The South Schuylkill Garden Club is gearing up for its Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The event will be held at the Schuylkill Haven Sr. Recreation Center on Haven Street, where gardening enthusiasts can find a vast selection of locally grown plants suitable for various garden types.
The plant sale will feature hundreds of plants, including a wide variety of perennials such as premium daylilies, hostas, Solomon seal, peonies, money plants, and sedum, among others. There will also be options for sun and shade plants, shrubs, small trees, vegetable plants, and an extensive selection of native plants.
The locally grown plants offered at the sale are acclimated to the area, ensuring hardiness and adaptability. Prices start as low as $3, providing an affordable opportunity for those looking to start a garden or expand their existing landscape.
In recent years, locally grown and native plants have become increasingly popular in gardening. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, native plants are already adapted to the area’s climate and soil conditions, providing vital nectar, pollen, and seeds for local fauna. Native plants often require less maintenance, as they generally do not need fertilizers or pesticides, need less water, and may not require mowing. By promoting biodiversity and preventing erosion, native plants contribute to healthier ecosystems.
The South Schuylkill Garden Club has become known for its selection of native plants, offering options such as cranesbill, ginger, monarda, wood poppy, foam flower, ostrich fern, and oat grass, among others. While native plants may take a year or two to establish themselves in their new environment, they eventually grow and propagate, enriching the landscape with a more natural habitat.
When selecting plants at the sale, attendees are encouraged to consider factors such as sun and shade exposure, water drainage, and soil type. Along with a diverse range of perennials, the club will also offer annual bedding plants to meet the growing local demand for new plant varieties.
Expert gardeners from the South Schuylkill Garden Club and Penn State Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer any gardening questions and provide guidance. For additional information, call, text, or email Nancy at 570-753-9787.
Held outdoors, the Annual Plant Sale will proceed rain or shine. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your garden with beautiful, locally grown plants while supporting the South Schuylkill Garden Club.
Photo: Frank Colosimo, New Ringgold, is a member of the South Schuylkill Garden Club is busy growing vegetable plants for your garden. (via South Schuylkill Garden Club)