Two events planned for HFE gardens

4/17/2013

Henry Ford Estate Rose GardenHenry Ford Estate has announced two annual events to help support gardens.

On Saturday, April 27, participants are invited to help pull garlic mustard from the Environmental Study Area and the gardens of Henry Ford Estate. The event takes place from 9 a.m.-noon and begins at the Environmental Interpretive Center.

Garlic mustard is an edible plant brought to the U.S. by early European settlers. It has spread into woodland areas and now out-competes native wildflowers, depriving them of moisture, light and space.

Participants should wear gloves, long pants and closed-toe shoes. No tools are required, as hand-pulling is the preferred method of removal.

To register, call 734-996-3190 or visit www.stewardshipnetwork.org and choose Lakeplain Cluster under the Cluster dropdown menu.

Next month, Henry Ford Estate Garden Volunteers will host the Annual Spring Plant Sale, Garden Market and Garage Sale. The event will take place Friday, May 17, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Perennials, wildflowers, shade-loving plants, herbs, annuals and hanging baskets will be available for purchase, as well as stepping stones, garden art and birdhouses. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Henry Ford Estate gardens.

Enter the Henry Ford Estate from Evergreen Road (just north of Michigan Ave.) and follow signs to plant sale.

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