container terrarium and bonsai gardens. Whether you are a novice planning your first ever garden, or a long-time gardener looking for some new inspiration, our trained staff of horticulturists will be present to help you choose plants for your individual site and lifestyle.
IMA Member Preview Hours are 9 to 11 am on Saturday, and members will receive a 20 percent discount on all Greenhouse purchases through May 4. Not an IMA member? Not a problem! You can join on-the-spot and immediately begin taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to have ‘first pick’ of all the plants and merchandise AND 20 percent off all Greenhouse purchases! Plus this year, all new members will receive a small native tree, while supplies last. We are open to the public on Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm, and Sunday noon to 5 pm.
To enhance your shopping experience, many regional vendors we call our Perennial Partners will be available. Some of the Perennial Partners will be old friends you’ve come to expect, and some are new additions. There will be guided Garden Tours and Lilly House tours, food trucks, a Bonsai exhibition and demonstrations in Deer Zink Special Events Pavilion, free off-site parking at the Interchurch Center and a shuttle running between the Museum and the Greenhouse.
The Greenhouse is proud to offer a great selection of native plants as well as plants that have earned stellar reputations by being real workhorses in our very challenging zone. In addition, we will have a wide selection of new and unusual plants, annuals (weather-permitting), tropicals, herbs, houseplants, small trees, shrubs and orchids. Download a list of plants that are on order.
Because a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few images of some of what’s new for 2014 …
Now that you’re drooling … please join me in crossing your fingers that this will become a Vivaldi spring!