There were an abundant choice of healthy and attractive flowers and plants to purchase -- both annuals and perennials -- hanging plants, shrubs, herbs and vegetables, as well as house plants. The varieties were mind boggling: peony, shasta daisy, astilbe, bleeding heart, alyssum, begonia, New Guinea impatiens, geraniums, fushia, callaericoha and more.
One satisfied customer, Lois Mallior, left with plants loaded on a small wagon. Mallior said she attends the sale annually, “I find local plants and houseplants that are interesting and things I would not normally pick up.” The plants came from the Sam Bridge Nursery, and some of the houseplants are from Garden Club members. Nanette Yaroscak, Chairperson of the plant sale, said of the plants, “the quality is outstanding.”
In addition to the plant sale, the Garden Club raises funds by selling raffle tickets. This year the raffle tickets offered twenty three prizes that were donated by town merchants. The top three raffle prizes were a floral painting by a local artist, and gift certificates from SavATree and Tru Grace Fashion Lounge. The painting was won by Gerald Shallo of New York City, and the certificates by Austin Pavone and Eileen Herbert, both of Armonk. Garden Club member Lynn Watson sold the most raffles. Proceeds from the plant sale and raffle sales support beautifying the town’s community gardens and the Garden Club’s special events.
Connie Quarrie, Membership Co-chair of the Green Acres Garden Club, said, “The Garden Club is excited to be here. We thank the community for their participation and support.”
This is the twenty fifth year for the Club’s flower sale. Scheduled as it was the day before Mother’s Day, the plant sale presented an excellent opportunity to select a lovely gift for Mom.