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Eastmoreland Garden annual plant sale again a success

by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Davis Joy and his dad, Brad, get a red-wagon-full of plants at the Eastmoreland Gardens annual plant sale in May.Plant sales are popular fund-raisers every spring, and the one at the Eastmoreland Garden pocket park is always a favorite. Indeed, once again a long line of garden lovers were lined up, awaiting the opening of the 2014 Eastmoreland Garden Club Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale, on the morning of May 10.

“As in past years, we’re offering a large variety of perennials, herbs, native plants, and organic tomato starts,” said long-time member Barbara Henarie, as the event got underway.

“As you can see, kids are potting their own special Mother’s Day gifts – with a little help from their parents,” Henarie pointed out.

Lots of volunteers helped out, she said. “All 33 members are working on the sale. We take different shifts, help out in the ‘children’s corner’, and staff an information table so we can help people make their selections.”

The net proceeds of this sale support the Eastmoreland Garden, community gardens, and the grassy strip along Reed College Place, Henarie explained.

Within hours, upwards of 900 donated plants were whisked away to their new homes, or to become Mother’s Day gifts.