by Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener
Gardener coordinators Paul Nuhn, Alyssa Ford Morel, Wendy Mills, and Elaine Mills, and longtime colleague and mentor Judy Funderburk want to thank the Glencarlyn community for its strong support of our recent spring plant sale. Despite the stormy days preceding the event and crisp temperatures on Sunday, May 7, the sale was a great success, and all proceeds support the ongoing care and maintenance of the garden.
We counted 483 visitors who requested information and made selections from over 700 plants–many of them locally native–propagated from the library garden or contributed by Master Gardeners from their home gardens. Hundreds of species, including herbs, annuals, perennials, ferns, shrubs, and trees were also offered by Rhonda Stevenson’s nursery, Country Gardens.
We are grateful for the many Master Gardeners who helped prepare the garden in the weeks leading up to the sale. We owe special thanks to those who came early or stayed late to assist with unloading, set-up, break-down, and clean-up, as well as those who gave out information or assisted customers with their purchases throughout the day.
We hope to see everyone again at our AutumnFest sale and educational event this fall!