NORTH CANTON The North Canton Garden Club has been holding its annual plant sale for more than 40 years. For many years, it has been held at Dogwood Park on 7th Street. This year, it was held on May 20 and the parking lot was parked full of customers stopping to see what was offered this year.
Club President Carol Zona said it had sold thousands of plants before noon. She said it is the club’s fundraiser for each year.
“This is our big plant sale and we always hold it the third Saturday in May and we always sell just perennials for indoor and outdoor planting,” Zona said. “I think we always offer the best prices in town on our plants. The plants come from our members’ gardens or houseplants or from their friends. We also have some of our customers ask us to come to their home to break up some of their perennials and sell them,” she said.
The proceeds from the sale every year go to help fund the many activities the 44 members participate in throughout the year. The club plants and maintains flowers on the Glenwood Avenue side of Price Park and the Rotary bed. They also tour gardens and garden centers, sponsor kids to attend a Forestry Camp and offer programs on gardening topics.
“We also participate in special projects such as working with residents at the Canton Health Center,” Zona said.
Just a few of the many plants sold included ferns, hostas, daylilies, iris, fairy garden items and sedums. While this year’s sale is over, the 2018 plant sale is scheduled for 8 a.m.-2 p.m., May 19.