Plant donations wanted

A large variety of hanging baskets and other flowering plants were among the hundreds of plants offered for sale during the inaugural Plant Sale on the Plaza last year. PROVIDED PHOTO

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT—Plant donations are needed for the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library’s second annual Plant Sale on the Plaza.

In advance of the sale, plant donations of all kinds are wanted. The library can provide pots for those willing to pot up their donated plants.

“Or, people can bring their bare root plant donations to us, and we will pot them up,” said Barb O’Bryen, library board member. “We are calling them ‘you dig ‘em, we pot ‘em’ events, and they will be on Sat., April 23, 10 a.m.–noon and Sat., April 30, noon–2 p.m. at the library. All plant varieties are welcome.”

Founded in 1922, the library is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. To commemorate the centennial, the Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies in Waynesboro created unique hand-crafted ceramic plant pots, which will be offered for sale. 

“The sale, which is a fundraiser for the library, features a large assortment of annuals, perennials, native plants, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, herbs, and houseplants,” O’Bryen said.

In addition to plants and pots, shoppers can get advice from Pennsylvania Master Gardeners’ plant experts and members of the Blue Ridge Garden Club, who will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

Sweet treats and doughnuts from Krystal’s Cakes and Confections will be available for purchase.

Throughout 2022, the library is planning a full slate of centennial anniversary events, including the Annual Ice Cream Social & Book Sale on July 16; Outdoor Movie Nights in summer and fall; a 100th Birthday Party community celebration on Sept. 24, and Yuletide At The Library on Dec. 10.

The Blue Ridge Summit Free Library’s second annual Plant Sale on the Plaza will be held Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information about the plant sale, email to [email protected].

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