Rhodies are in Bloom, and on Sale, this Weekend on Whidbey Island

Meerkerk Gardens' (Green Bank, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, off Resort Road; 360.678.1912 or 360.222.0121) kicks off its spring opening day this weekend, 3/22-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

And as well as deals on a wide variety of hybrid, species and heritage rhododendrons, the nursery, which boasts 10 acres displaying our state flower (some already in bloom), is offering 15 percent off on select hybrids from Whidbey Island's own world-renowned "hybridizer" Frank Fujioka.

During the sale, entrance to the Gardens is free!