The Valley of the Moon Garden Club of Sonoma Valley is hosting two upcoming events in celebration of the spring planting season.
The Club’s spring plant sale will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 22, at the Sonoma Community Center.
The sale will feature hundreds of 4-inch and one-gallon pots of plants for vegetable and herb gardens, flowering perennial and pollinator plants, and succulents at great prices. Master Gardeners and experienced club members will be on site to assist with information and plant selection. A demonstration of planting succulents in pots is planned. Bird houses of old barn wood, made to specifications from Cornell Lab of Ornithology, will be on sale.
Proceeds support the club’s public educational monthly speaker meetings, plants and support for school gardens and public workshops.
On Thursday, May 4, the Club presents Master Gardener Ann Chambers. Photos will be shown and information given on how to grow grapes, kiwis, scarlet runner beans, honeysuckle and many, many more vining plants that add beauty and produce to the yard. Trellises and other means of supporting vines will be shown along with information on growing and taming the plants (wisteria). Chambers will answer questions at the end of the presentation.
Chambers discovered her passion for gardening as a child from her father and now has over five decades of hands-on gardening experience. She has had gardens in Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, and California, and sold plants and vegetables at farmers markets.
The meeting will be at the Sonoma Veterans’ Memorial Building at 126 First Street West. The meet and greet time starts at 6:30 p.m. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments and a plant raffle will take place after the presentation. Members are free, guests pay $5. Call 935-8986 for information.