Olivette blooms this spring

April 30, 2018 by  

The ‘Olivette in Bloom’ event is on the way. Gardeners and others who love plants will be able to buy native species soon at the city’s plant sale.

Missouri Wildflowers Nursery will supply the plants, and warns that at last year’s event, more than 500 plants were sold in one hour. Organizers urge people to get to the sale on time so as not to be disappointed.

Olivette in Bloom (OIB) is a non-profit organization formed in 2000 by a group of Olivette residents, who were interested in both their community and in gardening. The mission of OIB is to promote the harmony and beauty of Olivette through its gardens.

OIB is registered in Missouri, and its officers’ responsibilities are spelled out in the organization’s bylaws. The group designs and maintains the various gardens, as well as raising money for plant material by collecting individual donations. OIB buys the plants and installs them, and then maintains the gardens all year long, with support from the City of Olivette.

The plant sale is scheduled for April 21, at Stacy Park Pavilion, located on Old Bonhomme Road. It begins at 9:00 am and will continue until all the plants are sold.

Events like this can be even more fun if organizers work with a flyer printing company to create a list of the plants being offered for sale so patrons can decide on their selection easily.