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Utilities Kingston hosts water-smart plant sale in support of United Way

May 27, 2015 -

Support the United Way KFLA and get beautiful, hardy, water-smart plants for your garden – plants that only need to watered during the driest of times. On Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Utilities Kingston hosts a charity plant sale at its water conservation garden, 1211 John Counter Blvd.  Prices start at $5 (cash only) for a one-gallon pot. Quantities are limited, so come early!

From Echinacea to Siberian Iris and Variegated Maiden Grass, check out some of the plants for sale:

  • Geranium macrorrhizum album: Plant in partial sun. This low-growing mound of green foliage has small white flowers in spring and is drought tolerant.
  • Lavender grosso: This plant needs sun and dry soil. It has dusty green leaves on a grey stem, with a multitude of fragrant purple flowers.
  • Sedum ‘Autumn Joy': Likes sun and grows well in hot, dry conditions. Enjoys its dusty pink, broccoli-like flowers that attract butterflies.
  • Sweet Woodruff: Prefers moist, shady ground. It's often used as a ground cover and spreads through traveling rhizomes (rootstocks).

Visit the Utilities Kingston website to download a list of plants available at the sale, complete with photos and descriptions.

The water conservation garden is host to over 30 garden areas and well over one hundred water-smart plants. During the plant sale, free garden tours take place on the half hour; come learn the secrets of growing a water-wise garden. Learn more at www.utilitieskingston.com

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, media relations officer for Utilities Kingston at 613-546-4291, ext. 3116.

About Utilities Kingston: Utilities Kingston operates multiple utilities through a single service structure, allowing it to deliver cost savings and customer service excellence. The company is unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services, and broadband fibre optics in one company. Trusted by customers to deliver reliable utilities for more than 150 years, employees are proud to provide personal, responsive services.

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