Highlands Mountain Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale
Highlands Mountain Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale, slated for Saturday, May 29, at the Town Ballfield, is animated by the spirit of Laurel’s beloved Wiley Sloan.
This year’s Highlands Mountain Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale, set for Saturday, May 29, promises to be an exceptionally joyous occasion.
It marks another milestone in a return to normalcy as our Covid numbers continue to decline, allowing us to once again hold events that unite the community.
This once-a-year opportunity allows everyone the chance to purchase native plants grown by some of the most accomplished gardeners on the Plateau. No Big Box plants here, these have all been lovingly cultivated in native soil and are plants native to our region, so they’ll grow and thrive for years to come.
This year, the focus is on plants that attract pollinators, thereby ensuring that our gardens provide Mother Nature with a helping hand by maintaining a healthy habitat for our pollinators who depend on flowering plants.
The addition of native flowering beauties such as Bee Balm, Astilbe, and Clematis are wonderful additions to your garden and will provide a wonderful environment for our bees, birds and butterflies to thrive in. These stunning perennials will only get more beautiful in seasons to come as they proliferate and help maintain a healthy ecosystem.
Of course, there will be other plants available as well, including the always popular Hosta in its many varieties, Cinnamon Ferns and other surprise offerings. This year the Club will honor Wiley Sloan, a treasured supporter who passed away in 2020. Affectionately known among club members as “The Hosta Man,” Wiley and his wife, Sarah, were ardent supporters of the Garden Club and Wiley could often be seen dispensing gardening wisdom while wearing his whimsical Hosta Hat.
The sale is held on Saturday May 29 from 9:00 A.M. until noon at the Town of Highlands Ball Field at the corner of Highway 64 and Hickory Street. Be prepared to come early as the sale is extremely popular and long lines quickly form. Proceeds are used for scholarships for local students who are studying horticulture, environmental studies and education, as well as for other community projects. It is a chance to beautify your garden while giving to a good cause. Cash or check only, please.