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Q & A – Perennials

Q: What is a perennial plant?

A: A perennial plant or simply perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. The term (per- + -ennial, “through the years”) is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials. The term is also widely used to distinguish plants with little or no woody growth from trees and shrubs, which are also technically perennials.  From The Garden Helper. The Difference Between Annual Plants and Perennial Plants in the Garden. and  RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136.

Q & A – TFM Plant Sale

Q: Where will I be able to find plants that produce things to eat?

A: We will have a special table for edibles again this year.  Look for it in the middle of the sales area.

Q & A – Volunteering at TFM

Q: How do I get started with volunteering at TFM?

A: We have volunteer sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to noon, starting in March.  We take a break at 10:30 to share treats and learn about some of the plants we will be selling. Location is the parking lot just east of Gaiser Conservatory. It’s best to park on Tekoa by the parking lot entrance.  If it rains we work inside.  You can bring your clippers and gloves if you like.

We have a new Volunteer page where you can sign up to be a volunteer with The Friends of Manito.  Just click HERE.

Q & A – TFM Projects

Q: What is going on with Mirror Pond?

A: The landscaping and pathway project for Mirror Pond has been completed.  The planning for a project to improve water quality is in the planning stages.

Q & A – TFM Website

Q: How do I update my Friends of Manito membership online?

A: Just click on the picture of the pink Peony  in the upper right corner of every page.  It says “Donate or Join Now” above it.  This will take you to our Shopify page where you can set up or update your membership.

Q: How do I find all the grass plants you will have for sale?

A: Go to the Plant List page which is under the Sales menu.  Click on the image of the spreadsheet, which will open the plant list.  Go to column “R”, which is Section.  Click on the little triangle on the right.  This will open a window that will filter the plant data.  Click on “clear” and then click on the word “Grass”.  Press enter and the plant list now shows just the grasses we will be selling.  You may also download the file and use your favorite spreadsheet program, like Microsoft Excel.