Saturday, May 15, 2010
I have a special Saturday in May that I look forward to each year and it is has become a tradition for us (mainly me). It is the Kitchener Hort Society's annual bulb sale at Rockway Gardens. This year it will be held on Saturday May 29th. You must be a member to participate but at $10.00 single membership or $15.00 family membership it is worth it. This also covers the garden tours ( 2009 was especially well done) and support this hard working group. I have been a member for a long time and have only missed a few bulb sales due to being incapacitated with back problems. I get up at 6.a.m. and head off to Kitchener and line up for the opening where you pick up your number in the queue and renew or join the membership. According to the number you get ( lower number would be better) this gives you an idea of where you stand in picking up the favourites. You can then leave and go for breakfast and return at the opening of the sale at 9.a.m.or later if you have a high number in the line-up. There will be 12,000 bulbs in 27 varieties for sale for $2.00 a dozen! All imported directly from Holland. These bulbs are previously enjoyed and on display at Rockway Gardens for the 2010 season. I have been saturated with bulbs some years as you always pick up what is left over too ( if the ones you wanted sold out earlier) and then I would distribute to friends and neighbours. I still admire them in other people's gardens. I think I will take this up again in my newer neighbour hood...let's see how these neighbour's accept this crazy lady handing out bulbs to beautify the neighbourhood. I will let you know.