Heads up, Fred Meyer shoppers! One of the store’s most popular events, Free Fuchsia Planting Saturday, is coming up and I want to make sure you’ve got the details!
Here’s what you need to know:
- April 9th, 7am – 4pm at the Garden Center of Fred Meyer stores.
- Event will take place rain or shine, so plan accordingly!
- Bring your plants and planters (either purchased from the store and/or from home). Edited to add: per the commenter below and a careful re-reading of the banner above, it appears you must purchase the plants from Fred Meyer. The pots can be brought from home, however.
- Fred Meyer employees will plant them for you using FREE Premium Black Gold Potting Soil.
Even though this is called a “fuchsia” event, know that you can bring ANY plants or planters to this event – planter boxes for your deck or porch, edibles, flowers, you name it. Just honor the guidelines – there is a limit of 8 planters of 16″ diameter per person.
In my experience, there may be some waiting involved, particularly if you’re headed there first thing in the morning (the afternoon seems less busy). You might want to grab a cart so you’re not lugging the plants and planters around. Sometimes they’ve had a coffee or hot dog stand for the line waiters as well (so bring some cash).
One year, I asked for the plastic plant containers that the employees were just going to discard at the end and they gave me as many as I wanted!
This is such a great event and I encourage you to make it out to get a jump start on your gardening this year. For more information, keep an eye on the fredmeyer.com website.
Have you attended this event before? If so, what were your thoughts? Are you planning on going again?