Potting Party at Fran Boninti’s

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Friday, March 29, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Fran Boninti


For our chapter’s Annual Native Plant Sale on April 27, we’re making this final push to increase sale offerings. One would think that Fran Boninti would be way too busy preparing for Historic Garden Week featuring her garden to be able to find time to host a chapter potting event. But quite generously she will have us return as usual for potting fun on Friday March 29 at 1:30 pm, only a month before Historic Garden Week fills her garden with admiring visitors.

Please come to help with potting and you’ll also have an opportunity to preview Fran’s fantastic garden looking its best. We’ll have on hand dozens of well-developed divisions and seedlings of sale favorites to nestle into pots. No experience required. Goodies expected to be potted are freshly dug Wood Poppy, Wild Ginger, Jacob’s Ladder, Golden Seal,  Golden Ragwort, Green and Gold, Virginia Bluebells, Asters, Spicebush, and more. An undivided tray planted with fractured bulblets of Dutchman’s Breeches left over from year and a half ago should be ready for potting individually.

If you have divisions from your garden of in-demand natives that would become sale size in a month please bring them for us to pot. On hand will be plenty of pots, trays, soil, and labels. If you have left over pots with 4” openings please bring them to reduce our need to order pots.

Fran and Andrew Boninti’s accommodating garden mecca includes a garage with space heater to keep us  comfy if weather is foul. Lots of street parking just uphill from Boninti’s. Their Ivy area address is 2505 Holkham Dr. — Phil Stokes, Plant Sale Chairman

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