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On September 10, 2012, msfeatherflower from Sugar Land, TX wrote:
Join us for our 14th Annual Garden Art and Plant Sale on Saturday, September 22 from 8: 30 am to 1:00 pm. Our plant sale is unlike others due to the unique varieties of plant offerings, the expert advice offered to customers from the knowledgeable garden club members, and its beautiful location among the mature plantings at the Sugar Lakes Clubhouse in Sugar Land, Texas.
Our plants are from Treesearch Farms, a premier provider of unique and well-adapted plants for the Gulf Coast area. The plants available at our sale have been hand-selected by the SLGC plant selection committee along with the recommendations of Heidi Sheesley, owner of Treesearch Farms. Only those perennials, flowering shrubs, annuals and vines which have a proven history of doing well in our area, based on the past experience of the SLGC members, will be offered. As a special treat to customers, a few new and exciting varieties will be mixed in.
Also on offer are garden art, tools and floral accessories created by local artisans. We also have seeds collected from member’s gardens.
Children are welcome as we find that most children at our sales are ‘budding’ gardeners, and they really enjoy helping to pick out plants and pulling the plant wagon for their shopping parents! Free lemonade and cookies are offered by garden club members to customers as they browse among the plants and garden art items.
The plant list for the upcoming sale totals nearly 150 varieties including: Giant red turk’s cap, hamabo hibiscus, blue barleria, desert trumpet vine, Forest Frost Phlox (see photo from my garden), Tangerine Beauty Crossvine (see photo from my garden), Peter’s Purple Monarda (see photo), white-veined Dutchman’s pipe (see photo). One-gallon and three-gallon plants are offered at very competitive prices.
What garden art items will be available? Cathleen Disney will offer her sought after Texas wildflower-themed hand-painted ceramic boots, which would be a perfect addition to any backyard patio. She is a commissioned artist who has created custom ceramic boots for the celebration of 10 years of sponsorship of Minute Maid Park and most recently for Moody Gardens.
Also for sale will be award-winning artist Janet Green’s wire wrapped garden art, Ron Bailey’s hand crafted birdhouses, Anne Ondrusek’s “Lady in the Garden” jellies & pickles, fabric artist and instructor Connie Williams and her garden aprons and totes. Wrought iron bottle trees, garden hand lotion bars and tools, hats and belts will also be available.
On August 10, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX wrote:
Membership is friendly and varied, from the very serious gardener to those who are just interested in socializing. SLGC has a annual swap in June and a great plant sale ea September. Great montly meetings at the SL Comm. Ctr the third Tuesday of ea month. Member dues: $30/yr