Are you in the market for some home-grown natives for your garden? The Down to Earth Garden Club’s annual plant sale is coming up on Saturday, May 10th, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Woodland Christian Church, 530 East High Street. The plants are from the members’ own gardens, so you’ll be able to find out first-hand about different species’ characteristics and landscape potential. There will be plants suitable for shade and sun, natives, herbs, vegetables, perennials, wildflowers, grasses, hostas, shrubs, trees and irises.
Money raised will be donated to local projects that promote gardening, education, preservation, conservation and environmental stewardship. Ordinarily, the list seems to long to include, however it’s broad sweep points out just how many great garden projects are supported: Habitat for Humanity; Florence Crittenton Home; Chrysalis House; Peace Meal Community Garden; Floracliff Nature Sanctuary; Seed Leaf Community Garden; Raven Run Nature Sanctuary; Walnut Woods; Green Acres Community Garden; Lower Howard’s Creek Nature Preserve; The Women’s Garden at Wellington Park; Ashland/ Henry Clay Estate; Port Royal NA; London-Ferrill Garden; Yates, Squires, Sandersville, and Martin Luther King Elementary Schools’ teaching garden projects; Montessori Middle; Edith Hayes Middle; Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School Memorial Garden; the Garden Club of Kentucky; Ashland Terrace Retirement Center; UK/LFUCG Arboretum; Fayette County Cemetery Trust; the Women’s Prison Garden Project; Lexington Youth Green Corps; Cross Keys Community Park; Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center; Roanoke Greenway Project; Prometheus Farms; Locus Trace Agri-science Farm; The Wallis House; Bluegrass Legacy Trail; Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden; Faith Feeds; Bluegrass Domestic Violence Center; educational grants, such as The Lida Evans Memorial Scholarship and yearly maintenance on the Waveland Perennial Garden. Wow! information and see descriptions & pictures of some of the plants we will be selling.