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Loads of May blooms sold by Eastmoreland gardeners

by: DAVID F. ASHTON - First into the plant sale were neighbors Byron Twyman and daughter Maggie, who started looking over the large selection of plants available. As has been their tradition for years, members of the Eastmoreland Garden Club held their annual Mother's Day Sale, in the petite park bordered by S.E. Bybee Boulevard, at 27th, on May 11.

“Of the 33 members in our club, about 25 of them are volunteering for all or part of the day,” said co-chair Judy Battles, minutes before the event began.

As in the past, eager buyers were lining up along the sidewalk before the sale started, awaiting their opportunity to peruse the more than 1,000 plants and vegetable starts on display.

“The proceeds from this sale go to help pay for the upkeep of our park,” Battles said of the event she hoped would raise about $3,000. “And it allows us to contribute to the neighborhood association’s tree fund, the Rhododendron Garden, the Multnomah County Master Gardeners, and the Portland Audubon Society.”

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