The sun is out and two Tri-City gardening clubs are ready to help Tri-City residents get planting:
• PoCo Garden Club is holding its 27th annual plant sale Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity United Church (2211 Prairie Ave.). The sale includes herbs, edibles, annuals, perennials and shrubs, all grown in club members’ gardens. Master gardeners who are expects in organic gardening will also be on hand to offer free advice. There’s also a bake sale, raffle and garden-themed yard sale, and half the proceeds from the plant sale will be donated to the horticulture program at University of the Fraser Valley.
• And on May 5, the Dogwood Garden Club in Coquitlam will be holding its annual sale of perennials, beginning at 9 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Again, all the plants — including hostas, grasses, small trees and shrubs, as well as spring bulbs, hydrangeas and flowering plants — are grown by club members. There will also a limited number of annuals, herbs and tomato plants, for sale along with an assortment of garden tools, ornaments and books. Dogwood Garden Club's Mary Hitz said the sale lasts until items run out, which often occurs before noon, and sales are by cash only.