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SANTA ROSA GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22

Where: Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa

Information: gardenclubevents@yahoo.com or 707-537-6885.


Plant sales are a great way to stock your garden for the spring and summer shade.

Held by local nonprofits like garden clubs and community groups, these annual sales offer great deals on a big variety of plants, from food crops to perennials, shrubs to trees. Many of the plants are propagated by members of the group and some are dug up from their own gardens.

There is something going on every weekend. Here’s a list to clip and save of sales coming up.

Santa Rosa Junior College: Horticulture students propagate the plants for monthly sales. Next up is Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be another sale May 7 at the school’s open house called “Day Under the Oaks,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sales are located in the Lark Hall Greenhouse next to the planetarium.

Willowside School: Students help out in the school’s own nursery, which offers thousands of plants, many donated. Look for low-water and drought-tolerant perennials, California natives, a multitude of succulents, grasses, salvias and plants that attract beneficial insects. They also have a selection of Japanese maples at $25 to $45 per tree. Plants are $4 for a gallon container. Runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22, May 13, June 3 and June 24, 5299 Hall Road, Santa Rosa. 707-569-4724.

Sonoma County Jail Plant Nursery and Teaching Garden: Inmates learn the nursery trade at this working garden. All plants are organically grown. Look for California natives, fruit and ornamental trees, spring vegetable starts, ground covers and succulents. 9 a.m.-noon April 8, May 6, Sept. 9 and Oct. 7.

Harvest for the Hungry Garden: This is one of the most popular plant sales of the season, with more than 100 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, 50 varieties of peppers, annuals and perennials suitable for Sonoma County, succulents and pollinator plants. They also sell bluebird houses made of old barn wood. This is a good sale to catch if you’re also hitting the Santa Rosa Garden Club’s annual sale on the same day across the street and up the road at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center. Arrive early for best selection and to grab a spot in line. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22, behind the Christ Church United Methodist, This community garden provides food for the needy in Sonoma County. 1717 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707-566-7937.

Valley of the Moon Garden Club: Hundreds of 4-inch and 1-gallon pots of vegetables, herbs, perennials, pollinator plants and succulents. There will also be a selection of handmade bluebird hoses made to correct specifications from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. 9 a.m.-noon April 22, rain or shine. Behind the Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 707-935-8986.

Green Thumb Garden Club, Cloverdale: Everything at this sale was grown or transplanted form the gardens of club members, including tomato plants, other vegetable starts, succulents, drought-tolerant transplants and a variety of outdoor and house plants. They also have a white elephant table with used gardening finds. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22 in the Ace Hardware parking lot, 750 S. Cloverdale Blvd. Fundraising supports the Veterans Memorial at Cloverdale Cemetery, the Senior Center Meditation Garden and the History Center’s garden.

Men’s Garden Club: Specializes in tomatoes, geraniums, succulents and succulent dish gardens. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. April 21 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22, inside Coddingtown Mall, in front of See’s Candies.

SANTA ROSA GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22

Where: Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa

Information: gardenclubevents@yahoo.com or 707-537-6885.

Windsor Garden Club: This “Birds and Bees” Spring Plant Sale coincides with Windsor’s Earth Day Health and Wellness Festival on the Town Green. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 23 at McClellan and Market streets.

Graton Community Club: “My Secret Garden” is the them for this year’s spring flower show, which includes floral displays and a big plant sales with hundreds of tomato starts, other vegetables, drought-tolerant plants, succulents and flower bulbs. The club also has a big selection of unique garden art, including mosaic bird houses. Collectible treasures, handcrafted items, live music and lunch for $10, in addition to desserts and beverages for sale all day, make this a destination event. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28-29, 8996 Graton Road, Graton. 707-829-5314 or gratoncommunityclub.org.

Petaluma Bounty Spring Plant Sale: This community farm offers more than 25 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers, from heirloom tomatoes and sweet and hot peppers to onions, leeks to melons, squash and more. Proceeds support the Bounty Community Farm Programs that provide healthy food to low-income families and seniors. There will also be local gardening experts on hand for advice, as well as activities and an art station for kids. Veggie starts will start at $3, with a dollar for dollar match up to $10 for anyone purchasing edible plants with CalFresh. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Bounty Community Farm, 55 Shasta Ave., Petaluma.

Healdsburg Garden Club: Members of the club dig up their “proven winner” perennials, as well as herbs, veggie starts and a large selection of cacti and succulents. There will also be baskets filled with herbs and annuals and teacups with succulents for Mother’s Day gifts, plus services like a clipper sharpener to sharpen your clippers for $5 and an orchid doctor to re-pot your plant for $5 and troubleshoot problems. Cheryl Fox from Fox and Associates Home Health will be on hand to talk about medical marijuana plants. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 29, Healdsburg Senior Living Center, 725 Grove St., Healdsburg.

Occidental Arts & Ecology Center: This is one of the Mother’s of All Plant Sales for Sonoma County, with hundreds of varieties of CCOF Certified Organic, open-pollinated heirloom vegetables, flowers, herbs, perennials, drought-tolerant plants and pollinator plants, all propagated in the center’s Mother Garden. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22-23 and April 29-30, 15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental. Oaec.org. 707-874-1557.

Gold Ridge Farm Open House & Plant Sale: Luther Burbank’s historic “Experiment Farm” welcomes visitors with a presentation by early environmentalist Rachel Carson (Lilith Rogers), refreshments, rope making, docent-led tours and a plant sale with veggies and some varieties of plants developed by Burbank, including Amarcrinum, a hybrid Naked Lady that keeps her clothes on (a leaf skirt), white grape vines, ‘Surprise’ yellow Daylily, spineless cacti and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29 and 30. Gold Ridge Farm is located above Burbank Heights and Orchards west of downtown , at 7777 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol.

Santa Rosa Iris Society: Potted irises will be available for sale in conjunction with the society’s annual iris show. 1-5 p.m. May 6 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7. Raises money for the iris display garden at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, where the sale will be held, as well as other society projects. 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa.