Description and review of the Shepard Garden & Arts Center Spring Sale held March 14-15, 2020, in McKinley Park.
On Saturday I strolled over to the Shepard Garden & Arts Center to check out the Spring Sale. It was sprinkling as I walked which was welcome, as Sacramento is behind on our annual rainfall. In fact, Sacramento set a record in February 2020 with 0.00% precipitation.
The various garden clubs and other clubs that utilize the Center join together to hold the annual Spring Sale each year as a fundraiser. At the sale you can find all types of plants, flowers, art, jewelry, yard art, hand-made crafts and collectibles. As always, admission is free.
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Not looking for anything in particular, I walked around the premises – both inside and out – stopping to check out several plants that had caught my eye.
I also chatted with several of the vendors who indicated that upcoming shows at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center may well be cancelled and/or postponed because of concerns surrounding the coronavirus.
After making the circuit I headed back to a display table that held a variety of succulents. Succulents are both low maintenance and attractive, and I had been thinking about adding some to my back yard.
At the end of the table sat some beautiful specimens of blue echeveria (also known as hens-and-chicks). I checked the price tag – and picked out a good-sized plant for only $10!
The vendor advised me that should one of the “chicks” break off during transit that I should let the break “air dry” for two days and then simply stick it in some plain old dirt. That certainly sounds easy enough!
I left the Spring Sale feeling very pleased with my purchase!
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Shepard Garden & Arts Center Spring Sale Snapshot:
- 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816 (East McKinley Park)
- Saturday, March 14 & Sunday, March 15, 2020
- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Free admission
- Parking: Parking lot and street parking
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