Great Plant Picks plans Aug. 11 fundraiser
Great Plant Picks (GPP) is planning a fundraising event — Gather in Two Gardens — from 2–5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Sauvie Island. Tickets are $40/person and may be purchased online at www.greatplantpicks.org, or at Garden Fever! and Joy Creek Nursery. Nursery professionals and the gardening community are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, so register early.
Proceeds support Great Plant Picks, a program of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle that's designed to educate gardeners. The program recommends outstanding plants that are uniquely suited for the maritime Pacific Northwest, defined as the area between Eugene, Ore. and Vancouver, B.C. To date over 800 exceptional plants have been selected.
Plants and other select items for the event's silent auction also are being accepted. Contact Lucy Hardiman to donate items (503-231-0025, firstname.lastname@example.org). Contributions help fund GPP's research, including plant trials, and selection process.