SHEPHERDSTOWN — “To plant a backyard is to consider in tomorrow,” in line with Audrey Hepburn. That optimistic, futuristic mindset is driving the Potomac-Mecklenburg Backyard Membership this spring, because it plans to deliver again its annual plant sale on Might 1.
In keeping with membership member Esther Murphy, the sale was not in a position to be held final yr, as a result of COVID-19 Pandemic.
“The Potomac-Mecklenburg Backyard Membership will revive a long-running custom this yr — their annual plant sale,” Murphy mentioned.” In 2020, the sale was canceled, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
The sale has been historically held initially of Might, in time for Mom’s Day purchases and late-spring planting, Murphy indicated.
“One of many first gross sales was held greater than 30 years in the past on The Wall in entrance of McMurran Corridor within the middle of Shepherdstown, that includes a collection of miniature roses,” Murphy mentioned, mentioning the fundraiser location modified to its present placement the very subsequent yr. “Twenty-nine years in the past, the sale moved to the grounds of Trinity Episcopal Church, with a significantly expanded collection of crops. Because the membership has grown, the sale has expanded, and the morning of the sale usually finds prospects lined up on the sidewalk ready for the clock to strike 9 o’clock and the gates to open.”
As in earlier years, the sale will probably be held from 9 a.m. to midday in entrance of Trinity Episcopal Church. The crops on sale on the fundraiser will even stay per these offered up to now.
“The sale will function a big collection of perennials and small shrubs from members’ personal gardens and people of associates. Buyers can look forward to finding widespread natives, comparable to coneflowers, twin leaf and bee balm, all kinds of spring and summer season blooming perennials, decorative grasses, flowering shrubs and extra, all at modest costs,” Murphy mentioned. “As well as, there will probably be a collection of uncommon annuals and herbs from an area nursery.”
Those that are in want of gardening recommendation, whether or not they’re beginning or increasing a backyard, will be capable to get free assist on the fundraiser.
“Membership members [will] employees a desk to reply common gardening questions and supply rising ideas for buyer’s purchases [in front of Trinity Episcopal Church],” Murphy mentioned. “A collection of free gardening pamphlets and academic supplies will even be accessible.”
Proceeds from the sale will as soon as once more be used to fund a school scholarship for an area highschool senior, in addition to e book donations to native college libraries. Purchases additionally allow the membership to proceed its efforts to beautify the group and contribute to native conservation initiatives.
For extra details about the sale or the membership, contact Nancy Kautz at firstname.lastname@example.org.