Find hundreds of rare plants at Sacramento chrysanthemum cutting sale
Want to grow mums like these? Here's your chance to get some rare varieties. Photo courtesy Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society
What better plant to give gardening moms: Mums!
Find mums galore at the annual Chrysanthemum Cutting Sale at Shepard Garden and Arts Center.
Hosted by the Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society, this huge sale will be held Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – or until all the plants are sold. Admission and parking are free.
Find hundreds of rooted cuttings, ready to produce blooms this fall. These aren’t your typical nursery mums, but rare and unusual varieties representing more than 10 different bloom types in a spectacular range of colors and combinations. Find delicate spiders, over-sized footballs, bicolor buttons and many more.
Most of these mums were propagated by club members from their own collections. These are the kind of flowers featured each fall in the club’s annual show as well as sought-after by floral designers.
Besides great young plants, get advice on how to help mums thrive in your garden or containers. Once established, these perennials can bloom year after year.
Questions? Email SacramentoMums@gmail.com.
Shepard Center is located at 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento, in McKinley Park.
Details and directions: www.sgaac.org.
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