Chelsea Area Garden Club

Plant Sale

Saturday May 6, 2017

Annual sale 8 a.m.–noon (rain or shine)

Chelsea Community Fairgrounds

20501 W. Old U.S. Highway 12

Chelsea, MI

 


Last Year’s Plant Sale (2016)

chelsea garden club plant saleBy Mary Jo Frank

A growing number of Chelsea area gardeners have discovered the Chelsea Area Garden Club plant sale is a terrific way to kick off the gardening season. Scheduled the Saturday before Mother’s Day, the event is an opportunity to stock up on high quality locally grown perennials, ornamental grasses, daylilies, vegetables and herbs.

The club will hold its 18th annual sale 8 a.m.–noon May 7, rain or shine, at the Chelsea Community Fairgrounds, 20501 W. Old U.S. Highway 12, Chelsea.

Chelsea District Library Technology Librarian Ron Andrews (photo) says, “I always find it so much fun shopping because the plants are well laid out, and the pricing/payment system is easy to use.” Knowledgeable volunteers help with plant selection and “increase my knowledge of plants that ‘work’ in Michigan. They also help load my purchases into my vehicle.”

ron andrew chelsea library

Chelsea District Library Technology Librarian Ron Andrews says, “I always find it so much fun shopping because the plants are well laid out, and the pricing/payment system is easy to use.”

“Plants are organized by type, including whether they thrive in shade or sun, so it is easy for customers to find the right plants for their gardens,” says Mary Randolph. She and Cathy Gillem, plant sale co-chairs, lead fall and spring digs, where volunteers collect and pot plants from members’ and friends’ gardens.

“We are proud of the quality of our plants and that we sell most for $5 or less,” Mary says.  “Some rarer plants are priced higher.”

Proceeds from the plant sale are used for civic beautification, scholarships and grants for horticulture-related community projects.

Cathy recommends customers “Come early for the best selection.”

Free admission.  For more information, call 734-475-9748 or visit http://www.chelseagardenclub.com/

 

 


Events

2016

May 7th, 2016: 18th Annual Plant Sale at Chelsea Community Fairgrounds ~ 8 a.m. to noon

Fall Lecture: TBA. Each autumn, the Chelsea Area Garden Club sponsors a public lecture to promote gardening in the Chelsea area.

2015

Oct 6th, 2015: Professional gardener, designer, author and educator Janet Macunovich joined us on October 6th to discuss “Bulbs: Choosing, Planning and Growing in the Perennial Garden” at the Chelsea Area Garden Club’s autumn gardening lecture at the Chelsea District Library, who cosponsored the lecture.

Macunovich is co-owner of Perennial Favorites, a landscape and design company located in Waterford, Michigan. She discussed varieties and species of bulbs used to create early season displays and summer accents, good sources for bulbs, and effective ways to integrate bulbs into perennial gardens.

The former Detroit News gardening columnist and author of Designing Your Gardens and Landscapes: 12 Simple Steps for Successful for Planning, 8 Months of Color for U.S.D.A. Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6 & 7 and Caring for Perennials, has taught and lectured at Cranbrook House and Garden Auxiliary, Detroit Garden Center, and the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens, among other venues.

May 9th, 2015: 17th Annual Plant Sale at Chelsea Community Fairgrounds ~ 8 a.m. to noon

2014

Oct. 9th, 2014: Nathan Ayers, sustainability expert and founder of Michigan-based Chiwara Permaculture Research & Education L3C, showcased perennial agriculture techniques at the Chelsea Area Garden Club’s autumn gardening lecture 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the McKune Room, Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main St. The public is invited.