Sunday, May 4, 2014

Woo hoo,
 It is May 4th, the 3rd day of the plant sale is today. Opening weekend is always a little rocky -getting re organized,back in the flow and getting the procedures down again but it is getting there slowly but surely.
 We have all ready had  8 Massachusetts  Master gardeners association volunteers.. here is a link to their help page  They have been GREAT ! So enthusiastic about the cause and so very knowledgeable! We are very fortunate to have them. And the best news is we expect to have them almost every weekend! So come down and bring your plant and garden questions! Maybe buy a plant while you are here~!

Marlene the Magnificent is back and is giving it her all to help us! She is enthusiastically being our circus barker and drawing in  the crowds! Helping sell plants,helping me do math( HA HA! If you know me you know it is not my best ability and I am likely to give you the wrong change with out her help! ) And being our all around right hand! I was telling the story of how we were lucky enough to  have Marlene find us...she saw a post on Garden Web new England Gardening forum and walked in to Costco in Avon where we hold the sale. She had some pots and potting soil. She wanted to know how she could help..and now for 5 years she has been my cheerleader,sounding board,spark plug and best friend.

I wish I had thought to take pictures of opening weekend..but I have not...I will do that today and share them with you tonight.

We have tried to have a kid project this weekend that has failed badly.... there are just not enough kids coming by... we were having them plant a sunflower seed for any donation.

We are missing our Costco Sing Guru Eric D and will be happy to see him back from a well earned
vacation on Monday so we can get a few needed signs printed!
We need a sign for our super sponsor fairy godmother Lori Packard at Packard farms in Brockton Packard Farm Facebook page is here if you need directions! Lori generously donates 90% of all our blooming annuals and veggies. She is a rock star and we are lucky to have her!
So far she has given us: Pansys,petunias,cosmos,snapdragons alyssum,,lettuces,beets,broccoli,parsley,cauliflower,purple cabbage,onions,pansy hangers,and tomatos we have early girl and sweet 100's at the moment.  Who know what she will donate next? Come by and find out!

We have a selection if perennials as well.. assorted Hostas,sedums,neptas,asiatic lilly, some forsythia shrubs,perennial allysum,bugbane,silvernettle . to name a few. I have 100's of perennials that will be making their way to the sale over the coming weeks..some are just to small so sell now since the weather has been so unhelpful.. So if you are looking for something  specific just comment here or email me  and ask!

We will have hangers from Proven Winners for Mothers day weekend..( hurry these are limited) and  the week after that we should have heirloom tomatoes and basil and HOT peppers.
 We are not on track yet to meet our fundraising If you could pray for us to do so that would be awesome!
I will see ya tonight with some pictures!

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