Garden Club of Yorktown Annual Plant Sale Scheduled for May 12th
The Garden Club of Yorktown annual plant sale takes place Saturday, May 12th, from 8 am to 2 pm, in the Yorktown Green (K-Mart) Shopping Center, in front of Suburban Wines & Liquors. And, this year, there will be more new features to make it a particularly exciting event, according to Lou Ann O’Brien, president of the club.
“We will have many more hanging baskets, which have proved very popular,” O’Brien said, “and we’ll have empty hanging baskets so that we can help buyers put together their own customized baskets based on their own light conditions or color preferences.”
Other new offerings will include the sale of garden gloves and clippers, and “a particularly special feature this year,” said O’Brien, “is that we will be encouraging club members to take divisions of perennials from their own gardens to sell.
“It’s definitely more than just a plant sale,” continued O’Brien. “We have really unusual plants, and our members consult with customers about the best ones to buy for certain plantings, most of which are tried and true favorites of the members.
The Club offer favorites such as scaevola, petunia, impatiens and coleus, but in striking colors and form. There are a variety of salvia, verbena, lantana, calibrachoa (million bells and superbells), begonia and agastache that bloom all summer and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. “And, this year we are featuring more dahlias and canna,” O’Brien added.
“The real bonus is that our customers are helping us support the annual plantings of our community gardens throughout the town,” O’Brien said. These include the gardens in Railroad Park, at Route 202 and Baldwin and at Underhill Avenue and Route 119.
“Situated at the main entry points into town, these gardens can be enjoyed by everyone in Yorktown as well as visitors to our community,” O’Brien said, “and the best feeling is when we’re out on the road caring for the gardens in the heat of the summer, and people honk and yell from their car a ‘big thank-you!’”
O’Brien’s most valuable advice for a great experience at this year’s sale: “Come early!”
For more information of Club activities, you can “like” Facebook/gardenclubofyorktown.