Clubs converge on Hillsboro, Aloha and Beaverton to sell wares, answer questions

For gardeners, paradise will come to Washington County this weekend.

A large selection of common and unusual plants at low prices can be found across the county. It sounds too good to be true, but the perfect storm of local plant sales is in the forecast Saturday and Sunday.

The Aloha Garden Club, the Tualatin Valley Garden Club and the Washington County Master Gardeners will all hold fundraiser plant sales featuring vegetables, flowers, shrubs, trees, native plants and more.

The Aloha Garden Club has pooled together their approximately 100 members to scan their yards and stock their greenhouses with plants to sell this spring.

Shoppers will have about 2,600 plants to choose from as well a selection of bird houses, metal art, glass and ceramic garden décor and planter boxes.

Members will be on hand to answer questions and assist with selections.

Proceeds will benefit the club’s scholarship and grant fund.

The Washington County Master Gardeners will sell plants, from flowers to vegetables. The gardeners will hold a clinic during their plant sale Saturday, so gardening enthusiasts can bring their questions.

The sale will support the Master Gardeners and the work they do in the county, including helping to maintain demonstration gardens at the county fairgrounds and school gardens, running a free hotline for gardening questions, teaching community workshops and sending out hundreds of volunteers to work around the state.

The Tualatin Valley Garden Club will host its 49th annual sale with the Tualatin Valley chapter of the American Rhododendron Society.

There will be day lilies, hostas, azaleas, irises and fuchsias available, along with Washington County’s official flower, the rhododendron. Club members will also be selling fruit and shade trees, berry plants, flowering shrubs, native plants, pots and hanging baskets.

Vegetable starts will include more than 100 varieties of tomatoes, peppers, kale, cabbage, greens, celery, herbs and more.

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