Founded in 1995, the Lakebay Fuchsia Society will hold its annual sale of fuchsia starts, mixed sunshine baskets, fuchsia baskets, hanging violet bags, some vegetable starts, fertilizer and more Friday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Key Peninsula Civic Center.
There will be over 450 fuchsias for sale this year, together with other annuals such as geraniums and other surprise plants. Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each for a large fuchsia basket. Many experts will be on hand to answer questions.The society will also hold its first “Shed Sale” of gently used garden items such as tools, books, pots and yard furniture.
The society will offer a fuchsia clinic June 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. where growers can bring in plants to get some advice on pinching, shaping and starting fuchsias.
Monthly meetings are at the civic center Whitmore Room at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month except January, September and December. All are welcome. The fuchsia garden, established in 1998 at the civic center, is also open to the public. Fore more information, call Peggy Gablehouse at 253-686-7914.