Bursting into Spring with Oakville Horticultural Society Sale

Posted on May 21, 2016

The weather this May long weekend is forecasted to be sunny and warm, hitting highs in the high 20s. Oakvillians, of course, are outside enjoying the as-of-late rare sun. Bikers are riding the trails along the Sixteen Mile Creek, boaters and undocking their vessels at the Bronte Harbour, and, on Saturday morning, gardeners rushed to the Oakville Horticultural Society's annual spring sale.

This year’s highly-anticipated sale was held at Munn's United Church at Dundas and Sixth Line. While a beautiful venue, however, there were hardly enough parking spaces to accommodate the crowds. Thankfully, volunteers were on hand to direct traffic throughout the lot. And, for those who found themselves stressed from trying to squeeze a van into a tight space, a small coffee table was located just inside the Church.

Outside Munn’s were hundreds of plants, which green thumbs from across Oakville and the surrounding area ogled, touched, and smelled, choosing the best for their gardens. Each plant was labelled with a popsicle stick stuck into its soil, and small informative blurbs about particular plants could be found nestled among the foliage. Plant aficionados stood behind each of the tables, excitedly answering questions about planting techniques. Whether one was interested in ferns, perennials, succulents, or any other kind of greenery, there was a Horticultural Society member who considered him- or herself a specialist. For more general inquiries, a member stationed at the “PLANT ADVICE” station was available.

A table for Oakville-based company Irrigatia, which offers solar automatic watering systems, supplemented the plant sale alongside another table for various Halton plant- and water-related initiatives, including the Residential Toilet Rebate Program. A third table advertised the Horticultural Society’s “Secret Gardens Tour of Oakville” on Sunday, June 26 from 11am to 4pm. Tickets for the Tour are $15 per person, or $25 for a pair, and more information is available on the Society’s website.

This year’s OHS spring sale was a blooming success, and Oakville’s many gardens are sure to be brightened with attendees’ purchases by the end of the long weekend.

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