Thank you to the Amherst gardening community and visitors from all over the region for attending our annual plant sale on Saturday, May 11. It was a great success! Our gratitude to the Lions Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and all the others who pitched in to help make it a wonderful event.
Photos taken by Marti Warren and Manny Barreto
The plants have been dug, divided, potted, and they look especially happy this year because of all the rain. On Saturday, May 13, from 8:30-1:00 at Wilkins School, they are available for you to take home and lovingly plant in your own garden. If you’d like a glimpse at what will be available, peruse this year’s inventory list, now available on our Plant Sale web page.
The plants have been dug, divided, potted, and nurtured by relatively warm weather and wonderful rain showers. This year we have a very wide selection of appealing plants. Tomorrow, May 7, from 8:30-1 at Wilkins School in Amherst, NH, they are available for you to take home and lovingly plant into your own garden. If you’d like a glimpse at what will be available, download and peruse this year’s inventory list, now available on our Plant Sale web page. And remember; we’ll be accepting credit cards this year for your convenience as well!
One of the added attractions at the upcoming Amherst Garden Club Plant Sale on May 7 is the Boutique Table, at which club members display and sell their craftwork. Below is a peak at this year’s offerings, so you can plan your shopping! Be sure to stop by the Boutique Table to check out these great items, many of which are perfect for Mother’s Day. (See our Plant Sale page for more details.)
Handmade Cards – (Dawn Burke)
Creative handmade cards for life’s events: birthdays, weddings, graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and more. A hand crafted card is a unique and special way to mark an occasion and show you care.
Handmade scarves, hats, headbands and accessories (Michelle deLongchamp)
Knitted and woven scarves make a wonderful gift for your Mom for Mother’s Day, birthdays or any occasion, or how about “Liberty of England” floral prints used in scarves, headbands, hats and accessories. They are one-of-a-kind handmade items in beautiful yarns and floral cotton patterns!
Jewelry (Diane Merrithew)
Sun Catchers (Pam Newhouse)
Capture the gift of light! Create a unique work of art. Design your own : using real glass pieces.
Unique handcrafted items (Joan Poltack)
Unique handcrafted items with floral or garden themes make wonderful gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or for yourself. You’ll find delightful fairy houses and gardens, tiny quilled garden gnomes and other figures, tatted bracelets, and more.\
Floral Photo Cards (Marti Warren)
These lovely floral photos have all been taken in local gardens and presented in a blank 5X7 notecard, to send a message to a gardener or special friend. Fine quality paper and exceptional photos make these a very desirable item.
Jewelry (Barbara Beck)
One of kind fused and dichroic glass pendants and accessories made in a kiln. These make beautiful and unique gifts for Mother’s Day, hostess gifts or just to treat yourself! Dichroic glass reflects light so the items can change color/tone in different lighting conditions and seem to sparkle.
Painting (Mary Salmon)
On display and for sale will be one of Mary’s paintings.
Jewelry (Crystal Chen)
Crystal has been designing detailed crafts for over 40 years. She takes great pride in paying careful attention to designing unique jewelry pieces that are versatile. These pieces are great for work, play, and travel.
The following vendors will be showcasing their wares at the upcoming AGC Plant Sale, to be held on May 7. For details see the Plant Sale page on our web site.
Amherst Garden Center – Amherst, NH – Large Hanging baskets, specialty annuals, shrubs, fruit trees
Mason Hollow – Mason, NH – Hostas, Special Perennials
A Touch of Glass – Lyndeborough, NH – Vintage glass garden sculptures
Stone Gate Farm & Flowers – Greenfield, NH – Perennials, trees, shrubs, exotic conifers
Fox Den Farm – New Boston, NH – Seedlings/starter plants- heirloom tomatoes, hanging baskets
Trembly Gardens LLC – Milford NH – Annuals, vegetable plants, herbs, hanging baskets
King Street Vineyards – Milford, NH – Fruit producing plants
Borostyan Originals – Milford, NH – Wind chimes, garden tool boxes, wine bottle holders, desk sets, copper water fountains
Enchanted Harvest- Greenfield, NH – Herbs
The Amherst Garden Club Plant Sale is an annual event, always the Saturday before Mother’s Day at Wilkins Elementary School in Amherst, NH. Over 2500 locally grown perennials are lovingly dug and potted by the members of the club. Friendly knowledgeable club members will be available to answer questions. Stop by the Raffle Table and check out the garden-related items you might win. There are delicious homemade items at the Baked Goods Table. A dozen vendors are invited to sell their garden-related products. There will be hanging baskets, vegetable plants, annuals, herbs, a great variety of hosta plants, day lilies and specialty perennials all offered by the wonderful vendors. There will be tents of gently used garden books, used garden tools and relics, and a club boutique of lovely items for Mom. Kids may pot a special plant for Mom at the Kid’s Potting Table.
Proceeds from the Plant Sale benefit community projects, scholarships for local high school students, and club members class fees for horticulture endeavors. Plant list for the 2016 plants may be posted on the website and blog before the event depending on time!! There will be a handout at the sale. NEW THIS YEAR – CREDIT CARDS may be used! Perennials for the most part will be $6.00 a pot with a few individually priced.
Today, I have several great pictures to share with you. First, look at the beautiful paper flowers that our crafters have made to furnish to New Horizons Soup Kitchen this month. And they had loads of fun doing it! These are certain to brighten up many days at the Soup Kitchen.
Next, a few pictures of the plant sale kickoff at the daytime meeting this month. Is this an enthusiastic fundraising team, or what? If you haven’t already signed up to join in some of the fun, be sure to do so at the April meeting, or contact the right person as indicated in last month’s newsletter.
Finally, a few pictures of AGC member Deb Ferrelli, who recently moved to Florida, at her new home with Marti Warren who was able to visit recently. Marti said Deb wanted her to say hello to everyone. Hi, Deb!
It’s almost here….the much anticipated annual AGC Plant Sale will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 9. The list of vendors that will be selling their goods alongside the plants offered by the club has just been announced and is available on the website, along with all the other details.
Thanks to all who’ve helped so far with digging and potting the thousands of perennials that will soon be for sale at the Annual AGC Plant Sale. (Also the great team that helped set up “Plant Central”!) Keep checking our website for updates as to available plants and the vendors who will participate!