Rainy Day Plant Sale with Hood River’s Master Gardeners
May 22, 2011
Mother’s Day weekend was rainy, yet full of promise for the annual Plant Sale at the OSU Extension Office Learning Garden in Hood River. Master Gardeners hurried through their tasks setting up the sale as I set up my table full of garden art. You know I’m an avid gardener. I was in the Master Gardener program for a number of years but alas, ran out of time to volunteer.
They kindly invite me back each year to participate in this special sale, as a provider of colorful glass garden art. Who doesn’t need a ladybug or two in their garden?
Of course, they know I’ll be an excellent customer while there! This year my favorite purchase was Red Wiggler worms! I was so excited to set them free into a warm area of my garden. I feed them daily to make sure they don’t wander off, but stay and work my soil.
All in all, most people that came through were buying plants of course, not art. The worms, treats and my garden art were picked up here and there, but most visitors to the Learning Garden had their heads down reading plant descriptions and checking out the best plants to buy.