Green thumbs at Milner

Annual plant sale at Milner Gardens and Woodland to raise funds for facility

Fall is often overlooked by many as the gardening season being over but it is in fact one of the most productive times in the garden.  So what better time than this weekend to come and see what piece of heritage you can take home from Milner Gardens and Woodland. Their propagated plants are on sale and waiting for you to put in your own garden this season.

The fall is an excellent time for dividing perennials, taking cuttings of many shrubs, transplanting, re-planting and seed collection.

Autumn is also one of the best times to plant out perennials and shrubs as they have the whole fall and winter season to establish healthy root systems.  Milner Gardens will be open to members on Friday evening 5 to 7 p.m. and then open to everyone Saturday and Sunday Sept. 24 and 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Entrance to the sale is by donation.

Everyone will be able to select items directly from the enclosed nursery site and Master Gardeners will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to assist anyone with questions and plant selections.

Once people have made their choices, their purchases can be put to the side so they can wander through the gardens, stop in for traditional English tea, and freshly baked scones, visit the gift shop, and enjoy the ever changing fall colours.

Customer service golf carts will be available to pick up visitors and take them to the nursery to pick up their purchases and take them back to the parking area.

Milner Gardens is located at 2179 West Island Highway in Qualicum Beach. For more information visit www.milnergardens.org

 

reporter@pqbnews.com

 

 

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