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LANGLEY GREEN THUMB: Plant sale season ahead

Spring: When garden lovers spend all spare time outside in the dirt or at sales searching for plants

By Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times

It’s that time of year when everyone is getting excited to be back in the garden.

However, we are going into this spring after a particularly brutal winter.

We saw a mild January followed by a devastatingly cold February, resulting in more plant losses than we have seen in quite a few years. March also saw lower than usual temperatures and frankly, April has not been much better so far.

But take heart, this is also the season where all the local garden clubs around the Lower Mainland put on their spring shows and sales. It’s an excellent opportunity to find some new gems for your garden and to replace some of the things you may have lost, plus to renew your hopes for your garden enjoyment.

Langley Garden Club will host its 43rd annual spring show and sale on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This will be held at the Southridge Fellowship Church, at 22756 48th Ave. in Murrayville. This is a great venue with tons of parking.

There will be a floral show inside the building, along with refreshments, fresh baking, and a draw table.

Outside, on the front lawn, will be the club’s plant sale and a myriad of garden vendors offering everything from fertilizers and garden art to a multitude of different plants and shrubs and delicious jams.

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Other local garden club plant sales on the books:

• South Surrey Garden Club annual plant sale is on May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon, at St. Marks Church, 12935 20th Ave. in Surrey;

• Mission Garden Club plant sale, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St Joseph’s Church, 32550 7th Ave. in Mission; and

• Darts Hill Garden May plant sale, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Darts Hill Garden, 1633 170th St. in South Surrey.

For a full listing of scheduled plant sales, visit the BC Council of Garden Clubs website at and click on “events.”

– Pam Erikson is owner of Erikson’s Daylily Gardens and Perennials and president of the Langley Garden Club.

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