Ijams was buzzing with activity last Saturday as visitors from far and wide flocked to the Ijams Sprint Plant Sale. This event featured a host of vendors offering native and seasonal plants; everything from fruits and vegetables to flowering beauties could be seen soaking up some sun in the Ijams plaza. Cute visitors were also aplenty at the Plant Sale. Babies in wagons, puppies in handbags, little girls dancing to music... It's a wonder anyone could pay attention to the plants at all!
There was even a Rain Barrel Workshop at the event, hosted by the Water Quality Forum, which educated and encouraged onlookers about the use and benefits of rain barrels. Attendees were even given their own personal rain barrel! The Water Quality Forum is planning to host a second Rain Barrel Workshop on May 19th and June 23rd. The cost of attendance is $35.
With patrons eager to peruse the local flora, and vendors offering not only plants but also advice for their care and maintenance, it was a successful day indeed at the nature center. Everyone who attended had a wonderful time, and a great many flowers and shrubs found a new home.
Sponsors for the event were Oakes Daylilies, Rimmer Brothers Recycling, Kinsey Gardens and Steve Cox Insurance.
Music was provided by Luke Bowers Jazz Trio.
For a complete list of the vendors go to: Plant Sale.
- Text and photos by Katie Aucott, Ijams' AmeriCorps member