NPA Spring Plant Sale
Sunday, April 19, 9 am - 3 pm
North Seattle College
9600 College Way N, Seattle

Our biggest sale of the year features thousands of plants from specialty nurseries, our famous NPA Border and members’ gardens. Shop in comfort indoors. Discover new plant introductions, the rare and unusual, as well as established favorites. Perennials, natives, woodland plants, grasses, shrubs, small trees and much, much more. Shop tax-free while you help support the educational programs of NPA.

Plenty of free parking. For quick plant sale access, park in the lots on the west side of campus, off College Way North, between 95th & 97th. Parking is free in these lots on Sunday.Get driving directions.

Please donate plants from your garden!
Are there plants in your garden that you would like to donate? We welcome all kinds of plants: divisions, seedlings, treasures, favorites and everyday plants. Please include the plant name (Latin and/or common) on a white plant label. For questions, or to find out where to drop off your plants, email us.

Volunteer for the sale
Unload plants, set up tables, price plants, set up displays, cashier—there are dozens of volunteer jobs to do at the Spring Plant Sale. Many NPA members volunteer so that they can get into the sale early and scope out the choice plants before the hordes of shoppers hit. Everyone has fun and it’s a great way to meet other NPA members. To volunteer, sign up here.

Participating Spring Plant Sale Vendors

BLOOMQUIST NURSERY
Philip Bloomquist
Unusual perennials and shrubs
pbplantguy@gmail.com

BLUE FROG NURSERY
Russ & Miriam Smith
A tempting assortment of perennials, ground covers, shrubs, trees and azaleas
www.bluefrognursery.net

BOUQUET BANQUE
Judy Zugish & Bill Roeder
Fat, juicy, healthy, 2-gallon perennials
www.twigtwisters.com/nursery.html

CELESTIAL DREAM GARDENS
Celeste Erickson
Healthy, well-grown plants, both tried and true or rare and few
celestialdreamgardens@hotmail.com

EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Horticulture Program)
Linda Toccoli
Perennials, shrubs, broadleaf evergreens and cactus
Linda.toccoli@edcc.edu, 425-275-1763

ELEMENTAL PLANTS
Susan McDougall & David Biek
Wonderful PNW native plants, specializing in shrubs and trees
http://treeslivehere.com/elemental-plants.html

FANCY FRONDS
Judith Jones
Planted up miniature gardens, plus many plants for miniature, trough or rock gardens, unique Abutilon hybrids and a choice variety of ferns
www.fancyfrondsnursery.com

GROWING GIRLS
Beth Burman
A North Bend nursery offering unusual shade-loving perennials
425-888-0960

KEEPING IT GREEN
Arlen Hill
Hardy orchids, unusual woodlanders and natives.
info@keepingitgreennursery.com

LAEL'S MOON GARDEN
Bethany & Larry Lael
Select trees, shrubs and unusual perennials.
www.laelsmoongarden.com

LEE FARM
Carrie & Dean Lee
Outstanding trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses and hardy fuchsias
www.leefarmandnursery.com

NPA PLANTS
Wonderful plants from the NPA Border at BBG and our members’ gardens
www.n-p-a.org

QUEEN’S CUP NURSERY
Pat Parks
Puget Sound easy care native perennials, including
rare and hard to find plants
pat@queenscupnursery.com

RHR HORTICULTURE
Riz Reyes
A selection from Riz’s former Landwave Gardens, including rare woodland treasures, perennials/bulbs, clumping bamboo and the tried and true classics
riz@rhrhorticulture.com

TAKING ROOT
Kathy Norsworthy
Unusual perennials, hostas, ornamental grasses and ferns
www.takingrootnursery.com

WHITE PICKET GARDENS
Kristi Fina
Unusual perennials, drought tolerant plants, salvias and hebes
plant@snohomish.net

WIND POPPY FARM
Sara & John Burns
Grasses, sedges, rushes, water plants and perennials
www.windpoppy.com

The NPA Plant Sale Story

In 1984, Barbara Flynn held the first NPA plant sale in her horse pasture. The sale migrated from there to the driveways and garages of members’ homes. Attendees brought plant donations and their lunches, shopping for a few hours and then enjoying the companionship of fellow plant lovers.

As the size of the sale grew, it moved in 1988 to a schoolyard in North Seattle—a friendly site, except when it rained. Along with the member-donated plants, there was choice stock from the NPA Border at the Bellevue Botanical Garden and from local vendors. With continued growth, the sale moved to Magnuson Park in 2000 to gain more space and a covered area, first using the old fire station for several years, then moving to a maintenance building.

In 2007, the sale was held in a hangar so large, it could hold all of our members shopping at the same time—but it was freezing cold and the restrooms were terrible! In 2008 we moved the sale to the comfort and convenience of North Seattle College, where it continues to be held today in the cafeteria and surrounding area.