Scholarship Awards and Summer Garden Plant Sale
Published: June 14, 2017
Family Garden Club of Englewood – Press Release
Before we discuss the next plant sale the club members would like to thank everyone who has supported our plant sales in the past. Because of your patronage the club was able to provide two $2,000 scholarship at the 2017 awards night at LBHS. The recipients were David Kappelmann and Sarah Lown and each one received a $2,000 check as part of their scholarship awards. The money was raised from the previous plant sales. Again, we thank you all for your patronage and support of our sales and we hope that you will continue to support this project.
Summer is here and the Family Garden Club of Englewood (formally the Men’s Garden Club of Englewood) finds that their plants are enjoying the weather and they are in a full growth mode. At the work sessions for the past few months we have been cleaning the garden, organizing our supplies, weeding and fertilizing plants, and potting new cuttings. Everything is looking fantastic. We are still continuing to propagate new plants but we have a large inventory of plants for a Summer Garden Plant Sale. We have many varieties and numerous great looking plants for purchase.
Therefore, we have scheduled a garden plant sale for Saturday, July 1st, 2017 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The garden plant sale will be held at our member Paul Jarvi’s garden located at 1852 Whispering Pine Circle, Englewood, FL 34223. This street is located off of Englewood Road (highway 776) just next to the Lemon Bay Plaza. Check our web page at www.mgcefl.com for more details. Patrons may want to come early as some hard to find plants may be limited in quantities.
Our Master Gardener, Jim Chandler, reports that we have many different varieties, including some host plants for butterflies. He reports that we have the familiar “old time” FAVORITES that include Cardboard Plant, Cranberry Hibiscus, Blanket Flower, Beach Sunflower, selected Bromeliads, Red Cloak, Variegated Hibiscus, Beauty Berry, Hong Kong Orchid which is a fast growing tree, and Dish Gardens, complete with a tiny gnome. There will be VINES which need support. Other plants available include Bleeding Heart, Grandioso Lily, and Vanilla Orchid (a slow growing plant that needs partial sun and a tree for support). We also have BUTTERFLY HOST PLANTS such as the Dutchman’s Pipe Vine, which the Black Swallow tails love and Cassia (both Candlestick Alata and also smaller blossom Bicapsularis) to attract Yellow Sulphurs. Of course, we have Milkweed for those Monarch’s.
Jim also says that we have many of the STANDARD VARIETIES, which are ever popular, and easy to grow. They include Turk’s Cap, Glory Bower, Fire Spike (both Red and Purple), and several different varieties of Copperleaf plants. Jim will also be providing us with some
SPECIALTY PLANTS and include Mandevillas, Cordyline Fruticosa, & Bamboo (clumping) in pots. There are many more varieties of plants, ALL grown in members backyards here and around Englewood to assure they are easy to grow and thrive.
As in the past, the plants were propagated for this sale to raise money to fund Lemon Bay High School scholarships and other local community projects.
Stop by on July 1st to choose from many locally grown and native varieties of plants that have been raised and are looking for a new home in your garden. Once established, these plants provide beautiful landscaping with minimal care requirements. Stop by early for the best selection.
What: Scholarship Plant Sale
When: Saturday, July 1st, 2017 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Where: Member’s Garden
1852 Whispering Pine Circle
Englewood, FL 34223
Web Site: www.mgcefl.com