We have sold out of almost all our GardenMart plants, so we are canceling all the remaining shopping appointments.
Our apologies to all that are disappointed at the news. Our first two days of shoppers bought 5-times more plants per person than the normal per-shopper levels of our past GardenMart sales.
We cannot order more as we bought all the inventory that was available of many of the plants from our two growers/suppliers. (For example, we asked for a full flat of Lavender and received only a half-flat as that is all they had left.) Both of the suppliers report unprecedented purchasing demand.
Even though every other club has canceled their sales this year and with our host location (Brookside Gardens) closed due to Covid, we still chose to go to heroic lengths to put on our annual GardenMart this year to get plants into the hands of local gardeners, while still maintaining safe social distancing.
We thank all the Silver Spring Garden Club members who helped make this happen and hope to see many of you next year for our annual GardenMart at Brookside Gardens on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
Silver Spring Garden Club
Silver Spring Garden Club's annual plant sale IS happening!
Shopping will be strictly by appointment to keep everyone distanced and safe . The sale starts on Saturday, May 9. These are 20-minute slot over several 12 hour days. We may add on more sale days, if there are still plants left after Thursday, May 14.
For shopping: wear a mask, wear gloves, try to touch only what you are buying, bring a checkbook*/exact change, and have a box or tray to transport your purchases. Be sure to study the plant lists (below) and have your selections in mind before you arrive to speed things up.
There will be NO holds, pre-orders, etc.
It is on rain or shine, but if it is thunderstorming, we will shut the sale down for that time and I will contact you to reschedule your appointment.
The sale is at 826 Philadelphia Avenue (Rt. 410). The sale is on a driveway in back facing Fenton Street. It is best to walk or bike over -- if you drive, park on King Street - this is the 1-block-long alley just after the Public Storage building and is across Fenton from the driveway entrance.
*Pre-make your check out to the "Silver Spring Garden Club" then sign and date it -- just leave the amounts blank to fill in at the check out table.
HERE IS THE LINK for signing up for the shopping appointments**:
**Couples/families/friends living together can shop together.
HERB LIST (most $3 each)--
Genovese Basil - Mildew Resistant Tulsi Basil, a holy basilThai Basil Lime basilBorage Calendula Dill superdukat Bronze fennelGolden ThymeLavender Munsted LemongrassMarjoram zaatarParsleyRosemary ArpSage, GardenTarragon
VEGETABLES/EDIBLES LIST (most $3 each) ***
Peanuts Thai Hot Orange pepper
Yellow Lemon Drop Hot pepper
Apple Yellow Sweet pepper
NuMex Easter pepper
Cherry Pick Sweet pepper
Red Habanero Sweet peppper
Shishito Hybrid Warm pepper
Currant White Mini tomato
Bright Yellow Swiss chard
Hansel Purple Mini eggplant
Kalette flower sprouts
FLOWER LIST (most $4 each)--
AGERATUM ALOHA 'BLUE'
ALYSSUM CLEAR CRYSTAL 'PURPLE'
ALYSSUM CLEAR CRYSTAL 'WHITE'
COLEUS KONG JR. 'ROSE'
COLEUS KONG JR. 'SCARLET'
COSMOS SONATA 'MIX'
SALVIA VICTORIA 'BLUE'
SALVIA VISTA 'RED'
VINCA TITAN 'ICY PINK'
VINCA TITAN 'POLKA DOT'
BACOPA BAHIA WHITE SAND
CALIBRACHOA A/K 'HOT PINK'
CALIBRACHOA A/K 'MIDNIGHT BLUE'
DICHONDRA 'SILVER FALLS'
FUCHSIA ARETES 'BELFORT'
FUCHSIA ARETES 'JOLLIES NANTES'
GAZANIA NEW DAY 'PINK SHADES'
LANTANA LUCKY 'RED'
LOBELIA EARLY SPRINGS 'DARK BLUE'
MELAMPODIUM YELLOW 'SHOWSTAR'
STROBILANTHES 'PERSIAN SHEILD'
SUN COLEUS 'CAMPFIRE' SUN COLEUS 'ELECTRIC LIME'
SUN COLEUS 'RED HEAD'
SWEET POTATO VINE IPOMEA 'BLACKIE'
SWEET POTATO VINE IPOMEA 'MARGARITA''
TORENIA SUMMER WAVE 'BLUE''
VERBENA EMPRESS FLAIR 'BLUE CHARM' '
VERBENA EMPRESS FLAIR 'PINK CHARME'Cypress Vines Moonflower Nasturtium 'Alaska' - edible flowers and leaves
RAFFLE:We are also selling Raffle Tickets - it is best to print out the sheet (posted to the SSGC page) and pre-fill these in (address stickers work great for this), to speed up the process. Prize donations so far include: gardening books that we purchased for recent speakers to our garden club that we had signed for just this purpose, garden tools, and garden center gift cards. The drawing will be on May 27. The prizes will be mailed/delivered to the winners.
All plants are locally grown and all proceeds go to the Silver Spring Garden Club (https://www.silverspringgardenclub.com/) and a portion will be donated to Brookside Gardens.