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Southport Horticulture Society plant sale a success
by Tiffany Wilson

June 8, 2016
www.saugeentimes.com

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The Southport Horticulture Society (SHS) held its annual fundraising event, this year a plant sale, at the Boat House in Southampton on Saturday (June 4).

Southport Horticulture Society
volunteers & members

(L-R) Bill Harris, Pam Nagel, Sandra Carter, Tracey Edwards, Pat Dilly, Barb Bennett, Diane Huber, Joe Nymeyer and Debbie White

 Donated by the society’s members were an array of plants that included hostas, lilies, lamb’s ear, succulents, galiums, liatris, sedums, sea holly, just to name a few. 

 

So many plants to choose from ...

“We have done quite well today,” said SHS President Pam Nagle Saturday afternoon. 

Nagle said the funds from memberships fees ($12) and their fundraising event, goes towards maintaining the gateway gardens in Southampton and a bursary is given to a Saugeen District Secondary School graduating student who will be pursuing an education in Horticulture. 

The society provides a meeting place the second Tuesday of the month at the Southport Pentecostal Temple for those interested in gardening and learning from others, as well as, learning from guest speakers, in related fields and/or interests. 

“A lot of people don’t realize that they have a lot of knowledge to give..they think ‘oh I’m just a little gardener’…so it’s sometimes difficult to get speakers,” Nagel added. 

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By the end of the sale, tables of plants were being cleared



One of a few succulents left

The society meets approximately eight times a year and ends in December with a potluck. 

Nagel said they are always looking for new members and are always looking for ideas for guest speakers. 

If interested in becoming a member, or for more information, simply attend one of the meetings or contact plantsale@bmts.com


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