Plant swap and sale benefits Heritage Park Gardens |

Plant swap and sale benefits Heritage Park Gardens

Staff Reports

Special to The R-C

The second annual plant swap and sale will kick off the summer at the Heritage Park Gardens 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1

Bring up to four plants to swap, plus there will be plants for sale, pass along plants that are free to a good home, and some Austrian Pine trees donated by Genoa Trees. The trees will be sold for $45 to raise money to continue the development of the gardens. In addition, one of Ken Miller’s handcrafted birdhouses will be raffled off by the end of the day.

At 10:15 a.m. Heather Kahabka of Plant It Nursery will present on “Edible Perennials,” followed by Ed Kleiner of Comstock Seed at 11:30 a.m. on “Urban Landscaping with Native Seed.”

An “Ask a Master Gardener” table will be staffed by Jocelyn and Don Helling to offer “Tips for Transplanting Success.”

There will be activities for the whole family. Kids can plant a square in the children’s garden bed, paint alphabet rocks, and make newspaper pots to start seedlings in. Plus, there will be sun oven cooking and planted beds demonstrating Square Foot gardening, Native Plants, and Edible Landscaping ideas.

Heritage Park Gardens, located off Gilman and just east of Heritage Park, is a community garden project of Main Street Gardnerville, in cooperation with the Town of Gardnerville.

For more information, contact Carol Sandmeier at or Paula Lochridge at 782-8027.