So if you haven’t noticed, it’s pretty nice outside these days.
And for many that means it’s time to get those garden beds ready for planting. You may have already thrown on those old dingy clothes and gotten your hands all dirty, or you might be smack dab in the middle of it as we speak. It all depends on your motivation, how much you did last fall and where you rank on a scale of 1-10 as a perfectionist.
Nevertheless, once you’ve got things all squared away, it’s time to start planting. But if you haven’t decided what to put in the ground this year and that just happens to be on your to do list, you might want to check out the East Concord Garden Club’s annual plant sale Saturday.
From 8 a.m. to noon, plants of all shapes, sizes and colors will be available for purchase at 94 Mountain Road – and don’t be alarmed if you pull up to a house, because the sale is located at the home of one of the club’s members.
“When they first started doing this, it was mostly just dug up perennials,” said club president Doris Glennon. “But we’ve been expanding and expanding and we try new things each year to see if it will sell.”
So there will be annuals galore and perennials taken right from club members’ gardens. If you’re looking for vegetables or herbs to plant those will be there, too.
“They will be ready to put right in your garden,” Glennon said. “And everything for sale is locally grown.”
Hanging baskets, house plants and potted patio planters can also be yours for just a little bit of money.
“They are ready to go. Just pick them up and bring them to your house,” Glennon said.
Only cash and checks will be taken as payment, so plan accordingly, and expect prices to range from $2 to $32. There will even be a raffle table with four prizes, but you’ll have to go in order to know what kind of prizes they are.
The plant sale will be held rain or shine and is open to anybody and everybody
“The more the merrier,” Glennon said.
The money raised through the plant sale will help maintain Pecker Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Shaker and Mountain roads and Cemetery Street, where the club does it’s best to beautify one little section of the city. It also helps with a recently-established scholarship program for high school seniors in Merrimack County, as well as what is known as school house hill in East Concord.
“The club started gardening it back in the 1930s,” Glennon said.
There will even be demos for container planting, like window boxes, by a professional gardner, and plenty of people to point you in the right direction to find just what you’re looking for – even if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
“We help people choose what will do best at their home,” Glennon said.