The Woodside-Atherton Garden Club is selling hundreds of drought-tolerant native plants. The sale takes place every other year, giving members time to propagate and grow many unusual specimens from seeds in their own gardens for this fundraising event. This year the focus is on native plants such as salvia, ceanothus and cactus varieties, but there will be a large selection of vegetables and roses, as well.
A boutique will feature perfect Mother’s Day presents including fresh flower arrangements in teacups, potted succulents, hand-painted sun hats, and gardening books. The proceeds of the sale will go towards supporting the Native Plant Garden and other civic projects WAGC sponsors. The club is a charitable nonprofit and member of the Garden Club of America.
In cooperation with the Woodside Library, WAGC is also launching the brand new Woodside Seed Library. Patrons are encouraged to browse through a chest filled with a collection of local seeds, and “borrow” some to plant, grow, and then harvest to “deposit” more seeds back in the library.
During the plant sale several experts will be manning informational tables to educate the public on: Save The Bay’s conservation work, the art of backyard beekeeping, and tips on water-wise gardening.
The library is located at 3140 Woodside Road in Woodside. For more details about the upcoming plant sale please go to: www.woodsideathertongc.org.