Each year, two weeks before Mother’s Day, the Aloha Garden Club holds a plant and garden art sale. Over 2000 high-quality, reasonably-priced plants are offered for this one-day sale, as well as crafts from local artists. To make this event possible, club members and friends donate perennials, shrubs, and small trees from their own gardens. The plants are accurately identified, then divided, pruned, planted, generally in one-gallon pots with new potting soil, then fertilized, labeled, watered and stored with the proper light exposure. Potting takes place at several members’ homes during the fall and spring seasons. As we work together to create our plant sale inventory, we enjoy the opportunities to make new friends and increase our knowledge of horticulture. Our plant sale is an outreach to our community in several ways: • We provide quality plants at economical prices, and advice to customers who request help in deciding which plants should thrive in growing conditions of their home gardens. • We credit our plant sale as a strong factor in the growth of our club membership to over 100 members, which is open to all interested in joining by paying annual dues of $20. • All proceeds of our April plant sales are awarded to Washington County residents who are invited to apply for grants and scholarships, which are funded up to $1500 each.
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