Bedford Garden Club Mother’s Day Sale Saturday, May 12

Submitted by the Bedford Garden Club

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Bedford Garden Club’s annual sale of geraniums, perennials, fresh- cut flower arrangements, hanging baskets, herbs and vegetables will be held this Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm, rain or shine, in front of the Bedford DPW Building, 314 The Great Road.

The sale is timed for Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on Sunday, May 13.  Both cash and credit card sales will be accepted.

Funds raised from this annual event are used by the Bedford Garden Club for two scholarships given each year to graduating high school students and Bedford residents already in college.  Proceeds also help to fund other civic projects of the Club, including the purchase and donation of Arbor Day trees to Bedford first graders and programs and guest speakers on interesting gardening topics, all of which are open to the public.

Hundreds of geraniums in the most popular colors (pink, hot pink, red, white and coral) will be sold, as will some new annuals this year:  upright phlox, Eliator begonias, and Gerbera daisies.  A huge selection of perennials donated from the yards of Garden Club members also will be available.

The geraniums will be organized in rows by color; the perennials will be laid out in rows based on their requirements for light:  “sun,” “shade,” or “part-sun, part shade.”  Garden Club members will help customers pick their plants, direct them through the cashier station, and assist them in loading their purchases into cars.

Floral arrangements in two sizes (small and medium) will be on sale as well and are a big favorite as gifts for Mother’s Day because of their beauty, long-lasting quality and reasonable prices: $10 and $20.

In addition, the Club will sell hanging baskets of flowers, which are popular for front porches; herbs – some sold as “herb bowls” all planted and ready for a spot on a sunny deck or front porch; and a number of vegetables, including kale, lettuce, and spinach.

The Bedford Garden Club is best known for its civic activities, including planting, weeding and watering flowers on many of Bedford’s islands and corners, at the Bedford Public Library and other Town buildings, and maintaining the historic Job Lane Farm Museum herb garden.

The Garden Club’s Fundraising Committee, which began last January to plan for this annual event, includes Claire Austin-White, Jan Burnes, Bobbie Ennis, Christine McGovern, Maureen Levine, Emily O’Hara, Zoe Pierce and Chair Carol Amick.

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