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Pepperell Garden Club members potting up flowers for this weekend’s plant sale.
Pepperell Garden Club members potting up flowers for this weekend’s plant sale.
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PEPPERELL — The Pepperell Garden Club’s annual plant sale is from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 22 (rain or shine), at the Albert Harris/ Pepperell Senior Center, 37 Nashua Road.

Billed as one of the largest and most popular plants sales in the area, the Pepperell Garden Club Plant Sale is known for its members’ hardy dug perennials, shrubs and ground covers; beautiful and flowing hanging baskets; locally grown annuals, vegetables, herbs; and more.

Featured are a large variety of native plants. The top reasons why natives are important: they attract native pollinators; are cold-hardy; are pest- and disease-resistant; need less water, fertilizer, and mulch; increase wildlife value; promote biodiversity; and add beauty with a purpose. Some desirable offerings include Mayapple, blood root, black-eyed Susan’s, coreopsis, goatsbeard, evening primrose, ostrich fern, great blue lobelia, and blue star amsonia, to name a few.

Many old-time favorite perennials hand-dug by members include bleeding hearts, many colors of tall bearded irises, yellow medium-height irises, peonies, tall and dwarf astilbe, varieties of hosta, tall phlox, scented and hardy geraniums, day lilies, campanula, roses, fall mums and asters, and much more. Some shrubs and trees are also available.

Club members can offer advice for garden design questions, plant choices, combinations, and solutions to beautify your landscape.

Tents will be erected should there be inclement weather.

The line to enter forms early – sorry, no early birds because members are working hard to set up for the sale. Guests are invited to bring their own trays, boxes or even wagons. There will be boxes and some wagons to help carry and transport plants. Venmo, credit cards, cash and checks will all be accepted. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

The plant sale is the sole fundraising event for the Pepperell Garden Club. Funds from the sale are used for numerous beautification projects throughout the town. These include the rotary, Town Hall, Albert Harris/Senior Center, the VFW monument, as well as containers along Main Street, wreaths on public buildings, and scholarships for local students.

The club welcomes new members from all towns. Meetings are held from September to June at 6:45 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Harris/Senior Center. Informative programs are open to guests for a small fee. For more information and ideas about gardening visit pepperellgardenclub.org.