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January 13, 2012
Hamm hosts Sacramento plant sale to benefit AIDS charity

This beautiful, mild weather paid another dividend: An extra early plant sale by perennials guru Robert Hamm.

Known for his charity plant sales to help children and families impacted by AIDS, Hamm is hosting a special January backyard sale from noon to 4 p.m. today and Saturday at 3072 24th St., Sacramento.

"This unusual warm dry weather has a number of things ready to go in the ground for an early start," Hamm said.

In addition to scores of perennials, this sale will offer begonia starters and a few unusual gladioli, he said. Checks or cash only; no credit or debit cards.

"I am hoping we can raise $5,000 for the kids at Sunburst Projects this year, which is the 30th anniversary of their helping kids and families deal with HIV/AIDS," Hamm said.

Hamm also needs something else: More plastic pots.

"I am also almost out of pots," he said, "so any used pots you don't need would be appreciated since I'm trying to use all recycled pots and not have to invest hundreds of dollars in pots."

To learn more or get a copy of Hamm's Garden Notes, e-mail

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