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The Wildflower Buch Plant Sale will be a multi-vendor shopping venue. PHOTO BY
BONNIE PLIKAYTIS

Wildflower Bunch Plant Sale April 7th and 8th

By Bonnie Plikaytis

The Big Canoe Wildflower Bunch Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on April 7th and 8th at the Wildcat Recreation Area Pavilion in Big Canoe.

On Friday April 7th, the sale will be from 10 AM until 4 PM and Saturday April 8th from 10 AM until 2:00 PM. The sale allows Big Canoe residents a convenient multi-vendor shopping venue; it also serves as a fundraiser for the club. Ten percent of all proceeds go toward club projects and initiatives, many of which benefit Big Canoe Programs. Four vendors will participate in the 2017 sale. The vendors will not take credit cards so please bring cash and your check books to pay for purchases.

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Many of Big Canoe favorites such as Deutzia, Lady Bank Roses and Rhododendrons will be offered for sale.
PHOTOS BY BONNIE PLIKAYTIS

Green Trade Nursery is a wholesale nursery located in Jasper. They will bring some of your favorite trees, shrubs, and perennials. The trees and shrubs will include, Buckeye, Native Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Viburnum and Japanese Maples. As usual they will bring Worm Castings, a favorite organic fertilizer of many Big Canoe gardeners. http://www.greentradega.com/

Night Song Native Plant Nursery is a small native plant nursery located in Canton, GA. They are not open to the public but use special events and farmer’s markets for sales. WFB is delighted to have them join the sale this year to offer a variety of hard to find native perennials, shrubs, and trees. http://www.nightsongnatives.com/

 

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Whispering Springs Nursery will offer whimsical fairy gardens. PHOTO BYLINDSEY KINNER

Whispering Springs Nursery is a family owned retail garden center located on Cove Road. Their knowledgeable staff will be on site to assist shoppers with their plant selections. They specialize in woodland garden plants and will offer annuals, perennials, and native shrubs. They will also feature artistically designed container gardens and whimsical fairy gardens. http://whisperingspringsnursery.net/

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David Call’s houses for Screech Owls, Bluebirds, Nuthatches and Wrens will be available
for order. PHOTO BY BONNIE PLIKAYTIS

Bird Houses made by Big Canoe’s David Call. David’s hobby of bird watching lead him to building Bluebird houses. He will offer Blue Bird houses as well as houses for Screech Owls, Nuthatches, Wrens, and new to his inventory this year Bat boxes. Additionally, he will have Carpenter Bee traps.

Invite your friends and neighbors, tell them to bring their cash and checkbooks. Garden club members with experience in dealing with the challenges of gardening in Big Canoe will be on hand to help you with your selections. Spring is here and it is time to add a fresh look to your home and garden.

 

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