Garden club plant sales will fund 4-H camp scholarships

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Laura Young
ECB Publishing, Inc.

Take a quick tour of your garden and you’re sure to see a few spots that would literally come to life with a lush new shrub or a patch of bright flowers. Find just what you need this Saturday, June 18 at the Monticello Founder’s Garden Circle Plant Sale. Purchasing plant material at this sale will not only beautify your yard, but all proceeds will benefit many community projects and several 4H Summer Camp scholarships.
The sale will take place on Saturday at the historic Wirick-Simmons House, located at the corner of North Jefferson and Pearl Street, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by while you’re downtown for the Watermelon Festival events.
Kaye Fearneyhough, who is organizing the sale, says a wide variety of plants will be for sale. Annuals can be selected for shady or sunny areas. Nectar flowers, which will attract butterflies and hummingbirds, include pagoda plants, fire spikes, lemon balm, purple flowers, and milkweed. Blooming perennials will include daylilies, angel’s trumpets, agapanthus, russet lilies, Philippine violets and dwarf alamandas. There will also be a wide assortment of succulents.
If you need houseplants, you will find clivia, anthurium and angelwing begonias for sale. Plants can be purchased with cash or check, but not by credit card.
The Monticello Garden Club has two circles: Founder’s and Magnolia. The two meet monthly (with different days and times) from September to May, enjoying many interesting programs and field trips. Learn more about the Monticello Garden Club by stopping by the Saturday plant sale.

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