Garden Club plant sale slated for May 1
Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club members are in action planning, potting and pricing for the club’s annual spring plant sale. This event is held in the Shepherdstown’s Trinity Episcopal Church yard on the first Saturday in May.
At 9 a.m. sharp (rain or shine) May 1, the gates will open and members of the community will rush in to get the best selection of native plant bargains and many others they have spied over the fence while standing in line. Many of the plants are from members’ and residents’ gardens who have donated their divides, and some are from a local nursery that specializes in native plants.
Some of the plants are the native blue bells and trillium, also asters, cone flowers, bee balm and hostas. Many knowledgeable gardeners are on hand to help you find compatible plants for your garden. This is a great opportunity to meet other gardeners, exchange ideas and learn about shade, sun, drought and deer- resistant plants.
The funds generated from this sale help the club beautify the community, including the library, Shepherdstown Day Care Center and Caregivers Center landscaping. Money is also used to help purchase garden-related books for local children’s libraries, and help sponsor a fun run “Race for the Birds” by the Audubon Society.
The plants go quickly so to come early for the best selection.
For more information, contact club President Diane Cushing at (304) 876-3424.