March 31st is Manzanita Day, when we celebrate our namesake shrub. This year, the Hoffman Center’s Horticultural Arts program contracted with Xera Plants to provide\ dozens and dozens of “The Plant That Spells Home”.
SHOP FOR MANZANITAS AT THE HOFFMAN!
Friday, March 31st at 11am inside the Hoffman Center
We’ll be selling a wide range of manzanita species, from ground covers to small trees (in 5-7 years, anyway). We won’t leave you guessing; volunteers will be on hand to make sure you’re on a first-name basis with the plants you bring home.
But know this about all our manzanitas: they want full sun, fast drainage, absolutely no fertilizer and after their first summer, no supplemental water. Provide them with these basics (gravel mulch also appreciated) and you’ve THE recipe for success.
Also on sale: native wildflowers! Blues, purples, whites, pinks, yellows! That’s about as specific as we can get right now; it all depends on what germinates and looks irresistible by Manzanita Day. Guaranteed, irresistible they will be.
But wait! There’s more to this year’s Manzanita Day celebration. After blowing your plant budget in the morning, we’re hoping the afternoon will blow your mind.
Celebrated NW photographer David Perry will kick off a year-long Hoffman Center series whose time has come: Gardening in a Changing Climate. Perry’s an incredibly thoughtful and charismatic speaker whose talk may sway audience gardeners to reevaluate how and why they garden.
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