Gardening News: Klehm’s Spring Plant Sale set for May 11-13

Staff Report

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale this weekend, May 11-13, at the arboretum, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford.

Friday, May 11, is Preview Night. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Shop early for the best selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, wildflowers and unusual plants. Most plants are from the area’s best gardeners — Klehm members. Preview Night is limited to the indoor location only. Admission is $6.

Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13, will be the main Plant Sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday. Visit Klehm on Mother’s Day weekend to shop for this year’s plants. The Plant Sale expands to include the outdoors location, too. Choose from thousands of colorful plants and shrubs, including unique varieties from Beaver Creek Nursery. Afterward, stroll the beautiful Klehm grounds to see what’s blooming. Klehm offers free admission during its Spring Plant Sale.

Donations of plants are always welcome. Donate 10 or more plants and receive a coupon for free entry to the Preview Night (a $6 value). Bring your potted or bagged donations to Klehm Arboretum by May 10. Arboretum hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily.

For more information, call Klehm at (815) 965-8146 or e-mail

From the May 9-15, 2012, issue

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