2008-04-24 / About Town

Garden club plans plant sale for May 17

The Quononoquott Garden Club's spring plant sale is set for Saturday, May 17, at East Ferry from 9 a.m. to noon. Healthy native plants including unusual perennials, vibrant geraniums, specialty annuals and some hanging baskets as well as small trees and shrubs will be available.

Jamestown gardeners donate perennials for the sale, which are potted by club members and then sold at a reasonable cost. Those gardeners who would like to donate some perennials to the sale can call Linda Warner at 423-1278. An appointment will be made for a team to come to the property to dig and pot. Digging will begin on May 1. Unusual perennials are always welcome, as are small trees and shrubs.

Proceeds from the 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 including those in front of the recreation center and at the town cemetery. The fire station garden restoration was a recent project of the club.

At the sale, gardeners will help children plant sunflower seeds in small pots to bring home.

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