Ready For the Friends of Manito Fall Plant Sale

Nancy Goodspeed 509.625.6297

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.

Mark your calendars for The Friends of Manito Annual Fall Plant Sale taking place Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It's easy to find. Just look for cars and people east of the Gaiser Conservatory in Manito Park (4 W 21st Ave).

Over three hundred plant species will be available. Visit the website for photos and complete plant descriptions at

According to Janis Saiki, The Friends of Manito Plant Sale Manager, “the ornamental grasses are spectacular this time of year and TFM has an outstanding selection from which to choose.”

She adds, “there is a large selection of drought tolerant and deer resistant plants, along with colorful foliage shrubs like Aralia Sun King, Barberry Gold Pillar, Elderberry Black Lace, Elderberry Lemon Lace, Ninebark Tiny Wine and Weigela Midnight Wine.”


Shoppers will find an assortment of hummingbird attracting plants like “Red Birds on a Tree”, Bee Balm, Coral Bells, Honeysuckle vines, Penstemon, several new Hyssop cultivars, Columbine Red Hobbit, Cardinal Flowers, and flowering Sage and Weigela.

If it's drama that you want, the sale will have a good selection of hibiscus that bloom with dinner plate size flowers.

About The Friends of Manito (TFM)

Established in 1990, The Friends of Manito (TFM) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that enhances the beauty and functionality of Manito Park for present and future generations. Over 100 volunteers work to produce abundant garden plants to sell that provide the bulk of the fundraising efforts. TFM also offers educational programs and events to further promote the community's use and enjoyment of Manito Park.

Since the beginning, The Friends of Manito has contributed $700,000 to Manito Park and funded 63 projects in Manito Park. Recent projects completed include the Nishinomiya-Tsutakawa Japanese Garden waterfall pathway and the upper park picnic shelter. Fore more information and a complete project list - visit or call the TFM office at 509.456.8038.