On a bright, very cold sunny day it is a little difficult to be thinking of a plant sale even if we are very anxious to be out in the garden. After such a long cold spell, most gardeners are concerned about winter kill. On the bright side, the good news is that there is a plant sale just around the corner.
Fifteen volunteers at Cairnsmore Place, which is an Island Health residential care facility and home to 100 residents supported by 60 staff, are having their highly successful annual plant sale. Why? To support the garden at Cairnsmore Place for the benefit of the residents, staff, and families.
On Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 to 12:00 the Volunteer Gardeners at Cairnsmore Place in Duncan will be holding their annual plant sale. There will be hundreds of plants ready for planting. You will also find garden ornaments made by the woodworkers in the group.
The group is made up of fifteen volunteers who work half a day a week from February to November. There is no Island Health budget for this work, so money is raised through donations and the plant sale. The gardens are for the enjoyment of Cairnsmore Place’s 100 residents, their family members and 60 staff.
These funds pay for fertilizer, mulching, new plants, the watering system and new projects. This work can only be done with the support of the Cowichan Valley’s gardening community.
This is a great chance to get an early start on your garden.