Finding the plants is often the most challenging part of gardening because commercial nurseries don’t have the expertise or the interest to cultivate interesting varieties of plants. Serious gardeners turn to plant specialists for inspiration and so can you at the Hancock Park Garden Club’ pop up plant sale Saturday, March 4, 2017.
The garden club, formed in the neighborhood in 1960 by a small group of dedicated gardeners. As part of the Garden Club of America, the HPGC is committed to conservation and education about good gardening practices and stewardship of the land.
“I wanted to have a plant sale that would bring the plant vendors we love to the neighborhood,” said Ginger Lincoln, HPGC President. “We are thrilled to be at the Ebell and share the proceeds of the sale with their Garden Department as they undertake a restoration of their historic garden.”
“We will have unusual and hard to find plants as well as several plant experts giving talks on how to plant more sustainable gardens, grow tomatoes, daylilies and iris,” said Marnie Owens, HPGC plant sale chair. “Along with the vendors listed below we have great potters, linen purveyors, cactus and succulent suppliers, etc.”
The following are featured Vendors:
There will also be speakers!
10am Mark Donofrio, Tomatomania – All things tomatoes
11am Lisa Novick, Theordore Payne Foundation – How native plants are ESSENTIAL for support of butterflies, birds, and other wildlife… creatures we need for healthy food webs and functioning ecosystems. Mediterranean non-native plants only contribute to water savings, NOT ecosystem support! In our urban and suburban areas, we can create habitat to help mitigate the extinction crisis!
12pm John Schoustra, Greenwood Gardens Easy year ’round garden color: growing reblooming irises and daylilies in Southern California.
1pm George Vasquez, Zuma Canyon Orchids All things Orchids
The sale is just one day — from 9 am to 3 pm at the Ebell of Los Angeles Lucerne parking lot. Visit Hancock Park Garden Club.com for more information.