Our 24th annual plant sale took place yesterday in Perrysburg, OH. Members brought plants beginning at 6:30AM. It was 54 degrees and windy, but at least the rain showers had ended. We had a large group of volunteers who helped unload plants and sort them into the various sales areas.
Although the sale officially begins at 8AM, the place was crowded by 7:30, with shoppers filling their Churchill's shopping carts and queueing to check out. It was amazing how many plants were whisked away by 8:30 AM!
We were pleased to have a membership table set up this year. Dan Parran managed to sign up a handful of new BSHDS members.
Member Eileen Hoffman was on hand to sell her handmade botanical note cards with 80% of the proceeds going to BSHDS.
About 11:30 most remaining plants were marked to half-off, and the few that remained at 12:15 were placed in shopping carts and wheeled over to Churchill's, where employees could have their pick.
Our organization wishes to thank Walt Churchill's Market for the opportunity to set up in their parking lot and we wish to thank our members who donated plants for the sale. Many thanks to the team of volunteers who helped with the sale itself. But most of all, we wish to thank the public for their amazing support of our annual event!
Proceeds from the event help us support the hosta and daylily gardens at Toledo Botanical Garden, 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, and Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green, OH.
Mark your calendar for the 3rd Saturday of May, 2020.