Plant sale to advantage Northern Tier Library – Tribune

May 13, 2015 - garden totes

Plant swapping is a long-lived sermon during Northern Tier Regional Library in Richland.

The library’s annual plant sale traditionally offers infinite annuals and spices from internal greenhouses, and perennials cultivated in internal backyards.

About 25 people customarily receptacle containers of homegrown perennials to trade during a “garden party� set for 7 p.m. May 20 on a reduce turn of library in Richland.

Registration is compulsory during a library’s website: Admission is free.

“We customarily ask people to move 3 (perennials) and give a library dual — for resale — and take one home in exchange,� pronounced Jackie Cummings, organizer of a garden celebration and plant sale.

Cummings — also boss of a library’s house of curators — skeleton to move woodland ferns from her Richland yard for swapping during this year’s garden party.

Others competence offer lilies of a valley, hostas, bee balms, columbines, mint, forget-me-nots and honeyed woodruffs, Cummings said.

“You only never know what people are going to bring,� she pronounced

“It’s really informal,â€� Cummings pronounced about a garden party.

“We do offer light refreshments, though mostly it’s people only articulate to any other — gardeners articulate to any other.â€�

The garden celebration also offers early-bird sales of a annuals, spices and perennials also slated for sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 22 and 9 a.m. to noon May 23 during a library.

Cummings started a library’s annual plant sale some-more than 20 years ago with a late Rosemarie Zidow, also a library trustee.

“We both worked on this given a really beginning,� Cummings said.

Only a library’s annual book sale raises some-more income for a library, that serves Pine and Richland townships.

In further to perennials donated by internal gardeners, a plant sale offers flats of annuals, unresolved baskets and herb plants.

Bestsellers embody flats of zinnia, $13.50; 4-inch pots of mini petunias $3.75 each; and 12-inch and 16-inch baskets of total flowers, $20 and $35.

“The prices are really competitive,� Cummings said. “We accept cash, credit cards or checks.�

Some people sequence hundreds of dollars of plants, and others buy half a prosaic of flowers, Cummings said.

Annuals accessible by a whole prosaic or half-flat embody ageratums, alyssums, asters, begonias, cleomes, coleuses, cosmoses, dahlias, dianthuses, dry miller, creation flowers, impatiens, lobelias, marigolds, nicotiana, periwinkles, petunias, portulacas, rudbeckias, salvias, torenias, verbenas and zinnias.

An sequence form for a flowers is accessible on a library’s website.

The form contingency be printed out, filled in and forsaken off during a library by May 17.

The library is during 4015 Dickey Road, Richland. For information, call 724-449-2665.

Deborah Deasy is a staff author for Trib Total Media. She can be reached during 724-772-6369 or

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