Apr
13
7:00 AM07:00

Gardening & All that Jazz, Waterford, $90

http://mgsoc.info/educational-conference/

The day includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and all educational materials. There are many door prize and grand raffle prize drawings, live jazz during morning registration and at lunch, a garden market including outstanding artisans selling garden objects, books, jewelry, etc. It is open to the public, one need not be a master gardener to attend.  

Keynote Speakers are:

  • Margaret Roach – A Way To Garden – A 365-Day Garden (Live Webinar with Q&A)

  • Sue Gaviller – 1) Introduction to Color Theory and 2) Working With Color Theory in the Garden

  • Dr. Richard L. Bitner – Designing with Conifers: Making the Best Choices for Year-Round Interest in Your Garden

Tickets are $80, after February 14, 2019 Fee: $90

  • Registration Deadline: Midnight, Sunday, March 24, 2019

  • Registration at the door is NOT available.

  • Cancellation policy: No refunds are granted, however, registrations are transferrable.

Annual attendance is 360 attendees. The budget for this project is $35,782 (2018). Our goal is to educate, not make money!

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Apr
20
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC), King of Prussia, PA, Fee Pending
Jun
17
to Jun 21

International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC), King of Prussia, PA, Fee Pending

Join Master Gardener volunteers and paid Extension staff from the United States, Canada and South Korea for keynotes, information on Search for Excellence volunteer projects in several categories of community service, and a variety of classes and tours at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

This location outside of Philadelphia is rich in impressive gardens and arboretums--including Chanticleer Garden, Longwood, Mt. Cuba, Nemours Estate and Gardens, Barnes, Jenkins, Morris and Scott Arboretums--that will be included in tours and/or can be visited on your own.

For more information as details are published, keep checking internationalmastergardener.com.

See you in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania!

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Oct
4
to Oct 5

American Horticultural Therapy Association Annual Conference, Grand Rapids

Save the Date for the AHTA 2019 Annual Conference. Join the American Horticultural Therapy Association in Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 4-5 for the 2019 annual conference. Experience all that Grand Rapids scenic landscape has to offer while also connecting with horticulture and therapy-focused professionals from around the world.

https://www.ahta.org/2019-annual-conference

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

Turning Over a New Leaf, St Clair, $95

This year’s lineup is sure to entice anyone interested in gardening with four big names in the gardening world. How lucky are we year after year to meet such incredible people and have a chance to get a book signed or have a quick conversation with such knowledgeable people.This year’s Symposium is selfishly covering an area of gardening very near to my heart: Garden renovation. Since I have such established gardens, where do I start? Bobbie Swartz will be addressing this topic for me/us. How do you choose which to keep and which should go, and more importantly what do I replace them with.

This entire Symposium is for us, the established gardeners looking for the best placement, selection and replacement to obtain the garden of our dreams. Our other three speakers are speaking on:The best trees and shrubs new and old, those worthy of our limited real estate, by Andrew Bunting.Perennials worth making room for new and old, by Kelly Norris. Perennials that have proven themselves to return and perform year after year. Who are they?

Coming to us all the way from the Netherlands, Jacqueline van der Kloet, will speak on bulbs for multiple seasons and using them to layer your garden.Of course I have enjoyed all of our symposiums but I do believe this is the one that will ring home to many of us who struggle trying to get that impact, that WOW in our garden. Like I have said we are incredibly lucky to have access to the Who’s Who in the gardening world. Some run departments at universities, own their own businesses within the landscape/gardening world, some write books, explore and hybridize, some of them are professors, but all of them have many things to teach us!

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5822ca87ff7c5086f812ee00/t/5c1e844c575d1f59f76979d5/1545503827157/Symposium+BROCHURE+2019.pdf

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Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

Growing Great Gardens, WCCC Downriver Campus, $50-65

Registration is open for GGG 2019. It’s the 11th year and all about the GREEN–as in learning the latest horticulture tips and tricks from nationally known experts, wearing it, and saving it! This amazing information-packed symposium is just $50 (if you register by February 23).

