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It’s time for Red Butte Garden’s spring plant sale

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Tribune file photo A visitor walks one of the many trails in the natural section of Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Apr 30 2012 08:16AM
Updated Apr 30, 2012 08:16AM

On Friday and Saturday, you can not only visit Red Butte Garden — you can bring a little bit of it home with you.

It’s the annual Red Butte Garden Benefit Plant Sale, with a wide variety of growing things on sale. There will be herbs, specialty annuals, vegetables (including heirlooms), sun and shade perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, conifers, roses, vines, trees, native plants, drought-tolerant plants and high-altitude plants.

The sale will also feature a variety of organic gardening products — fertilizers, sprays, and coco-fiber, that when mixed into your garden or container soil aids water retention.

A number of the plants have been grown from Red Butte Garden cuttings, so that you have a little bit of the garden in your own yard.

Representatives from several local plant societies will be on hand to answer questions Wasatch Rock Garden, Utah Rose Society, Utah Hosta Society, Water Garden Club, Utah Community Forest Council, Tree Utah and Utah State Extension Master Gardeners will all be represented, along with members of the Red Butte Garden staff.

It’s a members-only sale on Friday, May 4, 1-8 p.m., but you can buy a Red Butte Garden membership at the gate. One-year memberships are $35 for individuals; $45 for two people; and $65 for a family (2 adults and up to six children) or a "circle of friends" (one adult plus up to three guests per visit).

The sale is open to the public on Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

For more information, call 801-585-0556 or go to redbuttegarden.org/spring_plant_sale.

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