Friday morning while the driveway was still shaded and it is the coolest part of the day, I slowly started to load my truck with plants from my little “nursery” in the back yard to get ready for the Jubilee in our town this morning.
The local garden club that I belong to always has a booth and all the members donate plants and baked goods to sell. We raise money for local charities and this is our biggest fundraiser of the year.
I love taking plant clippings and getting more plants started. I also love planting seeds and watching things grow. This time of year, after a long hot summer, not to mention a battle with the deer coming on the deck and possums and raccoons digging plants up every night, this summer has been hard on my potted plants and me! You can read a bit about my challenges here. As I was loading I started adding more plants that I didn’t plan to have in the sale. It is been a long summer and I am tired of taking care of things. I still have many plants and I can start taking clippings from them again in the spring. It felt good to clear out some more and have a bit more space.
We also have a garden club member that is moving to Arizona and about a month ago I picked up all the plants she want to get rid of. I worked at separating and re-potting some of them and taking cuttings off others. Some didn’t make it, but most did.
Friday afternoon I took my truck load over to have them priced, then back to my house (parking in the garage so the deer don’t munch on everything) and ready to go to the Jubilee early this morning.
The deck and “nursery” area off the deck looks like a disaster. I will start straightening it up next week when I have a bit more energy. I know I will be exhausted after the Jubilee today. Many of the plants that I still have will get planted in the ground this fall when it starts to cool down.
I love starting plants and now, being in the local garden club, I can take them to the plant raffles we have at each of our meetings and also have a load to donate for our booth at the Jubilee.
Do you ever go to plant swaps or plant sales?