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Spring storm threatens gigantic Colorado Springs plant sale

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Gigantic Annual Plant Sale organizers scramble to cover up plants the night before their sale kicks off. (KOAA) Gigantic Annual Plant Sale organizers scramble to cover up plants the night before their sale kicks off. (KOAA)
COLORADO SPRINGS -

The freeze warning and frost advisory on Thursday night became a major concern for folks putting on a massive plant sale in Colorado Springs.

The Gigantic Annual Plant Sale is the biggest fundraiser for the Horticultural Art Society and they say they could not survive without it, that's why they're asking for the entire community's patience and support in these chilly conditions.

It's supposed to kick off Friday morning at the city's Demonstration Garden in Colorado Springs.

Volunteers spent all day on Thursday scrambling to get their plants into the greenhouses and covering up the ones that didn't fit outside.

Using anything from buckets, to sheets, to plastic bags last minute, all to protect the plants from any additional snow overnight or a possible freeze.

Farmers and nurseries across the state have spent all year preparing for this three day sale which has kept the Horticultural Art Society running since the 1960's.

Volunteers might still be bringing the plants out on Friday morning as things kick off, that's where they are asking for your patience. But because of their hard work on Thursday protecting the plants, they are not letting the weather get in the way of their gigantic sale.

"We've got our plants covered, so we feel good, and it's been that fourfold extra work that makes us feel confident that when we send them home with their plants, their plants are going to do well, they're not going to be affected by this weather at all," Diane Brunjes, Garden Manger of the Horticultural Art Society said.

Rain, sleet, snow or shine, the sale will still go on this Friday morning starting at 9.

They'll be doing this same process of protecting the plants Friday night into Saturday as they brace for another cold front.

The sale is happening on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It continues on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It's happening in Monument Valley Park at the corner of Mesa and Glen Avenue.

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