Friday, May 1, 2015

Plant Sale

        Our Linn Park Garden Committee is getting ready to participate in the Master Gardener's Plant Sale tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  So I have been busy--too busy to write on my blog!  I have been digging up plants that have multiplied in the wrong spots, moving some and dividing others, then potting the extras in any pot I could find.  I now have 105 plants to sell.  Others on the committee will also be bringing plants so we should have quite a variety.  Hopefully, I can figure out how to get all of mine to Marshall (a neighboring town where the sale is to be held.)
      I have been thinking about what price to put on the plants and have decided I will not sell some of them, such as daylilies and hostas, for less than $4 or $5 because if they don't sell I have lots of places to plant them.  But several, like the stokesia and phlox which are so prolific, I want to price to sell because I certainly don't want to be bringing them home!  I will probably begin giving them away at 10:00 if I haven't sold all of them.
     We have never participated in this sale so we really don't know what to expect.  It just seemed like a good way to share plants we don't need or want and possibly make a little money to expand the Garden.
     Another reason we are doing it is to advertise the other fundraisers we are doing for Heritage Days--Binga on May 9, and the 10% Night at the Texas Roadhouse on May 12.  We will have posters and schedules for the Heritage Days Festival, too, so if we don't sell much we still will have had free advertising.  That seemed to be a win/win opportunity.
     If you live in the vicinity, come see us at the Plant Sale--and possibly take home some great plants for your garden.

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