Check out our 2019 Flyer, register online or print out and mail the 2019 GGG Registration for the most-up-to-date horticulture woo-woo. It’s an energizing day, filled with fun, jam-packed sessions, a huge Garden Marketplace with great local artisans, and St. Paddy’s Day surprises. Listen, learn and accrue 5 or 6 education hours, too! 

https://taylorconservatory.org/event/growing-great-gardens-2019/

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Mar
9
8:00 AM08:00

Grow with the Pros, Waterford, $45-55

Join the Association of Professional Gardeners in welcoming warm weather at our 2019 Spring Kickoff. The Kickoff will feature breakfast, two expert garden speakers and lots of time to network.  Registration is from 8:00-8:45 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:00 a.m.  If you haven’t been to one of our educational events yet, now is your opportunity!  Registration is $45.00 for members and $55.00 for non-members.  Deadline to register is February 27, 2019. 

Susan Martin, freelance horticultural marketer, writer, speaker and consultant based in West Michigan.  With seemingly endless options for perennials, there must be a way to narrow down our choices.  Susan will discuss top-rated varities she has deemed worthy of Gold Standard status over the last decade of observing perennial trials in the Upper Midwest. She'll also help you see some perennials you may take for granted from a different perspective.  So sharpen you pencil and get ready to make a new list of must-haves for Spring 2019.

Richard Thomas, Owner, Soulscape Inc.  Despite careful thought, great design skill and extensive plant knowledge, every gardener gets their share of the unexpected;  hidden boulders, hardpan clay, a yard of topsoil infested with bindweed, and so on.  Richard will share with us his ideas on how to turn these unexpected events into successful designs. 

3 Master Gardener Credits available

http://www.associationofprofessionalgardeners.org/spring-kick-off/

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Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

Horticultural Therapy: Connecting People & Plants, East Lansing, $40-95

Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association (MHTA), www.michiganhta.org, will hold its 40th annual conference "Horticultural Therapy: Connecting People & Plants” on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Michigan State University. The conference will be held at the Plant & Soil Sciences Building in conjunction with Agriculture and Natural Resources Week.

This event includes informative breakout sessions and a hands-on horticultural therapy activity of creating a unique floral arrangement.  Join us to experience the benefits of horticulture as therapy, view educational displays, visit the book sale/ vendors and networking. This event is beneficial to anyone interested in learning how the people-plant interaction brings therapeutic change and improves well-being. 

http://www.michiganhta.org/index.php/40th-annual-conference

Early Registration fee is $65 for MHTA members/$85 for non-members (postmarked by February 22).  Regular registration is $75 for MHTA members/$95 for non-members.  $40 for full time students.  Annual MHTA membership is $20. Registration fee includes lunch (vegetarian option available).

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved, details on the website.

For additional information, visit the website at www.michiganhta.org or contact Cathy Flinton, HTR at 517-332-1616 x16238 or Cathy@michiganhta.org.Visit the MHTA Facebook page at Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association (MHTA) for additional information on this event.

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Feb
16
to Mar 9

Maple Syrup Season Activities

U of M-Dearborn, Saturdays, February 16 & March 9:  https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Early-Spring-2019-Natural-Explorations-Newsletter-.html?soid=1115884303432&aid=0RWPwA7nW90

Tollgate in Novi, Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10 AM, bring charged drill (optional), free:  https://www.canr.msu.edu/tollgate/uploads/files/Tollgate_Calendar_2019%20final.pdf

Tollgate in Novi, Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10, $12/$15 & advanced registration: https://www.canr.msu.edu/tollgate/events/maple-tapping-and-pancake-feast

Activities in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw & Wayne Counties:  https://www.oaklandcountymoms.com/michigan-maple-syrup-events-24696/

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Feb
16
8:00 AM08:00

Dow Know & Grow, Midland (Bullock Creek), $65

Experience top-notch speakers Niki Jabbour and Paul Zammit, enhance your horticulture knowledge, attend exclusive workshops with brand-new takeaways, and network with your peers. The Know and Grow Seminar supports Dow Gardens' mission to inspire and engage our region in sustaining  healthy communities through horticulture. This event is ideal for both beginners and experienced gardeners.

http://www.dowgardens.org/knowandgrow

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Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Friends of Arts and Flowers Lecture, Detroit, Free

https://www.dia.org/events/friends-arts-and-flowers-2018-betsy-campbell-lecture

The Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) auxiliary Friends of Art & Flowers (FAF) welcomes Bill Thomas, executive director and head gardener at Chanticleer Gardens near Philadelphia, to give the talk “The Art of Gardening” for its annual Betsy Campbell lecture.

Thomas, who is also chair of Greater Philadelphia Gardens, has a long history of creativity and development in the horticultural world, including leadership roles in mentoring future public garden professionals. Utilizing environmentally responsible practices, he has led the staff at Chanticleer for 15 years in creating an inventive, visually exciting, and awe-inspiring experience for garden visitors.

