Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sacramento needs more plant sales!

As a garden geek that loves his plant sales, I find that the Sacramento area has a few good ones, but they are far and few (at least in my opinion). My favorite one that I participate in every Spring is at the Shepard Arts and Garden Center in Sacramento put on the good people from the Sacramento Perennial Plant Club.

So for me (and my wife) its more than just getting that chance to sell the bamboo plants I take so much pride in. For us, its far more than that - a chance to catch up with fellow small local plant growers, other vendors, our customers - many of whom we consider to be friends. It's also a virtual 'kid in a candy store scenario' - we end up spending half the profit on new plants, many of which you would never find anywhere else.

Here is me in my element - talking bamboo at a plant sale

In the Summer, Fall and Winter, there seems to be very few plants sales in the Sacramento are - a plant sale drought, if you will. I've never been one to just sit there and think that more plant sales are just going to magically appear.  They take alot of work to pull together and I totally appreciate this reality.

So, taking matters into my own hands, I am partnering with Jennifer Kahl, who owns The Secret Garden in Elk Grove to organize a Autumn Garden Faire and Plant Sale. Ironically, we met Jennifer at a plant sale several years ago as a fellow vendor. 

Our focus for the Autumn Garden Faire and Plant Sale is to feature small niche and unique plant growers and local crafters and create a nice event that plant geeks like me and many others in the Sacramento area crave.

Here are the details of the event:

What: Autumn Garden Faire and Plant Sale

When: Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm 

Where: The Secret Garden located at 8450 West Stockton Boulevard Elk Grove, CA 95758 (Off of HWY 99 between Calvine and Sheldon)

Free to the public.

Please support your local plant growers and crafters, if you use Twitter, Facebook or other social media venues, give this event a 'shout out' and feel free to use the attached flier.

If you are a local plant grower or local crafter and wish to participate in the event, send me an e-mail at and I'd be happy to send you a vendor application.

Hope to see you there!

Mad Man Bamboo - Rocklin, CA
(916) 300-6335