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Garden club to hold plant sale

Published 11:48am Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Green thumb or not, people who want to bedeck their lawns might find what they’re looking for at the annual plant sale hosted by the Horseshoe Bend Garden Club.

“We found that we need to change from year to year what we sell because people get burned out,” said Sue Anne Johnson, club member. “So we tried to do something that’s a little bit different. We hope we’ll get a good turnout.”

This year the sale will be held May 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 185 South Tallassee St. in front of the chamber of commerce and Pinecrest Brokers.

The club decided to nix the hanging baskets and ferns this year. Instead, the sale will feature hybridized daylilies from Andy and Joe Ponder as well as variety of perennials from a grower in Roanoke like hydrangeas and irises.

“Perennials do very well here because of the mild climate,” Johnson said. “We hope we’ll have some that are a little unusual.”

Johnson said they typically raise $1,000 to $1,500, which is put toward a variety of uses.

“If there’s some kind of need to come up, it gives us some money to be able to donate,” Johnson said. “It usually has something to do with gardening or horticulture or something like that.”

The garden club is made of about 20 members from throughout the area, primarily Dadeville, Johnson said.

“We do a lot of things according to the state club,” Johnson said. “They have different projects – birds, conservation – (and) we’ve done a lot with the school. We have programs on different areas of interest.”

Johnson said the club is accepting new members.

“We’d love to have some newer younger members that are interested,” Johnson said.

For more information about the plant sale or the garden club, call Johnson at 256-496-1202.