2008-03-20 / Upcoming Events

May 17 is club plant sale date

Jill Meyer, left, the new president of the Quononoquott Garden Club and Joan Vessella, treasurer, discuss the May plant sale. Jill Meyer, left, the new president of the Quononoquott Garden Club and Joan Vessella, treasurer, discuss the May plant sale. Planning has begun for Quononoquott Garden Club's spring plant sale set for May 17 at East Ferry from 9 a.m. to noon. May 18 is the rain date.

Each year local gardeners donate perennials which are gently dug and potted by club members and then sold at a reasonable cost at the sale. At least a thousand healthy native plants are sold each year.

If anyone would like to thin out their perennials, call Linda Warner at 423-1278 to make an appointment for a team to come to the property to dig. Digging will begin on May 1. Unusual perennials are always welcome, as are small trees and shrubs.

Proceeds from this sale fund the many civic beautification projects the club oversees. An ongoing project, "Daffodil Daze" has seen club members plant thousands of daffodils around the island over the past twenty years. The Narragansett Avenue barrels filled with summer annuals and winter greens are planted by the club's members.

In addition to the island-grown perennials, the club will sell vibrant geraniums, specialty annuals and hanging baskets.

A seasoned gardener will be on hand to assist any child who would like to plant sunflower seeds in small grow pots.

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