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Friends of Manito to host plant sale Saturday with over 550 species

Eberhard Schmidt cleans up a buddleia (butterfly bush) as volunteers gathered, Aug. 12, 2015, to prepare plants they raised for the Friends of Manito plant sale. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Eberhard Schmidt cleans up a buddleia (butterfly bush) as volunteers gathered, Aug. 12, 2015, to prepare plants they raised for the Friends of Manito plant sale. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

No plants for the weekend?

Friends of Manito is hosting its annual plant sale at Manito Park on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will go towards capital improvement projects in the park like gazebos and pergolas.

Over 550 different species and a total of 14,000 plants will be on sale, with prices as low as $4.

The event will also feature talks by horticulturalists, pond and patio building experts, hummingbirds specialists and the Washington Butterfly Society. Pet bunnies, goats and music will also be on hand.

Dave Lennstrom, President of Friends of Manito, said the sale features hard-to-find plants that survive well in cold, dry and deer-infested areas.

“I try to fill every niche that people have in their gardens,” he said.

Lennstrom said limited parking is an issue, and most parking is on streets surrounding the park. Shoppers can keep their plants in a shopping cart while they drive their cars up to the sale and pick them up.

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