Out of thyme, orange anyway, at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory’s Mother’s Day Plant Sale

A shopper at Thursday's preview of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory's Mother’s Day Plant Sale looks at the native plants. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
Shoppers at Thursday's preview of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory's Mother’s Day Plant Sale. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
Flowers, flowers everywhere at Thursday's preview of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory's Mother’s Day Plant Sale. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
It's try before you buy for the Vietnamese cilantro at Thursday's preview of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory's Mother’s Day Plant Sale. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
Signs and volunteers in gold shirts can help shoppers find the right plants at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory's Mother’s Day Plant Sale. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
Succulents for sale at Thursday's preview of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory's Mother’s Day Plant Sale. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
This Malabar spinach appears to be making itself at home by winding around a pole at Thursday's preview of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory's Mother’s Day Plant Sale. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory members and volunteers got first dibs at the annual Mother's Day plant sale Thursday at McMillen Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. The sale continues Friday-Sunday. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)

Membership has its privileges.

That’s what people who either previously had or who bought Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory memberships at Thursday’s preview of the annual Mother’s Day plant sale found out.

Some things, including orange thyme and Mexican sunflowers, were sold out ahead of the public’s chance at buying some of over 600 kinds of herbs, natives, bonsai, mixed containers, hanging baskets and lots of other annuals and perennials Friday-Sunday at McMillen Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. New this year are vegetable seed packets for $1.25 and large bags of soil for $22.50.

Conservatory manager Chad Shaw said some items will be restocked but when some plants are gone, that’s it, sometimes because of a bad growing crop.

Most of the plants are grown in the Lawton Greenhouse. Parking is free at McMillen. Plant advisors, including Master Gardeners, are available for help, and buyers can get their plants loaded into their vehicles.

Prices range from $1.25 for vegetable singles to $39.50 for 14-inch mixed containers and bonsai medium. Most perennials and annuals are $5.50 or $6.75.

The sale continues 4-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

See individual prices and the plant list here.

Find upcoming plant sales here.

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