Saturday, October 17, 2009

And a GREAT time was had by all.......

I am a Master Gardener, in Jackson County, Texas, working under the Extension Service of Texas A&M University. Our big fund raisers are (no surprise, here!) Plant Sales! We have 2 of them a year, and raise enough money to allow us to do the projects we agree to do, give a scholarship to a local kid going off to college, and fund our Educational programs. We have a great time doing these plant sales, and of course, we all buy a lot of plants, too.

Our Fall Sale was September 19, and it was a fantastic success! My hat is off to all the MGs who worked so hard on this sale.

This was taken as we were setting up the plants the day prior to the sale. We had a lot of exotic tropicals in this sale.

















Below is what it looked like when we opened the doors.This is a large auditorium, a very large room, and it was FULL of plants! That picture of a pretty flower there is the label on a Hawaiian Sunset Vine. Gorgeous!
It kind of looked like a jungle in there.







We sold out by noon.

Click to enlarge the pics.

5 comments:

LeSan said...

I have never been to one of these. Sounds like a great thing to participate in. Oh, and mark me very impressed by your Master Gardener statis. I have only achieved the rank of Amateur Hack but I am working on getting my compost badge soon.

Di said...

Hello Janie,

Found you blog via Thomas and his article on Building Mini Hoop Houses.

I must say your spirit shines through your postings and look forward to more.

Sue said...

Wow, that looks like a great sale!

Rosey Pollen said...

Janie,
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Just seeing all those plants is making me drool. What a great sale and it looks like it was a major success!
Rosey

Thomas said...

Oh how fun! I would love to get involved in something like this.