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Bloedel Reserve Premier Plant Sale & Open House April 16 & 17

Don’t miss the Bloedel Reserve Premier Plant Sale and Open House on Saturday April 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to the Reserve is free both days. There will also be lectures by Dan Hinkley and Kelly Dodson.

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Plants at the sale have been propagated and grown at Bloedel Reserve and by these premier Northwest growers: Dan Hinkley, Hardy Fern Fundation, Sundquist Nursery, Far Reaches Farm, Naylor Creek Nursery, Desert Northwest, Steamboat Island Nursery, Keeping It Green, Mesogeo Garden, Chimicum Woods, Bambu-U, Dragonfly Farms, and Rhododendron Species Foundation.

This is a not to be missed event. You will also have the option of strollng the Reserve. It’s a lovely time of year to dodge the rain and enjoy the charm of the Bloedel Reserve and the verdant plantings throughout this treasure right here in our own backyard.

For a list of other upcoming plant sales see my Plant Life column dated April 16, 2011 in Saturday’s Kitsap Sun.