Spring Plant Sale 2014

Well, the 2014 plant sale is over, and what a wild three days it was!

On Thursday evening, we set up the tables and got the signs in place.  Many hands make light work, and the plants on the tables were already taking shape.  All day Friday, the volunteers spent their day sorting plants, labeling, putting plants in their proper place, pricing, helping unload the next load of plants from diggers, etc.  And the snacks were yummy!  Saturday morning dawned warm and bright, and the buyer’s lineup began shortly after 8 o’clock.  At 9 the doors opened, and the shopping began.  There were hundreds of people, I kid you not!

plantsale2014It was a slow spring, and many perennials were just beginning to show their little heads.  Therefore, it was not the biggest plant sale we have ever had, but it may have been the best!  The quality was superb, and the geraniums and coleus (the “Plants of the Year”) made a fabulous splash of color when everyone walked in.


Again this year, a lovely planter was raffled off, and the lucky winner was Chantal Barnes.  She was thrilled!

This is the main fundraiser for the Omemee and District Horticultural Society, and once again it was successful.  Thanks to all who helped – it takes a village to raise a plant sale!


Mark this date on your calendar:  Saturday, May 15, 2015.  That’s next year’s sale day – we are always the Saturday before Mother’s Day.  Hope to see you there!


Barb Morrison, plant sale chair Lakehouse54@bell.net

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