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YOU’RE INVITED!  The Cape St Claire Garden Club’s 36th annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 16th, 8am-2pm, in the clubhouse fields at the corner of Cape St Claire Rd and Broadview Dr (right before River Bay).

The Plant Sale features Cape-grown and locally-acclimated perennials, an exciting collection of native perennial plants, colorful annuals, sturdy houseplants, and a wide selection of herbs, tomatoes, and other vegetables.  Is your yard sunny?  Shady?  Wet?  Dry?  Knowledgeable Garden Club members will be on hand to help visitors select the right plants for their particular gardening needs.  Visitors can also learn about rain barrels, rain gardens, native vegetation, compost, soil, and water conservation from Master Gardeners and Master Watershed Stewards.  All proceeds from plant sales benefit the Garden Club’s community projects.  For more details, please call 410-757-2436 or email flokell@verizon.net.

And feast your eyes on a preview of some of this year’s beauties that you can find at our plant sale.


Beautiful purple blooms in late spring on Spiderwort / Tradescantia virginica ‘Red Grape’ (Native)


A rainbow of different colored blooms as they mature in mid-summer: Stokesia / Stokes Aster ‘Color Wheel’ (Native)


A fireworks display of bright yellow pom poms in late summer: Goldenrod / Solidago ‘Golden Fleece’ (Native)


Tiny, vividly blue flowers with yellow centers on this delicate grass each spring: Blue-eyed grass / Sisyrinchium ‘Lucerne’

Stunning red flowers in sun all summer long: Yarrow / Achillea 'Pomegranate'

Stunning red flowers from summer into fall make are long-lasting in a vase: Yarrow / Achillea ‘Pomegranate’


Heaps of delicate blue flowers cover this plant for a long bloom period in late summer: Pincushion flower / Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’

Salvia Sensation-Deep-Rose

Drought-proof once established, spikes of rose pink flowers lend vertical interest to the garden: Salvia ‘Sensation Deep Rose’


Butterflies can’t resist this charming pink flower in summer: Phlox paniculata ‘Jeane’ (Native)

phlox triple play

Beautiful purple flowers atop stunning striped foliage in late spring: Phlox ‘Triple Play’

phlox blue moon

These charming blue flowers will brighten a shady spot: Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ (Native)


Pale pink spikes of flowers hover over eye-catching maroon leaves: Beardtongue / Penstemon ‘Huskers Red’ (Native)


Bold red blooms brighten a shady spot: Cardinal flower / Lobelia cardinalis (Native)

Lobelia purple

Spikes of vivid violet blooms in summer on Great Blue cardinal flower / Lobelia siphilitica (Native)


Look at that foliage contrast! Who needs flowers with leaves like that all summer long? Coral Bells / Heuchera ‘Bronze Wave’ (Native)


Like butterflies’ wings edged in pink, the delightful Wandflower / Gaura ‘Rosyjane’ (Native)


Drought-resistant once established, these red-yellow blooms really pop! Blanketflower / Gaillardia ‘Bright Mesa Bi-color’ (Native)


Prolific in bloom in the late-summer garden, the paradoxical yellow coneflower / Echinacea paradoxa (Native)


Delicate fairy flowers in red and yellow nod in the spring garden: Native Columbine / Aquilegia canadensis (Native)


Spikes of vivid yellow flowers in mid-summer: False Indigo / Baptisia ‘Screaming Yellow’ (Native)


Pale blue flowers from pink buds over fuzzy-textured leaves in spring: Blue Comfrey / Symphytum caucasicum


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