Thomas co-authored “The Art of Gardening,” for which he received the American Horticultural Society (AHS) Book Award. He was also honored with the AHS Professional Award in 2016 and the Scott Medal in 2017, given by the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College to those who have made an outstanding national contribution to the science and art of gardening.

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Oct
6
to Oct 7

Dahlia Hill, Midland, Free

  • 2809 Orchard Drive Midland, MI, 48640 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

http://www.dahliahill.org/garden/

Dahlia Hill is located on Main Street, about one mile north of Downtown Midland, directly across from the entrance to Emerson Park. On a prominent intersection in Midland, Dahlia Hill is at the center of a group of cultural and historical Midland attractions. Because of these proximities, over 11,000 cars drive past the hill every day.

Dahlia Hill is a peaceful spot to stop and relax, take photos or have a picnic lunch. The garden is open from dawn to dusk every day, free of charge. The best time to view the dahlias is from late July through October. For visitors who have walking difficulties, access to the top of the Hill can be arranged by calling us.

Please be courteous while taking pictures. Contact us if you wish to photograph a group event at Dahlia Hill.

If your club or organization would like to tour Dahlia Hill, contact us to make arrangements for a guide to show you the garden and studios. Parking is available on site, accessed from Orchard Drive. 

To ensure that coming to Dahlia Hill is a pleasurable experience for everyone, please be considerate while on the property.

  • Keep children under supervision at all times.

  • Do not walk or run on retaining walls.

  • Admire the flowers, but please do not pick them.

  • Stay on the gravel paths and grassy areas

  • Keep pets on a leash at all times and clean up after them.

  • Enjoy picnics on the grassy areas only and please use trash containers.

  • Feel free to look closely at the sculptures, but do not touch.

  • Bicycling, skateboarding, skiing, rollerblading etc. is not allowed beyond the parking area.

While in Midland, you'll want to visit beautiful Dow Gardens if you have time.

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Sep
16
8:00 AM08:00

Dahlia Hill, Midland, Free

  • 2809 Orchard Drive Midland, MI, 48640 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

http://www.dahliahill.org/garden/

Dahlia Hill is located on Main Street, about one mile north of Downtown Midland, directly across from the entrance to Emerson Park. On a prominent intersection in Midland, Dahlia Hill is at the center of a group of cultural and historical Midland attractions. Because of these proximities, over 11,000 cars drive past the hill every day.

Dahlia Hill is a peaceful spot to stop and relax, take photos or have a picnic lunch. The garden is open from dawn to dusk every day, free of charge. The best time to view the dahlias is from late July through October. For visitors who have walking difficulties, access to the top of the Hill can be arranged by calling us.

Please be courteous while taking pictures. Contact us if you wish to photograph a group event at Dahlia Hill.

If your club or organization would like to tour Dahlia Hill, contact us to make arrangements for a guide to show you the garden and studios. Parking is available on site, accessed from Orchard Drive. 

To ensure that coming to Dahlia Hill is a pleasurable experience for everyone, please be considerate while on the property.

  • Keep children under supervision at all times.

  • Do not walk or run on retaining walls.

  • Admire the flowers, but please do not pick them.

  • Stay on the gravel paths and grassy areas

  • Keep pets on a leash at all times and clean up after them.

  • Enjoy picnics on the grassy areas only and please use trash containers.

  • Feel free to look closely at the sculptures, but do not touch.

  • Bicycling, skateboarding, skiing, rollerblading etc. is not allowed beyond the parking area.

While in Midland, you'll want to visit beautiful Dow Gardens if you have time.

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Aug
24
to Aug 26

Wildtype Native Plants, Public Sales, Mason, Michigan

2018 Public Sales

  • Native perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees
  • Emergent, wetland, prairie and woodland plants

Last 3 weekends of May and the last full weekend of August

  • Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM:  May 11, 18 & 25, and August 24
  • Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 12, 19 & 26, and August 25
  • Sundays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 13, 20 & 27, and August 26

2018 price list available at www.wildtypeplants.com

Phone:  517-244-1140

Email:  info@wildtypeplants.com

 

 

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Aug
7
5:45 PM17:45

Rouge Cruise narrated by Orin Gelderloos, PhD, Detroit, $75/$80

Friends of the Rouge's, therouge.org, 10th annual Rouge Cruise to explore an urban river aboard the Diamond Belle will be narrated by Dr. Orin Gelderloos, Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies at The University of Michigan-Dearborn.

