Thousands of plants available at Botanic Gardens annual sale

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DENVER -- Around these parts, the Denver Botanic Gardens annual plant sale is the unofficial kick off to spring. It’s a 30-year tradition.

“I think part of the excitement about the gardens' plant sale is what it is just a great Denver tradition that’s always around Mother’s Day weekend,” said Erin Bird, Denver Botanic Gardens plant ambassador.

Thousands of people will sift through tens of thousands of plants of every variety.

"You will find many many plants.  There are 10 different plant divisions that’s everything from your favorite annuals to herbs and veggies to perennials to really rare plants like aquatic plants and lilies,” Bird said.

But what about gardening greenhorns who think a deadhead is a Jerry Garcia fan?

"Our expert horticulturists are on hand to answer any questions you may have," Bird said.

One such horticulturist is Bridgette Bloomquist, who has the perfect solution for people with limited or no garden space. She held up a colorful green bag.

“This is the container in a bag.  What you do is take this bag home and all the plants here you plant in your patio pot on your front porch, on your back patio or anywhere you have a container at your house," she said.

Come early, wear comfy and stylish shoes, and don’t forget to bring your own green. Those plants ain’t free.

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