Plant sale to benefit Manito Park projects

THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2009

The Friends of Manito organization will have tropical plants for sale from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Manito Park greenhouses just east of the Gaiser Conservatory.

Plants with colored or variegated leaves will be available. Sale organizers said the plants could be used with indoor container gardens. Many of the plants can also be moved outdoors during the summer if they get protection from bright sun.

Several types of agave are for sale along with aloe, flowering maple, copper leaf, donkey ears, split-leaf philodendron, cabbage palm, croton, kalanchoe, caricature plant and red-leafed hibiscus.

Prior to the sale, at 10 a.m., plant expert Maralee Karwoski will give a presentation on growing annuals.

Pre-registration is required through the Friends of Manito office at 456-8038.

For a complete list and photographs of the plants on the Web, go to thefriendsofmanito.org.

Proceeds from the Friends’ plant sales will help pay for projects at Manito Park.

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