$5 parking at Detroit's Stroh River Place Dock

Details at https://therouge.org/2018-rouge-cruise/

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Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

The Gardening Show on WJR, 760AM

Dean Krauskopf, Ph.D., hosts The Gardening Show on News/Talk 760 WJR.

Dean retired from MSU as the Integrated Crop Management Agent for Southeastern Michigan. He taught many Master Gardener training classes, often spoke at Growing with Master Gardeners, and is the inspiration for MGAWC's Dean Krauskopf Award for volunteer contributions to community education. His doctorate in horticulture is from North Carolina State University.

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Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

The Gardening Show on WJR, 760AM

Dean Krauskopf, Ph.D., hosts The Gardening Show on News/Talk 760 WJR.

Dean retired from MSU as the Integrated Crop Management Agent for Southeastern Michigan. He taught many Master Gardener training classes, often spoke at Growing with Master Gardeners, and is the inspiration for MGAWC's Dean Krauskopf Award for volunteer contributions to community education. His doctorate in horticulture is from North Carolina State University.

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Jul
11
to Jul 14

National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, Ithaca, NY, $

Registration is open for the American Horticultural Society's 26th National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, a professional development conference for adults working with young people in gardens. This year's event will take place in Ithaca, New York from July 11-14, and will feature over 50 educational sessions and exciting keynote presentations. 

Enhance your experience with pre- and post-Symposium tours including a workshop at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a tour and make-and-take art project at Gourdlandia, and a tour and farm-to-table dinner at the Finger Lakes Cider House. Space is limited on these tours, so only offered until filled. 

Register today online or by mail!  The deadline to receive discounted early bird registration rates is Friday, May 25.  

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May
25
to May 27

Wildtype Native Plants, Public Sales, Mason, Michigan

2018 Public Sales

  • Native perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees
  • Emergent, wetland, prairie and woodland plants

Last 3 weekends of May and the last full weekend of August

  • Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM:  May 11, 18 & 25, and August 24
  • Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 12, 19 & 26, and August 25
  • Sundays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 13, 20 & 27, and August 26

2018 price list available at www.wildtypeplants.com

Phone:  517-244-1140

Email:  info@wildtypeplants.com

 

 

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May
18
to May 20

Wildtype Native Plants, Public Sales, Mason, Michigan

2018 Public Sales

  • Native perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees
  • Emergent, wetland, prairie and woodland plants

Last 3 weekends of May and the last full weekend of August

  • Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM:  May 11, 18 & 25, and August 24
  • Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 12, 19 & 26, and August 25
  • Sundays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 13, 20 & 27, and August 26

2018 price list available at www.wildtypeplants.com

Phone:  517-244-1140

Email:  info@wildtypeplants.com

 

 

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Perennial Accents of Royal Oak (Andy Torvinen's Hosta & More Sale)
May
12
to May 14

Perennial Accents of Royal Oak (Andy Torvinen's Hosta & More Sale)

  • 1322 Catalpa Drive Royal Oak, MI (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Annual Plant Sale on 3 weekends in May

"On the days of our sales our garden is open for touring, you don't have to buy anything just come by and see our garden.

PERENNIAL ACCENTS OF ROYAL OAK HOSTA SALE DATES
Since we started Perennial Accents this is the coldest spring we can  remember. Three weeks ago we didn’t think anything would be ready for the sales. Things finally broke dormancy and they will be ready!

In years going forward we will sell on the last three weekends in May including the Monday of Memorial Day weekend. This may or may not include  Mother’s Day weekend.

As always, even if you don’t need any plants at this time stop by and say hello!

Andy and Elaine

Please see detailed plant list at our website: http://www.perennialaccentsofroyaloak.com

Mother’s Day Weekend
Sat. May 12                 8 am - 5 pm                 
Sun. May 13                9 am - 3 pm       

Sat. May 19                  8 am - 5 pm       
Sun. May 20                 9 am - 3 pm

Memorial Day Weekend    
Sat. May 26                 8 am - 5 pm
Sun. May 27                9 am - 5 pm
Mon. May 28               9 am - 3 pm

1322 Catalpa Drive (11.5 Mile Road), East of Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak

Plant list at http://www.perennialaccentsofroyaloak.com/plant-list.html. Prices $5 - $75, cash or personal checks. 

 

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