Gibbs Library Dig It Team seeks perennial plant donations
Washington — Even as snow blankets flower gardens, Gibbs Library is prepping for its May 18 Perennial & Herb Plant Sale.
The first step is to find garden donors who will invite the library Dig It team to carefully divide and remove perennials from their garden beds.
"We are willing to bring our trowels and do the dirty work," said Amy Micklich, plant sale co-chairman, in a news release.
The team could start dividing donated plants in early April if spring weather is warm. The plants are potted, tended carefully until the sale, and then sold as a major fundraiser for the all volunteer library.
Peg Hobbs, Master Gardener, and Dig It Team co-leader said April is a perfect time to separate perennials that might be crowded.
"Spring is the time to prepare the flower garden to look its summer best," Hobbs said. "The shoots are still small enough to divide and can easily be replanted and grow into beautiful, robust plants by the May 18 sale."
The Dig It Team has all the supplies needed and is willing to travel throughout the area to accept plant donations.
The library is seeking perennial, vegetable seedling and herb plant donations. Houseplants are not accepted.
To invite the team to a garden, please call Peg Hobbs at 845-2900 or email Gibbsdigit@gmail.com.