This year, the club is running a more varied plant sale out doors in the Town Hall parking lot. Plants will include two tables of Jolly Farmer annuals, two tables of succulents, two tables of vegetable plants, one table of Van Berkum perennials, plus some Siberian Irises.
The Jolly Farmer flowers are being ably cared for by Ray Miner and Pete Lepre who ran the Jolly Farmer sale. They repurposed pallets from their recent solar panel delivery by putting them on wheels and covering the platters with flowers. They roll out each of the pallets from their garage for ease of watering.
The club is also selling succulents nurtured by Tina Gleich who is ‘The Succulent Whisperer.” Tina can coax a tiny, sad looking succulent into a thriving plant with many adorable children. Along with Tina; Elise Kendall, Amelia Lantz, and Kathy Houghton babysat succulent plants for over a year. Tina is generously donating all 75 succulents to the club to sell at the yard sale. They range from cute $1 minis, to potted groups of multiple types of succulents, to large jade plants.
In addition to running the Jolly Farmer sale, Ray and Pete are donating all these vegetable plants they have grown from seeds:
65 tomato plants--cherry and full size
50 pepper plants--sweet and jalapeno
18 four-packs of cucumbers
18 four-packs of summer squash
18 four-packs of zucchini
If you’re planning to buy vegetable plants soon, consider holding off until you can buy some of these healthy plants at great prices and also help out the club.
The club will also be selling some perennials from the Van Berkum perennial sale. New club member Cheryl Wilson took up the reins from Nancy Crocker who ran the Van Berkum perennials, (and huge Jolly Farmer annuals sales for years.) Nancy is happily busy with her grandchildren. The perennials arrive on May 23rd. Those not ordered by members will be cared for by Cheryl until the June 10th yard sale.
The Siberian Irises that will be for sale used to grow in the Triangle Garden; and some of their relatives still do. Kathy Hougton, who heads up the Triangle Garden team (giving former head Janie Clark more time to concentrate on her work as president of the Friends of the Library) is housing those iris plants for the sale.
I’ve watched these volunteers in action and am blown away by their hard work and dedication. What I enjoy most is hearing their laughter when they work together toward a common goal. The GGC is an amazing club.