It’s time to prepare for the Armstrong & District Garden Club Plant Sale on May 13, 2023!

This year, the Garden Club will welcome select volunteers from Armstrong Communities in Bloom, from the Armstrong Community Garden, and from Pleasant Valley Secondary School.

Area gardeners donate the plants sold at the annual plant sale to raise funds for local causes. The garden club is happy to receive donated plants, provided they are healthy and free from pests and disease. In particular, colorful and hardy perennials are appreciated, as are starter herb plants and vegetable seedlings.

All gardeners with plants to donate are welcome to join in the fun! And if you like plants, consider joining the Armstrong Garden Club.

Preparing for the plant sale

Donating plants to the Armstrong Garden Sale

Thank you to the gardeners who potted up plants last fall or early this spring.

Every donation should be labeled with the plant’s common name and ideally with the genus, species, and cultivar (if known). Other helpful details to include on the plant tag include the bloom color, bloom time, sun vs. shade, and any helpful growing information about the specific plant.

Plants can be delivered to the sale at the IPE Fairgrounds on the morning of the sale, on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Please drop off your plants between 6:30 to 7:45 AM to allow the volunteers time to price, organize, and display the plants before the sale starts.

If you have a single large quantity of plants, please contact us to let the Plant Sale Committee know ahead of time, as pricing on the day of the event can be very busy. This will allow us to prepare the price tags ahead of time.

Note: it is not yet known whether or not plant donation tax receipts can be provided

Plant sale

Plant Sale Committee

The following Armstrong Garden Club members are on the 2023 Plant Sale Committee:

  • Sue Wiebe
  • Heather Hayes
  • Chris Williams
  • Heather Freeman
  • Rhea Smith
  • Mary Jackson
  • Shirley Fowler
  • Sue R
  • Gene

If you have questions, please contact us.

2023 armstrong garden club canada plant sale poster

Invasive plants in BC

There are currently over 60 species of invasive plants listed by the Invasive Species Council of BC, including:

  • Baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata)
  • Cypress spurge (Euphorbia cyparissias)
  • European waterlily (Nymphaea alba)
  • Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
  • Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)
  • Giant knotweed (Reynoutria sachalinensis)
  • Japanese knotweed (Reynoutria japonica)
  • Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula)
  • Myrtle spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites)
  • Orange hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum)
  • Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
  • Purple deadnettle (Lamium purpureum)
  • Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
  • Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)
  • Tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
  • Yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata)

See the full list on the ISCBC Website.