By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

Plants will have to be homegrown this summer

Supplier shutdown cuts into garden choices


It’s officially spring and almost gardening season in Wrangell, but Sentry Hardware and Marine won’t be able to provide the plants they usually do this year, nor will IGA.

The stores’ supplier, Skagit Gardens, of Washington state, announced in February it was going out of business by the first week of April after 57 years in operation.

There will be no plant starts, vegetables or hanging baskets at Sentry this year. However, there will be trees and shrubs.

Typically, Sentry starts getting plants in the last week in April, and the February announcement from their supplier didn’t leave them enou...

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