Friday, April 23, 2010


You are a Charleston gardener who cares where their plants are grown. And how their plants are grown. And you want to support the nurseries and people who work at these nurseries by buying their plants whenever you can. Am I right?

You can buy these plants tomorrow at the Charleston Horticultural Society's annual plant sale, Plantasia.

I just spent a couple of hours helping to set up with a faithful group of volunteers for the big sale (Saturday 8-12) and it is an amazing floral symphony of annuals and perennials, herbs and vegetables, shrubs and trees. Plant growers include Carolina Nurseries, Church Creek Nursery, Sea Island Savory Herbs, Mepkin Abbey and Nurseries Caroliniana.

The native plant selection is better than ever (all of the plants from Mepkin Abbey are natives) and I have my eye on a gorgeous native Sedum (with deep purple flowers).

If you are a plant lover, this is an event that can't be missed. In the morning, put on some grubby clothes, pour a cup of coffee to go, and come downtown to the lawn of the Gaillard Auditorium (on Calhoun Street).

And leave your guilt at home! This is a fund-raiser for the Charleston Horticultural Society so I want you to spend with abandon. We're not asking you to buy candy bars or donuts. No sir.

We're selling earth-friendly, home-improving, curb-appealing, waist-whittling plants that increase your personal quality of life.

So, I'll see you there?



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