Hillsboro Garden Club holds plant sale

President Nancy Sonner called the meeting of the Hilsboro Garden Club to order on Sept. 22 and members stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.

A short business meeting was held before the Fall Plant Sale began. Items covered were reflections on the Fair Flower Shows, finalizing recipients for the landscaping awards, plans to attend the Region 16 Fall Meeting in Washington C.H. on Oct. 8 and a reminder that the installation of officers will be held at the next meeting.

Following the meeting, a light meal of homemade chili, corn chips with homemade salsa and delicious pineapple-coconut cake, compliments of hostesses Nancy Baldwin and Carol Gorby, was served to see the group through the furious bidding wars to come.

The annual Fall Plant Sale was highly anticipated and did not disappoint. Larry Moore auctioned off many, many plants to members and guests. Among the offerings were lilac bushes, Rose of Sharon trees, ajuga ground cover, daylilies, anemones, potted house plants, Christmas cactus, hellebores, ornamental grasses, beautiful dahlia arrangements in baskets, Shasta Daisy, purple coneflower plants, and hosta plants, to name but a few.

A huge dried allium head took the highest bid. I’m sure we will be seeing that soon in a great arrangement. A good time was had by all and many plants found new homes.

Submitted by Carol Gorby, secretary, Hillsboro Garden Club.