Wet weather mud dont dampen Mothers Day plant sale

first_imgHAZEL DELL — Kim Messick said she thought her Sunday would include more pajamas, after a busy Mother’s Day week and weekend working in a flower shop, but daughter Kate Northcut had other ideas.Sunday was also Messick’s birthday, Northcut said, so she and her mother’s work friends brought her to the Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County’s annual plant sale at the 78th Street Heritage Farm in Hazel Dell.“I’m glad I got out of pajamas and came,” Messick said, pulling a wagon full of tomato plants and plants that like the shade, for her shady yard.“We’re going to go home and relax and plant, maybe,” Northcut said, but that might depend on the weather.While the weather was better for Mother’s Day than Saturday, scores braved the weekend’s wet-turned-muddy weather to scratch their plant itches.“The weather is our worst enemy,” said Nancy Funk, one of the master gardeners working the plant sale.Organizers used the field east of the farm for parking Saturday, but it turned into such a mud pit people needed help moving their cars, and it was closed off for Sunday.None of that seemed to be a problem, though, Funk said. Customers were understanding and plentiful.“But people still came. We had more people in line before we opened — this year, in the rain — than we’ve ever had. Some of them were starting to line up at 7:30 in the morning,” she said.last_img

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